Our client spotlight this month is Kim and she’s had amazing results..and not just weight loss, but tremendous strength gains.
She pushed passed her shyness, and out of her comfort zone and joined No Limits in February. You’ll find Kim sweating it out and working hard during our 5:15 am sessions. We think you are really going to love her story, and how it demonstrates that anyone can push past their comfort zone.
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: Personally, continuing to work on changing eating habits, and fitness, as well as to continue to build strength and stamina. I’m working on those pull-ups 🙂
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: The results I’m getting and how good I feel keeps me motivated.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: I’ve always battled with my weight. When I was a freshman in high school, I took my very first gym class which was aerobics. I had rheumatoid arthritis which prevented me from being able to participate in gym class. I noticed I was losing weight, and that was my start in my exercise journey. I shied away from gyms because I felt very intimidated. That led me to get various exercise tapes, CD’s, and some at home gym equipment.
I joined a gym with my husband but I never felt comfortable going. I used to hear my customers tell me how as they got older, they just couldn’t seem to lose the weight and I used to say to myself, that’s because they are not trying. Now that I’m 54, I understand exactly what they meant. Even with my home workouts, I could not budge in weight. I tried just eating one meal a day and I would gain weight. I noticed my daughter’s friend’s mom lost so much weight and looked terrific! She told me about No Limits Fitness. At first, hearing about the type of workouts they had, I was not really impressed but I figured I would try the week out with very little expectations. I was blown away! I had not had a workout like that in VERY long time. Now it’s part of my life!
Q: How has No Limits Fitness made a difference in your life?
A: No Limits Fitness has become a part of my life. I participated in their 6 Week Challenge. The first week, all I could think about was eating fudge. The second the challenge ended, I joined No Limits. I kept thinking about what Mike told me about how long it actually takes to change a habit and I was determined to change my habits. After the 6 weeks, I continued the healthy way of eating as my choice, not because I had to. The weight is harder to lose as I get older but I don’t focus on the pounds anymore. I focus on my eating and the results I’m seeing. It has been years since I have eaten healthy and now I don’t leave my house in the morning without my snack, lunch and eating breakfast.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: I remember Davina asking me if I felt ready for FitRanX Level 1 test and I was SO nervous. That was my first milestone, and now I just completed level 5. When I first started, the kettlebell was very challenging to me. Actually, everything felt very challenging to me. I’ve become so much stronger.
Q: What made you decide to join No Limits Fitness?
A: I could not believe in 30 minutes, the amazing workout I got. I now, look forward to getting up in the morning to catch the 5:15 am session (except when the sandbags are out). But mostly, I wanted to make a change in my life and I knew what I was doing wasn’t working. At No Limits Fitness, I was impressed with how everyone really cares and pays attention.
Q: What was the obstacle that almost prevented you from joining?
A: Feeling intimidated and having to move outside of my comfort zone. I’ve always been shy so if I can do something on my own privately, I would go that route. Because everyone at No Limits Fitness is so welcoming, motivating and encouraging, it helped to keep coming back.
Q: What has exceeded your expectations since joining?
A: In every way! In addition to the results I have seen in myself, every day is a challenge which is what I like. The members in the boot camp sessions are so helpful, kind and supportive. The text messages that Davina (our accountability coach) sends are filled with recipes, motivational talks, and helpful information. The texts help me think deeply and reflect on my inner motivations, as well helps me focus on the positives. I find it to be motivational and helps me to be more positive of a person.
Q: What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: Do it! You will not be disappointed and you will have all the support you need. This is not a gym where you take a class and it’s over. It is constant motivation, tips and help. It’s amazing!
Q: What’s your word for the year?