Back in September, when I started on my weight loss journey, exercise and I were definitely not friends but I knew my diet alone wouldn’t be enough to get where I wanted to be. We still don’t get along too well but at least we can coexist.
My friend Kristin invited me come work out with her and the other “Fit Chicks” at the fitness class that she taught. At 390 lbs, I knew there was no way I’d be able to manage, so Kristin, who was already teaching a pretty intense mixed cardio and strength class started coming to the gym an hour early every Sunday for a lower impact 1 on 1 class with me. Her goal for me then was to be able to do the “regular” class by the end of October.
By the Halloween class, I was able to make it through the workout with a few modifications. After that, I continued with the 1 on 1 session but started staying and participating in more of the group class. I don’t remember exactly when I graduated to only doing the regular class but I’ve been working out with the rest of the Fit Chicks for a while now.
Today was the last Fit Chicks in
. Kristin’s moving to Jacksonville where I’m sure she’ll whip some
Bama butts into shape. But before she
leaves, she treated us to a 2 hour workout that I’m sure we’ll all be feeling
for the rest of the week. Back in September,
a 2 hour workout would have been something that I wouldn’t even think about
much less attempt. I not only finished
the class, I finished strong. Tuscaloosa
So now I just want to say Thank You, Kristin. From the beginning you’ve been one of my biggest cheerleaders and I really don’t know where I would be now without all the love and support you’ve given me since I started on this path. I’ll miss you and I love you. Good Luck in
and ROLL TIDE! Tuscaloosa