New me looking back

SharonOne sunny day I received an email from Precision Kettlebell inviting me participate in The Kettlebell Challenge. I said, “what the heck, why not?” I’ve been trying to lose weight for most of my adult life with mixed results; the typical Yo-Yo. I go to the gym daily and eat well but don’t understand why I’m not losing the weight. Maybe they can help shed some light on what I need to do to achieve better results.

I show up at the gym for my first weigh in. I see a banner outside that says “Voted Best of Main Line.” Good sign. I walk into the gym and see hundreds of Kettlebells lined up, ropes hanging from the ceiling, pull up bars and bench presses in the back of the room. Umm, intimidation sets in; this is a He-Man gym! This young man approaches with a smile. The first thing I notice is his ramrod stature. I want to walk like that! His smile puts me at ease. More people show up and more than half are female and varying in age from perhaps mid 20s to in their 60s.
The work out begins. Now I work out daily so this should be a piece of cake. But those little iron balls weigh a ton! How could 15 seconds of swinging a little itty bitty ball make you feel like your heart is going to jump right out of your chest? Within minutes of the workout sweat is dripping from my face. Only 3,645 seconds to go!

It took me about 2 weeks to get into the swing of things (pun intended). But, everyone was very helpful. Mike and all the instructors walk around the class giving pointers and instructions. Seeing other first timers pushing themselves pushes me too. Classmates talk about their diet what they did right and wrong, swapping recipes and ideas. Mike and Kate go over my food log, so much for thinking I eat right. The first couple of weeks they point out what I’m doing wrong and what I got right. Through the entire challenge they encouraged each of us to change things up and try something different to get a different result.

6 weeks later I look in the mirror and there is a new me looking back. I LOVE what I see!! I have biceps and I wear sleeveless shirts to show them off. I am down one whole dress size. I lost a total of 17 inches! I stand taller, walk with more confidence, and feel strong and healthy. The amount of knowledge I learned in six weeks is astounding.

I go to My Gym where men and women of all shapes, sizes and age have the same drive. Where we work hard to be a quality of being that is very accurate and exact in our health, fitness, and life = Precision

Sharon P - Downingtown, Pa