I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired
Most people want to look better. I wanted to feel better too. I had the year from hell last year and the stress and anxiety got to the point where I literally could not sleep at night and started waking up with really bad chest pains. I ended up at the Cardiologist and found out I had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He prescribed medications but when I went for my follow up visit he told me that there really wasn't much improvement and stressed during our "Come To Jesus" meeting the importance me adding diet and exercise to my lifestyle. That news hit me like a ton of bricks. I had every excuse in the world but I told myself no more ,enough! Luckily for me, a dear friend started calling me out on Facebook about Kettlebells. I didn't even know what a kettlebell was and didn't think I needed another social outlet and wouldn't like attending a scheduled class but I kept an open mind.
I am so glad I did! I loved PK from day 1! The owners and instructors are great and truly committed to their members well being, the classes are as fun as exercise can be and never the same, we are always learning something new. I had several friends at PK before I joined and I have some great new ones now. I honestly felt better after my first class. I come home from PK classes a hot mess but in a great way! I no longer collapse into bed at night from exhaustion at my day, now it's after a kick ass work out! My friends all notice a difference in the way I look and I do too, more definition, less flab. But mostly I am shocked at how much better I feel. I am stronger, more limber, I walk taller, have a spring in my step and have much more energy. I sleep like a baby and my chest pains/anxiety attacks are history. I am shocked at how quickly I felt the effects of my new lifestyle.
Another important motivation for me to join PK and "drink the Kool-Aid" is that fact that I have 3 teenagers, 1 who started college last year and twins who started high school. I realized that I would be much more effective if I walked that walk and didn't just talk the talk. How could I tell them work hard, be the best you you can be, just do it and you don't get another chance, this is not a dress rehearsal when none of those things applied to me. The one single incident that made the past two months totally worth it to me happened recently when my fitness fanatic son came home from college for the summer. The first thing he said to me was not what's for dinner, here's my laundry or can I have some money? I waited almost 19 years to hear the words he chose instead, I'm proud of you Mom. HE. HAD. ME. AT. HELLO!!!!
Margaret L - Malvern, Pa