I feel strong, empowered, and confident!

My husband and I started our family at a young age, and while my girls were young and I was young, it was easier to mind my weight because I was very active with my kiddos.  However, as they grew up and I grew older, I slowed down and began putting on some weight as time went on.  It didn’t happen all at once, but gradually over time I was gaining more and slowing down.  As time went on, I became less and less active.  I literally became a spectator in life instead of a participant.  My husband and my girls are active, and I found I wasn’t able to keep up anymore.

My family has a history of over-weight women with the high risk of diabetes and other related health issues.  I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (underactive thyroid) when I finally went to the doctor about how I was gaining weight and was feeling awful all the time.  All I wanted was to sleep!  Now I had a “reason” for these feelings.  I was supposed to gain weight and feel awful.  I weighed around 147-150 during my highest weight and I don’t have height on my side.  I was tired of feeling miserable and tired of watching as life passed, so I knew I had to do something and fast.   Over the years, I had tried many things such as big gyms, YMCA classes, and even a personal trainer.  Nothing seemed to stick or work for me.  There was no accountability.  I tried working out at home with a video routine and began walking the Chester Valley Trail.  I lost a little bit and felt a little better until winter came and I stopped walking.  I was bored with the home routine, not to mention I wasn’t really putting my all into the workouts.  

In June of 2015, I saw a friend post about a 14-day boot camp at Precision Kettlebells. I had noticed my friend looking amazing, so I thought I would try this kettlebell boot camp.  I couldn’t be happier with my decision.  I lost 6 pounds during the boot camp and signed up for the year.  I’m down to a weight that is perfect for my height and I have built and toned muscle I had no idea I had.  I’m now 48 years old and I feel strong, empowered, and confident (not to mention I feel about 20 years younger).  I work hard, I’m learning to eat healthier, and I’m doing things like hiking trails with my husband and getting out and about.  I’m participating in life!  My family is proud of me and they are so supportive.  My fit family is amazing and I am so thankful for their friendship and support.  I’m finally making goals, achieving goals, and living life to the fullest.  I share with everyone I meet about this amazing journey at Precision Kettlebells.  Thank you Mike and Kate!  Thank you Michelle, Pete, and John!

Deb - Malvern, PA