Strength Doesn't Come From What You Can Do. It Comes From Overcoming The Things You Once Thought You Couldn't……..
I have struggled with a weight problem the majority of my life. I have tried many of the popular diets on the market and although I would have some immediate success I could never maintain the weight loss and I would gain the weight back plus more the minute I stopped. My life is chaotic, I juggle working full time at my 50+ hour a week corporate job and raising my severely handicapped daughter who has no independence and requires complete and total care. During one of my daughter's life threatening health struggles last year I was alone in the hospital for several days with her which gave me lots of time to think and really evaluate my current lifestyle. There is a lot in my life I have no control over, my weight problem however is something I do have complete control over and I had to overcome this obstacle. My daughter needs me to be strong and healthy to take care of her, I should want to be strong and healthy because if there is anything she has taught me in the past 10 years it is that good health is a gift and we should never take that for granted.
I have lived on the Main Line my whole life. I would drive by Precision Kettlebells at least 2-3 times a week. I started reading about Kettlebell workouts and the amazing benefits that come along with doing them. It really sparked my interest. It took me several weeks to get the courage to sign up for my first class. Just like many other first timers, I was a nervous wreck walking in there for the first time. I was so intimidated. I kept saying to myself there is no way I am going to be able to do this, I am so out of shape. After meeting with Mike for less than 5 minutes he made me stop questioning if I could do it. He told me to trust him and his program and it will work. After the 45 minute class which blew by in what felt like 10 minutes, I could barely walk down the stairs to my car because I was so sore. Driving home that night I said to myself that was a hard class but you are not giving up. To get to anything good in life it usually requires a hard road to get there, right? I am so happy that I never gave up! I officially joined PK in May 2013 during a Transformation Weight Loss Challenge. The quicker you realize this is the 6 week program that is required to change the "REST OF YOUR LIFE" the better. This is not a diet, it is a complete lifestyle change. The 6 week transformation challenges that are offered at Precision Kettlebells teach you the tools you need to permanently change the rest of your life. If you follow the basics of the program by eating clean, drinking the water requirement and continue coming to class as often as you can, it really works.
The instructors are so encouraging, genuine and dedicated. They really want to help you reach your goal. Each instructor has a different teaching style which makes every class very unique and extremely fun. Everyone in class is so welcoming and so nice, you immediately feel like you belong there. The "family" atmosphere that Mike promotes with his business is the added bonus you never feel at any other fitness facility.
Kettlebell workouts change your entire body, not just one target area. Stepping outside of my comfort zone and joining Precision Kettlebells was the stepping stone that has changed my outlook on life entirely. My eating habits have permanently changed and my love of feeling great by exercising is something I never thought I would ever be able to accomplish. Don't stare at the number on the scale each week, just put in the time, stay dedicated and your hard work WILL pay off. Your entire body will start changing, your clothes will start to fall off. I promise you that. I have spent more money on smaller clothes in the past 11 months than I have in 5 years. This part truly ROCKS! I still have a ways to go to reach my goal but there is no looking back now.
Trust me! If this program works for me, it can work for any one of you. We are all in this together, together we can do this!
Beth - Paoli, PA