My Weight Does Not Define Me

Prior to training at Fit Soldiers I was in “ok” shape, but not where I wanted to be by any means.  Playing 1-2 games of soccer was not enough for me.  I wanted more cardio and strength.  I had tried a cross fit class for a while, but it was too hard for me to keep up with the weights.

I had wanted to start at Fit Soldiers ever since I saw them at my children’s Field Day at school about 4 years ago. I also drive by their location daily for the past several years. So finally I decided to give them a try. I’m so glad I did, because I love the workouts! They have met and exceeded every expectation!

I have always been the person who puts everyone else’s needs before my own.  Whether it be a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a business owner, or even a friend I would put myself last.  Getting up at 4:00 in the morning to be at the 5AM class is the best thing that I have done for myself. I actually look forward to waking up early to be there. The people that I have met there are wonderful.  The dedication that I see in everyone keeps me inspired to be a better person.  The trainers are caring and don’t push us to the point of breaking (physically).  This has allowed me to actually want to do better and do the “progressions”. 

The biggest improvement has been my cardio and strength.  I can keep up with my kids and play indoor soccer without having to come off the field as much.  I feel guilty if I do not do some sort of fitness daily. I participated in the Warrior Dash, started to go hunting, and almost climbed a 14’er (next year my daughter said that she would finish it with me). 

My arthritis is more in control. I have made changes to my food by being more aware of what I am putting into my body.  I have decreased my food portions and increased my water intake.  Balancing my carbs, proteins, and healthy fats has been a learning experience, but is well worth it!

I am not looking at the “numbers” as much as I used to.  I feel much better even if the “numbers” aren’t exactly where I think they should be.  My weight does not define who I am anymore.  It is what I feel inside and out that defines me. I feel better now than ever before physically and emotionally. I love the way that I feel! 

Andrea G.