I watch my mother struggle with her health and I knew if I did not do something I would be in her shoes one day soon. Unlike her, I have no children so I will have to be more reliant on my health in my later years. I want to be able to stay active as long as possible without taking the pharmaceuticals that tend to cause more harm than good. I was also not happy in the body that I was dragging around. I did not want to simply lose weight; I wanted to get healthy, feel strong, look and feel badass. Enough was enough; it was time to make a life change. That is easy to say, but how do I get started. I needed guidance, accountability and structure.
It says a lot that I went from forcing myself to work out on occasion to enjoying going to the BBD gym. I went 17 times in May and I am sure that will not be my record for one month in the future. I like structure and that is exactly what you get here. You start out every session with a standard warm up, so you do not injure yourself. Nothing stops momentum like getting hurt and having to start all over. Then the trainers push you to do more than you would think you could ever do. This gives a sense of achievement that makes you want to keep coming back because you want to see what you can achieve today. After a challenging workout we stretch as a group to cool down and realize we did not die today 😉 You also get texts from coach asking how you are doing with your nutrition and holding you accountable on the number of days you will be “dedicating to yourself” this week.
I have not regretted joining this fitness family. Yes I said family. Everyone here has their own challenges, they have all went through the aches and pains of getting moving again and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Some of the group have been with BBD for over 10 years. In 3 months have more flexibility, I am getting stronger every day and I am enjoying the process.
We are all scared to start the journey but once you do, you will not regret it.