It was a horrible and self-defeating cycle. Falling asleep every night in a negative mindset is damaging and wearing.
She was the type of person that would “check out”— to rationalize, to compartmentalize; to convince herself it’s OK to make a poor choice and eat that donut.
Being present while eating was – and continues to be a challenge.
There’s a sentence posted on her bulletin board, “People often fail because they trade what they want the most for what they want right now.”
That nails it
She was DISCONNECTED when she stood at the kitchen counter fork in hand.
She read books.
Belonged to a gym she hardly went to
She owned DVDs that were a total bore after the tenth time through.
She would take yoga now and then, go for a walk/run occasionally, but after KIDS, nothing stuck long-term.
Kristi was tired of being tired. Walking the dog left me breathless.
If the zombie apocalypse came, there was no way she could run for her life.
Something had to change…
Following a birthday her friend texted her a photo of the two of them. She was in shock staring at the bloated, unhealthy person she looked like in the photo.
Serendipitously, she began to see ads for TFW Mahopac pop-up in her Facebook feed. She was out of shape and totally APPREHENSIVE.
But Kristi sucked it up and reached out anyway.
She made an appointment for a “Transformation Session.”
“Transformation session. Seriously?” A born skeptic, she wondered what she’d gotten herself into.
“Coach Billy Felice said something during that first meeting. I’m paraphrasing, but it was along the lines of, “this is the last program you’re going to join.” He was so confident; he really meant it. I remember thinking, “wouldn’t that be great if it was true.” But, this wasn’t my first rodeo and I’d gotten bored so many times before.”
On November 28, 2016, sheI took her first class at TFW.
Then she signed up for a trial membership.
She worked out more in those four weeks than she had in the last year, but—lost only one pound.
Surprisingly, she was totally OK with that, one reason being that she didn’t change a thing about her nutrition, instead she just showed up.
The workouts were so satisfying!
Those four weeks proved that nutrition is EVERYTHING.
On January 9, 2017, with the help of the TFW Shred her clean eating plan began. For the next two to three months, she cut out all processed foods and ate fruit, vegetables, protein, and healthy carbs, yes carbs, and lost more than twenty pounds!!
What she gained mentally is immeasurable! She had lost sight of how intertwined the physical and the mental really are.
The positive energy and gratification from every TFW workout keeps her moving forward.
She’s since learned that if she slips with nutrition, it’s no longer a cause for a mental beat-down. She just gets up the next day and tries again.
The support and encouragement provided by the TFW coaches—and the members—every time you walk in the door is unlike anything she’s ever experienced anywhere!
“TFW is like a family. They genuinely care about your success and your struggles. There are no mirrors. Or judgements. And the camaraderie keeps you coming back. We laugh…a lot.”
“Every member is at a different point in his or her respective journey—physically and mentally. But our paths converge at TFW, so we’re there for each other.”
Kristi’s own success ebbs and flows.
Clean eating is an ongoing effort; a goal that she doesn’t always achieve.
Occasionally Life gets in the way. She’s going to occasionally have a few drinks, or eat a brownie or tortilla chips. But she always has the TFW program to catch her if she falls.
“I’m so fortunate to have this place where I get support and encouragement, advice and accountability, where I connect, where I sweat, and push myself physically and mentally. Now I go to sleep at night physically exhausted…and happy.”
“Dare I say…I’ve been transformed!”
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Coach John's enthusiastic approach and positive energy will get anyone excited about fitness. However it's his ability to motivate and inspire people to do more not just in the dojo but in life that gets results.