We met at a 5:30AM Core Club class. Although we knew each other before we discovered our desire to do more for ourselves. As working mothers we take care of everyone’s needs – with us coming in last. We both wanted to do something for just ourselves, so we started lifting weights – heavy weights.
For us working out is about becoming stronger and taking better care or ourselves so we can take care of those we love. A side effect was that we lost weight and inches! Together we have lost over 40 pounds and 16 inches. We don’t weigh ourselves often – as that is not the scale we use to measure. Each week we get stronger and more confident. We can fit into clothes we haven’t in years, see muscles we didn’t know existed and we are able to lift heavier weights as each week passes – these are non-scale victories.
Having a gym partner has been life changing. There is never an excuse to not go…one of us will be waiting at 7AM six days a week. It’s all about accountability and friendship. Each morning we have our “therapy” session. We push each other to do things that are uncomfortable, we have become very confident in using ALL of the gym equipment and most importantly we have become friends.