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Sugar Freedom Success Story

This week, six of my students at Gordon Studio entered the Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

My transformation journey began with inspiration from a woman like me who found a way to get the results she wanted.

I hope these stories inspire you too.  Here’s Sharon.

My story starts 12 years ago after having cancer surgery and deciding that I wanted to be a happier, healthier person.  I weighed 260 lbs and am 5’5” tall.  I was 47 years old and very unhappy with myself.  Four months after my operation I decided that I didn’t want to be fat anymore so I joined Weight Watchers and met a woman that would change my life, Trish.  She taught me that to lose weight it just wasn’t changing my eating habits but getting more active.  So I joined a women’s workout gym and started to walk.  I did this for quite a while then started jogging, first 2 miles then working my way up to 5 miles.  But the bad thing was in all these years my body stayed the same.  I would jog 3, 4 even 5 times a week and nothing was happening.  I was ready to give up, in fact I was only going out a couple of times a week.  Then I started to talk to one of my WW ladies about her success and what she was doing, she told me about Gordon Studios and especially about Catherine Gordon.  I went in for a Zumba class but soon found out about TT, I was hooked.

I started to really get serious about my TT about 6 months ago.  I love that each class is different.  Some nights Home Workout Revolution, or maybe its TT Metabolic Monster, other nights I love it when we do TT for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks.  Its always different and NEVER gets boring.  It may sound crazy but the class of 1000 reps is one of my favorites, because when we get done I feel like I have climbed a mountain.  If you had asked me 12 years ago this is where I would be right now I would have laughed.  I am so blessed to have TT and Catherine in my life, and its not just for now but this is forever.

So Proud Of Sharon!

So Proud Of Sharon!

My Inspiration

She’s too hard on herself.

No matter what she achieves, she thinks she ought to have done better.

When she works out or trains at the gym, she thinks, “Everyone else here is younger, stronger, and more dedicated than I am.  They deserve the space more than I do.”

Sometimes, she is the least  outwardly fit person in the room, and she thinks,

“What am I doing here?  My friends and family are right, I’m spending too much time trying to get better at  lifting weights and losing fat.  I should be focusing on what matters: working, volunteering, taking care of the people who are important to me.  Am I vain, or just foolish?”

She doesn’t know that she is an inspiration to everyone around her.

When she kneels down to do her push-ups , people don’t think she’s weak.  They see that she is humble.  Her ego  doesn’t choose her level of difficulty, wisdom does.  When she has to pick up  the lightest weight in the rack, (and trust me, she wants to lift more) her fellow trainees  see that form is more important than lifting a weight you can’t control.

No matter how much leaner, stronger, and more beautiful she becomes, she believes that she will never measure up to the beauty of the young and physically gifted women she sees in films, in magazines,  on the internet, or even right next to her in class.

I won’t write your name, but I believe you know who you are.  I’m writing this to you.

Have I felt all of these emotions?  Yes.

I suspect that anyone who reads this here has  felt the same.

I want you to know that when I turn the key in the lock of my little fitness studio, and step in to begin my day of teaching and training, you are my inspiration.

I’m not young either.  All around me are beautiful girls, and strong young men, who can train harder, lift more, and perform feats of fitness that make everyone around them gasp with admiration.

So be it.  I resolve to eat well, train smart, rest and recover, so that I can keep doing this work that  I love.

I am a Fitness Instructor.  Without you my work has no point.