The Pounds and Inches Started Falling Off with Farrell’s!
My journey at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping began in April of 2012. I was not sure if I would be able to do all the exercises because of an injury I had suffered two years previous. I had dislocated and fractured my left arm and as a result I had limited movement and pain on a daily basis. I spoke with my physical therapist and she gave me the thumbs up to try out the program, although modifying the exercises might be necessary at times.
When I started I was a size 18 and the heaviest I have ever been. I not only suffered from physical pain, but I was suffering from depression and anxiety due to my weight gain. I had a terrible time sleeping at night as well. My doctor had me on several different medications and I felt like a walking zombie. I did not feel like myself. I knew I had to do something and I had heard the buzz about the Farrell’s program from a few friends.
Throughout my initial 10 weeks I found that I started feeling stronger and a lot more confident. I was amazed by how much better my arm was feeling and the powerful effect the workouts had in elevating my mood. I was also sleeping better at night. So with the guidance of my doctor I went off all of my medications by the end of my 10-week session. I also dropped one dress size and several inches.
After my 10-week session I became a FIT member. Although I went into the FIT program much healthier and more confident, I struggled with the nutrition. I did not gain any weight back but I was not losing any because I would not stick with the necessary nutrition program. I started to get discouraged but kept on going to class periodically just to keep from having shoulder pain.
In November of 2014 I turned 40. I was still a size 16 and stuck in a rut. Shortly after that my grandfather, whom I was very close to, got ill and passed away suddenly. It was a turning point for me. I realized life was too short and I wanted to be around for my three boys to watch them grow into young men. I want to be a grandmother someday to their children. So I dug my heels in and gave my Level 10 to each and every workout. I went to every class and I went in 100 percent on the nutrition portion of the program. The pounds and inches started falling off. Before I knew it I was 40 pounds lighter. I was also so much stronger physically and mentally than I had been in years. I was finally truly living Life at Level 10.
I am happy to say I have dropped more than 50 pounds* since I originally joined FXB and have gone from a size 18 to a size 6. I have so much more energy and enjoy being active with my three boys. They have seen a very positive change in me and they are always telling me how proud they are. I am so glad to now be setting a good example to them of how to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Farrell’s is such an inviting and encouraging environment. All of the coaches, instructors and FIT members have been so helpful. I have met a lot of great people and made some terrific friends. People of all different ages, fitness levels, and sizes fit in at Farrell’s.
I have also expanded my journey with Farrell’s and this session I became a coach for the 9:15 a.m. class at the FXB Boyson Road Location. It has been another huge step in motivation for me in different ways with the program. It has been so rewarding to help give back what Farrell’s has given back to me . . . MYSELF!
Tiffani is a FIT member and instructor at our FXB Boyson Road Location in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Disclaimer: The above testimonial and photos were contributed by an actual member. We cannot guarantee everyone will achieve similar results. We do believe that everyone can achieve measurable results, but the specific results will vary from person to person.
Posted on 04/16/2015, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged 10-Week Challenge, exercise, Farrell's, Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, FIT, fitness, FXB Boyson Road, FXB Cedar Rapids, health, healthy, iowa, nutrition, strength training, success, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.