Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Has Changed My Life!
Four years ago, prior to having three kids, I was very active. I did triathlons, a marathon, and two half marathons. I felt good. I had worked hard to lose 40 pounds during the last year of college. By remaining active, I had kept it off.
I got married and then was pregnant with my first child. I kind of worked out during pregnancy. After that pregnancy I kept on 15 pounds and couldn’t seem to lose it. I felt guilty going to the gym after working for 9 hours and I didn’t want our son to be in daycare for more hours. Little did I know, this would be the start of a very unhealthy lifestyle. My first son was 9 months old when I found out I was pregnant again. I had not gotten back to my pre-pregnancy weight from my first pregnancy yet and I was lacking motivation. Pregnancy number two added on even more weight. I tried the gym once again. I started back up after our second son was 2 months old and I was confident I would lose the weight. At this point, I now needed to lose 34 pounds to get back to what I had weighed before my first child. After the birth of our second child I became a stay-at-home mom and taking two kids to the gym really became more of a chore than anything. I never wanted to go. Fast-forward, now my oldest is two and a half, our second child is one and now I’m pregnant again with our third! At this point I had not lost the weight from both previous pregnancies and during my third pregnancy I reached a point where I had become the heaviest I had ever been in my life!
My pregnancy of my third child was fine but delivery was very scary, as I had uncontrollable bleeding after I had her. I know now that the combination of having three pregnancies close together, being out of shape, and being at a weight that was not at all healthy led me to literally almost lose my life. Had my husband not been by my side and demanded they run the blood pressure cuff as a precaution and in turn receiving a blood transfusion and medication to make my uterus contract, I very well may not be here for our children today.
So, when my daughter was 9 months old I found that I was crabby. Winter brought on depression and I was so angry all the time. I loved my kids and my husband, but I was not connecting with them the way that I should have. My friend Ashley talked about Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping a lot. She looked amazing and her energy level was outstanding. With the support of my husband, I signed up for the 10-week session at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping in Coralville. I will never forget walking into the first class. I was so incredibly nervous. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I knew I had to start somewhere. My husband and I were committed to doing this together. We both changed how we were eating and both were working out. Day after day and week after week I looked forward to going to class. Never did I dread it. I was surrounded by people who cared. Brian, the manager, even knew my name! For once, I didn’t feel like I was just a number or in a large gym. People actually truly cared about how I was doing and if I needed any help.
Ten weeks later and I signed up to stay on as a FIT member. There was no hesitation from my husband if I could sign up. The level of happiness and energy I had for him and our children and most of all, my life overall, is indescribable. I haven’t felt this good in many years. Even when I lost 40 lbs. 7 years ago, I never felt this good. I know this may sound a little cliché, but Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping has changed my life. I can get on the ground and play with my kids. We now walk everywhere all day and I can run with them and play baseball. Thank you Farrell’s for making me a better wife, mom, and having a different outlook on life!
Brittany is a FIT Member at our Oakdale Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping location in Coralville, IA.
Disclaimer: The above testimonial was 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 09/03/2015, in Franchise News & Events, Transformations and tagged 10-Week Challenge, family, Farrell's Coralville, Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping, Farrell's Oakdale, FIT, fitness, FXB, health, healthy-living, life at level 10, nutrition guidance, post-pregnancy fitness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.