Thank you everyone for your input on the board - I have written up something I am thinking of posting so please let me know how I did:
My name is Mara and I have been overweight for 15 years -In May of this year I was ready to make a life change I made the decision to join the AMFF gym. I have never been one to go to a gym or even think about exercising, (let’s be honest I HATE it!), or even being active in anyway. In High School I was very active but over the years I always put off exercising or participating in any activity at all – you could say I was a couch potato. When I started this journey I was at my heaviest of 322 lbs and very miserable, no motivation to speak of and would never think of getting up off that couch and doing something about it.
I am happy to say as of this date I have lost 40 lbs and now I can actually be proud of what I have accomplished. Joining AMFF has been a life altering event not only have I found my true self I have also gained new friends and people I can count on when I need them. I have my high and low days but I don’t let it get me down. I always remember who I used to be and who I am now and I am happy to say I like the person I see before me. I have a long way to go on my journey as I have many goals I want to achieve but I know in the long run that I can do it!
AMFF offers a wonderful variety of activities that can help you on your way – I am involved in many of them; Zumba, bodypump, personal training and swimming are a few I highly recommend these classes and encourage all of you to find one that is right for you and give it a try – believe me I never thought I would be joining a Zumba class!
One of the many reasons I succeed at the gym is I have a wonderful trainer Donna. Not only does she motivate me but she is a great sounding board for the days I am very frustrated and she always reminds me why I started this program and that I CAN do it no matter how many times I want to give up. Having someone to help you on your journey is the best investment you can make. I highly recommend the PT program and know you will have the same results that I do when you apply yourself and work hard.
Another benefit of AMFF is they make you feel at home and they work really hard at helping you meet your goals if you are motivated enough and are willing to work for it.
I also blog about my experience at http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/ please join me on my journey and see the many goals I have set for myself for 2009!
Goals for 2009:
White water rafting
Participate in a sport
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