I am a full time working mamma of two boys and wife to a husband that commutes 2 to 3 hours a day. I have been an athletic person for a number of years now, completing a few triathlons and going to a local personal training and group fitness facility. This was my time to myself, my stress release, my routine and I loved it, however due to a change in schedules within my family I no longer had the luxury to leave my house and get to my morning classes that I loved. So I began working out in my living room at first I was able to get it done using a few apps or you tube videos as guides but after a short time it began to feel tedious, boring and more of a chore rather than the enjoyment I once felt and I was really missing the group fitness/community feel.
Enter FitRX. I heard about FitRX from a friend and thought I would give it a try as a way to keep me accountable and get some variety in my workout.
I really didn’t know what to expect when I started the group; would I learn new things? would it really be that helpful for me? Would I see any results different from what I had already experienced? Would I fit in with the group that already seemed to be established? I had some anxiety and fear about being the ‘new girl’ even though I had some basic fitness theory and understanding of nutrition.
What I experienced with this group and with the changes for myself was beyond what I could have imagined. FitRX is built on a foundation of woman supporting each other; keeping one another accountable, providing shoulders to cry on and arms to lift you up. I was not prepared for this. I was not prepared for the emotional and psychological support and subsequent strength I would receive.
The workouts are a challenge, the food guide is a challenge, however with the guidance of the FitRX ‘Boss Lady’ Austan and the amazing members of the team you learn tools and strategies to tackle all of it. Fitting the workouts into my day has been simple and my kids love to watch Saturday morning cartoons and mamma working out in the living room 🙂
I have lost some pounds, I have lost some inches but I would say the biggest success for me has been that I have learned to listen to my body and know what fuels it nutritionally and know what drives it physically.