When I walked in the doors at Be Strong I was met with anxiety from within for what was to come. Would I be accepted? Would I mess up or say something wrong? Would anyone even like me? What I received was exactly the opposite. I was met with warm welcoming faces and soon these faces I came to know as my second family. I spend more time with them than I do with most of my own family most days. I walked into Be Strong heavier than I have ever been since starting my fitness journey. I’ve lost almost every pound I gained, losing close to 20 pounds in the last 3 months with Be Strong and this is only the beginning.
At Be Strong positivity and encouragement are key and no one cares if you’re heavy or lean, fast or slow. They only care about getting you to your fitness goals and winning your OWN personal battles. No one loses at this gym and everyone wins together as a team!
Since having been at Be Strong I am happier than I have ever been! My lifts are getting stronger and these are lifts that I haven’t increased in years with over 50 lbs PRs. I’m leaner than ever and most importantly I am so much more comfortable in my own skin. I’m so proud of all my hard work. My son has been with me the entire way and he has watched what I have accomplished and witnessed my growth. He sees his Mom doing what she loves and was inspired to do some work as well. He runs with me, jumps rope, and even tries showing me his six pack (aka his RIBS)! He is ALWAYS right by my side and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My before picture isn’t anything I’m proud of, but today I am thrilled with my success. I am confident and proud to show off my bruises and battle wounds and truly see them as a badge of honor. I’ve got muscles and I am so happy to let everyone know it. This journey isn’t over for me and I’m ecstatic to partner with these amazing individuals at Be Strong. They inspire me to strive for my goals. Every. Single. Day.
Show up. Be you. And Be Strong.