For many of us finding a fitness pursuit that becomes something we enjoy or even love, can be tough. Before MPower Fitness Boot Camp, Lisa felt lost and bored with her fitness program. She had spent a year or two trying to convince herself that she loved to run for cardio. She found it unexciting and repetitive with no variety other than the music. When she was worn out with that, she began weight lifting. Weights were more enjoyable than running but she still didn’t love them…”I would plug in my headphones, follow a plan, and go to work. There was no community. Most people who lift do it on their own.”
We are glad that Lisa found FBBC when she did. She was inspired to pursue a fitness journey by her friends, coworkers, and her husband Cory. Cory is “amazing and hard to keep up with…but I’m trying. I want my kids to have a mom who plays, runs and teaches them why our health is so important” .
No journey is without obstacles…Lisa has to work to balance her schedule and she had to overcome a lack of confidence. “I had never really been the athletic type so many activities were very intimidating to me (inside and outside of the gym). I also struggled with comparison. It is is really hard to realize that everyone’s journey is different. What works for one may not for another, but FBBC looks at everyone’s journey to see what will work” then there is the time commitment piece…
“I commute to St. Cloud for work every day. That takes two hours sitting in the car daily. So we have to schedule it. It is just part of the plan each and every week. Plan out when and where you get your activity and how you fit in your sessions. I try to get to a minimum of 4 sessions if not 5 each week”
Once Lisa, Cory and their family got into a routine things smoothed out for her and she began seeing results.
Lisa says, “I can’t speak more highly about FBBC. This community means so much to me. From trying out a 3 week mini challenge at the end of summer last year, to now. It has quite simply changed my life and the lives of my family. Fitness and activity are a part of everyday now. I have found amazing friendships that I was challenged finding due to busy community/ work/ family schedules”.
And speaking of overcoming obstacles…Lisa says she is about to face her biggest challenge yet. “I set the goal that 2018 was the year that I would step out of my comfort zone. I am not an extrovert by any means. I have now done the FBBC Amazing Race, signed up for the Rugged Maniac, AND With a little push from a great friend and coaches, I signed up for the “My First Tri”. These things are all beyond that comfort zone”
Amazing stuff Lisa.
No more of the same old thing for you! In addition to stepping outside of her comfort zone, she is also down 6.9 lbs and 18.5 inches!
We are so excited for your progress and your success.