mojo stories… Dolores D.
I have also met some amazing ladies who have the same goals... to get healthy.
I joined Mama Bootcamp in the middle of October, 2013. At the time, I was a federal employee who had been furloughed. My daughter had been with Mama Bootcamp and invited me to one session. I was hooked instantly. She thought that I was probably not going to keep going, since I have a long commute daily, and it would make my day longer. Not true.... even though I have a 5-hour daily commute, the one-and-a-half hours at the end of my day at Mama Bootcamp are the best part of my day.
Before Mama Bootcamp, I was going to the gym at work during lunch, trying to squeeze in 20 - 30 minutes of some type of cardio and not really seeing any results. I thought about my work while working out, unable to really focus on myself. I would quickly shower and dash back up to work without getting in a lot of 'me' time.
My experience has changed me; the way I view my health and the way I feel. I sometimes feel a bit selfish with all the time I spend at Mama Bootcamp classes, but I try to coordinate it with my family's schedule so I can at least see them during the week. My family is always supportive and encouraging.
One of the best things about Mama Bootcamp, is that I get to attend the classes with my daughter. When she was little, I would drive her to and from school and that was 'our time' to talk about the little things in life. During the cardio sessions, I feel that we have that same time together again, even if we are pushing ourselves to walk faster, and for longer distances. I have also met some amazing ladies who have the same goals... to get healthy.
The coaches are all very knowledgeable about the routines and how to accommodate us if we have challenges like knee or back problems. They all bring a little something different to the classes and all want us to succeed. They are inspirational and drive us to work harder to get better results.
I have lost 22.5" inches and have noticed drastic changes in the way I feel. I have also lost several pants sizes and sizes in my other clothes. I don't want to stop because I would be going backwards and know that I have to keep believing in myself that the weight will eventually come off. I am excited about improving my swimming skills. I try to envision my loss after a year and get excited thinking about how far I will have come. It is what motivates and drives me during workouts.