Go to the deli and order a pound of chopped ham, look at the pile, just sitting there, full of fat and not very good for you. Now order a pound of turkey breast, it just lies on the scale nice and flat not taking up too much space, and is good for you. Imagine that being the difference between muscle and fat on the body. I told “my girls” we’re getting rid of your ham!”
I was totally blown away by the number of woman that submitted their story to be one of the contestants. After some painstakingly hard decision making, seven were chosen. These 7 women, Melanie, Casie, Tica, Rita, Stephanie, Adria and Kelly have meant just as much to me as they say I have to them. They say I gave them a chance………when in reality I feel like they gave me the chance. A chance to make a difference for somebody. A chance to exercise my beliefs and knowledge. A chance to be the person that I am, on the inside. These women gave me the chance to be me! On the last day of the contest I told them all that the changes I see in them from the neck up are just as awesome as the changes that are so obvious from the neck down. The happiness and self confidence on their faces is gratitude enough for me, but I would like to say thank you to Todd, and Shanna, two of the trainers here at Flab to Fab that also gave their all for the girls. I could (and will) do this type of contest again, but this group of women will always be “my girls”, and to my girls I say, stay focused, be proud, see what I see when you look in the mirror, seek out your dreams, live life to the fullest, say your prayers, and SEE YOU AT THE GYM!
There were a few one on one sessions, but these women did the same thing every other woman is capable of doing by walking through the door at Flab to Fab. As Casie said, “You can’t wish yourself skinny sitting on the couch.” The spirit of community and support is amazing here. I am not only proud of my contestants, I am proud of all my members. The encouragement they give each other is an awesome thing to witness on a daily basis.
I love my gym, and the women in it,