….it began on September 23, 2015, and not a moment too soon. I contacted Jen a week into the current DYW having already started. She let me start a week late, and to this day she doesn’t know how desperate I was and thankful that she let me get started. I knew how successful a friend of mine was with the program and I knew I was finally ready. And this can’t happen unless you are ready! I was finally in that place in my head that I knew I had to do this.
Jeni-Fit has a family feel that is so conducive to success! Immediately I felt the support, even from people I had just met. It is a wonderful environment to experience this journey; there is no judging, only encouragement. I was hooked on the classes immediately, and I was never a “class” person in the gym before. That is a testament to all of the instructors here!
I have lost weight plenty of times before this, but never in such a way that it feels as though it is a life change. I do remember during the first week of my first DYW thinking, “Only 8 weeks of this, I can do this!” But what happened in those next 8 weeks was life altering for me. It wasn’t an “aha” moment or light bulb going off, it snuck up on me. All of a sudden I realized that this was it, this is how I want to feel, and this is how I want to live. I embraced the clean eating process without another thought about it. I no longer dreaded the next week’s menu but looked forward to it. During that first part of my journey, I lost 23 pounds.
I continue to work toward my goal every day. With the support of all of my Jeni-Fit friends I know I will reach and surpass that goal. I am currently doing the Deflate Your Weight Next Step Program and down 39.5 pounds but I am not done yet. I am thankful every day for finding Jeni-Fit and it helping me realize what I am truly capable of!