After my sophomore year of college I found myself overweight, unmotivated, and very unhappy with my health. Ever since I was 8 years old, I had been swimming competitively and once I stopped in college all those poor eating choices caught up with me. Once I got to college I stopped exercising all together as my motivation to do so decreased. After winter break of this year, I told my mom that I needed to do something for myself, to help me make some changes and she suggested Deflate Your Weight (DYW). After doing some research and talking to Jen, I joined in May not really knowing what to expect. Prior to Jeni-Fit I had never consulted with a nutritionist, taken a fitness class, or thought twice about my eating habits–I was in unknown territory. However, fast forward 4 months and I can say that joining the DYW changed my life, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. It changed the way I perceive eating, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle. I learned more than I could ever had hoped for, surrounded by amazing people who have been nothing but supportive. From the first day I stepped into the studio, to now, I’ve been greeted by friendly faces full of positive energy and motivation. Walking into Jeni-fit every day doesn’t feel like a tedious and intimidating task like going to the gym has always felt for me, instead it feels like I’m getting one step closer to a healthy life surrounded by the best instructors, nutritionists, and people. I am now down 20 lbs, and although I still have a ways to go, it is because of Jeni-Fit and the DYW Program that I am motivated, confident, and equip with all the tools to live a healthy life. I can now go off to college feeling completely prepared to continue my journey of living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Coming from the girl who hated the gym and eating healthy, DYW taught me that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. After losing weight through daily exercising, personal training, and by changing the way I eat, I can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing better than feeling healthy and fit. I couldn’t be more thankful for Jeni-Fit and the DYW program and all that they have given me!