To say Beth has made progress in just over a year at FCF is putting it lightly! We’ve watched her build strength with just over 2 pounds of muscle, improve her balance, drop 19 pounds of fat, and reduce her visceral (bad) fat by 5 points!! But that’s just the number’s the more important part is that all her blood work is within normal range, a dramatic difference from 2 years ago, and she’s able to keep up with her grandkids now. She’s internally healthier, feeling more energetic, noticed a significant improvement in her balance and endurance so she’s participating in fun activities and has regained a zest for life. We absolutely love having Beth in our training sessions each week, she comes in with a smile, encourages others and is a genuinely wonderful human being. We are honored to coach her and watch her continued progress.
Here’s a bit more on her journey and what keeps her going…
When she joined FCF in March of 2022 her goals were to improve her endurance, increase her strength and improve her gait and balance as she noticed all of these things were declining. She dreaded stairs so much she would go out of her way to avoid using them and would get out of breath easily walking around. Overall, she just wanted to feel better and be able to keep up with her grandkids so she could enjoy their time together. During the pandemic, Beth says, “I was granted the time to figure out what direction I wanted my life to take. I made a decision that whatever I had left of this life, I was going to live it fully and with intention.” Beth had previously joined FCF a few years back, but didn’t stick with it. This time she was determined and committed! To truly see real, long-lasting change you have to dig deep, truly find your inner motivation, something bigger than just weight loss or toning. Those aren’t wrong, but for so many people, they continue to struggle because there’s not a meaningful purpose to their journey. For Beth it was quality of life for herself and being capable for her grandkids.
It all started with a lifestyle and nutrition program which helped her start losing some weight and then she took the next step to add back in exercise. Beth absolutely loves the small group training sessions because she loves getting to know the other people on the journey and is inspired by their progress. You will find her in the studio 3 days a week working her hardest. Most of all, she loves the team at FCF, she says, “You all are so great at what you do that it makes me want to be better. You are all so encouraging and understanding. You all have been such an important part of my journey. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” This is what helps keep her successful in coming, an expert, caring team and the community.
One of the biggest things Beth has learned is how to make her movements more intentional. She has learned so much about shifting body weight and balance in Rickye’s Tai Chi practice and continues to build strength in her small group sessions with Coach Mercedes.
But here’s the part we love most…
Beth says, “I even joined the hula-hoop contest at my grandson’s school last week (I was terrible, by the way). I never would have done that before. Stairs are still not my favorite things, but I no longer walk out of my way to avoid them. A few weeks ago, during a walk in the neighborhood, my granddaughter Sawyer said, “Gus, you can walk fast! Look Seamus, Gus can walk fast–she’s not like a grandma at all!”
This is what it’s all about folks. Not what the scale says, not what anybody else says you need to be, etc. It’s all about being comfortable and capable in your own body, loving yourself each and every day and to have fun and enjoy life!
I hope Beth’s story inspires you to make one positive step to improve your life today. Some days it’s so easy and then some days you want to throw in the towel, I get it, but you can’t give up. Life’s too short and tomorrow is not guaranteed, so make the most of your time on this wonderful earth and if you need some help making any changes, we’re here for you.
If you’re ready call or text us at 657-231-6207 and we’ll start with a chat to discover more about you and put a plan together so you too can live your best life!