My reasons for joining the challenge were many. I had to do it for my health, I did it for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, and I did it to support a friend. I have never worked out a day in my life, and honestly I was terrified. And if I am truthful, I did not expect to be successful. I have lost weight before, and have always seem to find it again.
The first day of class I could not do a ‘triceps dip’. I had no idea what a burpee was. When Dylan demonstrated a Man Maker, I was thinking, there is no way! I said more than once, I hate cardio. My weight loss in the past has been strictly from counting calories. That meant I could still have all the things that got me to where I was with my health. I never thought about food as fuel. I never thought about my body as a machine that needed good fuel. I never thought I was an exercise person, a morning person or an active person.
I can now do a tricep dip (while holding a leg up), a burpee is not to be feared, and I love man makers! I think to myself, these are beast makers. I have tiny guns, and a muscle on my shoulder I have never seen before. I think about food in a new way, not as a reward but as fuel. I think about Glycemic Index and Protein. Getting up at 4:30 am is a reward, Cardio is a reward. I have lost weight and inches. But more important than that, I feel strong. I look forward to class I look forward to 5am and I like cardio. I don’t miss the bad food as much as I thought I would. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a craving, but now I stop and think, I have had that before, I am ready for something better.
The strength, the smaller size clothes, the health rewards, and looking better are all huge. What is most surprising are the mental changes. When I am at the gym it seems to be the only time my thoughts are clear. I have made many big decisions during this time. I am far more confident. I sleep better. I am happier. I am proud of my accomplishments, and excited about what is to come. I hear people talking about marathons and triathlons and think, I could totally do that.
I have recommended Outlaw to friends. I cannot thank the staff enough. Tiffany, Christen, Dylan, and Vince, are all extraordinary and inspirational individuals. Each has their own style, and I have taken something to heart from them. I have never felt like I have asked a dumb question. They are always there to correct me if my form is off, to push me when they know I can do more, to say good job. The small class groups really makes me feel like we are connected and it is personal, but class is large enough so I have never felt singled out.
Outlaw for Life!
The reason I joined this challenge, was because I wanted to lose the extra weight I have been packing on over the years, I have not taken care of myself and felt like a challenge like this would jump start me into working out. I was feeling terrible about myself and my appearance, I mentioned the challenge to a good friend at work, I told her I was thinking about joining and next thing I knew we were both signed up. Little did I know what I was in for!!
After about week one this challenge became more than just about losing the weight/inches, it became about changing so much more in my life, besides the number on the scale. I walked into my first boot camp barely able to finish without feeling like I was going to die and being ashamed of myself. Six weeks later… I can’t wait for class in the morning, I can finish a class and yes they are hard but I can do things I didn’t think I could before. I fit into my clothes better and even had to buy some new ones!!
Change is hard, but its possible if you work hard, not only am I feeling better about myself and the way I look in the mirror, I have clarity thru the day, I sleep better and am more active. I do my best to stay conscious of what I eat and what I am doing in my down time. I want set an example for my two kids, I want them to be proud of me and to strive for the same healthy lifestyle. The guidance and motivation that everyone in class provides has been so encouraging.
I joined this Challenge to lose the extra weight I have been packing on over the years.I have not taken care of myself and felt like a challenge like this would jump start me into working out. After about week one this challenge became more than just about losing the weight/inches, it became about changing so much more in my life, besides the number on the scale. I walked into my first boot camp barely able to finish without feeling like I was going to die and being ashamed of myself. Six weeks later… I can’t wait for class in the morning, I can finish a class and yes they are hard but I can do things I didn’t think I could before. I fit into my clothes better and even had to buy some new ones!!
I would ABSOLUTLEY recommend the Challenge, I am surprised how quickly I started to enjoy these classes.
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Tiffany, Christen & Dylan. You three have watched me struggle thru classes at times and never once did I feel like any of you lost faith in me. The positive energy and motivation just keeps coming. Vince, I was so scared to have you for class but you push hard and I am so thankful.The entire team at Jesse James Fitness/Outlaw boot camp has been so supportive, the FB group, eating healthy tips, motivation and success stories have made it that much better.
THANK YOU for putting together an astounding team of professionals that work tirelessly and what seems to be effortlessly to be so positive and motivating to make such a great impact on peoples lives.