I am stronger now than I have probably ever been before. But that strength is not just in my muscles. It is strength in my mind, my willpower, my determination. Strength in ALL of me. - Ninja Heidi
So, I turned 40 this year. And I probably had every emotion that turning 40 brings to many people. I decided I needed to make some changes to work harder at being the best 40-year-old person I can be. Part of that journey is to stop looking in my closet at all my dresses I can’t fit in and do something about the fact they no longer fit me. Option 1 = donate all the dresses. Option 2 = lose the pudge and wear the dresses again!
I recently moved to NYC, so a Google search of gyms in my neighborhood led me to Mark Fisher Fitness. The ONLY present I asked for on my 40th birthday was a Golden Unicorn (not kidding), and as soon as I saw the website I decided it was a sign. An omen. A kick in the head. Whatever you want to call it. I got my birthday wish, and I called the next day to sign up for Snatched. I had never even set foot in the door of the clubhouse. It just was meant to be. Go big or go home, right?!
Now, I wish the before and after photos could produce an image of my insides as well as my outside. I love the transformation these last six weeks have produced for the shape of my body. I am stronger now than I have probably ever been before. But that strength is not just in my muscles. It is strength in my mind. Strength in my willpower. Strength in my determination. Strength in ALL of me. Snatched has awoken the power in me to believe I can do what I set my mind to, whether it is that one last burpee before the buzzer goes off, or saying no to that midnight slice of pizza, or carrying around a water bottle no matter where I go, or just showing up to be the best I can be no matter when or where that is.
After this experience I am proud to say I am more than 1% better. I never could have done this alone. The amount of encouragement and support I found in the whole MFF team and my fellow Snatcheders is something I want to hold on to forever. We did this together. We all learned a lot in 6 weeks. Just think about what the next year will bring! Bring on 41, because 40 is starting out pretty awesome!!