Mark Fisher Fitness has changed my life and I have changed my life too.
In 2014, I walked into MFF for the first time. I was nervous and had never committed fully to a gym or routine when it came to fitness. I had done countless crash diets (half-assed them) over the years, but had heard about Snatched and signed up on a whim. The first round was fun and inspiring and I did see noticeable changes. I maintained some of what I had learned and carried it into my everyday life, but I wasn’t ready to fully make a big change.
After being on the road with a national tour, breaking my foot and gaining a ton of weight, I was feeling pretty low. I had recently gotten engaged and wanted to get back in shape for the wedding. I signed up for Snatched again and loved it. Doing it for a second time really helped me focus on nailing every aspect. I also was able to take what I had learned at the Clubhouse and apply it to Snatched.
I decided I was finally ready for Snatched II. I signed up and was lucky enough to be in a class with a lot of the genius people that work at MFF. So I immediately felt safe and an instant connection to my class. On the very last day of Snatched II, I woke up, got on the scale and was under 200 pounds for the time in 11 years. I shared this success with the class and that I had a realization that I was scared of losing weight. Up until this moment, it had felt like I was pulling a part of myself along. I had spent all of this time on the diving board but hadn’t quite committed fully to everything, I was afraid to take the plunge. But sharing out loud to my class lifted that fear. All of a sudden, I started to really see the progress I had made and jumped off the diving board head first.
I recently completed Snatched II again. I am thinner than I have been in at least a decade but, more importantly, I have fully committed to myself and my health. I have been breaking habits and patterns that I have had for a very long time. It didn’t happen overnight and no one could do it for me. I made major changes and got myself to where I am today, but there is no way I could have been this successful without the support system I have found at MFF.
The other weekend, I donated two huge bags of clothes that no longer fit. I have lost 40 pounds over the past nine months. In total I have lost 8.5 inches from my waist, 4.5 inches from my hips and have gained confidence, strength and have taken control of my health. I have finally jumped in headfirst and committed myself to seeing how healthy and fit I can become. I still have a long way to go as far as my goals, but I have come a very long way.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a long time and a lot of work. No one can do it for you, but having an entire army of Ninjas and sherpas sure as hell helps. And admitting your fears can be a huge release. Smiling and enjoying yourself and singing along while working out burns more calories. 🙂 Thank you, MFF team, for showing up 1000% everyday. You have led me to the path of success and given me the tools to succeed.