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Michelle Cowan

All Stars Of The Month At BEFIT

BEFIT selects one individual each month as the BEFIT All Star. These individuals have shown great improvement in their health and fitness and embody what our gym and community is all about!

Michelle Cowan

“Slow progress is better than no progress…

I had been the queen of excuses with my fitness for many years. So many times I would start, with the greatest of intentions. I’d start strong, make a few gains, but ultimately abandon whatever it was I was doing. All justifiable reasons, at least that is what I convinced myself of.

My journey at BE started over 2 years ago. My twins were 6 months at the time. I had already put my back out 3 times since they were born. I was the heaviest I had been in my life and was tired all the time. My reality was staring me in the face, my only option was to get stronger, because they were only going to get bigger.

I looked into so many options, but BE was the best fit for me and turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I started fairly consistently, but old habits die hard and would find myself buying into my own bull-sh@# excuses. It really is amazing what you can convince yourself of. But, this time, instead of abandoning it, I kept being drawn back. And I did get stronger, but wasn’t losing the weight.

I guess It was just over a year ago now, I chose to really make my health a priority. Foreign concept to a mom of 4, but absolutely necessary and so incredibly worth it. I had some success with the Biggest Winner last year and it was the kick start I needed.

It hasn’t been easy, and sure, I’ve fallen off the track a few times, but you get back to it. Finding the time, discipline and motivation to eat well and workout consistently, is sometimes very hard, but feeling crappy about yourself all the time is hard too. Choose your hard.

I really can’t say enough about all of the trainers at BE. I would not have come this far without you. Whether it’s the emails, the words of support and encouragement, or the sideways looks with the “seriously, you need a heavier weight”. You have all helped push me get to a place where I crave going to the gym, and quite honestly get a bit aggro when I have to miss a day.

Josh and his crew really are changing lives everyday and I am so incredibly grateful for all of them. I’ve lost over 50lbs and many many inches, in just over a year. Actually, lost is not the right word, as I have no intentions of ever finding it again? I’m stronger than I have ever been and am excited to see where I will be a year from now.

For anyone struggling with their fitness and weight loss, you aren’t alone. I get the struggle, I’ve lived it. Reach out and ask for help. Changes don’t happen overnight, and progress can be slow sometimes.

Many of you already know all too well what it feels like to give up. Just imagine what it would feel like if this time you didn’t….

Spoiler Alert…. IT FEELS FANTASTIC!”

April 2017