FabYOUlous Fitness Client Spotlight: Perseverance
"She remembered who she was and the game changed." — Lalah Deliah
Before my hysterectomy in February 2023, I wasn’t taking good care of myself. I wasn’t exercising or eating healthy. I was unhappy in many aspects of my life and had given up on self-care. After my surgery, with news of early menopause on the horizon, I knew I had to make a change. I felt I was given a chance to make myself a priority, to become “unstuck.”
I wanted to have more energy, lose weight, build muscle, and feel confident in my body and with myself again. What caught my attention with FabYOUlous Fitness is that it’s a studio run by women for women over the age of 35. Women, like me, who wanted to lose weight, become stronger, and get themselves back.
I started at FabYOUlous Fitness 8 weeks after my hysterectomy. I was in strength training classes for 3 weeks before a work trip to NYC. I was very nervous about this trip. Would I have enough stamina to keep up with everyone? I was in bed for practically 6 weeks! Was it too soon? I shouldn’t have worried, though, because there I was walking 8,000-11,000 steps a day with everyone else. The pain was minimal by the end of each day and I know that was only possible because of those studio classes. I was so surprised at the difference those 3 weeks made. It made me feel great about the lifestyle changes I was making and I was excited to see what else I was capable of.
Since I chose me, I’ve lost 15 lbs., I’m fitting into jeans I haven’t worn in years, I have more energy, and I’m feeling empowered. Seeing my progress over the past 6 months has been true motivation to keep challenging myself and stay focused on my goals. It’s a great feeling when you can easily lift a 30 lb. bag of dog food and you know for a fact you couldn’t do that 6 months ago. You feel stronger physically, mentally and life’s challenges seem a lot easier to face.
To someone on the fence about making a change like this, I would say that I chose me and I don’t regret it for a second. You’d be amazed at what you are truly capable of. I didn’t think I’d be a strong enough person to make the life choices I’ve made. I didn’t think I’d be able to start over. This studio has given me that. This place is special. You can be on the brink of creating a whole new life for yourself, walk through those doors and be greeted, supported, and encouraged by women who want nothing but the best for you.