Today we are proud to feature our fit-fam member, Luisa M! Luisa started her journey with us in February of this year with the Fit in 42 program. From her start with us, she has lost a total of 39 POUNDS!! We are so happy for Luisa and her progress with us, please read her inspiring story below:
“I started with Fit in 42 in February 2016. Before joining I felt really scared. But then I said to myself, ‘Ok, I’ll try it’ as I was looking at the reviews. I saw it as something that would be challenging, something I’ve never done before, so I decided to take that step and sign up!
As for my health, I was always tired and fatigued. I felt insecure of myself. I really couldn’t buy anything I wanted to buy and I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. I decided to turn it around and take on this big challenge that I’ve never done before. The Fit in 42 program is amazing. Everybody here is amazingly helpful, they are like almost your second family here. You see your coaches, they push you to the limits where you think you can’t go, but you can! And that’s what I like, I then know I can do it. Everyone’s just great – their personalities, their way of being, their smiles that you see everyday, it’s wonderful.
I now have so much energy! I am happier and I want to do things. I try and come to workout at NLF twice a day now, and I never thought I would do so. I’ve even pushed my kids to come. My eldest son actually came with me and he enjoyed it. I love it here!
I actually surprised myself during Fit in 42. I didn’t think I was going to complete the Fit in 42 program. I was ready to throw the towel in at 3 weeks of it. I thought I couldn’t handle it. But I never really trusted myself so it’s always good to believe in and push yourself to where you don’t think you could push your body to do something you’ve never done before.
At work, I now take the stairs and I try to do it every other day. I walk and drink lots of water and watch what I eat. It’s been a life-changing event and I will continue that for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t change it. I am just happy, more bubbly, more talkative and very energetic. I’ve made great friends here they encourage me so much. I love that I am more confident now. Enough that I can go to a store and try on what I want and not feel bad or cry – and that is a good feeling it’s a wonderful feeling.
For someone who is considering contacting NLF, I would say to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it! I was there once, that didn’t think this would work, I was like, “no…it’s just another diet that I’m going to try and break,’ but I actually surprised myself. Everybody else can push you and encourage you, but it’s ultimately up to you to actually continue to do it and do the work. If you don’t do it for yourself, no one else is going to do it. Even though you hear everyone else around you cheering you on and encouraging you, it’s up to you. It’s your body, your mind and it’s your life…you have to do it for yourself!” – Luisa M.