Motivation is a psychological game. You’ve heard the phrase “mind over matter” and that’s exactly how you need to think about motivation. It’s that crucial piece of the puzzle to achieving your goals.
For some, motivation comes easy. For others, it doesn’t. Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is unique in that our community of members helps keep each other motivated and accountable.
Life before Farrell’s… 43 years old and seriously overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, couldn’t run across the street, struggled to do 20 push-ups, failed to do more than 15 sit-ups, my physical life turned into a disappointment. After joining Farrell’s and meeting with my amazing coach I found the drive and camaraderie with others like me to push myself beyond anything I had done since high school. Within the first ten weeks I lost 28 pounds ran a mile in under 9 minutes, I could crank out more than 50 push-ups, over 40 sit-ups, and to be honest felt better than ever since high school. The following years brought on additional weight loss, muscle growth and I began competing in Track and Field again. I’ve won multiple gold, silver and bronze medals in USA Track and Field events as well as Iowa Games meets. I’ve lowered my blood pressure, dropped my cholesterol to unmedicated levels, and find myself enjoying running 5k’s, long bike rides and horseplay with my children again. I’m a new person, a happier person, a proud person, for me Farrell’s isn’t just a great option it was the only option.
Weight loss is different than fat loss. The Farrell’s program focuses on fat loss. You may have noticed when we highlight our $1,000 winners, we don’t mention total weight lost, but we do mention total body fat lost. There’s a difference. It’s important to understand what that difference is to help you reach goals and sustain them.
I could control the intensity of my own workout, but always felt motivated to push myself due to the encouragement from Mitzie, other FIT members, and the coaching staff. Around week seven is when I really started to feel and see changes.