“They didn’t focus on where I had come from, but where I was going.”

Today we’d like to share with you Tam’s, one of our members, personal fitness story with you all. As of right now, this story was first posted two years ago. Enjoy!

[First posted July 18, 2014]

My fitness journey began in August 2013 when I realised my weight had flown past 75kgs and I’d run out of excuses. For a long time I thought I looked okay, not fully accepting how far I’d let myself go. I’d see pictures of myself that I wasn’t happy with and decided looking okay wasn’t good enough. No amount of makeup or clothes could cover how disappointed I was in myself.

Clothes didn’t fit. I’d get puffed at the smallest tasks. I’d become grumpy all the time and I’d quit anything I tried. It was my life, my bad habits, my disappointment, and I wanted the old me back. So I decided to take control and change my life for ever. I changed jobs which eliminated all the stress and negativity in my life, and took time to focus on me.

With the support of my fiancé and my best friend backing me all the way, I weighed in, measured up, had a cry and got started on what has been the most mentally and physically rewarding experience of my life so far.

I started off watching my food but I knew I needed to get moving and cut the crap, expecting results from doing nothing was putting me back where I had got myself.

That’s when I was introduced to KERRIE FITNESS. I meekly went along on my first night not sure of what to expect and came home so chuffed with myself that I’d actually finished something. I immediately felt safe when I got to the studio and knew I was in a fun, encouraging place with no judgement. They didn’t focus on where I had come from, but where I was going. They knew I could do it even though I didn’t know it myself.

I was surprised at how unfit I was, but over time my strength and stability has improved and I push myself harder every class. My time at KERRIE FITNESS has made me learn to love pain and sweat and that excuses don’t get results.

I’ve taken control of my life and can happily say I’ve lost 10kgs so far! My goal weight is 5kgs away, and I know I can get there because there’s no turning back.

I’ve got rid of excess weight (I won’t say lost because I don’t want to find it again!). I got rid of ankle and back problems. My hair and nails are stronger. My skin has cleared up, and I feel sexy again. I’ve learnt to love my body, and I’m proud of it for putting up with what it’s gone through.

Without the support and commitment of Kerrie and Trevor I don’t think I could have gotten this far on my own. Every step of the way they’ve encouraged me, and laughed with me when I’ve needed it the most.

So thank you KERRIE FITNESS, you’ve motivated me more than I could have expected.

‘Till next time, Tam <3