I remember when I first realized I was fat.
Looking over some summer road trip pictures, and actually not recognizing myself on the beach. I hadn’t realized how quickly my body had become unrecognizable. I guess I just assumed I could never really be fit or that I would just find my plateau weight and stay there. This didn’t happen, I was putting on weight faster than I could realize. I used to be a bit of a shopaholic, buying clothes to feel better about myself, something that would make me ‘look nice’. Eventually I couldn’t fit into clothing that I liked, malls were depressing, nothing made me look nice anymore, and I was reduced to buying clothes to ‘hide the fat’.
So I tried to diet, restricting calories till I felt dizzy, eliminating all my favourite foods until I just gave in, cutting back portions; all with no real results and usually leaving me heavier. Next on my list was exercise… I tried to go for walks to keep active, but there wasn’t really any change in my waistline from strolling around the neighbourhood. I purchased an elliptical to see if that could help. The elliptical actually felt like a workout, but it was boring and I still wasn’t actually losing weight, and I quickly converted it to a clothes hanger for laundry.
Meanwhile, the weight kept coming…. At over 300 pounds I was lost. Too heavy to move and too depressed to want to.
One random night I was searching for a gym, thinking if I could just do things more socially with some structure I would enjoy it. My exact google was ‘Winnipeg fat loss gym’… And that’s where I found Boom. It seemed exclusive and focused on people like me…Someplace I could fit in, or at least try to and not feel any judgement. Overnight I wrestled with the price of membership, knowing that it was more than the average gym cost.
But I realized to get the quality of help I needed, it would have to be more.
And you definitely get what you pay for. I needed to do this to live the kind of life I wanted.
After meeting Cam I realized how lucky I was.
I had never felt so much motivation in my life to be fit than at one metabolic training session. Everyone was so supportive and welcoming that I actually started to enjoy going to the gym. I’m not going to lie, the exercises are tough and you feel them afterwards, but in a good way.
I felt proud that I was actually doing something that was changing my life for the better. I felt blessed to have so many people encouraging me to try harder. And I felt sore sometimes too… But happy that I actually had muscles to get sore. I learned how to eat properly and still live my life; I probably eat more on Cam’s nutrition plan than I ever have.
Today I can honestly say I enjoy working out, I feel confident in how I look and I know I’m stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been. Shopaholic days are slightly less meaningful knowing I no longer need clothes to make me look nice, because ‘looking nice’ is what happens when you’re a client.
Thanks Cam! You’ve got a really good thing going on.
– Rosie, Toronto, ON