Katy is the owner of Macaroni Kid - Pasadena, MD and mommy to 3 little guys. She has been "hiiting" it with us at Body Back for almost a year.
Ok, moms-if you've followed for a while, you know in the Spring, I joined Fit4Mom Severn's Body Back Program.
Recently, I was chatting with a friend-and she confessed that every time I told her how empowered I was when I left my workouts, how strong I was getting-that I was high on life when I left class...she thought I was full of crap. She didn't understand how it could possibly feel that way-and then she joined too. Guess what?! She's eating her words now-she's hooked too.
You see, I joined the Body Back program to get in shape and lose weight. Not only am I close to 40 and now stronger than I've EVER been in my entire lift-I've learned to believe in myself again. I've learned to love myself and my body-with all of it's imperfections-wanna know the secret? Because the mama's at Body Back were there the entire way by my side-telling me, "You've got this!" "You can do it!" "Great job!" And you know what I learned from them? They're right!
Recently, at a BB class, one of the other moms came to me and said, "I haven't seen you in a while, what's been going on?" It had been a crappy day-a real doozy of a day. We chatted a few minutes and she told me, "be kind to yourself, don't beat yourself up. Being a mom is so hard!" (Thank you, Amy) I got in my car and cried on the way home. The bonds I made in those initial 8 weeks of Body Back (and the ones I've met along the way)-they'll never go away, and I'm SO grateful to have them. I don't tell these mama's nearly enough. Love you girls!
Body Back may sound like a fitness/health program-and it is-but it's so much more. It's a program that will transform your body and soul.
Originally published here.