BEST! Me 4 Life Client Spotlight Q&A

Submitted by: Rebecca Marino

Terry's Success Story

1) What results have you experienced since beginning your program at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc.?

Increase in energy. Increase in flexibility. Reshaping of my body.

2) Can you tell your story about your health and wellness journey?

I've had a chronic illness for about 2-1/2 years. I have 3 "good months" symptom free and then 3 "bad months" of a flare. Gained 30 lbs--much of my self-esteem was tied in with the "external me"--the mirror image. One of the symptoms with Burning Mouth Syndrome is a horrible fatigue. There were days when the highlight was getting to crawl back into bed. My sister-in-law told me about boot camp. Over the past 6 months I've come to appreciate the strength and beauty of the inner me--but really more the strength--I can be a better me. I'm learning to let go of trying to fit the mold of being almost 50, but looking like you're in your 20's or 30's. It's just not true or realistic. But I can be the best Terry Lebedevs. Healthier eating habits and regular exercise have brought about some changes on the external me look, but we all know from the newstands- from National Enquirer and the "stars" struggles with their looks to "Shape" magazine and "normal" people stories--that diets don't really work WITHOUT the concomitant changes that we have to make in our minds . . . namely, we have to get to the point where we truly love ourselves--who we are, not what we look like. Boot camp has helped me get there.

3) I hear you're a "BEST! Me Boot Camper." What makes BEST! Me Boot Camp so great?

The accountability and the camaraderie. It's a group of committed women--you have to be to agree to start working out at 6:00 a.m.! Believe me, it's way dark when I get up in the morning and those covers feel so good and warm and I'm all snuggly. But then I remember that Karen, Jen and Shavon are getting up, too; and, they're going to be counting on me getting up as well. We encourage each other through the work outs. Like when we're doing the really hard abs and you think you can't do one more? Somebody will shout out, "you can do it" or you here somebody else groan and we laugh and somehow all of a sudden Becca has finished the count and you REALLY DID IT! We are not a population of one, we are more.

4) What do you love about Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc.?

4. The message that's being sent out. We are not what we weigh or what we look at. We have value and worth because of who we are on the inside. My best is my best--it's not your best, but it's mine.

And if I believe it, I can bring it and achieve it!

December 5th, 2010 Terry L.


Terry After