Stacie D.

Submitted by: Debi Condon

's Success Story

I have never felt better about myself in my whole life. I can't believe how much I have changed in a few short months through boot camp. First, I will start my telling you I HATED to workout. I was athletic in high school. I played soccer and I was a cheerleader. When I got to college that all changed. I got more lazy and concentrated on schoolwork and last night studying and snacking changed my body faster than I could blink. At first it was tolerable but after 3 years and many sizes bigger, I realized I needed to change my life. I heard about Debi's boot camp and initially I said NO WAY! That sounds way too hard for me to do. I finally agreed to do it but the night before it was supposed to start, I got no sleep. I was so paranoid about it. I tossed and turned all night. When I got there and started working out I felt even worse about myself. I couldn't even run for 2 minutes or do a single push-up. I am only 21 years old and to not be able to do anything without gasping for air after 2 minutes of not even high intensity workout really put it in perspective for me. I made a promise to myself that I would get healthy and fit and I was committed to staying with boot camp. After the 4 weeks, I was down 8lbs and 6inches. I was so happy. Debi was not at all what I expected. I thought someone was going to be yelling in my face and knocking me down - I mean after all it's called boot camp and I automatically thought Oh no, this is going to be like the Army. Finding out that it wasn't and how kind and motivating Debi was, really helped me commit to be fit. I continued to work out at college and lost 10 more pounds. I was so excited with the results I was seeing. I rejoined boot camp when I came home from college since January I have lost about 15 more pounds and I am in clothes that I haven't been able to wear since Senior Year of high school! I have never felt so good about myself in my life. I joined this journey with one goal - that I am still committed to - and that goal was to do this for no one but myself. I wasn't going to do it to look good for any other person, I wanted to do this for me and this was all about me. Having this mentality has helped me so much. Without Debi and boot camp, I would still be hiding behind my fake happy smile that made it seem like everything was ok but inside I knew I hated the way I looked. Since joining boot camp and meeting Debi, I have gained confidence, motivation, integrity, self-pride and a new outlook on life. I am thankful to Debi everyday. I look forward to boot camp and I LOVE working out. Never ever have I said that before. I just bought myself a dress for a wedding and it was a 3!!!!. I haven't worn a 3 EVER. It was really hard for me to except the fact I am that size now. The last time I saw a 3 was when it was the second number on my pant size. I recommend anyone and everyone to join boot camp. It is the kick in the ass everyone needs to start a healthier life. It is never too late and no one is too old or too out of shape to do it. Those are just excuses! If I can do it, anyone can - seriously, not kidding. I couldn't run a single lap or do one push up in July of '10. On this very day, July 20, 2011, I can say I can run 3.4 miles without stopping and do 25 regular pushups with no problem. I am a believer now and you can be too. Commit to fit - I did, and I have never felt better about myself. Being happy with what you see in the mirror changes your whole day and life. Being happy with how you look is the first step to a happier life. Everyone should at least try to take that step. I am so glad I did. Thank you Debi and Evolution Fitness for helping me through my journey. Words cannot describe how grateful I am towards you. A million thank yous isn't enough. But thank you, Debi!

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