The Power of Believing

Submitted by: Michelle Carlson

Carmen's Success Story

My name is Carmen, I am a 45 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 3, that’s what use to define me but I am not in any way the same person I was 2 years ago and its largely because I met Michelle. My first boot camp was in April of 2009 and I was petrified. I hadn’t really been active in a decade. I had quite smoking two years before and had decided to “get into shape” and I figured I had a leg up on the situation! So not the case, the first time I went to the ground to do push ups I uttered those horrible words “I Can’t”, words that are not in Michelle’s vocabulary. I remember from her strength, her belief in me, I went down to the ground and tackled those push ups with all that I had. They may have been on my knees but I did them and I haven’t stopped since. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, what more can you ask for in a trainer! She has motivated me to strive for a life style that will keep me strong and healthy. It’s an on going process but Michelle has equipped me with the correct tools and knowledge to keep me on the right path. My thought process about life in general has forever changed. I think about what I eat, I know the importance of moving every day. I teach a Zumba class now, the direct result of her belief in me. I can do push ups on my toes, I can do intense hardcore boot camps, kick boxing, cardio circuits, you name it, I can do it. It’s not about my pant size is about my overall well being and I would not have ever got to this point without Michelle. She is my trainer, I wouldn’t trade her for anyone in the world!