One year! It’s been one full year since my first training session at TRIBE Fitness. 2012 was the year of surgeries. Feb 1, 2012 I had my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction after finding out I carry the BRCA gene mutation. I had three surgeries that year and I feel like I just spent the whole year in recovery mode. I was weak and tired and my body was working hard just to heal itself. I focused on what I was eating so that my body could heal itself better. I decided after the third surgery that I wanted 2013 to be the year of strength. I convinced my husband to make room in our budget for me to hire a personal trainer. I met with him twice a week for the first two months and I feel like that was crucial for me developing a great pattern and making my trip to the gym part of my lifestyle. I am confident I would have wimped out and chosen easy if I didn’t have him waiting at the gym for me. I still meet once a week with my trainer and then I go twice a week on my own. TRIBE has been a blessing in my life. It’s a place of growth for me. It’s been a place of great change.
Lately lots of people have been asking if I’ve lost weight. My reply is a consistent “Yes, I have been working very hard.” But weight loss was not my goal. My goal has been to be STRONG. And I have definitely gotten stronger. In October I started a trapeze class at Canopy Studio and that has been one of the hardest things I have ever tried. I have hit walls because I haven’t been strong enough. This pushes me harder to train and develop my skills. I am doing something now that I never would have been able to do one year ago and that makes me very proud!
My body is healthy. My body is strong.
Happy 1 year TRIBE-versary to me!