From “Meh” to “Hell Yeah!”

I started Training For Warriors in 2015 at approximately 170lbs. I was ready to move my body after not doing anything since before I got pregnant with our first child in 2012.

In the old days I would randomly get to the local 24hr gym and hop on the elliptical and pick up some dumbbells. In 2015 my husband started coaching something called Training For Warriors and I trusted him to guide me in a better direction. I was ready to learn all of it but it was new and it was hard.  I had never done most of the movements or lifts or a chin-up and I had never made the effort to sprint. My TFW coach believed in me and helped me believe I could do it all, so I did. But I didn’t do it the way it was intended. I didn’t change my eating habits and I didn’t get to the dojo consistently. I loved TFW but I didn’t make it a priority in my life.


By the end of 2016 I was tired of letting other things get in the way of what I wanted for myself and my health.

I wanted to be healthier and stronger and more alive. I knew I had to make it a priority.

In January of 2017 I committed myself to myself and to TFW. I paid attention to my food intake, following the guide TFW provides. I made a decision to eat better, not for six weeks, not for 90 days, but for the rest of my life.

I kept a journal, recording my food intake, for the first two months of 2017. It helped me stay on track and I learned so much about myself and about food. I now recommend and encourage this to everyone that needs help with nutrition.

Aside from falling in love with TFW, I fell in love with group training, specifically the people that became my familia. I made it to the TFW dojo 4x a week from January to July and by that point I was approximately 150lbs and the strongest and healthiest I had ever felt.

Hell yeah!

In July we moved our family to Madison, Wisconsin to open our own dojo. I became certified in the Training For Warriors system and was ready to coach!

When we first arrived in Madison I had to do my workouts on my own.

That. Was. Hard. I missed my coach, I missed my familia, I missed the accountability of it all.

I hovered around the same weight for a few months until I was able to get into a routine in OUR dojo and again work the TFW system the way it is meant to be worked.

It is February 2018 and I am now at 134lbs and still working hard on myself…Getting to the dojo and making it happen…Eating well at home and away from home…creating a POSITIVE mindset to guide my decisions…

Every day I think about chocolate. Every day I think about my body shape, my health. Every day I think about how I can move forward. Thinking only gets me so far. Eventually I have to take action.

Actions got me from “meh” to “hell yeah.”

Actions get me results.

Results get me to want more results.

Thank you to ME for believing in me and doing the work. Thank you to TFW for providing a compass. Thank you to the best coach I have ever known.


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