In 1999, I had a major illness that changed how I felt about myself and my abilities. Up till then I was the type of person who didn’t know the meaning of the word “impossible.” I was smart, strong and capable, but just before turning 40, the bottom fell out of my world and I became weak and incapable, a person who I didn’t know and whose abilities I didn’t trust.
I went from 135 pounds to 224 by the fall of 2012. I was close to doubling the person I had been! Then I discovered Turbulence Training and Catherine Gordon. I saw a sign in a studio window. I was intrigued by the word “turbulence.” It sounded a lot like my life. I knocked on the window and the woman inside unlocked the door and explained that she wasn’t open yet, that her studio would open in about a week. We chatted and I took her flyer. I was inspired. On opening day, I was back.
By the end of the first session I was hooked. I signed up for the 15th Transformation Challenge. I figured I could do anything for 12 weeks. I turned 53 during the 10th week. It was a great birthday, because for the first time in a long time, I was doing something for myself that was bringing back my energy, my well-being and my confidence. I haven’t met a TT workout that I didn’t enjoy!
The ability to do a workout anywhere and anytime totally fit my lifestyle. I found myself stepping out of a restaurant one evening so I could show my grandsons, (age 12 and 10) how to do the Spiderman Crawl, and being thrilled when they looked at me and said, “Grandma, you can do that?” During the 12 weeks I went through three different workouts: TT Thermogenic-30; TT 2003; and Buff Dudes, Hot Chicks as a wrap-up.
I met with Catherine in the studio once a week and then did the other two on my own. I lost 25 pounds during the challenge period, but I gained something much more important. I feel like the “me” I used to know is coming back maybe even leaner and stronger! I’ve got a ways to go, but TT and Catherine have made impossible, possible again.