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8 minutes.. It was exactly 8 minutes into my first CKO class ever with Amanda when I looked up at the clock for the first time and thought I made a huge mistake. I felt like I was ready to drop. I couldn’t catch my breath, I was sweating like I’ve never sweat before.. I thought class had to be at least half way over.. nope.. it was just getting started! I had no idea how I was ever going to make it to the end of class. After class Amanda told me I did great, if by great she meant I didn’t die.. then yea ok I could agree her.
The morning after my first class I hurt in places I didn’t think it was possible to hurt! First time I ever had a pain in my forearm..
I joined CKO because I needed to make some big changes in my life. I was tired all the time, at an all-time weight high, in the middle of a divorce.. so yea.. punching and kicking a few times a week seamed like a great idea! I was a bit skeptical about working out in a group format, but I was so wrong. Initially I thought I wouldn’t get any personal attention.. and I know I needed that extra push. Somehow no matter how many people are in the room you guys always manage to be in the right place at the right time to push me a little more. I think just about every instructor I’ve worked out with has come up and introduced themselves… everyone there makes you feel welcome and not like another member..
From the extra push to land a few more punches on the bag to Kate always forcing me out of my comfort zone to the middle of the room, you’ve each done so much more than you realize to motivate and push me toward my goal. Last week while I was in my PT session with Roy I realized I was doing pushups effortlessly… Not quite sure when that happened.. I would do 3 or 4 then drop. Every instructor there says to do your best, do one more, do as many as you can, do one more than yesterday and its so true that just 1 more to 2.. and 3.. etc adds up and pays off in the long run.
Since I’ve done most of my training with the three of you I just wanted to personally say thank you for the support and extra push. You guys have been great. Much appreciated. The last year has been quite the journey!
Below is my current before and after picture from my first class Oct 2017 – today. Started at 230lbs Size 38.. Now 199lbs Size 34ish. Currently 20lbs from my goal.
Check out Lexi’s progress since joining CKO !
Check out the results Ed got at CKO!
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