Meet Marty, 60-something, convinced to try Farmgirlfit over a “couple” glasses of wine: “I was so unsure, so intimidated, so ready to bolt…I have found a safe place for me to grow, be encouraged, accepted and tested. I’m just over a month into it, and I am so grateful.”
Retired (Law Enforcement for 30 yrs.)
My beautiful hero, sister of my heart, Tarina Rose-Watson met me for dinner one evening. After going to FGF for a month and a half, she looked amazing. And a couple glasses of wine later, I committed to FGF, actually believing I could look like T!!
I was so unsure, so intimidated, so ready to bolt…my first class I looked around at all these beautifully fit women and really thought “What the *&^% am I doing here??” Then Jaunessa (or as I affectionately call her, Little Satan) took over, and I have found a safe place for me to grow, be encouraged, accepted and tested. I’m just over a month into it, and I am so grateful.
Finishing a mile in an upright position; jumping rope after a 50 year break; lifting the 45# bar back onto the wall rack without injury…
Actually doing a push up; lifting more than I think I can; running faster than the guys in the auto shops think I can…
So far, all the weights…
I am concerned about answering this as I feel it might be used against me, so I’ll say I don’t have one…love them all! ;)
Pretty much the whole damn thing…
Does my beet red face make my butt look bigger???
I am much more aware of how I lift things, how I feel about my limits and where I want to be.
Every single woman I see working as hard as she can to be the best she can be…
I adore reading while listening to New Age music, I spend as much time as possible with my sister of my heart, I have a part-time job which helps keep my mind occupied. I escape to the island of Moloka’i for a couple of months in the winter…other than that I have no idea where my time goes!!!
OK…my first happy place is Kepuhi Beach on Moloka’i….and FGF is a very close second!
Self sufficient…very early on I knew that the only one who could ever take care of me was me.
I will sing “Play that funky music white boy…” while shopping for vegetables at my local grocery store. And I HATE the spotlight, so this makes me as uncomfortable as I was the first day walking into FGF!
Really? Dance move??? What do you call the moves that balloons above the car dealerships are doing? I guess it depends on how much wine I have tasted!!
There are two: Tarina Rose-Watson. She is smart, brave and loyal….I am so blessed to even know her let alone have her as a friend; and my niece Kirstie who completed a Spartan race: muddy, tired and fabulous!
On Tues/Thurs, I do the 8:30 Grind then stay for [complimentary] Yoga at 9:30. I’m PROUD when I complete a really hard workout (like all of them), can still breathe…AND…am still seeing drops of sweat on my yoga mat 20 minutes later!
Day one (after missing the first day one because of an anxiety attack): Standing in the main room, sweating buckets, red faced, thinking “Damn…that was some workout…but I’m still alive”… then realizing that was NOT the Grind, that was the WARM UP…Geez, what has Tarina got me into?
For the new members: Go ahead…be afraid...but do this anyway. You are a ROCKSTAR for being here. For the current members: Thank you all for being so fabulous, so supportive and so welcoming to me and women like me. This is a new journey and you are making it the best time of my life!!