SODC recently celebrated our 10 year Birthday! We have a few families who have been with us from the beginning including the Bratcher brood. Karen and her family are incredible and we love them dearly. This past fall we introduced our adult fitness program at SODC and Mama Karen jumped in full force.
We could definitely see changes in her mindset and physique within a month so we decided to take a few pictures. We agreed that we would update the pictures 30 days later, after our holiday "Maintain Don't Gain" challenge, and BOOM Karen crushed it. Her results are jaw-dropping!
It is simply amazing what can happen with consistent effort in only 30 short days! The pictures truly speak for themselves. Way to go Karen! We love you.
Here's what Karen recently shared with us...
Personally though for most of 2017, I felt stuck in a rut. I felt defeated, not happy with anything, grouchy, unexcitable, and wanting a change but unsure of what change I was wanting. I was not really being present. I wasn’t the Karen I was at one time in my life or the Karen I wanted to be. I was believing lies without fully knowing that I was believing them. Furthermore what’s worse is not realizing the extent the lies grip had over me. To those stupid lies, I say “NO MORE!” Please, friends, don’t sell yourself short of stupid demoralizing lies.
In October, EB and I went on a cruise to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. As we started the set sail I got an email from SODC regarding fitness interest that was going to be starting up at the studio!! Yay SODC for this opportunity!! So as we are leaving Galveston, I sent a random cryptic half-email reply from a cruise ship saying “YES! Interested!” Thinking this will be something fun to try but not expecting to much more than that. I really just wanted to see what this is all about.
Enter November and SODC trainer Ember Nevill. Ember taught my first class and my life hasn’t been the same. I find that in my life, rarely has someone made such an immediate impact, but she did and continues too!! I am forever grateful that our paths crossed and forever changed. Thank you, Ember for your passion, your encouragement, your inspiration, your love and kindness that you freely give to all. Your passion is contagious.
Secondly, enter SODC fitness trainers Sidonie Hale and Casey Marler Blakewood these two gems are incredible. They both inspire, motivate, encourage and have pushed me way beyond what I thought was my limit! These two ladies have rocked my world and continue to do so!! Thank you, both! I love you dearly.
If any of my friends haven’t tried any of the fitness classes at SODC you TOTALLY should.
It is my prayer that anyone who reads this post, will NOT believe any lie that the enemy is trying to SELL you.
Don’t be afraid to try, take a step forward, trust in God’s plan, listen to your heart, be inspired, celebrate along the way, make a change and be EAGER. This is my 2018 theme word. I want to live with an EAGERness in all areas! I look forward to what is to come and live with focus and intentionality.
Blessings to each and every one of you! ❤️