BOOTCAMPER OF THE PROGRAM
Rebecca - Langley/SurreyI'm continuing the Body Buster program because I feel really awesome about myself
I started Body Buster 8 weeks ago because I felt that my own self-directed exercise wasn't cutting it. I didn't push myself and I wasn't seeing any results. It has also been a difficult and mentally intense time in my career, and I realized I needed something to focus on that would help me cultivate discipline and energy.
What I like the most about Body Buster is that I get into what my instructor Kim calls "the fitness zone," in which I really dedicate my time to pushing my limits.
I never leave class feeling any less than accomplished and proud. I was also pretty excited to see I had lost 1 inch from my bicep after 4 weeks! I donate blood regularly, and so I have my blood pressure and beats per minute measured frequently. At my last appointment, my beats per minute had gone down by 10! I know my cardiovascular health has improved. That being said, I do not pay too much attention to the numbers aspect of health and fitness.
I focus on my everyday experiences and my physical and emotional well being. Since starting the program, I have more energy, I am happier and happier with myself, and I find every day activities like carrying groceries much easier! But for me, the most important thing I have gained is a transformation in my perception of myself. I have never, ever considered myself athletic and have always struggled to feel confident doing any kind of sports. I've also had bad experiences in the past with competitive sports and the judgements of others. But with Body Buster, I'm seeing myself as a *fit* person, and that is an incredible feeling.
I believe Body Buster is noncompetitive and a safe place for people of all body types and fitness levels to explore their fitness. I'm sure there are a lot of people like me who struggle to see themselves as anything but unathletic, and Body Buster could be a sea change for them like it was for me. I'm continuing the Body Buster program because I feel really awesome about myself overall by participating.