I wanted to share my transformation story and shine some light on the fact that our workout programs aren’t just for people who are looking to lose an extreme amount of weight. The above photo is from my very first training session with Kevin, which is also the first time we met. Yes, I’m fully aware my eyes are closed, but I was barely alive after finishing my first sled drive. I know that I was not overweight and I know that I was pretty in shape, but I also wasn’t where I wanted to be, especially considering all that I was doing.
I was working out 6 days a week and making only “healthy” food choices. My workouts consisted of alternating upper body and lower body days, typically lasted anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, included 15-30 minutes on a piece of cardio equipment, and never gave me the results I was really looking for. I was spending far more time at the gym than I wanted to – I mean, I love working out, but it was hard to carve out 1.5-2 hours of my day for 6 days a week. I weighed 122 lbs and my body fat percentage was 22%. Again, I know I was at a healthy weight and body fat percentage, but I felt like I was spending more time and effort than my results showed.
When I first switched to Kevin’s training style, I noticed two things: 1. I was having more fun than I had been having at the gym because my competitive side had been triggered again. I was constantly wanting to improve my times of workouts, lift heavier, and move faster each time I went in the gym. I wasn’t just going in and doing bicep curls, tricep pull downs, and leg press. I was squatting heavy weight, learning new movements, and performing pull ups (which I had never been able to do). 2. I was spending less time at the gym each day and only going 5 days a week. I had much more time to live and experience my own life and was also seeing the results I was wanting to see.
After two months of Kevin’s program, I lost 5 lbs and my body fat percentage has dropped to 18%. I was only spending 1 hour (or less) at the gym each day, was only going 5 days a week and was still eating healthy. Now, after 2 years of Kevin’s program (photo below), I’m weighing 117 lbs and my body fat percentage is 16.5% (14-20% is an athletic body fat percentage for women). I am finally seeing the results I felt were necessary for the work I was putting in. Kevin’s workouts aren’t easy though. Anyone who’s done them will tell you that. Sometimes you’re not sure if you’ll finish them or not, but the feeling once you do finish them is so rewarding, and so are the results.