My Driven Story
I started with Driven Lifestyle Group in January 2014. I was pretty unsure of my thoughts on strength training when I first joined. It was a competition between the male and female employees at my previous job that enticed me to sign up. I was a runner. Cardio was all I ever knew. I did pilates to strengthen the core but I had never in my life lifted weights or belonged to an actual gym. I always thought I was in pretty decent shape. I have to admit I was pretty intimidated when I first walked in and saw people doing pull-ups from the ceiling and swinging kettlebells all around. I started with attending training two times per week. I was the one who started out using 10 pound weights, swinging the pink kettlebell, and using a foam cushion trying to figure out just how these turkish people actually get up. I was plagued by running injuries the same year and I knew that I needed to change my mindset. Running, cardio, and not feeding my muscles enough was just not working for me. Instead of getting stronger, I was actually breaking down my body. I needed to take a step back from the running and become stronger and fuel my muscles. In January 2015 I made a decision to join unlimited with Driven Lifestyle Group and put running on the backburner. I sought nutritional help from Michelle and Dan. I always knew the right things to do but I just needed the message reinforced and to be held accountable. I quickly saw the changes in my body. For the first time in my life I was actually gaining muscle. I was progressing and getting stronger and stronger. When I actually did run, I was faster than I had ever been. My eureka moment came when I walked by the mirror and saw something sticking out in the back....I had a butt!
I cannot express enough thanks to the Driven family for all the encouragement and laughs along the way. Being surrounded by such positivity makes it a highlight of my day....I feed off the high that I get after a training session. This is not just a 'gym' and I don't just have a 'gym membership'. I am part of a family and team. I know that someday I will complete that half marathon but in a healthier, stronger body.