Fit Mom of the Month, July 2013 – Mila Cainey
Mila Lost 35 LBS and Changed Her Life!
Up until I had my first child, I had always been fit and active. In fact, my roommates in college used to tease me about how much energy I had – they didn’t know where it all came from! After the birth of my oldest daughter, I soon began to experience severe hormonal imbalances which would lead to crazy moodiness and out-of-control hunger. The doctor had diagnosed me with insulin resistance and told me to watch my carb intake, or the insulin resistance could easily morph into diabetes. He put me on 3 different medications to control my blood sugar, high blood pressure, and increased testosterone (yes, I did say TESTOSTERONE). However, the stress of raising young children and full-time work led to overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. By the age of 40, I was nearly 200 pounds and could no longer see the energetic and full-of-life person I had once been. I was extremely lethargic and was clinically depressed. I was an emotional and physical mess and needed to turn it around!
Shorty after my 40th birthday, a friend in the neighborhood told me about the 2-week free trial at Burn Boot Camp in Huntersville, and I thought, “This is the intervention I need!”. The following Monday, I went to my first boot camp class and didn’t know if I’d make it through it; it was tough! In fact, I was nauseous the first week or two and I was seriously starting to question my sanity. Devan told me that feeling sick to your stomach was a common experience for people who hadn’t exercised that intensely for awhile, and to try to stick it out. So I continued to come every morning at 5:15, and by 30 days I had lost about 10 pounds and I was hooked!
Attending BBC 5 or 6 days a week has had huge benefits for me – I’m nearly 35 pounds lighter and a whole lot more fit than I was when I walked into class the first time. I can’t believe how fast I can run, how high I can jump, and how long I can hold a plank! I’ve also made friendships with an incredible circle of women, all of whom have played a huge part in my motivation to come every day. Devan and his staff are all very positive and encouraging – the whole experience has been so rewarding, that I would recommend it to anyone looking for a workout that will finally get those “mommy” pounds off!
For the first time in many years, I feel healthy and strong. That’s a feeling you can’t put a price on!
– Mila Cainey, BBC Huntersville