In THE FALL OF 2018 I HAD PAIN IN MY RIGHT CALF. I THOUGHT I HAD AN ACHING LEG CRAMP, BUT IT WOULDN’T GO AWAY. IT FINALLY DAWNED ON ME 3 DAYS LATER THAT I MIGHT HAVE A BLOOD CLOT. I WENT TO THE ER AND SURE ENOUGH, I HAD THREE DVT BLOOD CLOTS IN MY CALF. BLOOD THINNERS AGAIN AND NOW MY DOCTOR NEEDED TO INVESTIGATE.
MY DOCTOR FOUND THAT I HAVE AN INHERITED BLOOD FACTOR (LIPO PROTEIN LITTLE A OR WRITTEN AS LP(A))WHICH CAUSES MY BLOOD TO CLOT AND IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY WHY MY SISTER HAD DIED SO YOUNG AND SO SUDDENLY. THIS WAS EXTREMELY SCARY TO ME BECAUSE I WAS 54 YEARS OLD, THE SAME AGE MY SISTER HAD BEEN WHEN SHE PASSED. I HAD A CORONARY ARTERY CALCIUM SCAN AND THEY FOUND NO BUILD UP IN MY ARTERIES. I ASKED MY DOCTOR WHY, WHY HAD I SURVIVED AND MY SISTER HAD NOT AND HE SAID, ‘BECAUSE YOU KEPT MOVING… DON’T STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING.’
IT TOOK ME 2 YEARS, BUT I AM DOWN 50LBS WITH A PLAN TO KEEP IT OFF AND HOPEFULLY DROP SOME MORE. MY DOCTOR IS THRILLED! HE CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH MUSCLE I HAVE IN MY UPPER BODY AND HOW EVENLY DISTRIBUTED IT IS BETWEEN MY LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE. I AM 56 YEARS OLD AND FEEL BETTER THAN I DID IN MY 30S. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO START.
“fit in 42 changed my life”
We asked Fit in 42 alum Jane, What is a result of Fit in 42 that you weren’t expecting?
Her answer, “losing 38lbs!!! And not craving sugar like I used to. My goal was 13lbs and I lost 12 during Fit in 42. I just kept losing 2lbs every week after the end of Fit in 42. It also made me think about what to eat and the choices I make, where as before I would eat whatever was around.”
We also asked, What would you tell someone thinking about joining Fit in 42?
Her response, “I don’t usually recommend anything unless I see that it works. I used to think the before and after pics from a weight loss program were photoshopped. But after doing Fit in 42 and seeing it for myself I realized it does work. You have to be ready for a lifestyle change and it is a total commitment to sticking with the eating plan and working out. I have never felt better about myself and now I am wearing size 6 pants, which I never did in my life. It is a great program and does work if you are ready to change your life!!”- JANE
SINCE BEGINNING THIS JOURNEY, I’VE LOST AND KEPT OFF A LITTLE OVER 70 POUNDS. MORE IMPORTANTLY, I’M NOT ON ANY MEDICATIONS. I “CHOOSE” TO TAKE THE STAIRS VERSUS THE ELEVATOR. I COULDN’T HAVE DONE ANY OF THIS WITHOUT DONE DONE FITNESS. THE SUPPORT, COMRADERY, EDUCATION, AND LEADERSHIP IS THE BEST. DONE DONE IS NOT A GYM FULL OF “BARBIE BODIES”. NO ONE IS THERE TO JUDGE. MANY THERE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE SAME THING AND STRUGGLED WITH THE SAME DEMONS I HAVE, AND FOUND SUCCESS AS WELL. THE DONE DONE FITNESS TEAM, STAFF, AND MEMBERS ARE “FAMILY”. WE’RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER AND TO HELP AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER.
IF ANYONE WERE TO ASK MY ADVICE, I GUESS I’D SAY: DON’T WAIT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY, THE TIME, OR THE VERY EARLY MORNINGS TO THE GYM EVERY DAY. YOU CALL THE SHOTS, YOU PUT IN THE EFFORT, COMMITMENT, DEDICATION, AND HARD WORK – THEN YOU SEE THE RESULTS - A HEALTHIER, BETTER YOU – AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S ABOUT - AND WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO ME. --TRACIE
"I WAS A SUGAR ADDICT"
I was overweight most of my adult life and when I wasn’t overweight, I was battling it. I had tried Weight Watchers, Nutri-system, Phen-Fen, HGH, Low Fat Diets, and Very Low Calorie Diets, and I could lose weight. I just could not keep it off. I was addicted to sugar. Finally in the fall of 2015, CJ and I joined a 60-day challenge at DDF. Who knew that it would change our lives forever? That will be 5 years ago October 1st.
The first 2.5 years we worked out faithfully 5-6 days a week, but I am a sugar addict and never changed my eating habits very much except during challenges. I would rally for a challenge and then gain it back.
January 2018 rolls around and I am ready for Fit in 42. We food prepped and followed the program 100% and I lost over 20 lbs.! The sugar cravings were not even an issue. I was surprised and relieved.
"I'vE LOST & KEPT OFF A LITTLE OVER 70 POUNDS. MORE IMPORTANTLY, I’M NOT ON ANY MEDICATIONS. "
I’ve always been a big person, even as a child. I’m almost 57 years old, and my weight has always been a huge challenge and real struggle for me to control. Diets, supplements, exercise, weight loss gimmicks, etc… and although I committed to each of these at the time - nothing worked “long term”.
I was diagnosed as diabetic and had cholesterol numbers that were very near needing medication to control. I was very overweight, had joint issues, knee surgery, back pain, couldn’t take a flight of stairs without being winded, always tired and sluggish - just a “mess”. I seriously considered gastric bypass surgery, but was afraid of the possible complications, not to mention the cost. I made up my mind that “I” had to do something to “fix me”. I changed my eating habits, did some moderate exercising -- and lost about 35 pounds and found myself plateaued there.
I decided to join Done Done Fitness to go the extra step. I justified the cost, by the fact that it was either spend money on medications – for life - or on a gym membership. Only the gym membership would make a healthier better me for the long run, and be less expensive than a life time of medications. Absolutely the very best thing I ever did in my life - for “me”.
“ I HAD NEVER GONE TO A GYM THAT REALLY FOCUSED ON THE PROPER TECHNIQUE/FORM TO HELP YOU AVOID INJURY AND MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS.....GAME CHANGER!"
I began Done Done in the fall of 2018 primarily to focus on my health and fitness. My dad passed away when I was only 10 and I was around the same age he was when he passed away. I kept hearing (and seeing) wonderful things from my friends about Done Done and was interested in learning more about their program, so I jumped at the opportunity when Stephanie gave me a 2 week trial pass.
I was hooked after the first workout! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I had never gone to a gym that really focused on the proper technique/form to help you avoid injury and maximize your success.....GAME CHANGER!" Angela
"MY OVERALL WEIGHT LOSS is ABOUT 70 LBS"
I joined Done Done Fitness in December 2017 on a trial basis. My physical had given me a wake up call and I knew I had to do something. I struggled getting there in the beginning and wasn’t eating right. In June 2018 I participated in a Summer Challenge which was my first of many , the program pointed me in the right direction and held me accountable for my workouts and also for what I was eating. i struggle with sugary foods.
I kept hearing about a program called Fit in 42 and seeing amazing results from other members. In January 2019 I signed on for Fit in 42. This was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. I learned so much about how my diet effected the way I felt. Joint pain, bloating and that overall crappy feeling I knew to well could be changed by eating clean, reading labels and eliminating foods with bad ingredients as well as exercising on a regular basis.
I came out of the program participating in a few 5k’s, an 8k and with some encouragement from the trainers, a Mud Run. I did things I never thought I could do, especially at my age. My overall weight loss from the day I joined Done Done until now has been about 70 lbs and I can’t believe the difference I have seen in myself over the last few years. The amount of support I receive from the Green Team and other members is phenomenal and Honestly the whole reason I continue to be a member of Done Done Fitness. I continue to eat clean 90% of the time and workout as much as I can (especially with the crazy world we all live in now) I can’t wait until I can get back on a regular workout routine so I can continue on my path of ever changing goals. --Barb
"MISSY AND HER TEAM GAVE ME THE VARIETY, THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE FOOD EDUCATION I NEEDED"
in January 2020 I was at a decent weight (actually hit my original goal from when I first met with Missy) but I was stuck at it for about 6 months and wasn’t making the progress I wanted. I knew I had to more to do and so a couple things changed to help: I joined the No Sugar Challenge. This challenge got me looking at food labels more and getting more focused.
Missy and team created the COVID-19: Challenge which got me really disciplined, competitive and started me on a path to eating clean. Plus, it made sure I did not fall victim to old habits. Then the Belly Blast Challenge happened and I started to talk more to Missy about food choices, calorie intake, supplements and water consumption and it honestly has giving me the momentum I needed. I am 52 years old, I feel good, I am at the weight I was when I started college at 18 and I really feel that I can keep or maintain this lifestyle.
So each of these things that Missy and her team created gave me the variety, the accountability and the food education I needed. Most important to me, they did this in the most difficult year imaginable, which I am sure was not easy. I am excited to keep making changes and improvements and I am grateful for Done Done team.