After signing up for my third straight T.T. challenge, I found myself being asked the same question over and over. Why are you doing this AGAIN? The answer was pretty obvious to me for a couple of reasons.
First and most importantly, I'm not where I want to be...yet. I spent nearly ten years not taking care of my body. Even though I have had great success during the first 24 weeks, it was not enough time to undo all the damage. I still had some weight and body fat to lose along with continuing to build strength and stamina.
The second reason is the T.T. challenge kept me focused on the task at hand. Knowing I had to submit results kept me pushing forward. My goal going in to this challenge was very different than the previous two. While I still wanted to lose weight and body fat, this challenge was more about what I see in the mirror on a daily basis.
In order to reach that goal, I knew I had to step up my game. I committed to a minimum of five T.T. workouts per week at Sheboygan Fit Body Boot Camp. The workouts continue to be fast paced, fun, but also as challenging as you make them. I went into each session with the mindset of working to failure. I pushed myself with the most weight and reps I could do. This typically left me completely spent after thirty minutes.
I also stayed on task with Precision Nutrition coaching. Proper diet along with the workouts helped me along the way. During this challenge I did manage to lose 12 pounds, almost 2% body fat and about 6 1/2 inches. More importantly, I passed the mirror test. My confidence is at an all time high and no longer am embarrassed about how I look. I also feel humbled having fellow boot campers tell me how much I motivate them to work harder. Being an inspiration to others might be the best thing to come out of all my work. I am truly blessed to have such a great group of people around me. Turbulence Training has brought a group of strangers together to help achieve goals.
I want to thank Brent, Nick, Brittany, and Alyssa for continuing to believe that I can do just a little bit more. T.T. will continue to be a part of my life moving forward and maybe lead to bigger and better things.
- Mike Holtz