Featured Fit Chick – Lori

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Lori Faiola

How long have you been a member of Fit Chick Express and what brought you here? I first joined in the summer of 2013 after a job layoff so I had free time and came every single day 🙂 Then after I got a FT job+commute+single parent challenges, I felt like didn’t have time come to FC anymore. BIG MISTAKE. I have now been back 3 months because I need the discipline/structure of the class format not to mention the support of this entire tribe of strong amazing women! Even just the 2 classes/week I have been fitting in has been life changing (again!) and I forgot how the positivity trickles down to everything else in my life.

What has been your greatest accomplishment since becoming a member of FCE? Realizing that in order to take care of my 2 daughters and be a good role model that I had to put myself on my own to do list and make myself and my health a PRIORITY! I used to think it was selfish after I became a mother and then especially a single mother to take even just 30 minutes away from the kids or other ‘to-do’s’ but I was so wrong. Self care is not selfish!

What keeps you motivated? What obstacles have you had to overcome? Knowing how I felt before: tired, depressed, squishy and out of shape… and knowing I never want to feel that way again keeps me motivated! The biggest obstacle has been my own brain/self sabotage in thinking I can’t stick to something this physical because I used to be such a quitter when it came to working out. When the goin’ got tough, I got goin’ (as in quitting!) 🙁

 What is your favorite part of FCE?  3 things: 1) No two classes are the same so it keeps my body guessing 2) the classes are only 30 minutes so I never get bored or look at the clock 3) the camaraderie and support of all the other women!

What advice would you offer to newbies? You will be sore and question if you can do this, but push through! You can survive anything for 30 minutes and the rewards you will gain are so worth the initial pain! If you get stressed by life and want to quit, realize that putting yourself on your own to-do list should always stay a priority somehow!

 In one sentence how would you describe your experience at FCE.

Self care = self love = superpowers for all other aspects of your life!

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