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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I am a Warrior

Winter Warrior Testimonial – Tiff Firth  - October 2016

The Winter Warrior Fitness program has been a game changer and a life changer for me. Iron Grit Gym & Boot Camp owner Kate Holman, and her team (Jodi Mickan, Morgan McDonald and Belinda-Jane Moroney), have created this incredible program to motivate you to move your butt.

When I first started my goal was to lose 10kg. 1kg per week during 10 week program. If you lift a 10kg kettle bell, you’ll know exactly how heavy that 10kg is.  That’s the extra baggage I am on the way to losing. I’m so very happy to say that by the end of week ten I have lost the 10kg. Going by the tape measure I've lost a total of 55.5cm. That's frigging huge!    FIST PUMP!  

Kate is on hand if you choose the Challenge and Change package (highly recommend) for dietary and trainer advice. I chose this package to keep myself accountable to not only myself, but to Kate, her crew and to my Warrior tribe. I want them to be proud of me, and to do that I needed to be kept on track. And I can tell you, that is exactly what has happened.

Has it been hard? Not really, surprisingly enough. When something you do is fun and rewarding, then it’s not hard. The support from other members of the Warrior Tribe has been a key motivator to keep me moving and sweating, keeping my end goal in sight.  A fellow Warrior waving or a shout out to you when you’re out doing your thing is so uplifting. 

Do you need to have some level of fitness to go on the program? No. There’s a challenge level to suit you wherever you’re at for your health and well-being.  Is it suitable for any age? Absolutely.  Modifications can be made to each section of the weekly challenges so you can achieve and then extend your goals.

The beauty of this program is that you can do it in the privacy of your own home, or you can access Iron Grit Gym as you need.  Just like a 24/7 gym.

I’ve taken the weekly set challenges for my chosen level by the ears and done more than I need. My philosophy is that I have a lot of booty to move, so I need to move my booty a lot. At the beginning of week 5 I had my second measure up. I had lost a total of 25.5cms. That’s a dress size down, a bra size down, a bra cup size down, and a jean size down.  Man is that a greatest feeling to get back INTO those fave jeans! Now those same jeans are too big. Whoohoo!

The other key factor during the 10 week challenge is diet. For those who know me, I’ve had a love affair with Farmers Union Feel Good Ice Coffee since forever. I can quite honestly say that during the 10 weeks I’ve only had 4 small ones as a reward for a large achievement. For an addiction, it was so simple to go cold turkey and give them up. I looked at the calories on the carton and compared how much I needed to work to sweat those calories off. It just wasn’t worth it, so I stopped having my customarily two to three 600mls ice coffees per day. Now it’s a treat, and only if I’ve really earned it. And I don’t crave them anymore. WIN WIN. If I can do that, then anyone can!

I had a goal to ride my bike from the farm into town (11km), smash out a gym session, and then ride it home.  I’m pretty chuffed to say I did that back in week 6. I’m finding that I’m resetting my goals weekly, as I have been constantly extending myself beyond them. And that’s incredibly rewarding.

TBH I can’t rave enough about what the Winter Warrior program had meant to me. I urge you to contact Kate ASAP 0427 977 414 or email her at irongritgym@gmail.com to get on board the Spring Warrior. I have.

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