I walked into American Sled Dogs February 6th,2016 knowing absolutely nothing other than to swing a kettlebell. My husband was deployed, I had no friends or family in Virginia Beach. I had multiple panic attacks every week. I needed a change, a place where I could come have some me time, a positive outlet even if it was for an hour class at 10am. Ever since that day Ashley, Erin, Jake, and Courtney have changed my life, brought out a part of me I would have never discovered. I know I’m a badass mom, wife, daughter. But I wanted that to match my physical strength. I have come so far and have a long journey ahead but I’m proud to say I haven’t had one panic attack since that very first day. American Sled Dogs has become my place of peace, somehow getting pushed to the point of absolute exhaustion, drenched in sweat, brings me tranquility. I leave all of it at the gym.
To look at a workout with doubts in my mind that say “there’s no way you can do that” but my heart interrupts it saying “Do it, give it everything you have.”
I’ve never ever quit once since I started or say I couldn’t, quietly I struggled, swallowed vomit, gasped for air, but I just wiped the sweat away, put the thought exhaustion out of my mind.
I wanted to do this challenge not just for physically changing, but to transform emotionally and mentally. I believe I’ve done that, because I no longer recognize the woman I was three months ago.
Thank you for that❤️
Thank you to the trainers at American Sled Dogs VA. For pushing me, teaching me, and inspiring me.
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