I am thrilled to introduce Traci on our blog today! Traci was our biggest winner from our first body back session. Traci made huge gains in her physical strength and endurance and has set out to live a healthier lifestyle. We are very proud of her and excited to have her back for our mini-session.
Traci is mom to Hudson (3) and Jack (8). She lives in Eldridge with her husband, Derrick, and her boys. She works full-time at John Deere and in her spare time enjoys cheering on her boys at their activities, spending time with friends and family, shopping and traveling.
What motivated you to sign up for body back?
I decided it was time to focus on myself. Since having my second son 3 years ago, I had a hard time finding time to focus on me with juggling the kids, work, etc. I want to be a good role model for my kids and achieve my personal best so I figured Body Back was the best place to start this journey! Also, signing up and attending the classes with a good friend kept me motivated and dedicated!
What is the biggest lifestyle change you have made since starting body back?
The focus on staying active and eating healthy every day of the week, not just on the Body Back days! I knew Gretchen, our instructor, would be reviewing my food journal every Tuesday so this definitely kept me motivated to make good choices.
What is the biggest change you've seen in yourself?
2 things - motivation and confidence! Motivation to keep pushing myself a little further each session (and also motivated to sign up for the next 5-week session) and confidence in the way I look and feel!
What was your favorite part of the program?
I have many favorites but I would say my #1 favorite part is the way the workouts were structured. Each night was something different, which kept me excited to see what was next. Also, the challenges that Gretchen, our instructor, worked into our workouts and/or our Facebook group, added some fun as well.
If someone were on the fence about taking a body back session what would you tell them?
Go for it! You won't be disappointed and may meet a few new friends along the way!