Now I look to bring that same life-changing experience to the state I call home, Texas.
I had watched fad diets and weight loss surgeries fail with family members and knew the only true way was through proper nutrition and exercise. It had to be the right exercise though. I was not interested in being bored at the gym with lack of accountability. At the time Mustaali was participating in his 10 week session at Farrell’s, I was taking a boot camp 3 days a week. Although it was better than the gym, I didn’t really feel accountable to be there and it slowly uninterested me. I started following the Farrell’s nutrition with my husband and began seeing incremental changes. In January 2012 I joined Farrell’s and that decision changed my life.
I promised myself that I was going to give it 110%. Although I never thought I would have the chance of winning the challenge, I wanted to end my 10 weeks knowing that every day I gave it my Level 10 and that there was nothing I could have done different to get better results.
At orientation…I gave it my level 10. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a ton of push-ups on my toes, but I wanted to see how I would improve. I did 15 on my toes the day of orientation. Through the 10 week program, I gave it my Level 10 every day. I attended the 5am class and prided myself on my attendance. I had to miss 3 days total due to a preplanned business trip, but I purchased bands, made sure to complete my workouts, and stuck with my nutrition.
I ended the 10 week program on March 17, 2012 in better shape mentally and physically than I had ever been. I lost over 10 inches and 16.6 pounds which was 13% of my starting body weight. I also attempted to break Mustaali’s push-up record of 100 by completing 70 push-ups on my toes in a minute. I was a stronger me than I ever thought possible.
When my name was announced as one of the $1000 winner’s of my session, I was beyond stunned. Without the motivation from my coach, all of the instructors, and my partner and peers, I would have never seen the results that I did. I was inspired to give back by also becoming a coach and inspiring others. Multiple friends and family have now participated in this program and have received incredible results.
During my 10 weeks, I successful changed my eating habits, lost 12lbs, 6 % body fat and finally taken control of my weight. I have gain significant strength and still continue to do so. What caught me of guard was not only do I feel physically healthy, but mentally healthy as well. It was no brainer to continue my journey as a FIT member and it feels great to be a part of other people’s transformations as well. I highly recommend Farrell’s to everyone; no matter what goals you have set for yourself they can absolutely be met.
I’d tried all sorts of boot camps, gym memberships, ordered as-seen-on-TV videos that would work for a short period of time but wouldn’t stick for very long. They weren’t very engaging so it was easy to fall off the wagon. So when I saw Shannon & Mustaali’s new membership ads for the new Farrell’s program coming soon nearby, I was encouraged but on the fence and a bit skeptical. I looked up the site to find out more on the program and then made the phone call. I spoke with Shannon and it sounded promising, a fun program my husband & I could join to motivate each other. However, due to his travel schedule at the time, the starting session wasn’t going to work for him to join with me right away. A bit disappointed, I suggested we wait for the next session so we could start the 10 week challenge together. He told me no and encouraged me to check it out alone, motivate myself, and get back to the old me because he knew I could…he was right! After sharing a bit of my story with Mustaali, he shared an inspirational video with me of a Farrell’s success story and low and behold, I saw part of MY story. After that moment, no more reservations, it was time to begin!
Week 1 wasn’t easy. I was thrown into the full swing of cardio & strength training. I was sweating a lot, couldn’t breathe, sore all over and I loved it! It was a routine that I longed missed from days of old. I’ve met some really great FXB people like Allison Kulle, Nick Francour and many others on my transformative journey who re-ignited a passion and competitive spirit that I had long forgotten. But I wasn’t competing with anyone else other than myself. Resetting goals, remembering the satisfaction in hitting them and continuing to adjust and go bigger to hitting my Level 10. I know what that means…MY LEVEL 10. My level 10 is knowing I gave it everything I had for 45 minutes, not giving up, getting rid of the old excuses, staying on track with better nutrition. All of this led to vast improvements in my health with weight loss, increased energy, regained confidence, and most importantly quality time with my family.
I now get to enjoy helping others hit their Level 10 through coaching and instructing. It’s one of the most rewarding opportunities to help others on their journey and I hope I can help inspire them to do the things I know they can achieve!
Finally taking that step into the Farrell’s Extreme Body in Little Elm, Texas has led to many life changing steps to being a healthier and happier person. I cannot thank Shannon & Mustaali Carbaidwala enough for helping to guide my focus on what’s most important…ME. Three sessions working at Level 10 has led to a healthier and sustainable routine that’s enabled me to improve my health & well-being so I am around to continue to participate and take care of my family while guiding others on a similar path. I feel like my old self is now my new self…