When I decided to do P2P for the third time I really wanted my husband to try it with me. He’d seen me do it twice. Would he be keen? Would he be excited? Would we have fun or stress each other out? Well, the only way to find out was to ask him.
Mike is such a sweetie that when I asked him, he said “yes” with zero hesitation. He had been working out for the better part of a year but was interested in the structure and results a program like Grit to Glory could offer him. And I was more concerned about the paleo diet and how he would navigate it. In our house of 3 growing kids and him, we go through 4 litres of milk every two days or so. But he would be giving up dairy for the first time ever. Could he do it? Could we make the Paleo work for our whole family?
We started on September 5 and got right into it. The soreness was great. I love when I leave a workout knowing I left everything on the floor. I gave it, and killed it. He was doing things he had never tried before but embraced the challenge, and settled easily into a new way of looking at food. The kids had to get into a bit of Paleo too. But they loved it, and barely noticed any changes. We focused on fresh, whole foods and shed our reliability on prepared food, eating out, and take-out. In the end, we likely saved money on our food bills just by preparing food at home only!
We decided to use Facebook Live video to chronicle our journey and maybe inspire others who were thinking about P2P/G2G to give it a try. We looked forward to sharing our stories with our friends and how we were supporting each other through the challenges.
The support from Jay, Jeff, and Erica was incredible. Mike was so impressed with their knowledge and care. He could see why I love Aspire and so many others do too. Most of all, Aspire Fitness delivered! Mike experienced a dramatic transformation he hadn’t seen even after his dedication to his previous fitness regimen. The G2G program helped him reach a goal weight he didn’t think was possible. All with increased muscle and decrease in body fat. We both feel great and the photo shoot at the end of it all was a great showcase of all the hard work.
Struggling through a set of 100 box jumps or 5 sets of Fight Gone Bad was tough but it was sure easier to look over at each other and know that we were pushing each other to give it our all and finish. There were laughs, some tears, and most of all triumph. We did it! We did it together, and it was fun. We’re likely going to do P2P/G2G again in 2017, and look forward to pushing each other to a new set of goals and reaching the finish line together.