When my journey began in about May of 2014, my knees and shoulders were often in tremendous pain from years of sports. I was only 30 years old and I could barely get down to the floor and up again without help.
Overwhelmed, and a little depressed, I didn’t have a clue where to start. I was afraid I’d injure myself more and tailspin into a truly unhealthy and unhappy life.
After some encouragement from co-workers and family, I found Kate Thomas and Razor Sharp. Since then, I haven’t looked back. I put my trust in Kate to teach me the right exercises I could do so I wouldn’t injure myself more. I also found the professionals who led me to an important shoulder surgery that I badly needed.
After that shoulder surgery in December of 2014, I was determined to get back to this journey and give 100% — I owed it to myself. I focused, one day at a time and trusted my mind and the support around me.
I eventually worked my way up to joining first Razor’s group exercise classes, and then last fall’s Lose it for the Holidays program (6 a.m. group training classes!) I thought it was nuts! After 10 weeks of the program, I made some great friendships and accomplished more than I ever thought I could.
With the determination to work out every day, no matter how I feel, and some healthy eating (21-Day Fix, if you’re curious), I’m down almost 50 pounds and pretty pain free.
I never thought I could get to this point again and I feel like a completely different person, inside and out. I’ve made a community of friends at Razor, many I feel will be life-long.
My sincere thanks go to my family, to Kate and to the entire Razor Sharp team! I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all.
This brings me back to the top quote and a final thought: trust in your wings! Trust the journey, take it a day at a time and with the Razor community to lend support, you will succeed!
~ Amanda Hagen