When I looked up the word “Indomitable,” I read this:
Impossible to subdue or defeat.
And this is exactly how I would describe Janice.
Since I’ve known Janice, she has fought to overcome numerous challenges. When she initially wanted to train with me and the MissFits, Janice struggled with vertigo and, as she described, “crazy dizziness three or four days a week.”
Once the dizziness became manageable, she started training at Camp MissFits up to 3x/week, including in our “Personal Training Team.” The Personal Training Team is a cutting edge program where we provide a completely custom program for our clients – plus place them in a team of supportive, like-minded ladies. This is what she told me and her teammates (makes me chuckle):
“You provide amazing encouragement and a positive attitude; I do not even realize most nights we are getting our butts kicked for an hour.”
An avid hiker, Janice sets big goals! Weight loss has been one of them. Check out the amazing difference in her before and after pictures below!
But what I have always admired about Janice is that she’s not fixated on weight loss.
She sets activity goals for herself and focuses on building strength and stamina, as well as improving her balance and nutrition habits.
So, being a serious hiker, she set an ambitious goal for 2014: To climb Mount Meru in Africa!
And climb it SHE DID!
She recounts her experience:
“Priscilla, I did summit the mountain. It was an awesome day, although the most grueling hike I have ever done. Altogether we hiked four days. Summit day was a 15 hour day with 5000 feet plus of elevation gain. The guides said Mt Meru was harder than Kilimanjaro!
Thank you again for all the butt kicking and encouragement for my training.
The safari in the Serengeti was awesome. I lost count of all the animals we saw. Elephants in their natural environment are pure entertainment. And I could watch the giraffe all day. We have been within feet of lions mating! The wildebeests (gnus) are fascinating! We have seen those guys in the 10 of thousands on their spring migration to the grasslands.”
What an inspiring life, wouldn’t you agree?
Even now, Janice is recovering from a broken arm – broken because she was out backcountry skiing! By the way, Janice is in her 60’s. And she’s not letting the injury hold her back, doing everything she can to recover fast.
Janice is a beautiful example of someone who gives serious push-back to physical illness and limitations.
I admire her tenacity. Or, I should say, her indomitable-ness.
Now, It’s Your Turn!
Have you faced physical or emotional challenges when it comes to reaching your fitness or weight loss goals? What have you done to overcome them? Your story will undoubtedly encourage others who may be struggling so we’d love to hear from you!
Committed to your success,