“Bless you, Wendie, for the work that you are so committed to… I won the lottery when I met you! Wow! After a solid year without structured work outs, I am finally able to say that I feel great again after only 6 weeks!
I have suffered from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis for 17 years and 9 months, respectively. Last year, my rheumatologist told me in no uncertain terms that I should stop all weight training due to the wear and tear it was putting on my joints. I had previously been lifting weights in the gym with the guidance of a trainer, and I was loving the results! The news that I needed to discontinue training was like a kick in the gut… how would I stay fit??? Not knowing what to do next, I did nothing… for a full year! My pain was out of control, and I was trapped in the cycle of pain = inactivity = more pain. I missed work and opted out of many social events with family and friends.
Then, along came Wendie, and in a short 6 weeks of training with her and using her DVDs, I am rallying back in a BIG way!! I don’t take naps anymore! I get all my errands done in a timely manner! My house is organized again! I am able to fulfill my obligations! I can be an involved mom again! And, best of all… I am virtually pain free and my depression is disappearing. How great is that?
Yes, it has taken commitment on my part to do the work BUT without Wendie’s amazing God given gifts and talents, I would still be curled up in a ball and stuck in the pain cycle. She provides amazing encouragement and meets me where I am… I don’t have to be super woman… I just have to do what I can do! I feel so blessed to have met Wendie who teaches a type of exercise that my body can do… without a gym, without equipment, any time, anywhere… it’s the perfect solution, and I no longer feel helpless in controlling my pain. I have power over my pain instead of the pain having power over me… can I get an AMEN!!!!”