Misty Smith, Blossom
What P31 means to me is many things. It is a major part of my life. As I am getting close to my 1 year mark with my P31 family, I look back and see how far I have come, the accomplishments I have made and the Amazing Family of sister I have!! I am truly Blessed to have an Amazing trainer who pushes me beyond what I could ever do on my own. She is a wonderful friend and sister. Along my journey I have made many new friends/ sisters. We have a bond that can never be broken. We lift each other up and cheer for each other too. I have confidence now that was buried many years ago and I have p31 to thank for this. I never miss a workout because I feel like I have let myself and my sisters down as well as a part of my day is not complete. We hold each other accountable, pray with each other, encourage one another, and that is something you don’t get just everywhere. I am looking forward to what the new year holds for us all and looking back a little over a year from now and seeing where God has taken me. #P31STRONG
Christie Morgan, Fort Worth
I really don’t even know where to start. This class has changed me in so many ways. I have belonged to gyms and recreation centers before. They are polite and sweet people there of course but nothing At all like what I have encountered from joining P31. In this class I have found friendships from all different ages of women. I have learned how to take care of my body from the inside out. I now know that beauty is not just in the way someone looks but also in the way they treat one another. I’ve learned that these women are there for you at the drop of a hat (and have been for me personally) and that is beyond awesome to me!
Before joining P31 if I started to gain a pound or two I would starve myself to get back to what I thought was a healthy/thin weight. I had it soo wrong. Being thin has always been my “thing”. I was always the skinny one in the group. I was also probably one of the most unfit and unhealthy ones in achieving this “skinny” status. I don’t want that anymore and I don’t want my three daughters and soon to be granddaughter to ever think that way. I want them to see that being fit is so much more important. Strong is my new skinny. That quote is even posted on my bathroom mirror now for me to see every morning.
This class has made me see everything so differently and for that I am forever grateful. I love P31 and all that its given and shown me over the last year and a half.
From a former trainer now living in Brazil:
I want to thank P31 Fitness
a million times in my head every day while I am working out!
I am so thankful to God that I met you and I am thankful for the privilege of working for you and your program. I am VERY TIRED of being CRAMPED in this tiny apartment. I feel very STRESSED often from living in these tight circumstances, but thanks to you and all I have learned form P31 Fitness, I can continue to work out in our'”stuffed full of everything you can imagine” bedroom. I can’t do lines or running in the bedroom and traveling kickboxing is interesting 😉 but the rest I make work !!
Thank you ! If I didn’t have P31 Fitness I would not be able to handle the stress and I would be so out of shape and useless!!!!!!!!!
I am crazy impatient to start here… we are stuck in the process of finding our own place due to paperwork issues… but we trust God and His timing to be best.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my (less stressed out heart)
Amelia Johnson, Teague, TX
In 2003 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. I have been in denial of this diagnosis since day one, however I have had one health problem after another related to this disease. In 2013 during the Holiday season I began thinking about my life and the fact that in less than 2 years I would be turning 50 years old. It was during that time I received a facebook invitation from a church friend to attend a P31 Blast the week after Christmas and I accepted. My husband was skeptical as I have never been an early morning person and this class was scheduled for 6am Mon-Fri and I repelled the idea of exercise. That was the hardest yet most sobering week of my life. I was only capable of performing approximately 20-30% of the exercise required. I had no endurance or balance. I felt like I was going to be sick at my stomach and couldn’t breathe!! After that week I became determined to improve me. When I received and email in the spring there would be a P31 class in my home town from 5am-6am I immediately signed up. I was curious if I had improved since the months prior. I was able to perform a majority of the exercise and keep up. It’s been 8 months since I took that first step and attended the P31 Blast. I am 42 pounds lighter and have ran in six 5K’s. I am in the best shape I have ever been in. I feel better about myself and better in general. P31 has helped me to learn to eat better and to have a new outlook on life. I value myself more because “I am worth it”. My medications have been reduced to less than half what I was taking. My husband began working out and eating healthier as well. P31 is the way I start my day- Spiritual and Physical exercise, nutritional information and Christian fellowship with my sisters in Christ.
Lesa Ritter, Lubbock Member
“I am FINALLY feeling a real difference in my body. I have lost 10 lbs and found muscles I forgot I have. Here are some other, out-of-class differences:
–I can actually jump on the trampoline with my grandchildren.
–I can get in and out of the bathtub without being afraid of falling.
–I can work in the yard for hours and not feel worn out.
–I can do the HOT DOG dance with Mickey Mouse and my grandchildren, all the way through!
–I sleep better than I have in a while.
These are just a few, but they are life changing!”
Courtney MorrisFarmersville, Texas
Spent the day today cleaning my closet took me forever to get it finished, but I am so excited to be able to wear some of the cute stuff that I have NOT been able to wear since before Easton was born! I never thought I would enjoy working out so much. I feel so much better!!!! My back is stronger, and I have much more energy. It’s nice to still be able to eat the things I love, but limiting the amount and choosing foods that are better for me and when I’m full I stop eating. I have stopped drinking soda, and energy drinks. I’ve set goals for myself and I don’t step on the scale every day, and I’ve stopped worrying about a ” diet” I’ve learned so much since I have started P31 about nutrition and fitness! I enjoy the fellowship with women who are at different levels of fitness and using modifications if needed! The workout is different every day and both trainers I have learned so much from. If any ladies are interested in learning more about P31 let me know and I will send you the link. I love this program it’s so much more than just a workout. It’s a life changing program. For all ages, shapes and levels. The hardest part is getting the motivated and getting started. It’s 1 hour a day and you are worth it. I started last year in mid June since then the results are mind blowing to me. The first time I did my evaluations we began on 1/15/2014 and ended on 4/7/2014….. I don’t normally share this information like this but because I believe in this program I will share…. I had never recorded or taken any measurements until 1/15/14 and took them again 4/7/14….. In that amount of time with eating right and working out hard I have currently lose 27.8 pounds and 5 inches around the waist. That is in 4 months time. I had noticed the changes since I started in June that was 10 months ago I weighed more than I ever had(187 pounds) and was having major back problems. To say that I’ve made progress is an understatement. It was a slow start, and little by little I have made the changes and am completely in love with P31 fitness! In ten months I have lost 44.8 pounds. I’ve worked so hard and I am proud to say that I did it the healthy way and worked hard and will continue to work as hard as I can until I reach my goals! Join me ladies !!!!! For more info let me know , it will change your life!!!! There are options on the days of the week and times you attend class!!!!! You are worth it!
Jill Anderson, Wylie, Texas
I visited my first P31 class a month ago and fell in love with it. I felt comfortable being with other women in a safe non-judgemental environment. After the workout I wanted to do it again; not right away because I was exhausted-but soon. I enrolled right away and after a month I am stronger, more flexible and have more energy. While the physical aspect is what probably draws most at first, what impacted me the most was the spiritual aspect. It is something I have felt is missing in other programs. I know from personal experience how very important it is to put God first. The songs and devotional as well as lessons in building our temples for God, is something I couldn’t let go. My life has changed over this month. When I look at my day it is very apparent that I am smack dab in the center of God’s will. It is only by God’s grace that I can do what I do every day. Thank you for helping me become all God created me to be!
Abby, Kerrville, TX
I just wanted to tell you my physical goal for March was to be able to jog 1/2 mile without stopping. I met my fiance at the State Park and accomplished that goal! I couldn’t have done it without you, and this wonderful program. Thank You! Not only was I able to jog the 1/2 mile nonstop, but i jogged a full broken mile and walked another mile all in an hour”
Marsha Oats, Blossom, TX
Walking a couple days a week and cleaning was the extent of my working out program. Joining a gym did not give me any motivation. Joining P31 Fitness team has shown me that I can push myself harder than I ever could imagine. The ladies in our group encourage each other: even if it’s just a smile while you’re running past in a tunnel run or high fiving during the workout. P31 Fitness has pushed me, built my strength and stamina, and has connected me with some awesome ladies. My body is toning up, and I am physically stronger than I ever have been in my whole life. I have developed pride in myself for completing each workout session. P31 Fitness above everything else has given me the gift of becoming closer to God. The end of the workouts (mat time) always touches me in some aspect of my life. The daily scriptures and weekly lessons have made me a stronger person spiritually and mentally!
Loving Every Minute of It!
Kim Potter, Trainer and Corporate Employee
I started P31 Fitness thinking I was just going to a workout. Nothing more, nothing less, just a workout. Just like I had done for years on my own. Little did I know, a year later, how much that workout would change me… I have worked out for many years either on my own or at a local gym. I spent hours at the gym or logged miles because it was always ALL about the NUMBER! It started with the scales. I weighed myself daily finding pleasure if the number stayed the same and frustration and anger if it went up and excitement if it went down. My workouts were always measured in numbers. I had to workout 5 – 6 times a week! I had to run at least 3.1 miles! I had to burn a certain number of calories everyday! If I didn’t hit those numbers I felt like I had wasted my workout. Really?? A wasted workout?? On gym days I would show up an hour early to get in my “extra” time and then attend an hour long class. I didn’t even realize how obsessed I was with the NUMBER. I found my security in the NUMBER. I felt like I failure when I fell short of the NUMBER. Growth began when I quit focusing on the physical and started really focusing on ALL areas of my health. I’ve learned to have grace on myself. I’m reminded daily that I’m not perfect and no one expects me to be. I know that if I keep my focus off myself and keep it on Christ and others that the numbers mean nothing! I have worth and value with no need for perfection. I no longer wear that heart rate monitor or feel like I have to track that calorie burn. I haven’t weighed myself in weeks and it’s OKAY!!
New Goals – No Numbers!
Grace – Lots of Grace!!
Julia Crook, Trenton, Texas
It’s so exciting to see P31 Spreading!! Women are hungry for the TRUTH: God made you BEAUTIFUL and you are WORTH IT!! P31 is NOT about weight loss. It’s NOT a quick fix. It’s HARD WORK – on a spiritual, emotional, and mental level…along with the physical. It’s changed my life. I’m not the same person I was 2 years ago…and it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I look better in a pair of jeans!! Forget the quick weight loss potions and the 20lbs in 2 days; forget the detox/starvation program until you’re ready to purge some REAL baggage from your life; forget the New Year’s Resolutions and get your head on straight, and realize your WORTH with a renewed spirit of the Proverbs 31 woman: (YOU ARE) “More precious than rubies.”
Christie Morgan, Ft. Worth, Texas
I just wanted to let you know that P31 has Changed my life. I can Not talk in front of people so there was no way I could of shared my story this morning. (shy only child syndrome) Anyways I just want all of you to know that before I started coming to P31 I had hardly EVER exercised at all. I have done Pilates at home on and off for years but that’s it. My whole theory was if I needed to lose some weight I would just lay off the cupcakes and not eat for a few days. I have three daughters and one stepdaughter and I don’t want them to Ever be like me. To think I’m too fat or put on my jeans and get sick to my stomach because they aren’t loose enough. By the grace of God none of them Are like that. I want it to stay like that though. I also want to change my outlook on how I view all these things. P31 has helped with that so very much. I even have a post it note on my bathroom mirror that says “Strong is my New Skinny”. I am now starting to believe this. It feels good. I also weigh more than when I started, I actually weigh more now than I ever have. But I am okay with that. I know that I am also in the best shape I have ever been in my whole life and I feel better about myself than I ever have before. All my friends think I am crazy for getting up before 5 to go workout. I have asked several to come try it out with me… they all laugh. Well they can laugh all they want because I am going to keep waking up 🙂 I have lupus as well as many other things that are linked to lupus and since I started coming my symptoms are way more manageable. This is probably the best change out of all this but I see the way I view myself now as way more important than if my body aches or I can skip some medicine.
Thank you for all that you do.
Dana Kerr, Lubbock, Texas
P31 Fitness and the Power of 4; Spiritual, Mental, Physical and Emotional is the perfect recipe for a successful physical fitness program. I am not a morning person, but I literally CRAVE P31 and how it makes me feel, so waking up at 4:45 is a part of my life that I wouldn’t change. I am stronger in all 4 areas of my spiritual, mental, physical and emotional parts of my life. I believe that “we” as a society, but especially women battle our body image as well as handling a full plate that is filled with taking care of our families and working to help support our families.
About 3 years after I had my triplets I started taking an anti-depressant because I was feeling anxious and stressed all the time. I was active with bible studies, but my workouts were obsolete. I am no longer on an anti-depressant! My anti-depressant is P31 which feeds all my needs. I still battle with stress, but having P31 and the women that show up every morning, the daily devotional emails, the hard workouts, the weekly challenges all help me to be the best Proverbs: 31 woman I can be!
Jeri Norris, Emory, Texas
In October 2012, I realized I needed to do something about my weight and lack of energy. I was in a tight size 16 (weight 195.5) and refused to go up another size. It wasn’t until November, after a friend talked to me about joining her Facebook fitness group, that I finally talked myself into doing something. I joined a 3 month challenge group using the Beachbody Workout and began drinking Shakeology. It was a good program but by the end of the 3 months, I began getting bored. I am the type that needs accountability. I told my husband if I didn’t do something else I was going to wind up quitting & then gain back all that I had lost. I had lost 12.5 lbs & 13.5 inches! Another friend (Thanks Savanna!) had been posting on Facebook about a fitness group she was involved in and how much she loved it. I decided to give it a try. So in January 2013, I tried working out with a P31 Fitness group in Emory. I was a little leery about being able to keep up…after all I AM 54 years old! I loved the workout from the beginning! The trainer was great! She let me know that I didn’t have to keep up, but work at my own pace. I was excited that I “held my own” with the group; at least I didn’t fall out in a dead faint! I signed up for the February session and I have been going every month since. I did the two summer boot camps in June and July. It was hard work, but very rewarding. Every time I thought I couldn’t do any more, our trainer Savanna would encourage us and bribe us with an upcoming water break…lol. At the end of July, I was down an additional 25 lbs & 14.25 more inches; that is a total of 37.5 lbs & 27.75 inches so far in my weight loss & fitness journey. I also take Juice Plus+ from P31 Fitness and I am still drinking Shakeology. I also try to do some kind of work out on the off days from P31, whether it is walking with my husband or working out with friends. I feel so much better when I start my day with exercise and my day goes much smoother too. So many people have been asking me what I am doing to lose weight. I tell them that it is a combination of exercise & healthy eating. It took a long time for that to click for me, don’t wait as long as I did. Do SOMETHING, anything! It IS hard work, but as Savanna & Holly remind us “If it was easy everyone would be doing it! You only get out of the workout what you put into it.” We as women are so worth an hour a day to become more like a Proverbs 31 woman! P31 women are great to encourage and applaud your accomplishments. You will always feel encouraged, strong, tired, but exhilarated when working out with P31 Fitness. Don’t be afraid; start today!
Trenton, Texas, P31 Fitness Member
Just like the other 58 minutes of the workout, the last two minutes are something NO ONE can take away from me. I don’t always make time to read my emails, but I do listen when my trainer reads the devotionals. Lying on the mat, physically exhausted and all used up, God’s Word (spoken through our amazing trainers) washes over me and fills my spirit back up for the day. The devotional time is just as important to being a P31 woman as the warm-up, work-out and cool-down.
Jackie Barnes, Trenton, Texas
In P31 our “mat time” is key to the workout. Each morning while listening to the devotional I’m always amazed at how the message relates to my life and what I’m going through at that time. God works in mysterious ways. I think each woman would agree that it’s one of the most peaceful parts of their day. To some women this is their only time to have a moment of reflection. God has blessed me with P31 and I would encourage woman of all ages to get involved to the one closest to you.
Kristi Westergard, Nevada, Texas
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to share with you my gratitude. . In every way that P31 has blessed my life. I’ve recorded, for myself, at least 20 things that have changed in my life over the last 5 months. Some are seemingly small and others seem big, but all are equally significant to me. I want to share a few of those with you:
- I’ve learned to overcome discouragement when I didn’t “see” results immediately. Thanks to the Power of 4
- I’ve attained a new mindset- in my heart-that working out is a way of life, not a means to attain a quick goal
- I have a higher motivation to eat well in order to live well
- I have a higher awareness of what I eat-what food has in it but most of all, when tempted, I think through the impact it will have on my body/health instead of just grabbing the closest thing
- I’ve reached several of my goals-a deeper commitment to cleaner eating, developing muscle & becoming much stronger, shaving away a layer or two, to the point others have noticed & commented and an overall sense of wellness.
**One thing that happened in early August: A friend I hadn’t seen in a few months said, “You look good….No, you look well, you look really well.” This hit me at the core of my heart & sent me to reflecting on my core values for physical health. THIS is what I want, ultimately!
TO BE WELL!”
To me, this was jackpot, and something I had missed in all the years I have battled the bulge. This new realization armed me with a motivation I’ve never had. Coupling this along with the knowledge I’ve gained over the last few years on “how” to attain this, I feel I have been empowered & have a freedom from guilt, but most of all, from the shame I’ve lived under for years. I believe in this program, and though, most of the changes I mentioned did not specifically touch on the spiritual aspect of the power of four, I’m well aware that was foundation to all of it.
Caddo Mills, Member
“My husband has told me that I am “firmer” and in “better shape” than he has ever seen me in the last 21 years of marriage. (And we have been going to the gym for 2 years and 2 months! I have only been with P31 Fitness for “2 months!”)”
Cindy Graham, Nevada, Texas
If there is one thing I would like to emphasize to these ladies is to STAY AWAY FROM THE SCALE…IT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!!!!! I have gone from a size 16 to to a very accurate and comfortable size 6. When I was a size 6 before I weighed 120 lbs. but I had no muscle tone and didn’t not feel well. I weighed myself this morning just for curiosities sake. I weigh 147 lbs. I am very toned and feel amazing. Most of the time if we are overweight it is because of a hurt we received in our heart that has caused an issue between our ears. Not because we have a true eating problem. I want to challenge anyone who signs up for this program to take the time to do your devotional and your Bible study. God wants to heal us. He loves us right where we are whether we are 140 or 540 lbs. So this is my challenge to anyone who signs up for this program. I know you want to lose weight and that’s what makes us sign up, but throw your scale away! Do the program…ALL of the program. You will lose weight but may also find a peace and deliverance from something in you past that has haunted you for years and THAT more than likely is the reason you put on weight in the first place. Allow God to do His stuff. He’ll blow your socks off!! I know He has mine.
Rachel Finney, Sulphur Springs, Texas
I have begun working out with P31 Fitness for the primary goal of weight loss. While this takes time, I am noticing a surprising added benefit of regular physical exercise. As a migraine sufferer, I have had my share of headaches, and in the past nine months, they have only become more frequent and more painful. In the fall, I even had some kind of headache for 22 consecutive days. Since I have begun working out with P31 Fitness in June, I haven’t had even ONE headache in the past 23 days. I cannot remember a time when I have been this headache-free in the last ten years.
Ashley McCraken, Sulphur Springs, Texas
I am so thankful that God put P31 in my life! I found out my aunt, Angie Edwards was doing P31 and was encouraged to join her. I started going to the M,W,F evening classes in April 2010 and enjoyed almost every minute of it. I then decided to make the commitment to myself to try out Bootcamp. Having been late to work (at 8 a.m.) almost every day for a year, this was a big deal. And a great one! I am so excited not just with the results on the outside, I have lost 12 lbs since starting, but also with how much better I feel on the inside. I have more energy, which is huge with a one year old. It is also very encouraging to have started out having such a hard time doing this stuff and now being able to do the harder stuff! Doing P31 really makes me want to be more healthy. The Power of 4 is awesome! I think about how God wants to me to handle situations more and I am more aware of the areas that I need to work on spiritually to be the P31 woman. The daily devotionals are a great too! There are some days that I get them and think “Wow, was He talking to me or what!” Keep up the great work P31 trainers. You ladies are helping to mold all of us into better women! You are amazing and I thank God every day for putting you here!
Beth Shurtleff, Sulphur Springs, Texas
I joined P31 classes in April of 2010, and reluctantly agreed to Bootcamp 1 and 2 for this summer. I am here to tell you this program has improved my life in areas I never dreamed possible. I had back surgery less than a year ago for a ruptured disk, yet still had to keep taking 4 Motrin twice a day to keep the pain managed. I decided that I needed help to lose weight and become stronger, so I chose P31. In just the short time I’ve been attending morning classes and a few evening sessions, I have strengthened my abs and back muscles to the point I am pain-free. I have Rachel and her associates to thank for this success. My dress size is also going down and I am healthier than I’ve been in years! I am loving BC and have accomplished physical challenges never before attempted…and I love it. THANKS to Rachel, Jennifer, and Amber for all your support and teaching me to believe in myself.
Megan Aikins, Sulphur Springs, Texas
I have tried P31 several times, and I would set a goal to stay with it. As life would get hectic though, I would put my exercising on the back-burner, but this last month I completed every M-W-F am class! I am proud of myself and plan to continue. Thank you P31!
P31 Fitness Member, Van, Texas
I wanted to tell you that I am enjoying P31 immensely!! I have never worked as hard as I am now. I am trusting God that attending class will become like second nature to me and become a part of who I am. Thank you for being an awesome leader and providing challenging exercise routines. I know that my spirit and health will continued to be blessed by P31.
Denise Hurley, Sulphur Springs, Texas
My thanks to P31, since joining less than a year ago I have achieved the BEST level of physical fitness in almost 20 yrs. The knowledge, support & instruction I have gained is invaluable. With the help of P31 I have lost 65 lbs & 4 dress sizes and gained fitness, health, & self-confidence. The women at P31 care about and support each other, sweat together, laugh together and celebrate each others successes.
P31 Fitness Member, Texas
Thank you for offering the all access pass, it is great. It gives me so much more flexibility with my schedule plus the advantage of getting in extra workouts. I go to more classes than I thought I could because of all the choices. Each class is different and I get a different result. Thank you for making this available.