I have gained muscle tone that I didn’t even have as a teenager!
I am your average person, active, married with two young children, trying to balance and juggle all that goes along with life. Working out was not one of my priorities. I saw an article in the OC Gazette regarding BBX and called, talked to Dede and wanted to know if a 40 year old who hadn’t ever seriously worked out would have a heart attack in her class. She assured me I could work at my own level and could make it in this class. I was a complete nerd my first class along with probably most of my first year, but I was hooked and knew this was what I needed and wanted. I was taking “baby steps” toward being healthy and fit when Dede encouraged me to do the Hardcore program. I said yes and began what I now refer to as “the change”. This isn’t a diet, this is a life change and helped me learn all sorts of things about carbs, when to eat them, how many to eat, which ones to eat, eating every three hours, etc. Totally amazing!! I have gained so much from doing Hardcore and let go of weight! I have gained discipline and control over myself, food and my work-outs (I actually work-out!! Amazing!!). My mental outlook towards myself has changed completely and I’m actually proud of myself and the hard work that I have put in. I have gained muscle tone that I didn’t even have as a teenager!! I have let go of 18 lbs. and gone from a size 10 to a size 4. I am a “changed” person both on the outside and the inside. I pretty much hated Dede when I started the Hardcore program because she is just insane, but her persistence and her knowledge of the body, food and mind is amazing and it is her insanity that has brought about the incredible changes in my body. She really cares about each of her clients and wants us all to experience the changes she knows we are capable of. She could tell when I was ready to throw in the towel and would get in my face, look me straight in the eyes, and tell me “Don’t you give up on me! You can do this!” I am 42 and in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I can say without a doubt this would have never happened without Dede and her creation of BBX Hardcore. Dede has taught me how to change my life for the better and I look forward to feeling happy with myself and being proud of my body for eternity! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dede!!