If I could use two-words to describe Lyzz Wells it would be NO EXCUSES! After 21-years of serving our country she was considered 100% disabled and then a year later she won the battle against breast cancer! With a medial “rap sheet” like that no one would dare question her if she said that she was not able to workout. But giving-up or giving-in is not in Lyzz’s vocabulary and instead of dwelling about her past medical issues she made the choice to move forward, get healthier, get stronger, and take charge of her life! Another admirable quality about Lyzz is never once did she complain or use her previous injuries as an excuse during the 10-week challenge workouts, especially the sprints. Sprinting was definitely hard for her and I could see the pain on her face but she kept moving forward and wound not quit!
We hear excuses everyday and it is so refreshing to see someone who does not dwell on past hardships and is only concerned with moving forward! Lyzz Wells you are definitely an inspiration to me, thank you for your dedication and thank you for your 21-years of service!
Testimonial written by Lyzz Wells:
In September 2004, I retired from the Army after 21 years of active duty. Unfortunately, I had many physical issues during my service, to include 5 major abdominal surgeries to repair damage cause by running. I was told I should never run again and that push-ups and sit-ups would be problematic for me for life. After the Veterans Administration reviewed my records, I was determined to be 100% disabled.
Thirteen months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo surgery and radiation for that. After recovering, I did not continue with the active lifestyle I was used to. Over time this really took a toll on me both physically and mentally. The only real activity I was doing was bowling and walking a couple times a week…during the spring and summer. But, I felt sluggish and I was not happy with how I looked.
I finally decided it was time to do something. I tried yoga, but it just wasn’t what I was looking for, not active enough. One day I saw a Groupon for CKO, so I checked out the website to see what it was about. I decided to sign up for an introductory class. When I came in Robert showed me all the punches and I attended his class. This was the hardest I had worked out since doing Army PT. But, I was sold. I signed up for a membership as soon as class was over. Due to my disabilities, I am forced to modify certain moves, but I know my limits and I push myself at every work out.
A couple weeks later I saw the sign for the upcoming 10 week challenge and I decided to go for it. The first day of the challenge, Garett told us all about the Paleo diet and what all the expectations were for the next 10-weeks. The hardest part for me was giving up my artificial sweetener, but I’m grateful that they made me do it. Then we took a fitness test and had our measurements taken. I was very embarrassed at how I fared on both of these. I began attending four kick boxing classes a week and a boot camp on the weekend. The workouts were hard, but I could see progress all the time. It was very motivational to see the other challenge participants in the classes.
When I came in for final measurements and fitness test, I knew I had made progress, but had no idea how much. I was blown away when I found out that I had lost 17 inches overall. Then, on the fitness test I improved, a lot, on all of the events. I was so psyched!
I know now that this was not just a 10-week endeavor. I am determined to continue with this new way of eating and the kickboxing classes. I will also be starting personal training with Robert to supplement my workouts. I am so happy that I discovered CKO and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Lyzz’s results of the 10-week challenge were amazing losing 17-inches off her body and also improving on every part of the fitness test! Results are listed below:
- Right Arm = – 1.25-inches
- Left arm = -1.375-inches
- Chest = – 1.25-inches
- Waist = -3-inches
- Booty = – 3.25-inches
- Right Leg = -3.75-inches
- Left Leg = – 3.125-inches
Total inches lost = 17-inches of fat!
Fitness Test Results:
- Push ups = +16 in one minuet
- Squats = +22 on one minuet
- Sit ups = +35 in one minuet
- Wall Sit = +45 secs
- Run = – 33 secs off a 300-yard shuttle run
- Plank = + 1 min 2 secs