Deanna Pellum

afterdeanna_pellum_beforeMy fitness journey began June 2011, at this point I decided it was time to lose weight and get in shape. This was the start to something that was inspiring, motivational and even a little addictive! After the first few camps and learning about food, fitness and how to look at the scripture in a whole new way, I knew this was the best camp for me. I now love working out at 5am!

So where do I start? Berries & Bananas, Tutus and tethers, Ultimate circuits, Jump ropes and runs! This is just a small list of things we do at bootcamp. At the start of my fitness journey I was not a runner, nor did I want to be a runner! After signing up for my second bootcamp, the Tutu Crew, I started running, what I thought was a lot. I wasn’t a huge fan of it but I did it because I knew it would pay off in the end. After running my first 5K I ended up running another 6 races over the next 2 months.

Looking back over the past year, I wouldn’t change a thing! I have met some great friends, great motivators, and two of the best trainers anyone could ever ask for! Tish & Rebekah, I can not thank you enough for all the new things you have brought into my life! Bootcamp and/or running have now become a daily routine for me. I enjoy it more than I ever thought I would. I have lost 44 lbs and feel healthy mentally, physically and spiritually. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my trainers and fellow Chix, they have made the first year of this journey very enjoyable and rewarding!

April 28, 2012, Deanna Pellum completed her FIRST half marathon in Champaign, IL with a PR of 2:36.16!