Jillian Rupple: June

Jillian Rupple

Month you were born in:  April

Where you are originally from and/or where you live now:  Born in Plymouth Ma and now live in Pembroke Ma
 What days/times you typically train at VBC: Mon-Fri at 6am! I dabble on the weekend.
 My proudest accomplishment(s) in my training:  
Having my picture in the same room as, never mind next to, Kat Austin.
Honestly I think it’s when I stopped comparing myself to everyone else. You can get real discouraged real fast. I just keep trying to challenge myself and to be happy with each personal victory.
Some current training goals and/or personal goals are:  
To do a pull up! I am doing the pull up program and will get one. Ideally I’d like to be able to do it without both Jay and a band !
My biggest goal is to be able to graduate to Fitness. It’s not going to be easy, but I really would like to get there some day. I can’t believe I am saying that out loud.
 What’s the best thing about Vagabond
I think we all would agree it’s hard to pick just one thing. Personally, I am on a weight loss journey that started in feb 2013. I have lost 110 lbs with the help of surgery and hard work. As fat as I was, I always worked out. I loved the gym, but never got the results I wanted. After my surgery, I felt I would always have an asterisk next to my name regarding my weight loss. I wanted to get strong and fit to prove it was just a tool and I did the rest on my own.
Walking in this door was the hardest thing I ever did. The benefits of being part of this community are far more mental for me than physical. Being fat my whole life, I never thought I could succeed at something like this and be accepted by a group like this. My confidence has grown exponentially and I have learned patience and dedication. I could not have done this without Kevin, Jay, Heather and all my friends. You guys have changed my life. Thank you for accepting this “fat mom” into your community. I love you