Carrie Krosse tells us how successfully completing the  12 week Black n Gold Girls Core Stix Challenge has changed her. Carrie, you’re awesome!

I was able to lose a total of 9 inches total! I lost 4 from my waist, 2 from my hips and 1.5 from my chest and from my thighs.

This whole experience was amazing, and I am so impressed with the changes in my body. We did 8 burpees the first day and I almost dropped. I managed 1 one legged squat the first day, and found it completely challenging to do any of the moves with the white stix. I’m now capable of doing 50 burpees, I can use the yellow and blue stix without struggling, and have found that my endurance is amazing. I can chase my 5 year old up and down my steps without stopping, “taking a break” or gasping for air. I was outside with my daughter and even tried a cartwheel for the first time in 20 years (nailed it!). Not too sure how you can measure things like that, but they make a huge difference in my life.

I fall asleep faster, and wake less often. I also suffered 2 whiplash injuries, that have always made working out a challenge. Not ONCE, did I injure myself, or pull anything. This was a common occurrence with my regular weight/cardio routine, and I thought just a price I had to pay. The stix help maintain proper form, and with the smallest adjustments, my neck was never and issue. AMAZING. I also love yoga. My balance is better, my core is stronger and i am no longer afraid to try a new pose here and there, because I know what my body can do. Loved every minute.

—Carrie Krosse, 39 (and holding)