I feel present in the world in a way I haven’t felt in a long time, possibly ever - present and loving my true self, without hidden shame of masking who I “really" am. I credit this to the remarkable team at MFF. - Ninja Caite
I’ve just completed Snatched II. My body looks totally different, but by many metrics – body weight, inches, etc. – not much has changed. But everything has changed. The change I’ve experienced in this round of Snatched is pure happiness. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my life. I’ve gained physical strength, but more importantly, I’ve gained emotional strength. I’ve learned how to create family. I’ve learned how to exist in my own skin, to be comfortable with myself without shame. I’ve learned to love parts of myself that I didn’t know I’d been neglecting. I’ve learned how to embrace and find joy in being emotionally raw and honest. My body has changed significantly, but more importantly than that, my perception of my body has changed. I’m both proud of my physical body, and I’m also not emotionally afraid to be seen, so I don’t feel the need to cover up and hide behind clothing. I feel present in the world in a way I haven’t felt in a long time, possibly ever – present and loving my true self, without hidden shame of masking who I “really” am. I credit this to the remarkable team at MFF, who come from varied backgrounds, but who are all so strong inside and out, and who show up every day vulnerable, exposed, and ready to present themselves to the world, and to accept you as you are with love, and kindness, and compassion. The team at MFF is so amazing because they know when to push you harder, and when to care for you. They know when to educate you about strength and biology and the physical you, and when to educate you about your soul and your emotional being. And I also owe my personal success to a group of fellow Ninjas, who showed up every day with compassion and a willingness to devote everything to this 6 week experiment. It’s impossible to leave an hour at MFF without being a little bit better than when you came in, in whatever way that you need to have grown on that day. I’m truly honored to be a part of this crazy tribe of misfits who come together to love, and to learn, and to grow, and who are capable of such generosity and giving.