Skip to content

Bonny’s Stronger U Story

Asset 3@2x
Kenzie Faris

Community and Content Specialist

Tell us a little bit about yourself! 

I am a Colorado Native and mom of 2 boys, 11 and 6. I love all things outdoors; hiking, exploring, snowboarding and white-water rafting to name a few. I have been doing CrossFit for 4 years now and absolutely love it. Both my boys play hockey which keeps me extra busy in the Winter, but I love watching them play!

What did your life look like before Stronger U?

I grew up in the generation of stick think models, Cosmo magazine, diet fads, etc.. I was always more curvy, so I developed a complex pretty early on, that I still struggle with today. I definitely have a dysfunctional relationship with food and before Stronger U, I ate pretty healthy honestly, but I did drink more alcohol than I probably should have, and definitely ate a lot of foods that I thought were healthy, and over ate! I used to do Zumba and always like cardio, I had started CrossFit about 2 years before starting Stronger U as well. Many people have told me I worked out too much, again, goes back to that “must be stick thin complex”.

What does your life look like now? 

Now I have a better understanding of which foods work best for my body. I eliminated dairy which was a major component in my gut health. I would like to think I have a healthier relationship with food now too. Managing my eating has also helped me to achieve more goals in CrossFit and this Summer I competed in not only my first CrossFit competition, but 5 of them since July!

Where did you hear about Stronger U? 

My friend from the gym

Why do you think Stronger U worked so well for you compared to other programs or diets?

Having a coach kept me more accountable. It is easy to cheat when the only person checking in on you is you!

What was something you regularly ate while on Stronger U that people wouldn’t expect you to eat on a diet?

Carbs!

How much weight did you lose with Stronger U? 

26 pounds

Did you have any favorite non-scale victories to share?

When I would go to get dressed, and NONE of my pants fit, all too big!

Has Stronger U improved your overall quality of life?  

I think so! I am healthier than I have ever been. To me healthy is happy!

If someone is thinking about joining Stronger U, what advice would you give them before beginning their journey?

Be prepared to make life long changes, this is not a fad diet.

Would you like to give a shoutout to your coach, SU staff member, or community member?

Stephanie Heitkemper for telling me about SU!

RELATED POSTS

Mona’s Stronger U Story

With the help Coach Jamie, Ramona was able to shed 48 pounds. She now lives a more active life with tons of energy!

Read Article

Kevin’s Stronger U Story

I'm a concert pianist, and I chair the Gloria Narramore Moody Piano Area where I'm lucky to teach students from around the globe. I love having the opportunity to travel to share music with audiences and work with other piano teachers throughout the country and abroad. However, I also love being home with my partner of 15 years and our two cats---Tanda and Paulie. I also happen to be a huge Disney fan and love every chance I get to escape to Walt Disney World!

Read Article

Stronger U Community Story: Mir P.

As an educator, Mir found that opportunities to pay attention to her nutrition were few and far between. Teachers are confronted with unique challenges regarding maintaining a balanced diet and teaching. B

Read Article

John’s Stronger U Story

Tell us a little bit about yourself!: 44 years old, been married for 21 years, have two children. Our daughter is in her 3rd year of nursing school in Colorado, our son is heading off to college this fall to study accounting.

Read Article

Mona’s Stronger U Story

With the help Coach Jamie, Ramona was able to shed 48 pounds. She now lives a more active life with tons of energy!

Read Article

Kevin’s Stronger U Story

I'm a concert pianist, and I chair the Gloria Narramore Moody Piano Area where I'm lucky to teach students from around the globe. I love having the opportunity to travel to share music with audiences and work with other piano teachers throughout the country and abroad. However, I also love being home with my partner of 15 years and our two cats---Tanda and Paulie. I also happen to be a huge Disney fan and love every chance I get to escape to Walt Disney World!

Read Article

Is Stronger U right for you?

Take our quiz to learn if Stronger U is right for you and get a free seven-day jumpstart plan!

Asset 3@4x

Keep in touch!

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates from all things Stronger U.

By clicking Sign Up you're confirming that you agree with our Terms and Conditions.

Site Designed and Developed by 5by5 - A Change Agency