Britney Warfel

Nitro Navy Team

 I am a 28 year old wife and mom. I have been married for almost 8 years. I have two kids a daughter 6 and a son 2. I love spending time with them and going to the zoo. I am really looking forward to Fort Wayne Smallest Winner to get healthy and have even more fun with my family! 

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This week has been so fun! It started Monday with my birthday which we got to go to Eddie Merlot's! I was so excited to go here I haven't been here before! When I walked up to the front to be with everyone all the girls started signing happy birthday to me! That was great!! Dinner was amazing! I was worried about the tofu. I have never had it before, but I thought might as well try something new! I loved it! The whole meal was great! Thank you so much for such a special night!

All week I was still on injured list. I still got to participate in workouts though. ITs' funny at first you think yes I don't have to run, but after a couple days youre like ok this is enough I'm ready to get back to it. I never thought I would be like that. Friday I had physical therapy and Michael said I could try a little running for just half of the time. I did 2 minutes running 8 minutes walking for the 3 miles at deer ridge. I was so excited to be running. I wanted to do more but didn't want to hurt myself and not be able to do the half marathon next Saturday(YIKES!) I feel great today so I am hoping to be running more next week and weekend. I'm so glad I went! When I was running yesterday I couldn't believe how much better my leg felt. I didn't realize I was in so much pain running! I thought it was normal!

I am loving this group so much! This has become my family! I love that I can talk to my season 10 girls about anything! I don't know what I'm going to do when this ends! Its so fun to be around everyone every morning and see what will happen.

Thank you again for making this program happen Rick and Tina!! Thank you volunteers, trainers, and alumni!   





I cant believe we are so close to the end! Oh my goodness! This program has been such a blessing to me! This week I was on the injured list. I couldnt do any runinng or jumping but could still do everything else! I was glad to be able to still walk the 10 miles! I cant beleive i walked 10 miles!!!! I remember looking at the running sheet after orentaion thinking haha yeah right 6 miles then 10. And also 7run 3 walk! I thought there was no way! But here I am doing it! I am amazed! I couldnt do it without all the help in FWSW!

I was down 3.8 in weigh-in last monday! Total of 43.8! Trying to be the first girl to get to 50lbs! I hope i can but will be so excited for whoever gets there!

Im so excited for eddie merlots tomorrow! Its also my birthday! (Dont tell cece!) Haha. What better way than to be with season 10 group for my birthday!?!!

Just going to be soaking up the rest of the weeks! I dont ever want this to end!!





Phew! This week was another crazy and emotional one.

Workouts have been great! My daughter, olivia came to workouts with me on wednesday. She really enjoyed watching everyone and of course playing games on my phone! Haha. She wanted to come again on friday but wasnt feeling great so i told her to wait. Ive been having troublr with the upper part of my leg again. Wasnt able to run as much as i would have liked. I am seeing andreas monday to see whats going on.  I had alot of fun at the vision walk saturday! It was such a nice turnout. Im so glad michaela has the support team she does! She deserves every bit of it!! She is so strong!! 

Yesterday was my brothers graduation party. That was alot of fun! A lot of family that i havent seen since before the program startes were there! I couldnt believe how many of them said ive been following you in facebook! Youre doing great! Keep it up! A couple of my aunts said they want to run the half marathon with me! They have been running for years and are very fit. Im pretty nervous about it but i know it will help push me further!! I had my sons 3rd birthday today! Some family stayed in town for it! It was really nice at the park!

Im ready for week 12!








This week has been emotional with my personal life. FWSW has been great and i love i have to take my mind off things. 

My mother in law was in the hospital on a ventilater. Friday we got the callwe were dreeding. We had to get to the hospital her heart had stopped. My husband raced up there whie i got the kids up amd dropped them off to my dad. The last week seems like a blur! I was nervous about doing the 8 miles om saturday ws my head in the right place? Would my husband be ok? I talked with him and he ssid he'd be fine to go ahead! I was ready then. I got the 8 miles done!! I still cant believe it!

Friday night also my youngest brother had his graduation ceremony. He is the only one of the 5 of us thay didnt have my mom there. My mom passef away 3.5 years ago. Thankfully the night went really good!

Not alot to say about workouts this week except they were great! Have a great week everyone!!






Another week down and it flew by once again! I see so many changes happening within myself and everyone! I got my challanges done this week! I didnt get one done last week and had to go do the jacobs ladder on top of two stair steppers! Im so glad i pushed myself and did it. Thursday night i went to do the stair stepper and was about 20 floors in and guess who jumps on beside me?! CECE!!! I was totally freaking out in my head! Like oh gosh shes going to make me do level 10 or something crazy! I wad at 4. Thankfully she was good with that!! By the end i was so glad she was there! She really helped and pushed me even more! 

Saturday at the run she said lets go youre with me. Youre nor pushing yourself enough. I hac heard that a few times and was starting to get upset. Yes i was im here im running the whole 6 minutes i dont know how I could do that much more..  So i went with cece. Walk faster get up here with me youre to far behind i know you can do it lets go. At first i was like crap im screwed!!!!! Then i realized i was doing it!! I was waking faster and running faster! I COULD DO IT!!!!! I think i was scared i really dont know. Paulina would tell me to go faster or pick up the pace and id just look at her. I told cece WHILE running i really do love you thank you!! IM so grateful for her!  She scares the crap out of me but i know just because she wants whats best for me!!

On monday i lost 8 lbs. Which put me in first place for girls and first for the week! Im down 37.6! The number on the scale right now i havent seen since before i was pregnant with my son, who will be 3 next week! 

Once again Thank you from the bottom of my heart Rick and Tina for starting this program and bringing all of these wonderful trainers, coaches, and dieticians to us!! It is the biggest blessing ive had in awhile!!!! 







I can not believe week 8 is done! This is flying by, I just can't say that enough! I had a pretty good week. ON monday i only lost .6lbs but that puts me to a total of 27.8 so that is good! I am really starting to feel better and look forward to the workouts and runs. 

Last Sunday I had to chase after my son and I hurt my hamstring. Monday it was bad but I didnt have workouts that day so I was ok. Tuesday it was better only thing I had a hard time on was Tina's party train on the stairs. Tuesday night i did my 50 minute walk since i was unable to do it Monday. I do the runs on Thursday so i would have a day in between. The run on Thursday went good we were inside at Speice. Saturday thought my hamstring started acting up again while doing the walk/run. We did 7MIles!!!!!! I dont think i have ever done that much, at least not on purpose! We walked 5 minutes ran 5 minutes. I had to walk through a couple of the running times because of my injury but i did all 7 miles!! I talked with Ashely and Tina on things to do to help it! 

I really like CeCe's workout on Wednesday that Tina and Ashley had for her! It was nice to have her "on our side" that day. She really does push her self and keeps going! So proud of you Cece!! Happy Birthday! 

So excited for week 9! Holy cow!! 






Week 7 done already?! I cant believe it! It went by so fast! I think i blinked and it was done. Im loving this journey im on with FWSW.

My daughter had her field trip to the Zoo on thursday. We were walking around even went to the same place twice a couple of times. When we went to leave irealized how i didnt feel that tired. I mean i was tires from being up at 445 but i wasnt worn out like before. Then it hit me FWSW has given me my energy back. I walked the zoo and was fine!  I think i had 14,000 steps when i left the zoo. Then i had the thursday night walk/run 5:5. I did great with that! I ran walked 5:5. I knew i was getting better from walking all day at the zoo and then doing my run. I think i ended the day with 21,000 steps. 

Saturday we had the run 5:5 for 6 miles. I completed that too!!! I did the 5:5 interval. The first couple times i ran the 5 minuted i tried keeping up with everyone and quixkly remembeed it wasnt a race with others i was helping myslef. Once i slowed my pace down i was able to run the whole 5 minutes.

Cnt wait for week 8!!!


Week 6 is done and on to week 7!! I cant believe how fast the time is going! Everyone said it would go fast but i didnt believe it! I am having so much fun! I havr never had so much encouragement at one time. It is so nice to be in a gym full of people and just feel the love not being judged! I am starting to feel better about myself and not so down on myself! I loved the different stations this week! It was fun to be doing something else every minute. 

We got introduced to burpees this week. I was so nervous about when cece would start doing them. I didnt think i would be able to do them! Although i dont do them great i do it better then i could have 6 weeks ago! 

I only lost 1 pound at weigh in monday. Tina said to keep my head up that was coming off of two big weeks. I am hoping for a batter weigh in tomorrow! I'm doing the sleds tomorrow morning wish me luck! Im prettt sure its going to be a few of us so well all be cheering each other on!

Cant wait to see what week 7 brings!





Week 5 was amazing! I cant believe we are onto week 6 already! This is going so fast! Everyone said this will fly by but i didnt believe them! On monday i had a loss of 5lbs! It put me up to 23lbs! I am so blessed to be in this program! I wouldnt be doing do good without this team of people surrounding me! 

I did a lot better with my run/walks this week. I couldnt believe i could run the 3 minutes. I was finishing the walk on saturday I was in the 7 minute part of walking when crossing the finish line. I heard CeCe saying something to someone. I said shes still here? Crap and started running! She saw me and ran in with me! When she heard i said that she laughed and said good job! Im glad i can do that to you! Haha me to CeCe me too!

This week i would like to thank my best friend Sabrina. She has been there for me like no other friend has! Every week before weigh in she calls me and says how do you think you did? I always say i dont know im worried not too good. Her response is how did you eat? I say good. She says then you have nothing to worry about you'll do great! The first week in the program i was so nervous. She called me every morning before workout and calmed me down and after workouts to see how it went! If im having a hard time or day she says britney youre doing great and im so proud of you! Thank you Sabrina for all youre support! I couldnt do it without you!!

Thank you everyone for all your time and support of us! I am still so thankful to be here!!






Week 4 was great! On monday at weigh in i was down 6.2lbs! Made up for last week. With a total so far of 17.8lbs!!! Its a great feeling! Clothes that were to tight are starting to fit! I think i told my husband 1000 times one day that these pants fit now don't they look great?! Haha everytime he was very supportivie. Yes they do britney they look great and im so proud of you!!

I want to take a minute and thank my dad. Without him i wouldnt be able to go to workouts in the morning! My husband has to be at work at 6 most days and daycare doesnt open until 6. My dad lets me bring my kids over around 5:15-5:20 in the morning and watches them for me! They are sleeping so its not hard but i am so glad he was willing to help me! That was one of the biggest reasons i said ok ill do this. When i was talking with my family i said i wont have anyone to watch my kids i cant do this. He said right away (i dont think he really thought about what he was saying haha) I can help with the kids if you need help. I dont think i ever told him how much that helped me and how blown away i was! Haha. My dad has always been there for me, but my mom was the one who would watch my daughter. My dads more of the fun papa who plays but doesnt like babysitting! Haha so I knew I couldnt say no I had his full support! Thank you dad! I love you!

I also want to thank my sister. When we were young we didnt get along great but lately weve been doing good. I feel it was more after our mom passed away we needed each other. My brother and sister in law asked me to be in there wedding in september later that day i looked at my sister and said i cant be the fat one in the wedding. I think it was that night she called me and said, im only telling you this because of your comment earlier i dont think anything of you, but fort wayne smallest winner is taking applications. I think you should apply. She said i printed it all off for you think about it and let me know tomorrow. 

I thought about it and was so excited! I thought yes i remeber how much fwsw helped her! I hadnt told anyone in my family not even my husband how unhappy i was with myself. I knew i needed this. If it wasnt for me making that comment to my sister and her going out of her way to help me i wouldnt be here! So thank you!!!!

Cant wait forweek 5!! Now to go get ready for the 5k today!!! Good luck everyone!









Week 3 is done and on to week 4!! What a week it was! AT Weighin i lost 2.4 not great but not awful. Total of 11.4lbs!!

CICi is amazing! I love the way she pushes all of us! Frid9ay's workout was hard but great! Im glad i remembered my boxing gloves! I forgot them in my car on Tuesday and had to do extra running and pushups! My nutriontist amanda ran with me and helped push me. I was really thankful for her support!

Thursday and saturday we did our run 8:2 walk 8 minutes run 2 minutes. Thursday i didnt do great on running but on saturday i ran 2 minutes all 4 times except for about 30 seconds total!!! CiCi saw me walk and she said nope you can do it! Im not letting you stop you got this! Then before every 2 mintues shed say britney where you at youre not stopping! I needed that encourgement! She also told my sister paulina to go ahead and push me dont let me stop! Paulina was so excited she said you know i got the green light right? Youre not stopping! I was very thankful for her help too!

Im so excited for week 4 cant wait to see what it brings! Thank you again for this chance!


Week 2 in the books! This was a great week! Monday when we had weigh in and rick said no clapping for 2lbs and under i was so scared! I was thinking great already going to make a fool of myself! I ate better then i think i ever have but was still worried. I got on the scale so nervous and had dropped 9lbs!!!! I couldnt believe it! I was so happy!! And everyone got to clap😥.

Work outs were great! I hurt my knee at work on Tuesday amd was so upset about how it would effect me. I talked with EJ and made a plan, only problem i had with it is doing the squats. Glad it didnt stop me much!

Im still not used to getting up at 445 but once i get up and at work out I feel great! I already have some more energy. I had to chase after my 2yo son and wasnt winded when i was done!! That was nice!


Have a great week




First week in the books! It was an awesome week! I am SOOO greatful for this opportunity!! All the coaches trainers and nutritionists are great!! Its amazing to me everyone that and rick and tina have gotten envolved. Thank you so much Rick and Tina for starting this! Its truely life changing! I am so excited to see what the future hold! 

Season 10!!  Go Nitro Navy!





Hello all! Welcome to my bog! Had our first nutrition class today! Very nerve wracking weighing in, in front of eveyone but i did it! Cant wait for workouts tomorow! 

Until next blog...

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  • Britney-
    You are doing so good and have changed before our eyes! You have started to open up and your beautiful smile lights up the room!
    I know you were on IR this past week, but you are listening to the PT and are making strides! Next Saturday you will complete your first half marathon! We will be with you every step of the way! You can do this and I was so happy to hear you have family member coming in to do with you! Truly going to make the day extra special.
    Remember even though the program ends we ALL are FWSW FAMILY forever.
    Let's do this!
    WEEK 14 here we come!
    Tina and Rick

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    It makes my heart smile SO big when you say you don't want the program to end! I'm so glad you have come to enjoy it so much. Can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you tomorrow!

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  • Britney-
    Loved your blog! Yes, you did 10 miles! What a great accomplishment. You show up to all the runs ready to go and give it your all. We love reading you thought at orientation this would be crazy and now you are doing the scheduled runs and times. The training plan is paying off. You have listened to the trainers, running coaches and dietitians and soaring! Keep up the great job, we are proud of you.
    Love your birthday is tomorrow and you will be celebrating at Eddie Merlot's with your FWSW FAMILY! Great way to celebrate.
    Week 13 begins tomorrow and will go by way too fast so take time to enjoy all the moments:)
    Let's do this!
    Tina and Rick

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  • So good to read that things were on a more happy note this week after the sad weeks before. We love the family support your getting and what your daughter is learning from mom. It is the ripple effect we are always so happy to hear about. Keep up the great work! Changing your life forever. Thanks Rick and Tina

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  • So good to read that things were on a more happy note this week after the sad weeks before. We love the family support your getting and what your daughter is learning from mom. It is the ripple effect we are always so happy to hear about. Keep up the great work! Changing your life forever. Thanks Rick and Tina

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  • Britney-
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother in law. We want you to know the entire FWSW family is praying for you and your family. We know losing someone you love is never easy.
    We can only imagine how hard of decision it was to run your 8 miles on Saturday. We are proud you completed and Katelyn told us you did an amazing job:)
    You are a very strong young lady who has went through so much at such a young age. You continue to stand up and remain strong.
    Your mom would be so proud of the Wife, Mother, Sister and friend you are. Please know you are amazing and we love and adore you.
    Week 11 begins tomorrow. We are ready to go to the next level.
    Tina and Rick

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  • Loved reading your blog. So happy that you get it, that Cece really does just care and want the best for you! Attitude is the biggest part of a persons success, and ability to continue with your journey to be fit and at a healthy weight. Keep posting those great numbers who knows, watch out Parker! Thanks Rick and Tina

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  • Britney-
    Love reading your blog! You continue to push forward and love seeing how happy you are. You started out the program pretty quiet and as the weeks go on we see your sweet personality coming out!

    You are such a sweet young lady and love to see the progress you are making. I know you had a little set back with hamstring but happy you are feeling a little better.

    Proud of you completing your 7 miles Saturday! Love you are pushing hard each and every week. 7 miles is a BIG deal and you did it! Celebrate this huge accomplishment.

    Week 9 starts Monday and time will continue to go by quicker and quicker. Take in every moment!

    Week 9 Let's do this!


    Tina and Rick

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    Great job today on our 6 mile run! I especially enjoy seeing you working hard because you always have a smile on your face doing it. You should be extremely proud of your progress thus far, Britney. I know I am. You make NO EXCUSES! Here's to another great week!

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  • Britney-
    We are SO proud of you and all you have accomplished! You are doing great and I am so happy you took what I said to keep you pushing forward. You came off 2 big losses and can't do that every week. We see how hard you are working too!
    You are getting stronger with your runs too! Love seeing you always smiling and never stopping! You can tell how much the program has changed you. You smile more and seem to really be having fun! Love to see this! You deserve to feel confident and loved! We are all here to make sure you always do!

    Week 7! Yes, its going be super fast and will continue to do so): Soak up every second, as I know you are.

    Let's do this!

    Tina and Rick

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