In September of 2017 I weighed 215 pounds (the pic on the right). I was not happy. Clothes did not fit well. I sat all the time. Just standing was tiring. I was tired of that. My daughter was active and I was not. I wanted to be active. I wanted to set a better, healthier example. I wanted to live a quality life. So I began my journey.
My 1st goal was to “feel better.” Second, to feel stronger. Then, I wanted to shed some weight. I struggled with losing any weight and found out I had a thyroid condition. This explained A LOT. I persisted. I found my focus and channeled my energy. I lost 25 pounds.
I took classes at a local gym (KA Fitness, you guys rock!!) and found BeachBody. That really drove it home for me. BeachBody gave me the tools and I found something that worked for me. I had workouts that really challenged me. I learned portion control. Changes happened & I haven’t looked back since.
It was during this time that I decided to get a personal trainer certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have also decided to become a BeachBody coach. That is not a decision I made simply. I really believe in the programs they have. If you stick with them, they do work.
I took the summer off from my routine to spend more time with my daughter, which I do not regret one bit.
Now I am back at it again, and I am looking forward to seeing what I can get done this year.
What are some of your fitness and health goals?