I have been working in the health and fitness field for over 10 years now. What sparked my interest was when I left home to go to college. I left high school at 5’9” and about 125 lbs. During the first two years of college I went up to 170 lbs and had no idea why. In addition to the weight-gain, I was also having upset stomachs quite regularly. I kept going to the doctor asking his advice on why I was changing so much. The doctor would always give me what I felt like was generic answers like, what types of food are you eating and am I exercising? I never really got it.
After I started to approach the 170 lb mark, I decided to take a step in the right direction. I got a job at the front desk at 24 Hour Fitness. I did this so I could be surrounded by people who I could sponge knowledge of off. This ended up being one of the most impacting decisions I have made in my life. I felt almost like an undercover spy, always asking leading questions and being in the right place at the right time. Before I knew it, I had one of the new trainers practicing their expertise on me. I got all the way back down to 130 lbs.
Losing the 40 lbs meant alot to me. It meant that I really was in control over the way I looked, the way I felt, and my health. It meant empowerment that would last my entire life. This empowerment led me to achieve my degree in Health and Wellness and 3 nationally ranked personal training certificates. (Not to mention a few hot dates)!
Since losing the initial 40 lbs I have been lucky to have 2 boys; ages 8 and 2. With each pregnancy I gained approx 50 lbs. Knowing that I had control over my body and lifestyle (when not pregnant) allowed me the serenity to be at peace with my pregnancy. I was not worried for a moment that I could not get my old body back. Every time “the baby” would want to eat I didn’t have to feel guilty about my calorie count. It is my personal philosophy that there are times and places for perfection. When you are pregnant; you are focused on baby perfection not outward personal perfection.
During my career I have helped hundreds of people regain control over their own fitness goals and boosted their feelings of empowerment. I have worked with several special populations including post-heart attack, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, children, seniors, and elite athletes. Every client has had their own unique struggles and life obstacles to overcome. However, success was within each one of their grasps.
My hopes for you in this challenge is to boost your empowerment. I want to show you that even if you are not striving for perfection, your goals matter. Whether you are looking to lose 5 lbs, 50 lbs, want more energy, or just want to cleanse your system; YOU are in control. Our products work in conjunction with your own personal determination for achievement. By making strategic health and nutrition changes you will maximize the ability of our products to do their job. This will result in a maximum result. The more effort you put into the process the more empowerment you will achieve.
Good luck and keep me posted with any questions or advice you may need.
Online Social Contributor and Personal Trainer for Creative Bioscience