I was exhausted, with dark circles under my eyes. My belly was pudgy and flowed onto my thighs; my sides had started to fold over, like Bibendum the Michelin man’s; my breasts spilled over my tight bra as if imprisoned and fighting to break free. It was a struggle the bra was clearly losing.
I was trying to fit into a pair of pants that had been too big just 6 weeks prior and it ripped! Ripped, can you believe it?
Confusion, overwhelm, doubt, fear, and anger struck all at once. “Who is this?” I asked myself, and, ”how did I get here?”
My recent divorce had taken its toll on me and left me feeling like a failure in all of life’s departments. I became an emotional eater, gorging on food to suppress my pain and negative emotions.
Standing in front of the mirror that morning in April 2008, a ripped pair of pants was my much-needed wakeup call.
I knew I had to lose weight, fall back in love with myself and committed to taking control of my life…
After ripping my pants earlier that morning, I walked into my neighborhood fitness gym on my way home from work and signed up for my first ever gym membership.
After engaging in many activities such as 1/2 marathon running, home workouts, boot camps and such, I just never seemed to lose weight losing 4 pounds in 2 years.
Liposuction was my last alternative in 2010 however, I crossed paths with a coach that asked me to give him a try. I learned about effective weight loss workouts and body transformation and achieved in 6 months what I had failed trying to do it on my own in 2 years.
What I learned was that not all workouts are created equal and the role of nutrition in the weight loss equation. Being and feeling at my best gave me a new lease on life, and in the process helped me tap into my purpose and passion.
It's been 11 years of living a healthy lifestyle, and I am passionate about helping women look good and feel great by losing weight so they too can live a happy and exciting life.