My Story

I have struggled with my weight my whole life and have fluctuated greatly, depending on what was going on and how busy I was. I’ve tried strict 1200-1500 calorie diets, worked out every single day with no rest, taken various “magic” pills, done Weight Watchers twice (and quit), joined a gym multiple times (and quit), and other various methods that obviously haven’t worked.

Beachbody has given me solutions that don’t make me bored and keep me motivated to reach my goals. I did the original Power90 back in 2006 and had great success.  In early 2014 I was reintroduced to the products and it was the change I needed!  I have completed at least one round of 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Focus T25 Alpha/Beta/Gamma, Hammer & Chisel, Core de Force, Shift Shop, and Clean Week. I completed a TurboFire/PiYo hybrid while cross-training for my first half marathon, have dabbled in Body Beast, Insanity Max 30, Cize, Country Heat, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and YouV2.  I have also now completed three half marathons (PR – 2:01:46) and ran my first marathon November 2017!  I am also a certified Country Heat Live instructor, though I put that aside during marathon training.  I became a Beachbody Coach in March of 2014 and really enjoy helping others find the same success!

I started my journey close to the 220 mark (though I’m not sure what my heaviest was since I didn’t weigh myself often).  I easily achieved my first goal of 200 pounds, and eventually achieved just below 165 right after my first year, which was the lowest weight I’d been since high school (the lowest being 178 when I moved to VA in 2007). I was 145 in high school, but I feel that may be unrealistic with body changes and my age, but if I can get there, so be it.  I have no real goal weight right now…as long as I’m happy, healthy, and have enough endurance to get my through my daily/weekly activities, classes, and runs. I would love to see 150 again, though.

Check out one of my first posts (MY JOURNEY) to get a more detailed rendition haha ^_^