Before my journey began, I was so large that I couldn't bend over to tie my own shoes,  I'd have to have help or I'd just wear flip flops in the winter.

I could barely walk to the mailbox. Running or even jogging was out of the question, Heck even breathing was a chore! I was having a lot of pain in my knees
 when I walked (or climbed stairs ).

I also had a LOT of pain in my back around my kidneys when I slept because of the weight, so I would toss and turn all night in pain not getting any sleep and being so tired. 

Then on Christmas when I was uploading my photos of Christmas morning, I saw a photo of what I thought was my mother and had to take a couple of double-takes,

it couldn't be my mother, she is 2000 miles away, WHO IS THAT? OH MY GOODNESS, That's ME!!  I got so upset because I hadn't seen myself in photos to really
know what I had let myself get to.
That was my AH-HA moment. 
Then and there I vowed, I would fix this and get healthy. So like most people
I started my journey on January 1st and have been doing great ever since.

Sure I've had ups and downs, but I never quit, I just kept going and stuck with it!! Usually, I'd give up within 6 weeks of starting but this time I knew it was for good!

I now am more active than I've ever been!! I love being outdoors, riding a bicycle, playing at the park with my family & my new passion, I have learned to love running!!

 I enjoy taking mixed martial arts classes & boxing classes as well!

Anything Exercise related is now fun for me!! 

I love being a personal trainer and I enjoy helping others and being able to share my journey, with hopes of igniting a spark in them as well.

 If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact me, I'd love the opportunity to work with you and help you.

My accomplishments with my weight have been great & I'm thrilled to have been able to share my story & help others,
some of my accomplishments are as follows.