In 2007, I weighed over 200 lb, and I didn’t like it. On the other hand, I’m now glad that it happened. It was my “rock bottom,” so to speak, and it motivated me to take charge of my health. I had already lost weight more than once, so I knew I wanted this time to be different. This would be the last time. I wanted to lose it for life.
I decided to learn all I could about our bodies and weight and how it all works, so I could really keep a healthy weight forever. At that time, I was also trying to figure out what to do with myself now that both kids were in school. I was scrolling through the community college websites, and I saw that a local college offered a Personal Training Certification program. I knew that was what I wanted to do. I dropped everything and enrolled that day.
Over time I lost 75 lb, and I’ve kept it off three years and counting. I still make weight-management a priority, and I continue to learn what works and what doesn’t. I completed the college program and also gained my NASM personal trainer certification. I now work as a personal trainer, and I love seeing my clients progress. I love to hear about the exercise benefits they experience in their own lives.
One thing I always emphasize is that there are so many benefits from exercise, but our weight is more closely tied to our nutrition. We can exercise for an hour and burn some calories, but we can eat that same number of calories in five minutes! I love to talk about weight-loss tips, techniques and strategies. I find that the principles are the same, but successful individuals may apply them in different ways. I would love to listen to you and help you find a path that fits your life and allows you to reach your goals. Please contact me and let’s talk!
NASM certified personal trainer since 2009
Wife and mother of two
Former Weight Watchers leader
Maintaining a 75-pound weight loss since 2008