We’re bringing back some of our favorite posts from the archives for #TBT. This post originally published in March 2013.
I had always been an active person but never had a consistent workout routine, I was always “just happy & content” with my body and weight.
Between 2001 and 2005 I had 3 children, all large at birth and all delivered via c-section. With each subsequent child I kept a few pounds on. By 2006, I was starting to push the limits with a size 10-12 pants and knew that if I did not do something & remain consistent with it I was going to go down a road that I did not want to be on.
In December 2006, my neighbor asked me if I was interested in joining Weight Watchers with her. My response was “Sure” but I knew I was not committed. My diet was my main focus at this point – I started counting my points, watching my portions and choosing better food. I slowly started adding in walking around my development and then a few strength training exercises. By August 2007 I had lost 31 pounds, hit my lifetime goal with Weight Watchers and was fitting into a size 4 pants.
In September 2007, I started researching more strength training & eating more clean food. Since then I have continued to work on building my muscle tone and maintaining my weight. Once my family & friends saw my transformation, they started asking me how I did it, how they can make changes & more. I found it very rewarding to be helping them! That is when I decided to make a dream come true & help others! I became a Certified Fitness Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutritionist & started my business ~ Evolution Fitness. Since the start of Evolution Fitness, I have become a bootcamp instructor, TRX instructor & wellness coach ~ making Evolution Fitness a full continuum of mind, body & soul! 3 1/2 years since I started my business and I truly love every minute of my job!