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Been There, Lost That
I had always been a "big Canadian girl" and everyone said "that's the way you're supposed to be". At my thinnest, in high school (where I met my hubby), throughout college and when I got married, I was a happy and healthy size 12. Well....fast forward a couple of years.....
I gained almost 100 pounds each time I was pregnant, that's what! And I had my girls back to back! I was pregnant, nursed my eldest daughter for one year, then right away I was pregnant with my youngest and nursed her for one year as well. I'm pretty sure I don't have to tell you how busy I was with two children under the age of 2!
Long story short, I find myself overweight and in Orange County, California! Unhappy and unhealthy. Once we had settled, a couple of years had passed and now it was time to take care of me. So I found a trainer and started working out. My trainer helped me to change my body composition and showed me a healthier way of living. With her help and guidance I began noticing big changes in myself. It was thrilling! I had no idea I could do the things I was doing (running with my family - half-marathons too!) and see the changes I was seeing (I had abs!). In the end I had lost over 85 pounds and was now a size 6!!!!!!
I am so grateful for ALL the experiences in my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today with out them. That's why I decided to become a personal trainer myself. I've been in your shoes, I know how you feel! I also know with the proper guidance, support, knowledge and lots of determination, your goals of a happier and healthier life are totally attainable!
Trust me! I've BEEN THERE, LOST THAT!