Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Start Of It All...

Recently I was asked to share my fitness story and it started a domino effect that has landed me in the roll of Beachbody Coach! I have a passion for helping others acheive their fitness goals and lead a healthier lifestyle. Below is the story I shared with my Beachbody coach, I hope it inspires you to begin your fitness journey. When you are ready to start you can contact me so I can help you acheive your fitness dreams! The past 18 months have been a journey in finding myeslf once again and regaining control over my body. In May of 2011 I was 190 lbs. a size 12 (almost 14) and so unhapy with myself. May 2011 marked the beginning of a new life for me when we purchased P90X and became part of the Motivated Fitness team.
At first it was NOT easy and there were days I didn't want to get my workout in but the thing that kept me going in the beginning was the thought and challenge that I could do ANYTHING for 90 days. I kept pushing play and eventually changes started happening. Once I started loosing pant sizes and feeling better from exercising and eating right it became not only easy to do my workouts but a necessary part of my day! By the end of 90 days I was down 21 lbs. and training for my first 1/2 marathon, YES, that's right, I went from an essential couch potato to training for a 1/2 marathon in 90 days! After many months of training I completed my 1/2 marathon in a time of 1:51:13 and I attribute much of my success to P90X legs and back, it gave me the leg stamina to keep my pace for that distance! I was thrilled at the new me who could accomplish such a feat!
After the 1/2 marathon I wanted more so I started training for a sprint triathalon. I am a former swimmer so by adding in cycling I was able to train and conquer something that I would have thought 100% impossible just one year earlier. In May of 2012 I completed my first triathalon, almost one year to the day from starting my fitness journey. I finished a 750 meter swim, 13 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run in 1:24:10. At this point I had become a fitness/workout/healthy eating junkie!
Now 18 months later I am 145 lbs. a size 2-4 and cannot imagine feeling better! Anyone considering a change in their lives needs to remember that if a 190 lb., 34 year old, mother of 2 can do it they can to!! There are no excuses!!! It is a journey possible for anyone willing to give it the effort, go for it, you have nothing to loose!!