|Me, Olivia, and Mom September 2013|
Check out my Mom's story and be inspired!!
I was very thin when I was growing up and once I got married and started having kids the weight came on and it never left. I have 3 daughters and 2 sons plus 7 grandkids. I moved down to Springfield, Oregon from Washington in January of 2013. I weighed about 50 lbs. more than I do now.
Currently, I am a caregiver for my mother who has Alzheimer’s. I started walking in March of 2013 and by August I was at 199 and had hit a plateau. I needed more. I met a man named Tim from International Fitness and he gave me a free pass to come to the gym. I went, I joined, and I haven’t looked back since!
I know the weight doesn’t seem like a lot for a year but I have also become very toned and much stronger. I recently re-measured myself and I have lost 12 inches so far. That’s a whole foot! How insane is that!
I have a really bad left knee which has hindered me being able to take more classes. When I found PiYo things just clicked for me. I love PiYo!! I do it 5 days a week in a live class at the gym and I also have the home version which I do 6 days a week. I am very proud of my accomplishments.
I am changing my life one day at a time. I want to show my kids anything is possible if you put your mind to it and show my grandkids to never give up on your dreams!! I also want to encourage my girls to start getting healthy now while they are young. It isn’t as easy when you are older like me. But ANYTHING is possible if you want it bad enough and try try try!