I have lost 22 pounds since I was released from my last surgery, June 7th. I haven't been able to loose any more weight since then. I went to a workout class right after I was released from my doctor and I fainted. It was humiliating. The "The Tabata Queen" can't even complete a 50 minute class. I'm embarrassed that my past clients have seen me in my state. They have seen my previous before and after picture, but now I feel like a failure. Like I let them down. I would rather sit in my room with my shades drown and lights off than see anyone. I see myself waddle in the reflection of a glass and I just want to cry. This is not who I am. I see pictures of myself and I cringe.
The best way to start my story begins with me breaking down in a plus size women’s store dressing room. I was trying to squeeze myself into a size 16W and I was nowhere near able to lift it over my derrière. I was sweating and began to cry. I had stopped stepping on the... Continue Reading →
You all know how important family is to me... That includes my fitness family! I respect what they are doing in this facility and I am excited that they have asked me to be a part of it! We have some top-notch trainers here and passion is oozing out the doors. You cannot beat that!
While I have been taking my hiatus from teaching, I have not stopped thinking of my sweet friends from classes. The other day I gathered the signs that I would place at the front desk before my classes, and removed them from my car. I sat them on my bed and just stared at them. I looked at each sign and reflected on each class it represented; thinking about the students, milestones and good times had. And then it happened...
During my career I have been grateful to have, and still have, a number of mentors shape me into the person I am today. Whether they have been in the corporate part of my life or fitness portion. They have all rounded me out into a person I feel that I can be proud of. I believe that it is well past time for me to share a great big thank you to these women for shaping me over this past decade, plus. Now as I write this, I know I will not do these ladies the justice that they deserve, but allow me to introduce you to my Mentor Tree.
It's been a month since I've seen my wonderful tribe. There is no schedule attached, no subs to mention. Today, you will simply find a profound and heavy-hearted apology. After five weeks of missing my Tabata Tribe, my "peeps", my faithful followers that would show up whether I was able to perform 100% or give 10%; I have to say goodbye to my group classes.