Time it took to complete Transformation:
My journey began in 2009. I sing in a band & remember hating the way I felt on stage. I had been through turmoil for yrs & was very sad, uncomfortable, depressed & lost! I knew I hate to take control of life! I had always been into some sort of exercise, but never stuck it out for the long hall. I have overcome a horrific car accident which severed my right leg in half all but the bone. I taught aerobics 8 months later. How then, did I left myself go & become unhealthy & over weight? I promised myself to make the changes I needed to be happy physically, & emotionally. The next day I went & bought a used elliptical machine & a some DVDs. For the first 5 months of I got up at 4:30am to work out in my living room. Dieted the best way I could & lost 35lbs. Eventually, my weight & progress platitude. So, I reached out to a coach & started training in a gym. I fell in love weight lifting & being surrounded by people who did the same. Now, this is my lifestyle. My first bodybuilding competition I was 45 years old. I placed 1st in Figure Tall. I remember my sons (ages 18 & 20) Screaming for me when I won. My son said "Mom, I am so proud of you". It was that moment, I knew all the hard work & struggles had paid off. I will be competing in 2012 & it will be my 4th competition. I have learned by taking control of my own happiness, I have inspired others to do the same. THAT is the biggest fulfillment yet!! Dedicated. Determined. No matter what the challenges in the journey!
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