Like many of you, I have spent my entire life searching for my passion. And I can best describe my journey as a roller coaster ride. I struggled my entire life with weight management, I married early to someone I grew up with since elementary school and became a mother at age 19. My world turned upside down at 24 when I lost my husband in a car accident. I became acutely depressed, gained more weight and felt like I had no direction or meaning in life.
Then I found fitness – a place where I could work hard, realize nearly immediate results, find relief, regain my confidence and ultimately transform myself into the best version of me. And the results I achieved were the directly attributable to my hard work, commitment and dedication – something that no one but myself could take away. These efforts took me from my heaviest weight at 245 pounds as a single widowed mother of two to an elite fitness competitor where I qualified for the national championships. Along the way I found my passion!