I was an active child/teenager. I ran track, cross country, was a springboard diver, figure skater, gymnast, skier, and roller skater. I would sit and watch “Wide World of Sports” for hours. I wanted to be like Dorothy Hamill. I even tried to cut my hair like hers.
I was always a thin child/teenager. My “Nani” would always complain to my mother to feed me more pasta.
The years passed on and my focus shifted towards school, work, and raising a family. Work kept me busy with its hectic pace and hours on my feet. My child needed my attention. So did my spouse.
I was working swing shift and I started making bad food choices. McDonald’s and Jack in the Box were open at Midnight. They took care of my food needs after work. I started gaining weight. I put on 30 pounds over time. I was not happy.
In February of 2006, I joined 24 hour Fitness and they offered personal training. I wanted help, support, education, and direction and felt I couldn’t do it alone. I knew I needed a “hard push”. I bought some sessions and started the transformation towards good health and fitness.
In 2007, Chris took the helm and started managing my training. I shed the weight and shredded the muscles. With his guidance I resumed running and have completed numerous races ranging in distance from 5K’s to 100 miles. Years later, I’m still getting that “hard push”!