my story

I want to take you on the journey that has brought me to this point in my life. I won’t go into a ton of detail but just so you know my background, here it goes…

I am a personal trainer who has had many up and downs over the past 3 years. From marriage, pregnancy, separation, birth of my daughter, divorce, single parenting, dating, fitness UPS, fitness downs and ALL that is in between. I was in the best shape of my life when I found out I was pregnant in July 2009.

I went through an emotional rollercoaster ride during pregnancy with the separation of my husband and the emotions of my failing marriage. I re-found God, if that makes sense. My workouts went straight to the back burner… The birth of our daughter was in Jan. 2010… I had a c-section, went through post-partum depression, tried to adjust my thoughts to being a mommy then I moved in with MY mom… When my daughter turned 3 months old, I figured I needed to kick my butt in gear(plus I was going to be in my brothers wedding in MEXICO in 3 months). I began running outside with the baby and then during her morning nap, I would lift weights. 3 months of working out and eating healthy, I was finally feeling like I was getting my body back and my mind! I was feeling great with that aspect of my life…3 months of working out

I continued my healthy lifestyle through my struggles of single parenting and the emotions of the separation. The divorce was finalized in Oct of 2010. I was devastated… I had hope that things would get better… I plowed into my fitness even more. I began dating… I was feeling great physically, eating well, working out a lot! Unfortunately I began drinking a lot ūüė¶ not the best idea when you’re trying to reach a fitness goal. lol. Fast forward to the summer of 2011

I had been dating the wrong guys, making bad decisions and just not living a life that I wanted for myself . July, I went into the hospital with pains in my side and numbness in my leg. Ended up just being a cyst that burst however it scared me to death! I stopped drinking as much and then just stopped everything. UGH. Back to square one. I moved out of my mom’s house in Sept and I was finally feeling like I could survive on my own with my baby. It was a great step for me and my daughter! I was feeling more confident, began working more and just feeling more productive but still not into my healthy lifestyle. Moved once again to a house closer to my mama ūüôā what can I say, I’m a mama’s girl…

Now here we are… I have to say that I am not completely healed from the divorce but I am working on it everyday. My daughter is the light and joy of my life and I am not sure I could have gotten through ALL of this without her sweet, spunky and downright mischievous little self. I am at a good place in my life now and I feel it is time to share my story and now share my journey to a healthier ME and hope that along the way I can help you all to a healthier YOU. This process with be very personal… I will share every moment of strength and every moment of weakness.

My training background

I am a fitness enthusiast trying to change the world! Ok, well I know I won’t be changing the world but hoping I can reach out to a few people. I am a personal trainer and a single mom who has struggled through life, lost my way and fallen off the fitness bandwagon. I want to share my struggles and how I’m finding my way back to a healthy life with daily fitness/exercise/diet tips, advice, videos and pictures.

I have been involved with fitness at different levels since I was young.

Even though I knew that fitness and nutrition was importan,t I gained over 40lbs. throughout high school and college. After realizing that my inactivity and unhealthy lifestyle led to my weight gain I decided it was time to lose the weight. After losing the weight and reshaping my body I developed a strong interest in cardio training and strength training. This is where my passion for fitness and the desire to share my knowledge began.

I am the owner and head trainer at Fitness Guru. For more info regarding my personal training you can go to


3 responses to “my story

  • Evelyn Matteson Hammond Smith

    You have been an inspriation to me for a your whole life! As you know, I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. Lately i’ve fallen off the nutritional side of my healthy life style too. Getting back on track is hard, but I know I can do it with people like you in my life!

    • Fitness Guru

      Im so happy that my story can be of inspiration! You have done so well on your fitness journey and I do know how it feels to fall. That hardest part is getting back up but once you do, there will be no stopping you! Just remember to think of food as fuel for your body. Put healthy foods in and expect great rewards on the outside. We all need support and motivation so thanks for sharing your struggles. Let’s keep going and stay focused!

  • donna banda

    Loved your story Becka! You don’t realize what an inspiration you are to me! I have fallen off the healthy eating “wagon” and not working out. Because of you I have begun to make diet changes/reversals, and working out again!! I fell so much better for it! thanks for your daily encouragements!!

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