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…
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 😦 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 🙂 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 www.fitnessgurutraining.com