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FAT LOST:  42.25 LBS



INCHES LOST:  50.5       


It’s hard to believe that it was 13 months ago.  Like many others, I walked into Teri’s office depressed and directionless. .. A lost whale.   I dreaded looking in the mirror.  I hid from cameras.  I woke up every morning absolutely disgusted with and embarrassed by the body I was living in.  Moreover, I didn’t like the person I had become.  I had no energy.  I could barely run a mile.  My knees hurt all the time.  I was nearly suffocated by my neck rolls.  A naturally optimistic person, I didn’t find joy in anything. 

Well, thank god Angela Fjerstad’s path crossed mine because without her, my journey would have never happened.  I watched with both envy and awe as she got shredded during BFit 2014.  One day, while listening to me whine about my weight, she turned to me and said, “You know, no offense, but you can’t sit here and complain if you’re not going to do something about it.”  Her words resonated with me.  She offered to introduce me to Teri and from there I took a giant, terrifying leap into the world of BFit.

While I am still a work-in-progress, I am proud of how far I’ve come.  My entire life has changed.  Food is no longer just about comfort and taste; it’s about nourishment and fuel.  Working out isn’t about slaving away the minutes on the elliptical; it’s about nailing physical and psychological challenges.  I am the smallest size I have ever been.  My knees don’t hurt, even after a long run.  I can wear cute, trendy clothes.  I don’t hide when someone pulls out a camera.  I am faster and globally stronger than I ever have been, even as a college athlete.  And, with Teri’s help, I’m on my way to becoming the disciplined, mentally tough version of myself I’ve always wanted to be.

I can honestly say that without the women of BFit, I would not have been successful.  The difference between going to a generic gym and coming to BFit is night and day.  Going to the gym after work is no longer a chore because I get to spend time with some of my favorite people.  I feel blessed to be held accountable to my workouts and nutrition by a group of women I both respect and adore.  I am inspired, motivated, and awed by you all on a daily basis. 

Has it been difficult?  Yes.  Has it been worth it?  Hell yes.  If given a second chance, would I make the same choice?  In a heartbeat.