“I grew up on a farm, so I was always outdoors and active at an early age. Throughout my school years I was very successful in competitive sports, with track and field being my main focus. I have a twin sister who competed alongside of me, and it really became a huge part of my identity. We were often spotlighted in local papers, and were quite well known for our athletic success around our area.
I met my husband in my mid twenties. He had 3 children from prior relationships, and I basically put my own health on the “back burner”. I lost myself further, once I realized I struggled with fertility issues. I became consumed with repetitive heartbreak and really lost myself.
A few months before I was going to turn 40, I realized I had to take back control of my life. I began working out from home, and I got my weight back under control and refound my joy. I am 43 years old, and really do feel better than I ever have. I even threw javelin competitively for the first time in over 20 years, last summer at a couple of track meets in the masters category. Now I enjoy helping others get started on their own fitness journeys, using the same online workouts that have helped me so much. I truly want as many people as possible to feel as good as I do, and realize that age really is only a number.”