I’ve always had weight issues as long as I can remember. I guess my problem wasn’t so much that I didn’t want to work out but nutrition has always been my downfall. I would get in good habits but would always end up back into my old ways. The last 5 years have particularly been hard for me. I lost my oldest son at the age of 19 on June 25th 2011. Losing a child is just devastating especially the way we lost Nolan. I’ve always been an emotional eater but between this and depression just really did me in and I ballooned up to 150. In 2015 I did a 90 day challenge and got down to 135. I was proud of myself but started a new job in 2016 and succumbed to lots of office treats and started gaining weight again. I told myself no more! Time to break the cycle I was tired of going up and down and the way I would get on a high and then gain weight back and feel bad again then I started with Sandi in May of 2016. I initially started out doing her body transformation. I had a good friend doing the same! As I went along I had no thoughts of doing a show but as I started to make changes my friend and I started talking about competing and we set the goal for oct. 1st with Sandi. I never thought in a million years I would make the changes I have had especially at the age of 43! I soon believed I can do this. Losing my son my mind has developed a no quit attitude. I got up every morning at 3:30am and hit the gym. There were days I was tired or sore but I fought through those days! Getting with Sandi and classy fit was the best decision I have ever made! She is an amazing coach and I am so thankful to have had her on my side! October 1st I got on that stage and ended up 3rd in bikini masters! I was so proud of myself and I can’t wait to do it again!