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A little about the Fitness Mink

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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve wanted to become a professional bodybuilder (a fitness mink lol).  What 6-year old says that??  This one!  I remember getting a Get In Shape Girl set for Christmas one year.  It included a sweatband, leg warmers, a very light set of dumbbells and a jump rope.  I was hooked after that.  I used to charge my friends to be their personal trainer and put them through workouts lol.  I started weight training as a freshman in high school.  It was my favorite class!  I played softball, basketball and ran track, so I stayed very active.  Once I graduated, I slacked off on the weight lifting.  Got married, graduated from nursing school, had a child, etc.  Intermittently I would start working out again.  I’ve always loved being in a gym.

At the age of 28, 1 year after my daughter was born, we took pictures at her 1st birthday party.  I was disgusted with myself!  I had gained so much weight!  My heaviest was 185lb and a size 14.  I remember thinking, what the hell is wrong with you.  This isn’t you!!  Within 8 months, I had lost 40lbs and starting back in the gym regularly.  Most of that weight loss was diet alone.  And after graduating from anesthesia school at the age of 33, I decided to pursue my dream and compete.  I competed in 11 shows my first 3 years!  I placed well, I had a blast and have never looked back.  If I can help at least 1 person reach their goal or achieve their dream, then I’m happy.  I know most people have no desire to compete!!!  But I do know what it’s like to look at yourself in the mirror one day and be so unhappy and disgusted with what I had allowed myself to become.  Having been there myself, I am confident I can help you achieve your goals.

Follow my blog for all the information you could ever learn to achieve a more healthy lifestyle.  Subscribe to my newsletter at The Fitness Mink for recipes, tips and workouts!  And if you are serious about starting today, then purchase one of my programs.  They are all 4 weeks long.  The programs, whichever you choose, will be customized for your starting point and what your goals are.  I will check in with you weekly and make adjustments as needed.  I am fully at your disposal!  Don’t wait until Monday or the New Year, start NOW!