I walked into this not knowing what to expect. I never knew how much dedication it would take to train. My first posing, I was a wreck. And that's when I knew I couldn't do it. Many times, I wanted to
give up because there was no point in trying. I wouldn't have confidence because other girls were just that much better. I was shy and uncomfortable. I remember holding back my emotions in not wanting to compete. But it 16 weeks, I pushed myself harder, physically and mentally, to accomplish the goal I had set. And here I am, on stage, being proud of how far I came.
To APF, thank you for letting me be a part of this team and meeting such wonderful women.
portive people through this journey. Thank youMandy Vahlkamp for being my foundation and having faith it me. I would have not get through it without you.
To my bestfriend, Kayla Panter thank you for pushing me to be a better me and being my other half. You dealt with my emotions and understood every bit of it. There's no one I would have rather done it with.
Let me start by saying I have read a few fitness testimonials in my lifetime. Always thinking to myself "Wow, way to go, or "Holy shit they look amazing" or my favorite "Is that the same person"? Well it is now my turn to expose my ugly truth.
I was truly over
weight and in a bad place in life. Feeling unhappy, lonely, unattractive and
lost I turned to the good ole comfort food. Yep, I was overeating, drinking and
working a lot to fill the void. It wasnt until my divorce that
I realize that I needed to take my life in a healthy direction. Purge the shit
storm so to speak.
I turned to Amy Brantner/sister, trainer, gym owner and nutritionists for help. Now I know some think there is a special drink that taste terrible or a pill that makes you skinny or fairy dust out there but nope that's not the case. I was introduced to a healthy eating plan and consistent exercise routine. Yep there it is. I did what my amazing trainer told me to do. That's the secret my friends. Was it easy? No.Was it worth it? Yes!! Less than a year ago I said what my sister never thought I would say,"I think I want to train for a show". I competed in my first show two weeks ago and felt so empowered. I have never felt so strong, fit and happier in my life. I am so very thankful to Amy Brantner and all the trainers at A Personal fit for helping me succeed. My new goal is set and I am ready begin my training. I hope this will inspire others who are ready to make a change.
Step one..let go of whatever is unhealthy that no longer serves a positive purpose in your life.
Step two...get a trainer/ friend or in my case both to help you set your goals. May I suggest the trainers at A Personal fit.
Above all believe in yourself and know your worth it ;)
I want to thank the best trainers in the whole wide world, Amy Brantner and Miranda Downs. You have pushed me and helped me become the best version of me. You have helped me challenge my limits and reach beyond dreams. You inspire me every day and because of you I didn't give up. Thank u for all u do! You are amazing women!!!!