March 27, 2012
For a long time I would always think about getting into the gym, losing weight and becoming more health conscious, but I just could not do it. I was told by my fiance - now husband - that I was beautiful but I would look in the mirror and see unhappiness on the inside and pretend to be happy on the outside. I had enough of it, I was getting married and I did not want to be that fat bride, so I made an appointment with Carrie. I am not going to lie, on the outside I showed confidence and that I was not worried or scared, but on the inside I really was! I never had someone watch my fitness regime and eating habits so closely. She would hound me every day I saw her about my eating and I am really happy she did because it helped me be accountable to myself. She forced me to watch what I was eating. Then there were the workouts. Each week was different from the last. Exercises always changing and adapting to my needs of the week and I wondered sometimes how she came up with some of the stuff. It worked!
The Reward: I started my journey at 215 lbs. and after 6.5 months of training with Carrie I lost 70 lbs.! I had my dream wedding on the beaches of mexico and I walked down the aisle with pride, happiness, self-confidence and an abundance of self-esteem thanks to Carrie. She taught me so much about health as well as myself, and what I am truly capable of. I am now 145 lbs. and lead a very active and healthy lifestyle. If I am unable to get to the gym then that is okay, because I have the whole world that has a challenge waiting for me.
Please do not think that you can not do it, because YOU CAN and Carrie taught me that! Thank you, Carrie!