Hi – Thank you SO much for stopping by Womens Ab Workout. This site has become an extension of who I am and what I try to do and accomplish everyday – helping others become successful and reach their own personal weight loss and fitness goals.Â The fitness industry is full of quick fixes that are suppose to help you shed pounds – when in reality losing weight is about a personal journey of self discovery, knowledge, and success. My own personal journey of self discovery have made my love for fitness and nutrition grow daily.
Growing up I was an active kid – trying my hand at every sport – playing outside as much as we could. My family moved from Chicago, to the East Coast, after my freshman year of high school – in an effort to make friends I joined the swim team and immediately fell in the love with the difficulty of the sport. However, instead of taking advantage of cross-training during this time I instead focused on what I ate in an effort to maintain being ‘skinny’ – because that’s what made you ‘cool’ – and who didn’t want to fit in?
Before I headed up to Canada, for my first year of University, I remember hearing about people gaining the â€˜freshman 15â€™. I always told myself I wasnâ€™t going to gain any weight – I knew how to eat and workout â€“ I wasnâ€™t going to be a part of the statistic.Â Well, I didnâ€™t
become a part of that statistic â€“ I created my own â€“ I gained the freshman 20+ pounds â€“ apparently I was wrong about my knowledge.
The next three years of Unversity came and went â€“ I always tried to watch what I ate â€“ but I always found a way to justify my unhealthy eating or extra portions. I was a swimmer â€“ so I could have that extra helping of pasta with butter because I swam laps for 2 hours. Or it was okay to eat a slice of pizza at 2 am because I was up late.
The only thing this type of justification gave me was about 20 extra pounds of weight to carry home with me once college was over.
You would think that being at home â€“ back under my parents roof and wholesome cooking would help shed the 20lbs â€“ unfortunately â€“ I was never home. I found myself working at a bar â€“ working until 2 am every night â€“ surrounded by greasy, fried food â€“ that instead of helping me lose weight â€“ actually helped me gain about 10 more pounds.
The one benefit of working in the bar was meeting all sorts of people. It was here where I met my trainer who helped change my life â€“ forever.
After losing 30+ pounds caused by excuses and a wrong diet and workout program I realized that I was not the only woman out there who struggled with making healthy diet choices. I was also not the only woman who felt EXTREMELY uncomfortable in the weight room. Since then it has become my passion to help women realize their own fitness and weight loss goals – helping women with their diet and nutrition and giving them the tools they need to feel confident both in and out of the weight room.
Empowering women has helped empower me to reach my own goals – which I did this past April when I competed in my first Bikini Competition. Stepping on stage in a teeny bikini was not something I would have imagined myself doing 6 years ago – but it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Seeing my body change through my dedication to my diet and training program was not only exciting but inspiring – this stuff really works!?
It is even more exciting for me to see my clients reach their fitness goals – lose those 10, 20 pounds of unwanted weight, tone their arms, or fit into that little black dress for their high school reunion. No one has to be unhappy with how they look or feel – you can make a change – you just have to believe.