I began this new fitness journey about 10 months ago never imagining what was to come. After a horrible fall while hiking Mission Peak, my doctor told me I was to stay off my feet for two weeks. This was my wake up call to figure out another way to workout. I literally hobbled into the Imago Studio doors after learning about my friend Angie's 12-week transformation. I was a diehard when it came to working out, but you wouldn’t know it when you saw me. I was well over 200 lbs. and in denial about my weight. It happens to everyone. I just figured this was how I was supposed to be.
After my accident and looking at the 17 stitches that decorated my swollen knee. I was not only frustrated with not being able to workout, but I was frustrated with myself. I met up with Coach Huong and she then spoke to me about the program. She used words such as, obese and diabetes, which runs in my family, that scared me to death. I bit the bullet and decided to focus on my nutrition. Since I couldn’t workout, I focused my energy on my new meal plan.
This changed my world! My energy level was higher than ever before. I began noticing that my clothes were starting to feel loose. Other people began to notice the changes as well and would pay compliments. The compliments enticed me to work harder and to stay consistent with my meal plans.
After completing my first transformation I dropped almost 30 pounds. Coach Huong saw something in me that I couldn’t quite see in myself. She didn’t want me to stop just yet. I completed 2 more 12-week transformations and dropped a total of 86 pounds. This wasn’t an easy journey, with family vacations, holiday dinners, and other celebrations. I met such an amazing support system at Imago. The beautiful women I met encouraged me with their kind words and their hard working spirit.
My smile is bigger and energy is through the roof. I’m happy and grateful to embrace this new spirit and spread it to others. It excites me to share my knowledge. My new goal is to continue this journey of being healthy, happy, and at peace with this new chapter of my life.
“It’s not just about losing weight, it’s about gaining confidence, too. It’s not about shrinking in size, it’s about growing in strength.”