Online Personal Training Client
I have been fighting obesity since my mid-teens. At only 20 years old, I was already over 200 pounds and stayed over 200 pounds for 20 years. Over the years, I had my ups and downs with weight loss and had tried various fad diets, exercise programs and medications, but my weight continued to fluctuate.
The years of being morbidly obese took its toll on my life and my body. I love to go to amusement parks, but discovered I could no longer fit into the rides and I had to have an extender for my seat belt when I traveled by plane. I also developed hypertension and required two back surgeries within nine months of each other.
After my second back surgery, I hit my highest weight ever, 290 pounds. I couldn't believe that I had allowed myself to weigh nearly 300 pounds. Also, I read my neurosurgeon's notes, stating how difficult it was to position me for the second surgery, due to my size. That was my wake up call, I had to get control of my health and my life, so I began to exercise more and became more conscientious of my nutrition intake and dropped down to 265 pounds.
I began working out with Jesse, Master Fitness Trainer at the end of 2013. At that time, my weight was around 260 pounds and I wore a size 22W to 24W jeans. From the beginning, Jesse has been a wonderful source of support on my journey. He has encouraged me, pushed me to my limits and have celebrated my successes with me. With his help, I have reached some amazing milestones in journey to live a healthier lifestyle. I now weigh 195 pounds and have dropped down to a size 14-16 pant size. I can do things that I haven't been able to do in years, like shop in the regular sized clothes stores, fit into amusement park rides and fly comfortably.
While I am currently away from Texas for work, I continue to work with Jesse online and by telephone. I cannot imagine working out with another trainer, anywhere.