Over the next week you will be hearing me talk about our Killer Kurves program. It is a 12 week program that we offer once per quarter and is reserved for those looking to lose 40 lbs or more.
Below is the story of Sarah. Like many of our incredible clients she has had a lot of life challenges and is a fighter and a winner. Sarah was ready to make a change, but needed to find the right community to support her in that change.
I can’t be prouder of what she has accomplished and who she is becoming. For her to sign up last minute to do the Warrior Dash this weekend is a testament of how far she has come!
Enjoy her story and if you are interested in K2 or any of our other programs, I invite you to fill out the short “interest” form on our website and I will get back to you asap. We have 90 spots for our K2 program and 75 of them are already taken. It starts a week from Monday so don’t procrastinate if you are serious about making a life transformation.
I was trying to think of where this journey really began. I have had a lot of stress in my life, more than a plateful, more like a platter!
I went through a divorce with three young children. I went from being taken care of by my parents, then a husband and then I had to take care of myself. I had never really paid bills or balanced a check-book… Heck, I hadn’t even taken my nursing exam 3 years after graduating from nursing school. But I did it. I took care of myself, co-parented the kids, studied hard and passed my NCLEX (nursing exam) and got a job. In the meantime, I met a man that would become my current husband, had some fun, cooked good food, ate out a lot, drank too much…
Can you see where this is headed? Yep, over the lips and onto the hips! I have never been overweight, much less…FAT… but there I was.. I was fat.
Then hurricane Katrina hit my family home town in New Orleans, leaving my sister and brother to rebuild. Shortly after, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Our youngest struggled with an eating disorder, landing her in a facility and long term therapy to help her overcome the disease.
Then our 2nd child struggled with heroin addiction, overdosing in our home. My husband and I did CPR on him until EMS arrived to administer Narcan.
We moved from our home into a new one and then for 2 years I traveled monthly by car to help take care of my mom on the Gulf Coast (70,000 miles of driving alone).
During that time I suffered a heart attack and from that point on for the next 18 months I sat, scared to move, and gained 20 more pounds.
I guess I just got tired of being scared, tired and overweight. I had always eaten healthy, fresh, local, the perimeter of the grocery store – I just ate too much of it and didn’t do anything physical. I knew something needed to change…
I found the Transformation Center on a friend’s timeline and contacted Dustin. Dustin promptly called me to ask about my story, my journey and what I was looking for. Honestly, I don’t even think I knew but he offered a trial week. I started out with the Fit Over 50 group and while it wasn’t the perfect fit for me (although I loved Tessa’s infectious cheerfulness and spirit) I discovered something about myself… I WAS CAPABLE OF DOING THE WORK!! So I inquired about K2 and that was 12 weeks ago.
As we wind up this first 12 weeks of my experience, I have not only lost some weight and over 11 inches total – I have learned commitment to myself and others. I have learned to say no to old habits (and they do die hard and are always there) and yes to new ones, new friends, new experiences. I am taking chances that I always wanted to take but never would because I was afraid to fail. I now eat pretty much the same foods, just one serving though. I do not drink alcohol Sun- Thurs. I allow myself to indulge in my guilty pleasures, without guilt. I exercise regularly and sometimes twice daily!
I have signed up for the Tough Mudder half in September and made the decision today to try the Warrior Dash just to test out my abilities. And if I fail – well, there is no such thing.. because I tried.
Keep moving, keep living, keep loving, stay open minded, open hearted and free spirited. You won’t regret the things you do, only the things you don’t do.
What an inspiration–thank you Sarah for sharing your story! I can’t wait to see what you do next!!