“My whole life I’ve lived in the shadows of athleticism, from my big brother who was built for speed and makes running marathons look easy to my world class karate champion of a husband who has more trophies than we can fit in our house. I’ve never been athletic; I’ve never enjoyed or pushed myself to be good at any sport related activity. I’ve always been more of a cheerleader on the side lines; I was a good one but have always dreamed of more for myself.
My journey towards a fitter lifestyle began a few months after the birth of my second child. I was out of shape, at my heaviest weight of 194 pounds, and so so tired and crabby all the time. At that point, with heavy persuasion from a good friend, I joined a gym and began investigating every fad diet and training program out there. I had some success on my own, losing 45 pounds and crossing the finish line of a few half marathons; but, I found it difficult to maintain my weight. I still felt weak physically. And I was exceedingly frustrated that I couldn’t reach certain goals.
Then I met Lisa at Custom Fitness Specialists. She’s exactly what I’ve always needed. She might be small in stature, but she’s vast in her skills and abilities at helping others achieve their fitness goals. In six short months I’ve been guided along a journey I never thought possible for myself. This past weekend I put on a bitty bikini and walked the stage in a fitness competition, something that would have caused me to pee my pants just thinking about in the past. And I did it with the most confidence I’ve ever felt in my life. I may not have won a trophy to place on my mantel at home, but I feel like a true winner.
Lisa is amazing. With of her training, guidance and endless support, today I feel strong, I feel healthy, I feel confident, and I feel like an athlete. Lisa has helped me get off the sidelines and be that someone I once only dreamed about becoming. I cannot wait to see what I will accomplish next, with Lisa by my side.”