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I’ve always struggled with my body image, even when I was closer to my ideal weight. When I moved from California, where I’d lived my whole life, to Texas I really began to struggle with my weight. I never felt like I belonged. I was depressed. It wasn't until I started up a gym membership and began to get in better shape, that I’d began to feel happier and more like my old self. In 2010 we made another cross-country move from Texas to Oregon. This was when my weight truly spiraled out of control. I kept adding on pound after pound until my weight hit the highest it had ever been. I stopped weighing myself when I hit 190.

I hated having photos taken of myself, because when I looked at them, I didn't recognize the person I was anymore. I remember thinking “that’s not me”. I started trying to hide behind my husband or other people in photos if they had to be taken (yes, I'm hiding behind hubby in one of the photos here).

I was able to get down to 178 pound just through cleaning up my nutrition and exercising on my own, but I was stuck and having trouble sticking to a routine.

In July of 2012, my husband and I decided to commit to a healthier lifestyle. We were both tired of being overweight and unhealthy. That’s when we began Insanity.

Fast forward, to two years later, lots of ups and downs, and a gauntlet of other Beachbody programs in between (TurboFire, Les Mills Combat, Focus T25, P90X3, Body Beast, PiYo Workout). I may not be to my goal weight yet, but I am far healthier than I ever was, even when I was at my lowest weight. I have more lean muscle than I have ever had before.

I’ve worked hard to get to where I am. It didn’t happen over night. I’ve had lots of ups and downs along the way. I’ve cried. I’ve sweat. I’ve fought to get to where I am today.

Along the way I’ve gained a renewed love for life. I’ve gained a renewed love and passion for fitness. I’ve gained my confidence back. I’ve gained such an incredible support group (that includes all of you) and friendships along the way. I could not have gotten to where I am today with out the all of your support and the amazing programs from Beachbody.

Beachbody has given me such amazing gift that I feel like I MUST pay it forward. This is why I do what I do. This is why I became a Coach.

So if you feel like you can relate, and feel stuck, or don't feel like you can do it. Reach out to me. I'm here to help. This is your time to SHINE!

Member Since: 2/12/2008

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To get healthy and fit. Check out more of my fitness journey on Facebook:
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I am currently doing PiYo by Chalene Johnson.

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Name: Amber
City: Hillsboro, OR

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