I started my weight-loss journey in February of 2017. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism in December of 2016. My life was spiraling out of control and on top of the excessive weight gain my marriage, my health, and my family was starting to slowly fall apart because of the depression and side effects of the disease. I decided that it was time for a change so I went on this major weight loss journey! I started in February at 180 lb and today I am 128! The gym, fitness. health, and weight lifting has changed life! It brought my marriage, family and my self happiness back together. I'm in the gym 6 days a week now and I get up at 4:30 a.m every morning to work out.
I competed for the first time in April 2018 in an all Natural Bodybuilding show at the age of 44 and I took home 3 first place wins!
I want nothing more than to share this story with other people that have had the same struggles that I have had. Being selected to represent my county and hopefully Mrs. Pennsylvania would allow me the opportunity to share with more women, like myself, that feel hopeless and not sure where to turn too. I hope to bring awareness to this disease that is affecting over 14 million women across the United States.