I have always worried about my weight and have struggled with it my whole life. I have tried every fad diet and workout. I spent a couple of years and thousands of dollars with a NASM trainer and this helped me to make new healthy habits, but I plateaued and frustration began to affect my progress. In February of 2014 my husband brought home the book “Starting Strength, Basic Barbell Training” by Mark Rippetoe. I was skeptical of this method at first, but I saw the progress my husband was making with barbell training, so I began the novice weightlifting program. For the first time I was not working on my body weight, or trying to “burn fat”. I had a new goal and that was to get strong. It was fun and challenging. Soon, I learned that I loved beating my personal records. During the last couple of years I have gained about 30 pounds of muscle mass, became much leaner, and ENORMOUSLY stronger. In April of 2016 I competed in my first meet and brought home the Best Woman Lifter and Best Masters Woman Lifter medals.
For the first time in my life I am not on a diet. In fact I have to eat a lot of the right foods to pick up the barbell three times a week. I need protein, carbs and fats to help repair my muscles and to give me the fuel I need to lift the barbell. Because of my strength I no longer trip, stumble and twist my ankles. I’m rock steady and confident these days.
I owe Starting Strength so much. This program has helped make me a better person and it has become my passion to bring this quality of life to others. Our bodies want to work.. Just because there are inventions that make things easier for us to accomplish it doesn’t mean that our bodies don’t need to work. Our bodies are all we have and it is our job to keep them strong. It’s never too late to start and I am here to coach you through barbell training and help you regain your strength.