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I am here for a purpose...I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. - Og Mandino

Being healthy is not about going through a short period of torment and sacrifice in hopes that you lose weight. There's no quick fix or magic pill. Being healthy is a lifestyle that is formed by following good habits. It takes work and it takes time. Most importantly it takes making changes you can live with and improve upon.

Member Since: 11/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 161,862

My Goals:
In the beginning my goal was to lose weight, but as I have gained distance on my journey my goals have changed to do what I can to live a happy healthy life. Exercise, Eat Clean and Challenge Myself.

My Program:
Getting out from under the Holiday slump by doing Core de Forece and the Whole 30.

Personal Information:
I live in Indianapolis. I have a full-time job as a graphic designer. I love sports, music and food. I've always been active and involved in sports, which helped me maintain a healthy weight for most of my younger years. However, my habits as a young person didn't work as I got older. I gained weight, and I didn't understand why I couldn't lose any of it. I was depressed, disappointed in myself and in denial. Then thankfully, one day in September 2011 I decided I needed to make a lifestyle change. I swallowed my pride, took a deep breath and took the the first step. I haven't looked back since. I've learned that being healthy isn't about feeling deprived. It's about making good choices and developing good habits that I can live with. I've lost 30 pounds and I continually make changes to improve my health. As my body shrinks my confidence, positivity and personality grows. I'm a different person than I was on that September day. Being proud of yourself is an amazing feeling that everyon

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