Age 48 residing in Frisco, Texas. After many years of stress, overeating, lack of exercise, and other abuse to my body, I quit smoking in December of 2005. I thought I would feel so much better, but I didn’t. I went to the doctor 100 days after quitting and I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, all due to my extreme obesity. I began taking prescriptions to control them, with more weight gain being a side effect. About a year later I needed a surgery for a sinus condition and had to get clearance from a cardiologist to have it performed. That doctor asked if I had considered a lap-band, to which I replied that I thought perhaps I should try diet and exercise before undergoing such an extreme remedy.
I am 5’10” tall and weighed 367 pounds at the time. After that surgery two things changed my life. They were: finding a new internist, who told me to eat less and exercise more or I would be lucky to see age 60 and finding StaYoung Fitness. I started the journey to regain my health by LISTENING to what my doctor and StaYoung Fitness told me to do and then DOING what they said. To date I have lost over 163 pounds. After the first 90 days working with StaYoung Fitness I was off the diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure medicines. Just knowing that I could turn myself over to Randy and Marc, and trust in their knowledge helped me immensely. They have always known what to do, how to adjust, and how to progress me in the most effective manner. The atmosphere in the gym is always positive. My advice to anyone trying to lose a few pounds or a considerable amount of weight is to be patient. Understand that the weight did not appear overnight, and it won’t disappear overnight either.
My goals are to simply to keep eating healthy and get pushed a little harder everyday by StaYoung Fitness. I am happy and blessed to be living a healthy lifestyle. My favorite quote is, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” To that I add… “and the folks at Stay Young CrossFit.”
Work, stress, and a back injury caused my weight to sky rocket. I've always been a person who loved working out but I've never pushed myself to the limit to actually see the end result. I started working out with Randy at StaYoung in December of 2012. This is when my life changed. I began to see results within the first few weeks. Not only was my body changing- I developed self-esteem, endurance, and persistence. Randy really cares about his clients- we are one big family! Joining StaYoung fitness was the best thing I could've ever done!