My entire life, I have been athletic and involved in sports in one way or. There was not a sport that I did not play at some point in my life. If there was a competition, I was involved. Since I was so active, I never struggled with my weight and did not pay much attention to the food that I was putting in my body. Then, I went to college… After that, I quit taking care of myself and it spiraled out of control. At my heaviest, I weighed 195 pounds at 5’2”. It took going through an incredible amount of denial before realizing that getting out of breath while tying my shoes, not being able to lay on my belly to sleep, or not being able to do the things I loved was not ok anymore. I decided it was time to take charge of my life again. I started by changing my diet and exercising and that took off the weight initially. I lost 30 pounds on my own before I met Mitchel Black and my life changed even more. Mitchel was the motivation that I needed. He knew what he was talking about, and most of all, he cared. Strongside has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Not only am I down 60 pounds from my heaviest weight, but I feel alive again. I feel like an athlete again. Strongside has allowed me to push myself to new limits and do things that I never thought I was capable of. And most of all, I have met the most wonderful group of people that push me every single day to be better than I was the day before. I literally owe my life to Mitchel and the people at Strongside. Without them, there is no telling where my health would be today. Now I don’t have to worry.