My Transformation Story
I grew up a lost little black girl in Harlem, N. Y. Having been molested at an early age, losing my virginity at 10 years old, and being sexually assaulted several times and being bullied – I became a shell of a human being.
Through God’s grace, I managed to remain amongst the living by living in a state of escapism. See, I had a colorful imagination that protected me from dealing with my day to day hell. I tried escaping myself, but I was never able to get away from the truth.
After going through my parent’s separation and later their divorce, which left me extremely angry, I turned to vices that further helped me to escape, such as promiscuity, rebellion, and a lifestyle that in and of itself was home for me as a broken young adult.
In my early twenties, I managed to dress my mess up with a smile or two, a fancy outfit, and what would appear to be a good time by partying. However, I was delving more and more into another type of hell – self-hate.
After being in a relationship with someone for seven years who was addicted to drugs and alcohol, I knew, after my daughter’s birth, I had to become strong enough to recognize even if for a brief moment that I wanted to live!
Life began to offer me some clarity, or at least I thought it had. I was in a new relationship, a safe relationship. I became a mother again, then a wife, and then a mother again. I finally had a family–my family!
During this season, I reached my highest weight ever after being a stay-at-home mother and a homeschool teacher to my three daughters – 276lbs. I was 24lbs. away from 300lbs. I was a 5′ 0″ black woman who was so broken and crying out for help, but my cries hid behind my shame, guilt, and self-hate that I learned to function in for so many years.
Fast forward to my divorce after nearly 16 years of marriage. I remarried a man I’d known since I was 19 years old. He was a combat veteran, personal trainer, and health enthusiast, among many other things. I spent almost three years loving him as I was learning how to love me. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.
I am now a widow, BUT while being married to my husband, I grew so much and learned by watching him live and watching him die. I saw so much power and strength. Even through 5 surgeries and chemotherapy, he lived a healthy lifestyle of exercise and nutrition.
God (Jesus Christ) has and is still healing me from every hurt, wound, and self afflicted pain I’ve encountered. Every weapon formed to kill me didn’t prosper because God’s purpose was so much greater!
I’ve been on my weight loss journey for 17 years. After losing my mother to obesity at the tender age of 55 years old in 1999, I decided in 2003 to develop healthy habits that would help me live a longer life; create a legacy!
I’ve taken straight paths to get here and roundabouts because weight loss is ALWAYS personal, and everyone’s body and journey will be different. I’m committed to God, myself, and my family to continue this journey for the rest of my life. YOU, too, are a part of my journey.
In 2012, while being nearly in tears from working out with one of my trainers, God said to me, “This is not for you.” I thought, What? Who is this for then?!
I now KNOW. It was for every woman 40 years old and over who needs to experience the freedom of healing through weight loss.
As a holistic consultant, my focus is on the mind (thought pattern, mindset, and strongholds), body (the temple of God) and spirit/soul (this is two-part as we’re a spirit being, yet we have a soul (mind, emotions, and will).
I am a Holistic Consultant for women 40+ whose ambition is to lose weight, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified in Nutrition, Author, Speaker, and Blogger – Encouraging Physical Wellness, Personal Growth, and Restoration of Wholeness.
If you KNOW that my story is your story, don’t allow anything to stop you from contacting me! Sis, don’t sell your freedom for the cost of fear. If you’d like to know more about how we can start transforming you, book your FREE 30-minute Wellness Consultation with me here. Also, visit Transforming YOU to learn more about our premiere wellness program.
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