We are incredibly proud of FP client Heather. Just look at her inspiring transformation into a competitive athlete. She is a pleasure to have on Team Blessed Bodies — she has made meaningful relationships with other clients, and shows up continuously to support others in their goals. We’d love for you to read her story.

Take it away, Heather!

Every one has their own meaningful story. So here is mine. I started my journey 6 months ago. I had been pretty depressed for a few years and was stuck in a major rut. I was watching myself getting older while my nagging body image issues were getting worse. I was at my highest weight of 156 lbs when I finally decided that enough was enough. I was going to get my life back on track. I realized that if I could turn around all the other problems holding me back in life then I could work towards fixing this one too. At first it felt like an impossible challenge to achieve my goals as I had always struggled with my weight even though I loved to play sports and work-out at the gym. My repetitive down fall was that I was a “Fad Diet guru”. I had tried every gimmick out there in hopes of reaching that Oxygen Magazine Fitness Model look or to simply where a full bikini to the beach and not cover it with shorts. But this time I knew that to make a true significant and sustainable impact on my life and to achieve the fitness model body I wanted the “quick fix” wasn’t going to cut it this time. I had to figure out how to do it right. So I made one MAJORLY AMBITIOUS goal on Decemeber 1, 2012 to commit 100% to a healthy pursuit of my goals. Now, as I stand here before you today, I can proudly say that I have officially achieved them. I could not have done this without the unbelievable support of my family and friends. They have helped keep me accountable and supported me through every little accomplishment along the way, no matter how small. My amazing coach Fatima Leite Kusch who has trained me with her customized work-out program and nutrition plan. Without her, and the amazing girls of team Blessed Bodies, I would not be on this stage today realizing that perceived impossible goal I set out for myself 6 months ago. They and all my supportive family and friends have helped change my body and my outlook on life as a whole. Their support has been irrefutable and never-ending. Today is the day where I can finally say I did it! I never gave up, I never quit! Today is the day where all those moments of pain turned into memories for my goal I wanted to obtain. Today is the day that I get to thank myself for the rest of my life!

*we’d like to take this moment to add that Heather took third place in Novice Figure class at IDFA! She is polishing her new trophy right now as you read this. Congratulations!