January 1, 2017 I texted Alicia and told her my New Year's Resolution was to become the Member Spotlight. She believed in me and continuously reminded me of my goal. When I received the email from Kerry that I was chosen as the spotlight member I jumped with joy (literally jumped for joy). Not just because I was chosen but because I stuck to something and achieved it.
I've battled with my weight my entire life and at one point I weighed 230lbs. I didn't take care of myself, I wasn't motivated to lose the weight. I always told myself, "I'll start on Monday," and never did. I used to do so many crash diets and I could never keep the weight off. But in May of last year I woke up feeling uncomfortable, out of breath, not able to fit into my clothes, and on that day I decided I wanted to be happy and comfortable in my own skin. I contacted Alicia, who has always been my inspiration, and the rest is history.
The 212 team has motivated me from the moment I walked through the door. They provided me with so much empowerment that when I wasn't there I craved it and couldn't wait to go back. I've dropped 50lbs since joining and I'm in the best shape of my life, and I have not only the 212 team but all the other members at the gym to thank for that. Thank you all!!! They keep me motivated and keep pushing me to my limit. They have taught me that I have the ability to do it all as long as I try.
Thank you much, I am truly honored to be chosen as your Member Spotlight of the month.