I am so glad that you made it here! If you’re on this page I am assuming you’d like to know more about me and what I am all about.
I would also like to know more about YOU… I hate that question… “so, tell me about yourself.” I always have a mild panic…should I discuss my daily routine…eating habits…anyway! I’ll make it easy for ya, in the comments below please just tell me what kind of exercise or activity you genuinely find FUN. ok. so….more about me…;)
MY FITNESS STORY
I’ll be honest with you, growing up my parents were what others would call, shall we say, odd? strict? To put this into perspective for you, I tried my first Coke when I was about 12 and didn’t even know what a Poptart was. Needless to say, we ate a very strict diet. For this, I am grateful because it built the foundation for my desire and love for healthy eating.
Exercise was also very important to my parents. They always had a fitness goal whether it was lifting weights, triathlons, marathons etc. This was also very important in shaping my views of exercise because it was such an integral part of my upbringing. Kind of like, monkey see, monkey do. I can actually remember being 3 or 4 and doing an 80s Buns of Steel workout tape with my mom and sister, the phrase “squeeze…and release” is forever burned into my mind.
Fast forward to 2017, I got pregnant! woohoo! I was in the best shape of my life at that point and was really looking forward to a healthy and active pregnancy…however, that did not go as planned. I had a uterine hemorrhage which took exercise off the table and I literally ate anything that I wanted. I’m talkin’ KitKat’s for breakfast. I gained 67lb.
My daughter was born via emergency c-section (she was breach). My recovery was very slow and grueling. I was repeatedly told that the weight would just “fall off” but let me tell ya….that was not the case. I plateaued at 45lb heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight.
The process of losing weight was so challenging that I almost gave up many times but this hardship led me to my purpose.
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL…
As a historically thin girl I am SO thankful I went through the struggle of losing weight because I have much more compassion for people who have that same struggle.
I finally DID lose the weight and am now working on regaining muscle, endurance and overall HEALTH (gotta keep up with my busy 10.5 month old). I even became a personal trainer along the way so that I can help people who struggle with the same things I did!
I want you to know that there is SO much hope for you, in fact, YOU are why I created this space. I want you to come here and know that you are not alone and you CAN do hard things…not just do them but show them who’s BOSS. You got this. I am SO glad you are here 🙂 Welcome, welcome, welcome!
If you ever have questions or want to chat please leave them below OR email me 🙂
Founder of Savannah Victoria Fitness (SVF)