I asked the trainer at the old gym for a recommendation of a new gym. He looked at me a minute and said, “you don’t strike me as a Bally’s girl, there’s a Powerhouse Gym in that area, check that out.”
I did. Muscle gym. And they were relocating so I was put off for a few days/weeks. Then it was a big start up fee. But I just got my first credit card as a single…..I hired the trainer too!
OMG! I was transforming! My butt was getting smaller, my back bigger and I was lifting some serious pounds!
One day he asked if I’d ever thought of doing a bodybuilding show. I shyly admitted that it truly was something I’d always wanted to do. POOF! I hired a diet coach, mixed up the style of lifting I was doing, added posing appointments (this is a serious thing), bought a suit…….I took second in my weight class…….an awesome experience that I shall never repeat. (It’s a long story and the Aha’s as to why don’t happen for a few years yet)
Gained back a lot of weight…..hey I got down to 120#……15 wasn’t a big deal in the grand scheme.
The trainer was also the gym owner, he asked if I wanted to be his new female trainer……YES! A dream come true!