The decision to change the course of your life is not easy. Facing your fears, challenging your own beliefs, overcoming destructive habits and replacing them with healthier ones can seem overwhelming and sometimes all but impossible. The road is long and it's hard. But for those that accept the challenge the journey itself is a wonderful process of enlightenment and well worth taking; even with all of its inevitable ups, downs, twists and turns.
Kim LaCrosse is someone who wanted to change. With her health seriously compromised and the quality of her life hampered by years of unhealthy living she needed to make drastically different choices for herself and for the well being of her children. There was no other way around it. Thus began her journey . . .
Despite a very busy life and daunting circumstances, Kim made time for the gym and hit the weights hard. There was no more time to waste. During this process she struggled, she fought, she got frustrated and she was pushed to her absolute breaking point. But most importantly, she never once quit. She made every single appointment, she listened intently and she learned a better way to live.
On day number one, Kim needed medication to control her cholesterol and keep the blood clot she had in her leg in check. Today, she needs none of it. On day number one, Kim could not perform three minutes of cardio. Today, she performs intense intervals for at least forty-five minutes. If she's not doing that, then she is probably on the bike pedaling for about thirteen miles. Why? Because that's how long she will have to bike in the triathlon that she signed up to participate in this summer along with her teenage daughter.
Eight months into the process Kim is 70 pounds lighter, 33 inches smaller and just about as tough as they come! She trains hard and is still pushing herself to be even better. She's turned the corner. From here on out her life and her choices will be very different because she is very different.
Congratulations Kim on having the courage to begin your journey, the fortitude to find your own way and the strength to keep on pushing past your plateaus. You are a true inspiration.