Success Stories

Under rated, under motivated, and overlooked were just a few words to describe me before I got in shape. A year and a half ago, I was just above “a lot” of lbs. Now, I am under 300 lbs and in the best shape of my life.

In honor of each and every traumatic brain injury survivor, as a fellow TBI Survivor, I praise you with my utmost respect.

Given the adversity and obstacles in my life, I have also experienced the bright side. I am so fortunate to have been blessed with opportunities in my career that have enabled me to pursue my dreams. However, it’s by the result of multiple traumatic brain injuries, that I’ve pursued a purpose driven life and career. Having a positive mindset, your-eye-on-the-prize momentum and winning attitude ensures you focus!

Most success stories always seem to start with a somewhat depressing and sad tale that lays the groundwork for a truly triumphant ending. We see them every day through many different outlets: TV shows, news stories, biographies, and more. But every day people who may have been fortunate enough to not have to grow up with hardships are sometimes looked over along the way.

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Looking in the mirror that cold February morning made me realize I didn’t recognize the woman I had become. I was fast on my way to becoming a frumpy old Jewish lady with no chance of ever reviving the hot, interesting, life-embracing woman I once was. I made my decision then and there. ENOUGH. Life was not going to grab ME by the hand and pull me where it so chose…I was going to be the mistress of my own fate. And so it goes.

I marched my semi-huge butt into the gym and committed myself to a hardcore workout/eating plan.The first three months I didn’t see any change despite long hours and lots of sweat. But then it happened.