I have struggled with my weight all of my adult life. After my first child, I have 2, I was really over weight. In May of 1995 my husband confessed to me that while he was out to sea, he was in the Navy, he had cheated on me for the first 6 years of our marraige. I took a look at myself in the mirror and firgured it was my fault for being fat. May 8, 1995 I weighed myself -I weighed 219. I changed what I ate, upped my cardio and started lifting weights.
By May 1, 1996 I was 138 pounds and a size 8. I had lots of muscles but not much definition. In 1997 I left my husband and divorced him. Moved back to my home town. Went back to school, got a job, and eventually remarried. I did struggle with 20 pounds though. I was always a gym exerciser. I belonged to the local YMCA and had a wonderful trainer. In 2005 I tried a step class at the gym but couldn’t follow the moves. I loved step though so decided to learn the moves by doing it at home. I went to a local store and bought a step. It came with a DVD-Cathe’s Basic Step. I was hooked. I now have all of Cathe’s step dvd’s. My trainer moved to another state and the gym didn’t replace her. So I thought I try a Cathe weight DVD. I love those too. I have all of Cathe’s weight lifting DVD’s too. I still do cardio and weights at the gym, but also cardio and weight at home. Cathe is my trainer. I guide my workout at the gym around whatever DVD I’m doing at home.
August 19, 2010 I decided to start using the Cathe.com workout manager. I thought it would be great to track my exercise calories. Of course, that meant weighing myself. I found that while I was a size 8 or 10, I was 160 pounds. I set a goal of 140 pounds and changed what I ate. Well, not only did I reach my goal but I went under it. I now weigh 118 pounds and I’m a size 6 on the bottom and a 4 on the top. Exercising with Cathe and using the Workout Manger has helped me attain a size and a weight that I never thought possible. Cathe has also helped me get muscle definition, something I’ve wanted for about 25 years but never thought I’d get. For the first time in my life I am happy with my weight. I’m happy with my muscles-people can actually see them! I’ve actually had two guys ask me if I competed in natural body building. Thanks Cathe for all the great DVD’s, for being so great at what you do, for all your encouragement, and all the time and energy you put into helping us. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to get to a size I never thougt possible, and too reach a goal I’d given up on long ago-definition. I never thought I’d look like this. So, even though I’m 47, I’ve never looked better. I wouldn’t look like this at all if it weren’t for you Cathe, and the workout manager.