August 2011 my husband left for an 8 months deployment. Two days after he left I found out I was pregnant. A few months later I miscarried. Somehow I gained a whopping twenty pounds! I was a wreck. Self esteem was at an all time low and I didn’t think it was ever going back up. I felt so disappointed in myself for looking the way I did. I NEEDED to feel better. Fortunately I was able to visit my husband while he was in Italy. When I was there he asked me, “If you could be anything, what would you be?” I answered, “A fitness model.” I felt embarrassed for admitting that, but I had been spending hours on the internet just looking at women who were on the covers of magazines, I wanted to look like them. He answered, “Okay, so why aren’t you?” That’s when I realized that I was the only thing stopping me from being the person I wanted to be. Luckily, I stumbled upon Body By Sandy. I emailed Sandy and told her I’d be in town January 2012 and I wanted to get started ASAP. My goal was to compete in the April 2012 NGA show. When I met with Sandy for my consultation she said that I could be ready in time for the NPC show in March. I was so excited but I didn’t believe her. I was so wrong. I ended up competing in March at the NPC show. I won Overall in Novice AND Overall in Open! It was unreal! I still ended up competing in April at the NGA show and took Overall AGAIN!! It was a dream come true. My husband got home from deployment just in time for the NGA Mountain States in March, where I placed 2nd! I purchased the Gold package from Sandy and it was the best investment! Any time I had a question, Sandy had an answer and put me at ease. I worked with Sandy in her home gym once every other week. It always gave me a boost, a reminder that I can do this. The meal plans she made for me were perfect, She knew exactly what I needed to be ready. I also got weight training programs from her as well. I loved getting to try new exercises. Posing sessions with Sandy are a must! I did private and group posing. The BBS Crew was amazing! I am so happy that I got to meet such inspiring women! Another thing that is great about working with Sandy is that she will write you positive affirmations. I read my affirmations every day and they helped me get through emotionally. Sandy really hits every part of training. She not only helped me achieve my competition goals, but she made me see how strong of a person I am mentally. Words can’t express how grateful I am for being able to work with Sandy. It is obvious how passionate she is about her work and helping every woman she trains. In the end you won’t have just a trainer/coach you’ll have a friend Love you Sandy!