If you're looking for some inspiration and motivation you'll find it here with Kathy's story. Her dedication, focus, and positive spirit to heal herself after breast cancer inspires me every day. Take a intimate look about her journey and interview below. 

Tell me about where your personal journey stated?

I started working with Sandy in July of 2011, just 3 years after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After dealing with the cancer, to heal, all my doctors told me to eat, so I did. Then I was so miserable because of all the weight gain and I was a whopping 185 lbs!! It was obvious I was no longer in control of myself. Because of the cancer and treatment for it, I haven’t been able to wear my wedding ring since due to swelling and because my weight was a out of hand.

Where are you now and How do you feel?

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I think of how I was back then, and how lean, strong and healthy I am now. I have learned so much about working out, eating right and the importance that one does not work without the other. Through nutrition, meal planning, cardio plans and personal training 2 to 3 times a week. I sweated until there was no more marshmallow, just a firmer shape. At 68 years of age, I now get looks from the guys that I wish I’d had when I was 18. And my husband loves it! Sandy has guided me to be able to work out on my own, something I was unable to do until I met her. With Sandy's kind, supportive, encouraging and caring help, I have learned to eat clean and work my body right so it stays healthy. I have loved and hated how she has made me work hard. I can only say thank you Sandy for what you have helped me accomplish, and I look forward to continue learning from her. I am now so close to reaching that first goal from back in 2011. My first goal was to lose the weight so I could wear my wedding ring again. Bit by bit I kept my goals small and attainable, I am almost there. But I am healthy and I’m so glad for that. I’m still under the care of my Oncologist, I am 9 years out, but she is also amazed at my progress. Most importantly I’m in control of myself once again.

What made you decide to work with me?

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After several years of surgeries and follow-up therapies, weight watchers, exercise DVD’s, weight loss pills and powders with no real results, I flat out needed help. It was my husband that came to my rescue. He contacted a friend in Idaho who said she knew a personal trainer here in Utah. After going on line and reading up about this trainer I asked “what could this trainer offer that I hadn’t already tried.” So, I discussed the different programs with my husband (after all it was his idea), and I (we) decided I should contact Sandy. That’s right, it took a friend in Idaho for me to find Sandy. Sandy wanted to know if I really wanted to change. So, I decided to work with Sandy and she agreed to work with me. I didn’t know what was in store for me, but through all the sweat and hard work and learning to meal plan, I still look on that day as my Happy Day!

What key things did you learn from the Program? 

Nutrition: eat clean, start from scratch, fresh food, no processed food.

Meal planning: important to know what you are consuming, protein, carbohydrates, fats. (This is still a little difficult for me, so I use a program to help me keep track. (Calorie King)

Workouts: To work a different set of muscles each day, or mix up the days they are worked. Example: Chest and Biceps, Back and Triceps, Abs and Lats, Legs (Quads & Hamstrings) and Calves. And how to use the equipment I have at home as well as at the gym.

More importantly I learned that consistency is a must! If I want a healthy firm body, I have to go out and work on it. It won’t happen by just wishing for it!!! Sandy has been my miracle worker!

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