In 2011 I weighed around 350 pounds. I do not know the exact weight that has no photos (the two photos I provided with the jean jacket and my graduation gown I was around 340). I speculate I was around 350 since we bought a used treadmill and everyone in the family could use it but me. Within 2-4 minutes of using it it would come to a screaming halt (yes the motor screamed and came to an agonizing halt). After locating the user manual we discovered the maximum weight it was validated for was 350 pounds.
That year I decided to have a Gastric Lap band surgery, and I lost close to 90 pounds over the next 18 months. But then came to a stall. Then due to medical conditions, I started to put on weight. In 2016 I contacted one of AMFAM’s Trainers, Bobby, who was referred to me by another member.
For the next year, I worked with him and my weight fluctuated. In the winter of 2016, I was in a car accident and part of my lap band was damaged so I decided to have it removed in January of 2017. When I was able to return the gym I fully dedicated myself to not just lose weight but improve my overall health. Bobby was there for support along this whole journey.
My sessions with Bobby consisted of not only personal one-on-one training 1-3 times a week but also his team session every Saturday.
I love the variety he provided and introduced me to boxing, TRX, free weights, and weight machines and of course cardio.
Along this journey, Bobby has become key in my support network. Always providing positive reinforcement and holding no judgment if I had an off week or even month.
Since January of 2017, I have lost 85+ pounds which brings my total weight loss to 155+ pounds. I still have a bit of a journey left, but I am proud of where I am so far
Thanks to the amazing staff and members at AMFAM the gym has become my sanctuary.
Club: American Family Fitness Fredericksburg