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8
Apr

Elite Story #30

“I made the decision that my life wasn’t worth living anymore. I swallowed 30 of my husbands sleeping pills and went to bed. I really thought it was the end.” “I lost my uncle September 1st 2014, the man that raised me and took care of me and whom I’ve considered my dad. Two weeks later my husband told me

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8
Apr

Elite Story #29

“On March 18th 2014 I decided on a whim that I was sick of feeling tired, unhealthy, and moody from carrying excess weight. My blood pressure was high and I had pain in both my knees and was on the verge of needing surgery. I began a regimen of healthy diet and exercise 4-5 times a week and once the

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8
Apr

Elite Story #28

“I had years of rock bottom. I had depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, chronic fatigue, debilitating PMS and much more. I had many scary tests and surgeries in search of a diagnosis. Nothing worked and no diagnosis was given. I decided to take a more natural path. I taught myself how to be kind to myself when no-one else would.

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8
Apr

Elite Story #27

“The picture on the right does not display the heaviest I have been. I did not like taking pictures when I was big. My entire life I struggled with my weight. Honestly there is no easy way or easy fix, shakes skipping meals eating very little, these fabs may get you to shed but it does the complete opposite once

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8
Apr

Elite Story #26

“I had severe pre-eclampsia at 25 weeks pregnant and delivered my son at 26 weeks. I gained 80 pounds of water weight and was extremely sick. I almost didn’t make it nor did my Son. Here I am down 50 pounds and 35 plus inches overall. All from working out at home! I am stronger, leaner and more confident than

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8
Apr

Elite Story #25

“I can remember clearly the first time I had a full blown panic attack. Tunnel vision, shortness of breath, dizziness, & the feeling of paralysis. They started to increase in frequency.  Having 3 small kids, I KNEW I had to do something. I started working out at home and even though I had major panic/anxiety during the workouts I PUSHED

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8
Apr

Elite Story #24

“I was a dancer for 15 years. I was always fit but I was ‘skinny fit.’ After high school, I had to stop dancing in an effort to afford college. I gained about 30lbs in the last three years and one day I said to myself, “enough is enough, get your ass back to the gym.” It’s taken a solid year

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8
Apr

Elite Story #23

“Jennifer Brown Fitness Trainer[/caption] “My name is Jen Bowers and I am a Personal Trainer with American Family in Mechanicsville. This is my story and If it inspires or motivates just one person it is worth telling. Eleven years ago I left the hospital after having my daughter weighing in at over 190lbs. My pre-pregnancy weight was 125lbs so this

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8
Apr

Elite Story #22

I started training back in April 2013. I struggled with drugs and alcohol much of my younger years from the age of 19-23. After I accepted I had a problem I checked myself into a rehab facility where I spent 6 months working on my mind through therapy and coping. One thing that suggested to me was to stay active therefore

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8
Apr

Elite Story #21

“I was always bigger then the other kids at school, they were always laughing at me and i just wanted to change. i wanted to show them all, but mostly just myself, that i can do it. i changed my diet, started to eat healthy and started do cardio. this is all a while ago and now since nNovember2013 i

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