Growing up I was always active. I studied dance at The Martha Graham School in NYC. Was part of the disco generation, dancing hustle and other ballroom dances to my hearts content. I was a roller skating diva and lifted weights way back when few women did. I even worked at an independent health and racketball club while in college.
At age 42, I found myself 40 pounds overweight. I didn't even recognize the woman in the mirror. A sluggish thyroid was only partly to blame, the real reason inactivity and a poor diet. When the doctors refused to put me on medication I set out to find myself again.
I walked, danced and did exercise tapes. I improved my diet but only saw minimal change. Then I started running. having never run before I set out to learn all that I could. With countless miles behind me many dance classes later the weight began to come off. But after running up to ten miles a day and still struggling with the scale going up and down I added a weight training program to my routine. Working with a personal trainer made all the difference, with his support, drive and encouragement I became stronger in every way. Thank you Lloyd.