I know everyone has the same response, but I am in complete shock, and do not know where to start. Wow!!! My journey started 2 years ago when I first went to this crazy place that everyone talked about! I had neighbors, friends, and even my hairdresser tell me how great it was. I had already gone through losing over 50 pounds a couple years back. I really didn't want to start over after it all came back while my husband was on his first deployment to Iraq. We lived in a small town in Louisiana where fitness was no ones interest. I no longer had my support and workout buddies , I had 2 small girls, they where the one thing keeping me going everyday. I turned to what I knew.... Fast food and wine! When my husband returned he looked great!!! He went full paleo while he was gone and all he had time to do was workout when he wasn't working. He tried his hardest to get me to do it with him, and I thought he lost his mind. There was no way I was going to change the way I cooked! I need butter, cheese, BREAD, and my glass of wine after the kids went to bed.
By the time we moved to San Antonio I was close to being back up to 200 lbs,. I was sick of being tired and always having my joints hurt. I wanted to be active and not just sit and watch everyone around me do everything. I will always remember my first day. I was so nervous, when Nella, Tina and I started to warm up, we looked at each other you could see the fear in all of our eyes. We had to run that day, I couldn't even make it to the bridge. I didn't know if I ever was going to make it back after that day, but I did, I was going on a pretty regular basis, I could see the difference and loved it! But I slowly faded, I went less and less. Summer came and once again I had to take care of the girls, I never came first. I was scared on how my oldest would handle being there. She has ADHD and was not one to sit and wait. Then I slowly realized that I was using them as excuse. I had gotten out of my rhythm.
It wasn't till January 2014 when I saw pictures of New Years Eve. There I was again, Back at 185 lbs! I knew I had to go back. Then I heard the great news ABC was moving closer, and they had a new class level! I was not going to have my husband come home from his second deployment being that big again. It was calling my name! This time no turning back! No Quitting again!
When I walked in those doors this time it felt different. Everyone there were so supportive, I could feel my confidence building!! I loved it! I even started to love running!!! Me the girl who couldn't run to the bridge that first class!! The girl who wouldn't go to Bootcamp because there was running in the WOD!! I decided in June that I was going to run my first half marathon, and I did it! I JUST DIDNT FINISH IT, I rocked it! Without these great people surrounding me when I walk though those doors I wouldn't be the person I have become! I love showing my girls that strong and healthy is the best thing for them! Y’all have made this year one of my best and cannot thank you enough for all of those extra pushes you have given me! Heather
Jamie C 8:44am
Hey hey Heather!! I'm super excited to get to honor you today my friend! You have come so far and deserve this! Thank you for being my rabbit when we WOD..this turtle needs it! You continue to inspire me my friend!
Linda S 12:09pm
Congrats, Heather! Loved your WOD!
Congratulations, Heather! I've been seeing you training/running around the neighborhood since the summer and I must say I admire your dedication and perseverance. Keep it up, girl! You're awesome!
Stephanie S 2:58pm
I can't wait to do your WOD tomorrow. You have been a great inspiration and are always so supportive and encouraging. I am soo proud of you for getting fit and running that half marathon. I just hope that whole marathon thing didn't inspire Channel any at ALL when she created your WOD!!! :-O
Stephanie Pere 6:35pm
Way to go Mrs.Trexler!! Keep pounding the pavement and the weights. Enjoy your day and WOD tomorrow.
Way to go Heather! 13.1 is an amazing achievement! I look forward to honoring you tomorrow and I'm guessing there may be some running in it?! ;)
Congratulations Trexler!! Looking forward to what you have in store for us. 💪
Tracy Ma 9:44pm
Trex ~ excited for you!!! Big congrats. And well deserved. I can't wait to see what's in store for your WOD. You've really kicked it up a notch, and it shows. Keep with the great effort and progress, it's awesome to see! And it's clearly paying off...you look great/ and strong. You are inspiring more people than you know!!!