Everyone has heard of the “Freshman 15”, well I gained 15+lbs after high school. As I entered college I was heavy and very much uncomfortable in my skin. I would look in the mirror and barely recognized myself. While In college I began dancing again, but did not lose the weight because as college students we rarely if ever eat the right foods for our bodies. I would stuff my face with pizza, hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, cakes and sodas. It doesn’t matter how much you work out, if you are not eating the right foods that weight is not going anywhere. It was not until after college that I started to focus on my fitness and nutrition.
One of the reasons why I became serious about my fitness was because I wanted to audition for the Dallas Maverick Dancers. They have a certain body image they look for and at the time, my body was definitely not it. I needed help. I needed some guidance and motivation. This is when I began to turn to exercise workout tapes. And yes, you heard correctly “tapes”, there were no DVDs at the time. I came across a few workout tapes, but the only workout tape that got my athletic mojo going was, Karen Voight. This woman’s workouts were hardcore and so was her body. She challenged me and she kept me motivated. I was able to trim down and lose some weight just in time for the Dallas Maverick Dancers audition.
I’m sure you’re wondering, did I make the dance team? The answer is No. So I moved to LA instead and the rest is history. Now I am here to inspire you and help you on your fitness journey. Oh yea and Karen Voight and I now teach our exercise programs at the same gym. My class is scheduled right after hers and I smile to myself everytime I see her.