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An Inspirational Story from Kendra

Hard on Heels | An Inspirational Story from Kendra
Hard on Heels | An Inspirational Story from Kendra

When I started I was 300lbs (5’10”), with a newborn baby, and I had just gained 100lbs during pregnancy. I felt overwhelmed, lost and doomed I’d be miserably overweight forever.

Growing up as a fat kid I tried every diet in the book, and I was unable to stick to any plan to successfully lose the weight. I had no clue where to start on my weight loss journey!

After months of secluding myself and new baby in the house, I decided it was time to make a change. So I joined a local mom group called stroller strides, where we would meet at a local park with our babies, and walk on a 1 mile walking trail three times a week. 

Walking is where I started, a mile would take me about 15-20mins. I did my first 5k with my stroller stride group, and I was hooked! I started walking in 5k races like it was my job! The pic on the left is my first 5k!

Then we moved to TN, and my life was flipped upside down. I joined the YMCA, and saw an ad for a half marathon. I signed up to walk/jog it, and trained myself!

3 years into my weight loss journey I had lost 70lbs on my own with diet and exercise. After doing 6 half marathons, the scale wouldn’t budge, and I was still stuck at 230lbs!

I discovered weights, and incorporated a super strict diet with intense cardio and exercise 5 days a week. 

I lost another 70lbs in 6 months. Bringing my total weight loss to 140lbs over 4 years of diet and exercise!

In 2014 I had skin removal surgery, and a breast lift with implants.  For the last 10 years, I have tried to maintain the weight loss, but went back up to 200lbs by 2020.

Then I found an all natural coach, Nate Eaton, who focused on sustainable Weight loss, and with his help I learned the healthier ways of flexible dieting. 

Then in 2021 I competed in my first all natural OCB bikini bodybuilding competition. Losing a total of 150lbs, and accomplishing dreams I never thought I’d be able to do! I have competed in 3 OCB shows since, and have fallen in love with the sport! 

Now I’m helping others achieve their Weight loss goals as a certified personal trainer, and I have such a passion to pass along the tools I have learned along my journey. I’m so incredibly thankful for the doors the universe opened for me to get here!

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