I picked up the book Body for Life after my third child. I had put on a lot of weight and was feeling like a frumpy old mom. I followed the program 100% and had amazing results. I started the program in baggy clothes and T shirts. Slowly they came off and I was proud to show what was underneath. From there I got into Figure competing. About 5 years ago I inured my back and my exercising stopped. I put on weight and was not exercising. I turned 40 and was very unhappy with myself. I had fat where I never had it before, my body was really changing, my hormones were out of control. I was falling apart. I was embarrassed by they way I looked when I had been in such great shape years ago. I decided to make a change. I took out all processed food, cleaned up my diet and went back to the gym. Slowly and carefully I have taken off the weight and am now in the best shape of my life. I never thought it was going to be possible to be in this kind of shape again. I want to help inspire women in their 40's be in the best shape they can be.