Thinking back, I can tell you there are so many times where I felt like giving up and that it just wasn't going to happen for me in life. Thank goodness I never gave up, I always found a way to be inspired and remind myself that #IAMKAPABLE and that life is worth it. One of the defining moments that stands out is my weight loss journey. See, I had a weight problem growing up and would fluctuate up and down throughout the years but was never really able to overcome it. After high school I joined the Army and as you can imagine I dropped lots of weight. Unfortunately, it was short lived because in the spring of 1995 after getting an Honorable Discharge from the Army I started gaining weight again. I was depressed, I hated myself and was embarrassed to be seen in public. I found comfort in food and learned that food filled a void in my life I didn't realize was there. I went from 211lbs to a scale topping 420lbs in a matter of a few years. I learned quickly how to hide behind dark clothes and just kind of blend in wherever I went, can you imagine being that big yet having the ability to disappear? Well I did and I was real good at it too. Finally, in 2005 after getting divorced from a failed marriage and losing my children I decided to do something about my weight. It didn't help that I was lonely as fuck and had a doctor tell me that the path I was on would only lead to one place☠️. All this bad news just added extra fuel to the fire that was growing inside me. Completely fed up I did what most Americans do and that's diet. I tried every diet I could find and nothing worked. Don't get me wrong, these diets worked for a short time but just like most I lost and then gained it back plus a little more. I wasn't having any luck but I was learning something. See, I didn't realize at the time but I was getting to know my body and how it responds to different foods, eating times, supplements and exercise. Armed with this information I started to change how, what and when I ate. I also learned that I hated cardio. Like most I found running for hours on a treadmill wasn't my idea of fun and avoided it like the plague. I did however like to lift weights so that's where I focused my efforts. All this didn't happen right away and there were several set backs along the way but I stuck with it and through consistency and discipline I started seeing results. I was doing intermittent fasting and Keto before anyone realized what the hell they were, including me. Ok listen up here is my #IAMKAPABLE statement and you need to pay attention! You're going to fail, period, end of story that's just part of the process. That's when you hurt the most and want to give up but that's also when you learn the most! DON'T GIVE UP, you are KAPABLE of amazing things but you have to want it. Stay Focused, Work Hard and make it a lifestyle change not a diet, drive at your own pace and slowly you will start to see what your working for. It will look and feel impossible but it's not. You Got This you just have to believe in yourself!