At the age of 36 I found myself at 230 pounds, and beyond unhappy and very unhealthy. When 2010 came around I made a pledge to myself start concentrating on the things I wanted in life instead of things I didn't want. I was a victim of the economy, and had been laid off my job. I decided I would never go back to corporate America because I was miserable. I had always wanted to get into acting and film making since I was a child so I decided to pursue this. I had no idea how I was gonna do it, but I knew I would find a way. A friend of mine helped me land a job at local gym with flexible hours so I could go back to school and stduy acting. Once I was finally on the track of what I had always wanted in life I started to not need food so much as a crutch. I also realized I didn't love myself, and had to stop poisoning my body. I was very lucky that all the damage I had inflicted on myself for many years wasn't permanent. I worked out harder than ever doing strength training, yoga, kickboxing, zumba (my very favorite workout), and spinning. I created a diet that cut out junk and fast food. By October of 2010 I weighed in at 158 pounds, and was a size 10 versus the size 20 I used to be. I had more energy than ever, and I didn't want to hide out from the world anymore. I'm very passionate in sharing how much fitness has changed my life, and make it a habit to constantly research and educate myself when it comes to diet and exercise. Knowledge is power! After nearly four years I've managed to keep the weight off. I love acting until I can't love it anymore. To me it's not about the money, it's just something in my blood. There's no greater feeling than knowing you've made your viewers or audience ponder and question life and think deeply about human nature. i just wrapped up three different performances for the month of july 2014, and have some future projects in the works. It's never too late in life to go after what you truly want. You deserve it! Just take it slowly, and one day at a time. Changes such as weight loss don't happen over night, they take time. It's perfectly okay to take baby steps. I wish it hadn't taken me fifteen years to figure this out, but at least I finally did, and trust me I'm still very much a work in progress. There's always hope if you just believe in yourself.
Lastly, I'd like to dedicate this page to my mother Terry Berg who never left my side through this journey.
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