Best Of Charleston Reflection/Results

Best Of Charleston Reflection/Results

The Best Of Charleston has come and gone for 2017-and I am happy to tell you I came in as the 1st Runner up for Best Trainer in Charleston!

Of course I would have loved to win, but I am exceptionally pleased with where I placed! The competition was strong and fearless, and I was among some of the best trainers that Charleston has to offer.

As an added bonus I was invited to the official “Best of Party” held by the City Paper at the BEAUTIFUL Gaillard Center and it definitely did not disappoint! My boyfriend Chris AKA DJ Rehab provided amazing music as always, and multiple vendors provided delicious drinks and fantastic food. The theme was “Fairytales” as you can see in the picture. 🙂 As a sweet bonus; Chris also took home 1st Runner up for Best Club DJ.

I was also able to network with other incredible business owners in Charleston and it truly inspired me to just keep doing my best in everything I do.

My passion is truly helping others live healthier lives and just to show anyone that YES, you can be the best version of yourself in every way possible. I feel extremely honored and humbled that the Charleston community saw that and supported me in this journey!

From the bottom of my heart-THANK YOU.


Hardest part is just starting (a slight continuation of “my story”).

hardest part is starting

I knew it was for me. I had all the excuses in the world.

I was a stay at home mom, tending to 2 kiddos, and pretty much eating what they ate and sleeping when they slept. I was exhausted all the time. Even at nighttime, both kids still woke up for a very long time, and I had what I call “mom related anxiety” that kept me up anyway!

I saw a program late night, whilst eating ice cream and probably a glass of wine. Classy right? You know how the strangest infomercials come on in the middle of the night? Well one did-and it didn’t seem so strange to me. It pulled me in, and go figure it was for an at home fitness program called P90X. I ordered it immediately.

I didn’t know much about gyms, I didn’t really know what personal trainers did, all I knew is that I had to do something. I had a young child and a 7 month old baby…so I was definitely cleared to workout! I didn’t have any workout gear. All I had was 2 giant Aunt Jemima syrup bottles that weighed 5 lbs each. I kid you not-that was my workout equipment for 3 months of P90X.

It was NOT EASY AT FIRST! I hated it! I knew what it felt like to be in shape (thank you Marine Corps) so I knew how out of shape I was. But I was determined to make it work. The next step was finding the time.  I figured since my oldest went to school for a short time during the day that happened to be during my baby’s daily nap (lucky if she took it) than I could possibly squeeze in a workout. So that’s exactly what I did. Some days were hit or miss, but I worked out according to the schedule 80% of the time.  Come day 90-I had lost almost 30 lbs.


I couldn’t believe it. The syrup bottles worked, as well as some sneaky time management. I even won a transformation contest and met Tony Horton, went on to appear on QVC on national LIVE television to promote P90X as a success story, and do some really cool stuff like get certified from going to a workshop in California with Tony Horton . But to keep my momentum with fitness going, I needed equipment and that is where my love affair with the gym came into my life.

Why am I telling you this? Because if I would have known then what I know now, I would have taken P90X to the gym and/or hired a trainer. Sometimes our ego’s get in the way (I know mine did) and we are afraid to ask for help or feel insecure. I do believe everything in my life happened for a reason, so I am very grateful.

Never underestimate the power of accountability. All you have to do is show up because that is literally the hardest part. Once you start with that small but mighty habit..everything else is gravy.

The start is what stops most people. Don’t let it stop you.

In Health-Demi