……..a defining moment

This past weekend I took a trip down memory lane…

(It’s Jen here posting on behalf of Altman Fitness. For those of you that don’t know me I have been a member at Altman Fitness 3.5 years and have gone through weight loss and lets just say all over transformation.) 

I was looking at some old pictures and videos and I came across an early video that I wanted to share with all of you.  You will see it in a minute but I first want to preface it by giving you a little background.

In January of 2012 I started with Altman Fitness on a Groupon…. you gotta love groupon:) After 1 month I was hooked, like wear do I sign I don’t care what it costs “I will give up every material thing I own because I am seeing results” kind of hooked!

I got to know Jay a little better after that first month and began to trust him. He had confidence in his program and ability. He showed sincerity and passion for fitness and fat loss. He was the first trainer I met that made eye contact with me and saw me for who I was on the inside.

I will admit, I didn’t like eye contact. I was ashamed of who I was, who I had become. Theses next words will seem harsh, but at the time it was true, I was: Fat, unhealthy, depressed, very unhappy, mean, judgmental, short tempered and insecure.

In addition to boot camp I began private training with Jay and one day he sent me this video.  It’s amazing what one little girl can do to touch a persons soul. 



Amazing right? She will probably never really realize the impact she had on me that day. Because she was just being who she was: Confident, happy, carefree, secure, joyful ……..beautiful.

I remember watching and listening to her confident voice on my little screen that day thinking…. I am in my 30’s, I have been through a lot of life and I don’t have an ounce of what she possesses. I want that!  I want to be like that! I don’t want to be trapped in this fat, unhealthy, unhappy body any longer!  I WANT THAT!

Well, I can tell you today…. I have that. I am thin, I am healthy, I am happy, I don’t judge anyone, I am secure in the situation I am in right now and what I want changed, I am changing.

I hope you find inspiration in this video like I did.

Miss Haley Altman You continue to amaze and inspire me daily, you are a blessing.

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