Today I would like to highlight one of my STAR DIAMOND coaches on Team Victory All-Stars Lara Curry.  Lara is actually a coach under one of my best friends, also a STAR DIAMOND coach Heather Serrano.  Together they are a powerhouse on my team so why would I not celebrate them.  Lara just celebrated her rank advancement last week and it was very well deserved.  Her team of Coaches absolutely adore her and listen to everything she says.  She really is an amazing leader with an even more amazing story.

Recently she shared with out team a little about her story.  I hope you enjoy it

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My Story! I was overweight pretty much all my life (for as long as I can remember anyways) and it’s all I knew… I never really cared to lose weight and remember eating chips and drinking pepsi in high school for lunch every single day. I went all thru school wearing sweat pants because I never wanted to face how big I really was – like I would have to if I bought a pair of jeans! I realized later on how much denial I was in! I did a bit of the “yo-yo” thing after highschool and went up and down the same 10-20 lbs… did a few crash diets (we all know how that works) and joined many gyms! Finally after my mother-in-law passed away in 2011 I finally realized how precious life really is and how there are so many things we can’t control in life, but my health and weight was something that I definitely CAN control! So I initially joined weight watchers and joined ANOTHER gym… weight watchers really helped me figure out how to eat and that I can treat myself once a week and it wouldn’t be detrimental… I moved from weight watchers to just tracking calories on my fitness pal after a couple months and kept up calorie counting.. The gym thing ended up the same as it always did in the past… after a couple months I got BORED and didn’t want to go anymore… That’s when I pulled p90X off the shelf (hubby had ordered it off an infomercial a few years earlier) and decided to give it a go! I completed all 90 days and saw amazing results! I then did Turbofire and started drinking shakeology! I don’t remember how much weight I actually lost in P90X or Turbofire all I know is that I got down 85 lbs lighter than my heaviest weight ever and this is a LIFE LONG thing for me now for the first time ever! I have since done many other beachbody programs and the variety is really what I need to keep myself exercising… I seriously get bored very easily and it’s been 3 years now that I’ve consistently worked out every single week a minimum of 5 days a week! Coaching helps me with accountability as well so even when I’m feeling really unmotivated I still can’t go completely back to old ways because I got people looking to me for inspiration!

Here’s a video I made about my story!