Almost 3 years ago, I had my thyroid removed (no my scar on my neck is not from a fight with another mom in the carpool lane) and it was rough. Prior to my surgery, I had gained almost 30 pounds within about 2 months and had absolutely no energy. It was probably my lowest point, physically and mentally, and I didn’t know where to even start. I had a very rough year after surgery trying to get stable with my medication and getting over the fact that I would never by “normal” again. With research and self-advocacy, I started a new medication and began to feel good again. I may have to take medication for the rest of my life, but at least now I know it’s manageable.
Then another blow…my marriage. It was a day I will never forget for as long as I live. I completely fell into a black hole and I was at the lowest I had ever been in my entire life. My life as I had knew it was gone.
When I first walked into Groove, I was a broken, confused and sad person. I knew I had to do something to help me get out of the black hole I was in. I went into the back corner, furthest away from everyone, and just danced. I left that day with a feeling of accomplishment, love, determination and fierceness. From that day forward, my life was never the same. I went back to Groove every chance I could. When I had to miss a day, I was counting down when I could go next. Since starting Groove nine months ago, I have lost 35 pounds and I am in the best shape I have ever been in. I have a new outlook on life and I know I am going to be ok. I’m not going to lie, it has not been an easy road and there were many times I wanted to throw in the towel and give up, but I decided to push though and make my life what I want it to be.
I have Ashleigh, Tricia, and all the women who come and bring their amazing energy to the room to thank for my transformation. They are exactly what I need and I can now look forward with a sense of empowerment to live this life to the best of my ability and be the best Mama to my two wonderful kiddos.
And I now leave a little sparkle where ever I go, because you never know who might need it at that very moment.
– Heather L.