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Hi, my name is Sheri and I am 43 years old. My road to a healthier lifestyle really started for me when I was diagnosed with Melanoma in 2002. It was a year before I was to be married and I had just turned 30! It was a total shock to me and well frankly it scared the HECK out of me!
Too many years of worshiping the sun and spending time in tanning beds at a young age had caught up with me. I managed to get through it and came out the other side with a zest for life and a renewed attitude. I got a second chance by catching it early and I was no longer going to treat myself and my body badly.
So my journey really began for me then. At that time I was overweight and not eating a very healthy diet at all! Before this I and my boyfriend (now husband) decided to try out Body for Life. It was pretty intense at first, but I stuck with it and it worked well for me. I managed to take off some of the weight. It was a really good starting point for me to teach me about consistency in exercise and how to eat healthier.
Since then I stepped up my fitness level and decided to compete for the first time at the age of 41 in a fitness competition in June 2013. It was a HUGE goal for me and I did it. I have continued to compete and have done 5 competitions in all. My fitness journey continues and evolves all the time, I continue to set goals for myself to keep myself motivated. I love living the fit and healthy lifestyle but I do keep everything balanced. I am a foodie at heart so I still enjoy good food and cooking it! I do not deprive myself of anything but I do practice moderation and it works for me!
I have been married for 11 years to Devin he is my biggest supporter and everything else in between! We became parents on January 4, 2007 for this first time to a little boy. We were presented with another challenge as our son was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. It has been tough at times but he is the most wonderful child I could ever ask for and that by far out weighs all the other stuff we have to deal with in raising him. He has made me a very forgiving and strong person and I am so blessed to have him in my life. On October 11, 2011 we had our second child another boy and he is the spit fire of the family and is a great brother to Jaxin and makes our little family complete!