IMG_7731Welcome to PHAB Lifestyle!
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!