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Kathleen Patient Expert

Bluffton, Indiana
My name is Kathleen and growing up I was never what you would call an overweight child but certainly had some extra love handles that I didnâ??t love as a young girl and on into my early teens and 20â??s. After having two children I decided that I would always have some... Full Bio
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My name is Kathleen and growing up I was never what you would call an overweight child but certainly had some extra love handles that I didnâ??t love as a young girl and on into my early teens and 20â??s.

After having two children I decided that I would always have some extra â??junk in the trunkâ?? I resolved myself to those proverbial baby weight pounds never coming off. I just learned to live with who I was and dressed the best that I could to look presentable and tried to stay as active as I could with my children.

In 2006, as a non-athletic mother of two and seeing the age of 40 looming on the horizon, I decided that it was time to finally get fit and healthy. I had tried several times in the past and would lose some weight only to quickly regain it, and more. I had tried Weight Watchers several times before but never made it to the elusive Lifetime status, usually stopping after a few weeks or worse yet sabotaging myself when I was just 10-15 pounds away from my goal weight.

In 2007, I joined again and was determined that this time would be different it had to be. During my first few weeks I found Corinne, a fantastic personal trainer at Phit-n-Phat.com.

 

Through Corinneâ??s awesome workout plans I was able to accomplish my dream of losing over 50 lbs and greater than that, 56 inches. I even ran my first half marathon in Las Vegas. During this time I learned the importance of clean eating, hard workouts and setting goals that I could accomplish.

Since losing my weight and maintaining it I have run several 5K races, three half marathons and trained three fabulous Weight Watcher members to run their first 5K races, one even finishing first in her age division. Iâ??m now training for my first Olympic Triathlon in 2009 and plan on running a full marathon in 2009 as well.

It was during my maintenance period at Weight Watchers that I decided I wanted to help people lose weight and more importantly, set and reach goals that they never dreamed they could do. I became a Weight Watchers leader in the fall of 2007 and now lead three meetings for Weight Watchers. In 2008, I continued my studies and became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and started Phit4Life.

My goal in starting Phit4Life is to help people identify, set and achieve their goals. I get such a joy out of hearing people say that they are doing things they never thought possible and I believe that you can do that too.