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Meet Barbara. She has an interesting and uplifting story to share.
Barbara used to be a professional athlete and traveled all over the world. In her late twenties, she was diagnosed with a severe illness called crone’s disease.
She managed it quite well for several years.
But in 2010, the disease reared its ugly head again. She had her first surgery, which was an ileostomy pouch. She had another surgery in 2011. In 2014, she ended up developing a huge mass. She was forced to sell her firm and change her lifestyle. She became quite depressed and anxious.
Barbara feels lucky to have her a child in her thirties when her disease was in remission. That is because often crone’s can affect the fertility. She calls her son her miracle child.
However, her health continued to decline. She gained a bit of weight. She was diagnosed with cancer and had a total hysterectomy.
But that was when Barbara decided to change.
She found the program named Radical Body Transformation as she was going for her 4th surgery. It is not just a weight-loss program; it is a program with an emphasis in body building. The program clicked for her and changed her life.
Under the program, Barbara is set up with a professional body builder trainer. She got her own diet program, nutritional, cardio, and weight training. She trains six days a week. This is a real intensive, weight-lifting, cardio fitness program that she is going through. And she is doing well.
She has managed to work around having the permanent ileostomy pouch. And she is working toward being more fit than ever. She hopes to compete in an upcoming bodybuilding competition, although she's been put on notice that the pouch, which cannot be hidden during the competition, will likely hurt her chances of placing.
You don't have to train to be a competitive bodybuilder, but find something to strive for and start your health and fitness journey today!
Music used for the podcast Intro and Outro: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music