Sarah Kuretzky

A little about me.... okay maybe a lot

When I was a kid, I was a thin active kid and ate junk food all the time. I hated most food, unless it was processed in a factory. I have fond memories of eating cookie dough until I was sick. Once I reached adulthood, that changed. I didn't gain the "freshmen 15" or the freshman anything. It was in my 20's that my weight began to creep up. I felt fat which depressed me and made me eat more junk. My self-esteem was pretty low and I threw myself into academia because I only felt good about myself when I was in school. By the time I was 25 I had gained 20 pounds. I tried to "be good", workout and eat right, but I saw little change in my body, so I went back to binge eating. 
Once I started having kids my weight really started to fluctuate. After my first son was born I went on Weight Watchers and lost all of my baby weight and the weight I gained when I was 25. I looked great but felt pretty lousy because I was obsessed with how many "points" I was eating. I quickly became pregnant with my second child and went back to my old eating habits. After he was born my baby weight did not come off and I stopped weighing myself once I hit 180 pounds. I felt terrible and didn't want to see people. It was depressing. Once I was even rushed to the emergency room because I thought I was having a heart attack because I was having horrible pain in my chest that ended up being reflux. I decided I had to make a change, and quickly, so I decided to go on a program through a local hospital. They promised quick results which was what I was hoping for. I lost 40 pounds by eating shakes that I had to buy through the program, veggies and one balanced meal a day. Again, I looked good but felt pretty misrable because I kept thinking, "How am I going to keep this weight off once I start eating again?"  It was a terrible way to live; fearing food. I became pregnant with my third child and was excited to eat. After having her I struggled with my weight and health. I thought I knew what to do but couldn't do it on my own. I tried both Weight Watchers and the hospital program without success. I was truly depressed.
In 2009, I started working out again, seeing little results. I kept working out thinking, "I might be chubby but at least I'll be fit." By 2010, I wanted more. My kids' school had a "Family Fitness Night" that changed my life. I won a family membership to Franklin Athletic Club. I went to the website and saw they had a program called "Team Weight Loss" so I decided to check it out. I met with trainers who taught me about nutrition and functional fitness. It was amazing. I began eating clean and feeling awesome. I saw the results I wanted but also I felt amazing.
At the end of 2010, I vowed to "pay it forward". I became a certified personal trainer and I am continuing my education in fitness and nutrition. I want to share my enjoyment and knowledge with you.