Although losing weight has been a great accomplishment, I feel like my biggest accomplishment would be quitting smoking. I quickly realized there is no possible way to smoke and exercise. I was able to quit cold turkey and found that the more conditioned I got, the easier it was to stay away from the cravings. I don’t think it would have been as easy to quit if I had started in a different gym! I also have a ton of energy that I didn’t have before. I have goals that really keep me pushing and excited about life. In fitness, there are an unlimited amount of goals you can set for yourself; lift more, run faster, work harder. I never thought I could be so pumped up about fitness! In just 5 weeks I lost 16 pounds, 9 inches, and 3% body fat – and I’m not done yet!