My first assignment was to write a bio for the company's website. I am sharing it here as it gets to the core of who I am and why this all matters to me so very much.
My name is Samantha Koellhoffer and I am a 41 year old wife and mom. I am happily married to my best friend and we have the most amazing little girl. I am a freelance writer and work part time. When I am not writing, I am home with our daughter and learning to see the world through her eyes.
My weight has always been an issue for me. I tried every diet out there – many more than once. I would try every fad, get to my goal, and then slowly (or sometimes quickly!) gain the weight back. Each time I lost the weight, I felt amazing. Each time I gained it back, I felt worse than the time before.
My weight used to define me.
I heard of Mind, Body & Soul Fitness from a dear friend of mine and it’s easy to say this program changed my life.
In the past, I dieted to get thin. This time, I did it to get healthy. I want to be around for my family for the long haul and that meant some things had to change.
80 pounds and 48+ inches later, the world is open to me again. I have a freedom that I had lost for quite some time. I was holding myself back from doing so much before and I did not even know it. I was my own harshest critic and my own worst enemy.
Now is the time to share what I have learned. To help others discover their true selves. To take the control and the power back. I define me. And now I want to help define you!