I’ve always been athletic. Since I was a little girl I can remember watching my mother on the softball field pitching her infamous “lollipop” pitches from which she earned the nickname Pop. She was my hero. Every summer I would look forward to packing up the cooler and heading out to watch her play in weekend softball tournaments all over Florida. Naturally, as soon as I got old enough to play and follow in her footsteps, softball became my love as well. Up until about 6 years ago, we played in those same tournaments together that I grew up watching her play. In the last game she played, she slid into a base injuring her hip ending her career and also beginning the end of her life.
After not being able to fully recover from this hip injury, she went to doctor after doctor trying to find a solution. Finally, an orthopedic doctor referred her to a nephrologist to find that her kidneys were deteriorating because she had Diabetes and didn’t realize it. This condition kept her in and out of the hospital for weeks at a time. To make a long story short, I lost my mother at the young age of 52 to the silent killer and since then I’ve made it my mission to educate family, friends, clients and whoever I come in contact with about the importance of being healthy inside and out. Just because a person appears healthy on the outside doesn’t mean what’s going on inside is functioning properly.
Shortly after losing my mother, I was introduced to the world of Cathy Savage Fitness. With the help of CSF, supportive friends, and an amazing church family I was able to overcome major self-destructive patterns and bring myself out of the most depressing period of my life. The combination of those three things have played a major role in heightening my spirits and bringing me back to having a positive outlook on life. You guys at CSF have given me an avenue to share my mother’s compassion and serve as an inspiration to others and for that I am eternally grateful.