Amanda's Story

Submitted by: Marci Robinson

Amanda Huff 's Success Story

I've struggled with weight for a good portion of my life. I was active as a teen but that shortly slowed once I left for college. In october of 2009, I was diagnosed with lupus. Although every doctor told me to stay active, I had the hardest time finding enough energy to do so. I began using lupus as an excuse as to why I couldn't workout and the weight began to pile on. September of 2011 is when I saw a new rheumatologist who told me it was time to get serious, focus on myself, lose weight and get healthy This opened my eyes and I finally had enough courage to step into the gym in October of 2011. This was the day that changed my life forever. I was asked if I would be interested in personal training. I knew it would be just what I needed to push me and to keep me focused, though I was hesitant at first. I didn't have much luck in the past with personal trainers and honestly, I was scared to talk about my lupus to people other than my family. I didn't think anyone else would understand my condition and they'd work me so hard that I'd end up feeling worse. I was completely wrong. I met my new trainer, Marci Robinson. She sat with me for an hour discussing my condition and explained how she could help me. I couldn't be happier with my decision to begin working with Marci, and we've been working together for 6 months now. She has seen me at my best and my worst. I know I have put in the time and energy to get to where I am today, but my biggest thanks has to go to Marci. She is my biggest supporter. She pushes me to do my best each day and not only does she believe in me, she has made me believe in myself. I still struggle with nutrition sometimes but I am working out on a daily basis now. I can push through my difficulties because I know that the end result will be worth every minute, every tear and all the efforts I have put in. I will never use lupus as an excuse, ever again!
-Amanda Huff

Age 27, Height 5'0"

Starting Weight: 160
Starting BF%: 37.26%
Starting Waist: 39.5
Starting Hips: 40.5

Current Weight: 137
Current BF%: 30.17
Current Waist: 33
Current Hips: 37

Total Weight Loss: -23 lbs.
Total BF% Lost: -7.09%
Total Inches Lost: -21.75

Before

Amanda Huff  Before

After

Amanda Huff  After