Jabe H, My hero

Submitted by: Andrea Tollefsrud

Jabe's Success Story

Inspired by Fun!

At 40 walking up a flight of stairs was painful and breathless. I weighed 205 pounds and having health problems and was thoroughly depressed. I couldn't stand the idea that this was what it was going to be like for the rest of my life. One day I was reading the Daily Camera and came across an ad for a trainer who said her goal was to make working out fun. I thought, I need to fight what is happening to me and maybe this person can help me. I called her and set up an appointment. Andrea Tollefsrud helped me change my life and inspired me with her goofy, funny ways. I have spent the last 8 years with her as my trainer. Here is what we have accomplished together:
* I lost 60 pounds and have kept it off
* I learned to run and run up to a half marathon
* I have competed in triathlons
* I took a week long 90 mile walking tour
* I took a 5 day off-road 200 mile limited support bicycle trip
Mostly though I have found myself outside in every season appreciating the world around me and laughing my behind off in the gym as Andrea takes me through gym workouts. My health is restored, my mind engaged and loving the world around me. My life is FUN. Andrea was and continues to be instrumental.