Personal neglect ends here

“I have tested my strength and abilities more than I ever thought possible.”

“I am a single mother of 3 teenage children and our family leads a very busy, active lifestyle. Despite having a family membership at the YMCA for many years the focus was primarily on activities for my kids and I was minimally active due to the demands of raising 3 busy children, maintaining a household and working full time. Upon the collapse of my marriage I realized my focus needed to change. I have struggled with my weight, self-confidence and body image my entire life and following two very serious surgeries I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. I needed to be healthy and active to be able to care for my children the best way I could for as long as possible. I began changing my diet, walking daily, utilizing my Y membership and I registered for a Wellness coaching session. With the Y ‘s support and constant encouragement I have tested my strength and abilities more than I ever thought possible. My Y’s staff and members have become so important to my daily routine and workouts that in turn I have made new friends and found the support I needed to keep going. After years of personal neglect the struggle is hard and the journey is long but I know the payoff will be great. My family are long standing members of the Y and are so thankful for the sense of community the Y offers everyone.”