IMG_5465My name is Jill, and I am one of the lucky people who were chosen to participate in the Total Body Transformation Project
that was offered through the Ridge and Complete Nutrition. I am the mom of two beautiful children, ages seven and three. While I was pregnant with my oldest, I was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenia; my doctor prescribed me prednisone (steroids), which made me feel hungry ALL THE TIME! After my son was born, I would routinely work out, however, I wasn’t losing the baby weight. I was soon diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and I have been bouncing between doses of medicine ever since.

A few years ago, my son was diagnosed with autism. He is currently receiving therapy to help with his diagnosis. It was very difficult learning of my son’s diagnosis, and I struggled with depression for several years as a result. I wouldn’t change him for anything in the world, but no mother wants to think of their child struggling in life. Last year, I decided to enroll at Montana State University, to receive an education geared towards working with children who share a similar diagnosis as my son. I want to know all there is to help my son and other children living with disabilities. However, while I have been focusing on my children and my education, I haven’t been paying attention to my health. Before I had children, I loved running and I weighed 125 lbs. I never would have thought that I would be someone who would just let myself ‘go’ but that’s exactly what happened.

I began workingIMG_5482 with the Ridge and Complete Nutrition in the middle of September, 2014. The Ridge paired me up with the most AMAZING trainer, Kristi Marshall, who I see three times a week. Kristi is so knowledgeable, and she motivates me to push myself harder than I thought possible. Since I have been working out with Kristi, I have experienced HUGE changes, not only with my body, but how I think about fitness. I mean it when I say, she is the best! Not only did I have the help from the Ridge, but I had the guidance of Dan McGuinness, from Complete Nutrition. He hooked me up with a meal plan, and supplements to help me get started on my weight loss journey. Dan knows his stuff!! I lost nine pounds within the first week of beginning my program.

Since starting on Sept, 16, ’til now, I have lost a total of 44 lbs. I have a week left in my program, and I’m hoping that I can break the 50 lb mark… Everyone at the Ridge and Complete Nutrition are incredibly knowledgeable, and I know I couldn’t have done this without their help. I would also like to thank Eddie Davila, and Christine Davis, for giving me this amazing opportunity. I can’t put into words how much this has changed my life! Thank you all!!