My name is Kim Galbreath and I went from morbidly obese to healthy weight all by myself. No pills, ‘diet’, surgery, support group, personal trainer or eating disorder. I’m the real deal! However, I am not a doctor or a certified nutritionist. I do hold a National Personal Training License but all medical advice from real professionals should trump whatever you might find on this site.
Why Yoga Pants Diary? Because every girl wants to wear yoga pants in public and be envied by others. Every girl!
I consider myself a lot of things: a good wife, a great trainer, a runner, a HUGE book nerd, a good friend, happy, confident, a little crazy (aren’t we all?), dog-lover, a clean freak and up until 2015, NEVER a yoga pants wearer……..in public.
WARNING: This is not the typical weightloss story. I never hated my past self or have some deep dark secret that made me eat the pain away. I never ate in my closet or tried to hide rice krispy treats in secret compartments. I was just a normal girl who ate too much crap and never exercised! So if you’re looking for that kind of story where I had some life altering revelation…….you’re on the wrong site.
Where I Started:
WRONG! My gorgeous hubby (pictured above) and I were hoping to start a family soon. My doctor had me on medication as she already suspected Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS makes it very difficult to get pregnant, if you’re able to at all. My doc warned me that if I lost the weight, it would probably go away. Still, I thought that wasn’t a big enough reason to get healthy and drop the weight. I could do all the things I wanted to. I had no trouble walking or keeping up with my friends. I could even do some things that my ‘skinny’ friends couldn’t. I also had thyroid problems. Nodules and cysts continued to grow on my already enlarged thyroid since I was in college. Life didn’t seem that horrible at the time.
Where I am Now:
As of today, I have lost 160 pounds since May 1, 2013. I don’t even recognize the person in the picture! I’m happier than I ever have been and not just as a result of weight loss. I have done a lot of emotional work to get where I am, not just counting calories and cardio minutes. When people see me now, they always ask how I did it. Simple: eating right and exercise. There’s no secret. Nothing will be said here that you probably haven’t heard before. But, hopefully my story will inspire you to get started and get active!
I’ve gone from not wanting to go up the two flights of stairs in my apartment to becoming a runner, a boxer and an overall athlete. I am so thankful that I made this choice to get healthy. I hope to continue this lifestyle for the rest of my life!
I now love all things fitness and health. I’m constantly pushing my boundaries and trying new things. In the past two years I’ve completed 5Ks, 10 Ks, Half Marathons, the Tough Mudder, Spartan Races and even competed as an amateur boxer in the 2016 Golden Gloves State Tournament. I love to run, weigh lift, box, rock climb, obstacle race and trail run.
I’ve even taken on a career in fitness. After 10 years of teaching music and drama, I became a NASM Certified personal trainer to help others do the same as me. Want to learn more? Keep reading!