For essentially my entire life I have been either a student or a teacher. When late August rolls around and I am preparing to go back to school, for me this is my new year, the time that I make my resolutions. As the summer of 2012 was coming to a close, I promised myself that it would be the year that I would find balance in my life. I had a great balance between time spent with my family and my job as a teacher, but my attention to my own personal wellbeing was lacking. My weight had been creeping up and up, and I felt that I was not setting a good example for my own daughters. I joined Synergy in September 2012, and I haven’t looked back since. My weight is down a little over 20 pounds, I look better, and I feel great. Working out three times a week is now just a part of my life, and I am confident that those 20 pounds I have shed will never come back. Thanks to all of the Synergy trainers who have worked with me and pushed me to be a better, stronger version of myself!