Who Am I?
This is a very difficult question for me but I will tell you a little about myself. Why difficult? Because it depends who you ask. Why? because I am a military spouse. Some people know me as Heyda the chemist, others know me as Heyda the woman that works hard and some other as Heyda the Personal Trainer. I move around following my husband's career to where he gets assigned. Great thing about it is that I made friends from all around the world.
As a professional I am chemist. I have more than 10 yrs of experience as a chemist. I worked in pharmaceuticals and also with the government doing environmental chemistry. With the stress of this career, pregnancies, and family I let myself go to the point of drastically gaining weight. It didn't last much when I decided to DO something about it.
Everything started with a simple spinning class back in Landstuhl, Germany. I didn't know what it was until I went to the gym to try it. Why I did try it? Because it was convenient, they offered it at lunch time and I need it to loose weight. After 2 weeks of doing it, I started to feel amazing and weight started to come off, slowly but surely. I got hooked and I started changing my eating habits and 30 pounds-off later I was another person.
I started lifting weights, heavier and heavier and seeing my body change drastically. I was gaining muscle. I was so happy with my transformation that I promised myself I will always be active, that I wouldn't let myself go back. After talking to a personal trainer that I knew back then I decided to start competing in figure. That was the road where I decided that I wanted to help people that also struggle to achieve their health and fitness goals. I knew that I wanted to do it but my job (working as a chemist) was too demanding for me to take the time to study for the personal training certification. Had the perfect balance between kids, husband, job, and training which I didn't want to change.
We had to move again and this time I couldn't find a job as a chemist. That is when my husband pushed me to pursue my personal trainer certification. I don't regret it at all. I started to work as a personal trainer and it was amazing. The opportunity that I had to help people change their life was and still amazing.