I grew up in the beautiful state of Connecticut, but have been calling sunny Florida my home for the past 14 years. I have been married to my husband and best friend for 19 years and have three children ages 16, 12 and 10.
Reaching my forties, I was tired, out of shape, overweight and not feeling good about myself. Fat was starting to accumulate in places I never had it before. My hormones were out of control and I was addicted to sugar. I also had a very painful disk issue in my lower back. Feeling like there had to be more I decided to make a change in my life. I cleaned up my diet taking out all processed foods and only eating whole foods from “mother nature”. I transformed my out of shape body into a healthy fit and toned one. Growing up as a child I never even played any sports because my brother was a hemophiliac.
At first I started walking, then I joined the gym. Slowly I was getting stronger and my body started to change I gave clean eating and exercising 100%. The changes in my body were amazing. I wrote down my goals and read them everyday. I kept a journal of everything I ate and an exercise log. I posted motivational pictures around the house. I read everything I could get my hand on about health and nutrition. I even turned my car into a mobile learning center listening to books on tape. People kept asking me what I was doing!
I entered into a Figure Competition and came in third place in the open age division, I was 43 competing with the 20 and 30 year olds!! Since then have competed in six figure competitions in the last year and am now competing at the national level.
I have been having the most amazing year since my transformation. I have been featured as transformation and wallpaper of the week on Bodybuilding.com, have had articles written about my “fabulous 40” transformation. I even met Fitness Diva, Jennifer Nicole Lee and taped a Youtube video. I was just published in the October issue of Planet Muscle Magazine, one whole page!
I am now at 44 a nationally ranked figure competitor, fitness model, personal trainer and writer. I never dreamed I could look like this in my 40’s and do the things I am doing now.
My mission and passion now are to help other women and mom’s learn and grow to be best they can be at any age! Laura London Website