Meet Syreeta Participant
Hi, I’m Syreeta, a 38 year old mother of a 17 year old son from Chicago. I’m the owner of three businesses (a boutique financial & business management firm, a health & wellness non-profit organization and a charm school for young ladies). When not ripping and running around with my son, tending to the needs of my one of my businesses, or spending time with family, I’m on a plane headed “somewhere”! I admit, I live a blessed & stress-free life.
While I’m not obese, I’m not the MOST fit/in-shape person. It’s a blessing/curse that I have a small waist, and an ample butt, so to the “naked eye”, I don’t look the 200.5 lbs., but I feel it! I have the love handles and the clothes that are a tad snugged to prove it. I have my moments, but for the most part, I am comfortable in the skin that I’m in. I have my bouts of being a fitness freak. I’ve probably (like most), “tried” out every diet and diet-fad there is, with short-lived results.
However, in the past three years, I’ve suffered a few injuries requiring surgeries. In January of 2011, while walking down the stairs to my basement, I missed the last step and fell on my basement ceramic floors. RESULT: broke the 5th metatarsal in my left foot AND fractured my right ankle. Yes, I was in two *pink* cast for about 4 months and had to re-learn how to walk again. The following year in January, playing tennis, I attempted to spike a ball and before my feet touched the ground, my right ankle gave out causing me to end up back in a cast. Then, late last year, I slipped and fell. RESULT: right ankle ligament repair. Needless to say, my poor feet, had been through some things.
I’ll be 40 next October, and with my prior injuries, I’m using the EleVen Fitness Challenge to make a much needed change to my health and wellness lifestyle. I already know it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m willing to stick to the promise I made to myself and am already excited for the results in six months, and the lasting effect it will have on my life going forward.