My name is Kara Henson. I grew up near Denver, Colorado loving the outdoors and all activities that can be done outdoors year round. I also trained in a few indoor sports such as gymnastics, swimming and dance. I currently live in Austin, TX. I am a single mother and an engineer.
I am so glad my Team Beach Body Coach, Magen pinged me about this site. She is a gift from God. I needed this at this time in my life. I had originally lost a lot of weight over a span of 2-3 years when my son was young. He is 12 now and as his schedule got busier and my work schedule got busier I had gained back all but 25 lbs of the original 80 lbs I had lost. I had also lost all belief in myself. He is every bit and more of the athlete I was growing up.
Deep inside, I am still that athlete. In fact, even while putting the weight back on I stayed very active with training to run a half marathon, cycling and group exercise classes. I was missing what I found at Beachbody.com and through the challenge groups -- accountability. As a super busy individual responsible for another individual, it became too easy to let a lot of things slide when it came to being consistent with my workout activity and consistent with eating to fuel my workouts and other daily activities. I'm sure many can understand what I'm trying to describe.
While doing my first challenge group, I realized that I could re-prioritize my life so that I can get what I want and still be that super-woman-mom that I have always been. I chose to do my first challenge during one of the busiest times of my life -- I was living in a temporary location after selling a home and while building a new one. My kid had just changed schools and it was football season, in Texas! My kid played on 3 different teams! With the support of my challenge group and my desire to be accountable to them and myself, I can proudly say that instead of putting on more weight, I lost 20 lbs. and 20 inches!
This success inspired me to become a Beachbody Coach. I know there are people who need and what help to regain their health, self-confidence or those jeans they have shoved in the back of the closet because they no longer fit. I want to motivate people to share in the successes I've had and continue to have. My journey is not complete until we ALL reach our dreams!