NEWTOWN, PA – Kirsten D’Angelo has always struggled to gain weight as an adult.
It wasn’t until 2013, six years after giving birth to her third child and her weight still hadn’t fallen, that she decided to act.
âI realized I couldn’t use this as an excuse anymore,â she said.
She’s tried everything including buying Zumba videos (which weren’t opened), doing p90x workouts, going on a cabbage diet, and even getting HCG injections. It wasn’t until she found a group online that she was able to stick with a program that worked for her.
“I stuck with it usually because of the community,” D’Angelo says. “I almost quit two weeks because I hadn’t seen results. It was really the support of the group that kept me on fire.”
After six weeks she started to see results and hasn’t looked back. At the request of her fitness trainer, she started lifting weights and competed in her first bodybuilding competition. She would go on to participate in four other shows.
A mother of three, the 49-year-old Newtown Township resident shares her time as a registered nurse and fitness instructor for Ignite Fitness, where she offers a six-week program that includes a meal plan, classes, a coaching and Facebook support. group.
She is currently competing for first place in the Ms. Health and Fitness 2021 competition. The winner will receive a feature article and appear on the cover of Muscle & Fitness HERS magazine and win a cash prize of $ 20,000.
Voting for the current round ends Thursday, with a final winner to be determined on August 5. You can vote for D’Angelo here.
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