It's not possible to have kidney disease, osteoarthritis with degenerative disk disease, osteoporosis, bursitis, degeneration of knee cartilage, and migraines; and even be a functioning human being, is it? What if I told you that I have not only reversed these conditions; but I have also started competing in figure at age 42 as a vegetarian athlete?

The odds were stacked against me - and that's the way I like it. True strength requires persistence and determination. Thanks to my husband's support, a great deal of research, and a never-quit attitude; I have not only pulled through these conditions, I am the better for the experience. That's how I became "The Spartan Diva."

So I say, "No excuses." Don't wait until tomorrow. Start today. Keep learning and keep moving.