Women's History celebrating my friend Lisa Charles Esq., role model, fitness expert, reinventor, mother, wife check her out Embrace Your Fitness @lisaembracefitness
My career started in a somewhat traditional fashion. I received an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, followed by a law degree from George Washington University. I was quickly on a fast track, starting as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, Brooklyn, and ultimately becoming an Assistant Federal Prosecutor and Civil Rights Coordinator for the District of NJ. In this role I traveled the country, giving speeches on behalf of the Attorney General on issues civil rights and trial practice.
Then, I took the big risk. Though I loved the legal realm, I had always dreamed of being onstage. In the true spirit of “carpe diem,” I left law to pursue singing and acting full time. And I succeeded! Prominent roles that were once a dream suddenly became a reality: Singing at Carnegie Hall, performing onstage at a variety of off-Broadway theaters in NYC as well as acting roles on television. And then, I lost it. My voice, that is. . .
Losing my voice was an incredible setback. It forced me to pause, and take stock of what was truly important in life. This period of introspection led me to experience a game-changing epiphany. I realized that I needed to devote a lot more attention and energy to health and wellness. I needed to lose weight permanently, focus on nutrition, and embrace fitness, both inside and out.
In dramatic fashion, I changed my lifestyle. I established a new regimen of healthy eating and daily exercise. I embarked on a glorious two-year journey where I lost over 77 pounds, and rediscovered what it means to be healthy. And then I took it to the next level: I got my certifications in Group Fitness and Personal Training, and started teaching others how to change.
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