My name is Brittany Shevchuk and I am 28 years old and a mother to 2 very active boys ages 8 and 6. I have struggled with body image issues my whole life even going as far as eating disorders, and learning what balance is with having a healthy relationship with food but most importantly a healthy relationship with myself. Through my fitness journey I have always concentrated on a number on a scale and even when people would tell me the scale doesn’t matter, it never hit me and I could never understand what that meant until I started to work on the inside of myself. As I dug deeper into myself, I started to find out that the root to how I felt wasn’t based on how I looked but that I truly didn’t value myself and see myself as lovable because I didn’t love myself. I went through some intense inner healing and learning how valuable I was and as I started to love myself from the inside the fruit of how I started to feel on the inside started to blossom on the outside. I learned new things about myself and how I truly have a love for fitness and eating healthy and now I no longer workout just to achieve a number on the scale but I actually enjoy working out and feeling healthy. I am very thankful to have Northwest Women’s gym as my home gym. I have never felt more comfortable in a gym as I do here and even when I was struggling with my self-image and not feeling confident, I was still comfortable here being around all you ladies who make the atmosphere so welcoming and peaceful!