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Lindsey is a NPC bikini competitor and Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete. She has seen a true will to live from her mom and is fired up to live a fit life!



Background

My mother was diagnosed with Leukemia when I was 10 years old. She fought this battle for 18 long years. Over the course of her illness, my mom had a bone marrow transplant, two hip replacements, a shoulder replacement, and a lung transplant. She endured the oxygen machine, chemotherapy, radiation—you name it, she did it!

Over ten years ago, she was on life support and was told she only had 48 hours to live. Those words didn't mean a thing. Her will power and mental strength is what mattered. She was soon walking on the treadmill and completing daily physical therapy activities. It wouldn't matter if she was only walking 20 steps a day, as long as it was better than the day before. During her recovery, she taught my younger brother and I the importance of health. My mother touched more lives than I can count. The doctors scheduled her physical therapy sessions around patients who needed motivation to keep going. She would work out with them and build their confidence with the determination she had fueling her fight to live.

She lived a happy life for quite some time. Her drive allowed her to survive 18 years longer than the doctors ever thought possible. Why? Because she made no excuses. She didn't ask questions like, "Why me?" This was the life that was planned for her, as hard as it was to understand. She may have suffered, but she "suffered well." She was able to enjoy time with our family, watched sporting events, and took family vacations. She made every minute worthwhile.

Watching my mother fight for every breath made me stop and realize how blessed I am to have good health! Her battle came to an end this past February. My mom motivates me daily to get up and take full potential of my physical and mental abilities. I'm allowing her to live through me as I continue on this journey. She is the fuel to my fire.

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Live And Learn: A Day In The Fitness Life Of Lindsey Renee
NPC Bikini athlete Lindsey Renee juggles training, clean eating, and recovery with a busy working life. Follow her through a typical day and learn to live fit!
Section: Training :: Nov 22, 2013

Start Strong: 9 Beginner Motivation Tips!
Before you hit the gym, there are some questions to ponder in your own mind and heart when it comes to making a lifestyle change.
Section: Mind :: Nov 01, 2013

Lindsey Renee's Dangerous Curves Workout
Ladies, get ready to lift! You can build a strong, curvaceous, and athletic body. NPC athlete Lindsey Renee will show you how it's done.
Section: Training :: Jul 19, 2013


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