This new website has been created to make it easier for you to keep up with everything that's happening at redtangerine.
I am the founder, fitness & weight-loss coach, creator, marketer, blogger, web designer, and chef of redtangerine! This all started back in 2009 when the job market took a huge hit, resulting in being laid off. I spent months trying to find a job. It was a time when the masses in all industries were getting laid off. We were all looking for work and there was no work to be found. I was at a loss as to how I was going to generate an income. It was a friend of mine who was a career coach, that suggested I turn my passion for fitness and wellness into a business.
I applied my professional work experience to building redtangerine. I had access to a gym, I had the knowledge and experience, I just needed clients. Craigslist was one of the resources I used to find people who were looking for a fitness trainer to lose weight.. And so it began, I found my first client and redtangerine became the platform for coaching individuals who wanted to lose weight. It was incredibly rewarding to help people lose weight and feel better about themselves. I loved training them, building their workout plans and creating an eating plan that was easy for them to follow. I trained with my clients. That in itself was very motivating for them. They were determined to reach my level of fitness, which allowed me to push them harder. They never gave up. I was rewarded every time I saw their smiling faces at their weekly weigh in. I created redtangerine because I loved helping people feel better, not for the money. The job market picked back up and like everyone else, I entered back into the workforce.
Much has transpired and changed since 2009, to include why redtangerine is still in existence. Since jumping back into a full-time job, I wasn't able to coach as many clients. I continued to tweet, blog and post on redtangerine's Facebook page, There were times when I wasn't able to post because my job kept me busy. People started reaching out to me via private messages and emails asking why I wasn't posting. I was somewhat taken back to hear that. At that time, I didn't have a ton of followers on any of my social media sites, but what I learned was, I have a very loyal base of followers. They told me my posts were motivated and inspired them and they wanted to know if I was going to start posting again.
I have to say, those loyal followers inspired me back. I started posting and blogging on a more regular basis. Not many of my followers make comments on my pages, but I know they are listening and that is hands down, enough to keep redtangerine alive and well. I continued to maintain my posts on redtangerine and work in the corporate world.
It was in 2013 that a life changing event happened, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a bi-lateral mastectomy followed by 6 months of reconstruction. In 2015 I had brain surgery to clip two brain aneurysm's that had been discovered. I felt like I was getting beat up by my own body. The body I had taken such good care of. It didn't and still doesn't make sense to me, but shit happens.
The loyal followers, the life threatening health issues, friends, family and people I didn't even know, have kept redtangerine alive. It has evolved into something much more meaningful than I had ever intended. This is the silver lining of all that I have endured, conquered, learned from, experienced and researched!
My hope is that I will continue to inspire all of you and even though I may not know you personally, I want to make a positive impact on your life in some way.
So join in, read along, enjoy the tasty treats, fitness tips and start enjoy the simple things in life! Until next time...
I love sharing fitness & wellness tips that will make a difference in the way you look and feel. My healthy recipes will make your mouth water. Eating well and exercising on a regular basis plays a huge part in feeling mentally and physically well.