I am the founder, fitness & weight-loss coach, creator, marketer, blogger, web designer, and chef of redtangerine!
This all started back in 2009 during the financial crisis, when I was laid off as a six figure earning software sales AE. I spent months trying to find a job, only jobs weren't being created, they were going away at a rate no one could keep up with. 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 and creating 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 and creating their eating plans. Unlike most trainers, 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.
Much has transpired and changed since 2009, to include why redtangerine is still in existence.
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 2014 I had a minor stroke. In the summer of 2015 I had brain surgery to clip two brain aneurysm's that had been discovered. In the fall of 2016, I had two more minor strokes as a result of taking Tamoxifen..
It has been the life threatening diseases and events, along with social media fans, friends, family and people I didn't even know, that 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 and appreciate the simple things in life! Until next time...
I love sharing recipes that will make a difference in the way you look and feel. My healthy homemade treats will make your mouth water. Eating well and exercising on a regular basis plays a huge part in feeling mentally and physically well.