Well.....where should I begin? First off, my name is Stephanie Noce, and I am the owner/founder of Triple S Fitness: Slow & Steady Strength. I am a wife, mom of two boys, daughter and friend. Along with these titles, I am also a child development specialist, which in my opinion, is the best career EVER! I am forever grateful for the life I lead, and have always been thankful. Like all "humans", I too had struggles in life. Some of these struggles tried to break me down, but in the end all of these struggles made me stronger.
I always liked to take care of myself; very active and energetic growing up. In my late teens, I began exercising and eating well, which eventually became my lifestyle. I made sure to go to the gym 5-6 days per week, and was very regimented with my nutrition intake.
Fast forward to after getting married and then having my two beautiful sons. After these amazing life changes, I was still able to remain focused on a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, in 2016, I had to undergo a major surgery. Luckily, all went well, BUT my anxiety on the other hand was a totally different story. Due to my surgery, my pre-existing anxiety increased TREMENDOUSLY. During this time, I was unable to remain focused on myself. I was no longer self monitoring my health habits, lost all self-control with food, stopped exercising, and lost all confidence I once had.
Luckily, with the proper therapy I was finally beginning to feel back to myself. That was until, I lost my father.
After losing my father, I forever lost a piece of myself. My father was the most loyal, lovable, and genuine man to ever walk this earth. After we lost him, I then again completely "let myself go". Not only was I last on my own list, I wasn't even on my list most days! I walked around like a zombie for over a year. Then once again, I was starting to get myself back on track, and then....you guessed it.... Covid-19 entered our lives.
Now here I was, in my house with my family, completely miserable for how I felt and looked, no plan, zero confidence, and increased anxiety due to the pandemic. I knew that I had two choices:
A) I could either continue on with my life as is, and be unhealthy and miserable .
B) I can take control of my life again, and get back to who I really am.
I went with plan B and never looked back.
You may ask yourself, "Why is she sharing all of this with me?". The answer is simple; I want people who feel stuck, defeated, miserable, and who lack self-control, to know that they are NOT ALONE. I want them to know that YOU and ONLY YOU, can change your lifestyle. Whether that means going back to healthier old habits, or creating healthier new habits, YOU are in control of making that shift.
At Triple S Fitness we are dedicated to getting you to reclaim your control and reach your goals. We do not believe in time stamps or races; each individual progresses at different rates.
Which brings me to what my dad always said to me.
"Always remember Steph, SLOW & STEADY wins the race."