“When you look in the mirror and see no change and you still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay the course, that’s the difference between those who ultimately succeed and those who fail. It ain’t about how hard you hit… it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward”.

This is a quote that has carried Debbie through many life events. Debbie currently resides In Victoria BC, works for the provincial government and suffers what she refers to as “fitness A.D.D”. Debbie is constantly striving to challenge herself in new ways and crush her limits. She would like to help motivate those around her who are in need of their own changes to stay the course and be successful in their journeys.

To date, Debbie has lost 150 lbs, walked several 5km races, ran a couple of 10km distances and during Thanksgiving weekend of 2014 completed her first half-marathon. She has 2 Tough Mudders under her belt, Mud Mulisha runs, the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer and more recently her first amateur boxing win with the Fight 4 the Cause hosted by Studio 4 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Debbie has accomplished these things despite dealing with an injury that resulted in post-traumatic arthritis in her right ankle. She credits much of her motivation and determination to the support and love from those around her, especially from her children.