Welcome to the New BBX Site!
Thank you for visiting our site; I wanted to start by introducing myself and let you know what my goals and intentions are for you! 7ANXQUXF5YFH
My name is Dede Barbanti and I am a single mother of 3 very young children. I have had a very adventurous life and like many people, I have made my share of mistakes. As a child until the age of 29 my life was dedicated to dance. I trained, competed and performed in various styles. I believe that I had a very successful career as a dancer…I will never look back and say “I wish”. I also spent a great deal of time studying my other passion which is martial arts, dabbling in styles such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Muy Thai.
I took a leave of absence from dance when I got married and decided to start a family. My priorities had changed and I didn’t even think twice about my choice. Without going into detail let’s just say the marriage did not work out and I found myself alone to raise 3 babies, weighing over 200 lbs and working over 9 hour days at an office! Somewhere along the way, I lost who I was as a person and ended up in a place I never imagined myself to be….overweight, alone and having a daycare raise my babies. I had several unsuccessful attempts at diets, exercise classes at the gym and personal training. Then, with the urging of a good friend, I made the decision to change my life once and for all. I drew from all of my dance and martial arts experience and created my own fitness formats. The result - I lost 65 lbs in 7 months!
I’m a regular person with the same daily struggles as everyone else. I made it through those difficult times and whatever else life decides to throw at me. My goal is to use my experience to help other people live to their full potential; whether it is in fitness, work, family or daily life. I have learned that people are much stronger than they realize, yet they tend to give up on themselves. If there is anything I can give back, it’s the love I have for helping people realize their true potential. My style can be tough or tender at times, but it will always be real…I’ve been there and want to be there for you.
My blog will cover all aspects of life; parenting, weight loss, fitness, work, friendships, self worth and nutrition. My hope is to help inspire and motivate you when you need it the most so if there is anything you want to talk about, let me know!