We’re so excited to introduce Color Runner Hero Tamara Hunter! Her incredible story shows us that perseverance and dedication really pay off. Get ready to be inspired!
by Tamara Hunter
My name is Tamara Hunter. Many know me as @GettingMyLifeBackNow on Instagram.
I used to suffer with diabetes, swollen and achy legs, random skin rashes and stroke-level high blood pressure. In 2011 I decided I wanted to take my life back. To do that, I took a deep look into my nutrition and found the root of my emotions that caused my binge/emotional eating. I have since shed over 250 pounds naturally.
I used to wear a 5X in scrubs and went to a medium; from size 30 jeans to a size 8! Throughout this journey, I have realized all the things that I once deemed impossible were truly possible. Was it hard? Yes. Many days I wanted to give up. My success came from doing lots of research and trial and error. I went through many ups and downs, but the thought of being healthy and truly happy kept me moving forward. I created a lifestyle that was realistic for my goals and overall lifestyle.
The Color Run was the first race I signed up for after losing over 250 pounds. I was even chosen to get on stage my first year by The Color Run staff. It inspired me to run more and wear happy colors.
I currently help and inspire thousands around the world. Over the past seven years, I have become a nurse, certified life coach, nutritional therapist, graduated from Life Time Academy with a personal trainer’s license, and become a mentor to many. I have truly found my passion — helping others make their “impossibles” possible. I tell my clients to take it one day and one moment at a time.
I hope the entire world finds their HAPPY PLACE.