Airman Shares Fitness Success Story

Airman Fitness

Need some inspiration this week? Check out this great story about getting motivated and taking control of your health…

Deployed airmen face many challenges, but Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Rose transformed her mental and physical obstacles into a fitness success story.

Rose, noncommissioned officer in charge of 22nd Operations Support Squadron aviation resource management, began her battle to improve her fitness in September 2009. Her physical fitness test score was 76 points, one point from failing, and it affected many parts of her life.

“I weighed 175 pounds and was completely unhappy with myself,” she said. “My self-​​esteem was low; therefore, I never wanted to go out when friends asked me.”

Rose’s transformation began when she deployed to Southwest Asia.

“The day after I got to my deployed location, I went to the gym in the coalition compound,” she said. “I asked for a workout plan, and a civilian employee offered to train me.”

With the help of friends, Rose continued her regimen during her deployment and dropped 45 pounds.

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