SAN ANTONIO – You'll find her working out every morning--bright and early.
"I wake up around 5 a.m. to get my first workout in," Jules Valdez, fitness trainer says.
Valdez admits her weight struggles started early on.
"I grew up on the south side, so I would eat a lot of pan dulce at the Handy Andy," she says. " I didn't really know what fitness was."
After weighing around 200 pounds in high school, Valdez decided to make a change one day when friends invited her to join them in a 5K race.
"It would take me 18 minutes to run a mile," Valdez admits.
Once she completed the race, she was driven to continue working out for medical and personal reasons.
"It hurt just to walk," she says. "I knew I needed to make a change to continue feeling better."
Move forward seven years and she is actively training others to become more fit. She is a former fitness competitor and she is also teaming up with local fitness trainer, Marcela Freeman, to launch a revamped fitness program aimed at women--Burn it in 30.
She encourages all women not to "look at other women and want what they have, but go for what they have."
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