Amy Schneider Before Surgery is a 26-year-old woman with a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) that causes her body to break down collagen, the protein that keeps skin and blood vessels elastic. She has been through more than 70 surgeries to repair her joints and skin. Her next surgery, scheduled for October 13th, is to repair her knees.
Amy Schneider Before Surgery
Amy Schneider is a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, and a mom. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children. She spends her free time working on her blog, www.foodandfitnessblogger.com, where she shares recipes and fitness tips for people who want to live healthier lives.
A year ago, Amy noticed that her body had changed dramatically since having kids four years ago. She was tired all the time, had no energy to exercise and was struggling with finding clothes that fit comfortably. She decided it was time to get back into shape once and for all! Find out how she did it here:
1) Tell us about yourself:
I’m a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, and a mom. I live in the Midwest with my husband and two children (4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter). I spend my free time working on my blog (www.foodandfitnessblogger.com) where I share recipes and fitness tips for people who want to live healthier lives.
2) What made you decide it was time to lose weight?
A year ago, I noticed that my body had changed dramatically since having kids four years ago —
Amy Schneider before surgery
Amy Schneider, a 30-year-old mom of two, is no stranger to the gym. She’s been working out since she was 14 years old and has been a Zumba instructor for the past five years. So when she found out that she needed surgery on her knee in May, she was devastated. And while most people would have taken some time off from their regular fitness routine, Amy decided to do something different: She started training for an Ironman competition instead.
Amy says that her decision wasn’t just about proving her strength — it was about proving her worth as a mother and wife. “I wanted to show my family how much I love them,” she explains in an interview with Fox News Insider. “I wanted them to understand that even though I’m going through this hard time right now, it’s not going to define who I am.”