About Me

 

About me….Who is MK?

This is a very hard question to answer but I’m going to do my best to give you an idea. My name is Mary Kay Valenti but people call me MK. I’m a Daughter, Sister, Friend and a proud Mom. I’m a fighter with a vision for better days. I’m determined to live a purposeful life as my Faith guides me. I have had many struggles but only few that I’ve shared. I’m a private person who is public to help others. Each day I look for ways to pay it forward and spread the message of hope, through motivation and inspiration. My speaking engagements and volunteer work give me opportunities to reach people and I will always strive for more.

I’m a Self-Transformation success story. I grew up with low self-esteem and poor body image.  I constantly struggled with my weight and acceptance of myself. I am an emotional eater and ate for comfort and celebration. I was teased as a child and teenager. As an adult, I was constantly yo-yo dieting. I would lose 10 lbs but gain back 20 lbs. After I gave birth to my little Superman I became sad, withdrawn and anti-social. I didn't have any clothes that fit and I hit a point where I didn't want to look in the mirror. I decided it was time to make a change. I said, “Enough is enough!” I have been learning and growing in search of the better part of me ever since. I took on a journey to better health and educated myself. I lost the first 40 pounds at home. I joined a gym and pushed myself harder than I even thought possible. I made constant changes to my nutrition to continue changing at a healthy and safe rate. I set a lofty goal to be a Figure competitor.  Within nineteen months of having my son I stepped out on stage and competed. I went on to improve and competed two more times that same year. I put myself out there to be judged. I didn’t place at my shows but I knew I was a winner before I stepped out on that stage! My own personal rewards gave me the feeling of winning the overall. My family handed me an engraved fitness achievement award that I cherish. It's the only trophy that will ever have the most meaning to me.

I’m a Motivational Speaker, to encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle which includes your mind, body and spirit. I have lived through the struggles to get to a place that feels great. Now I speak at schools, colleges, corporations, and events. I want to motivate and inspire many. Look for my book about my experiences in 2013.

I’m a Model/Athlete to show what’s possible. When you see it you can believe it. I believe in walking the talk. I competed in Figure Body Building competitions but I have also taken my training further to include Strongwoman competitions as well. My journey continues as fitness will always remain important to me.
 View my journey here.  

I’m a  Certified Personal Trainer/Coach, to help people "Get Started." I specialize in transformations of mind, body, heart and spirit.  

I’m a Voice. I have been singing since I was five years old. I used to passionately follow this dream until I lost my mom. It will be fourteen years this Christmas 2010 but I’m finally pursuing it once again. I wrote a poem to my mom and those words are now lyrics that I will lend my voice to and record. Starting back after my dream has been a process just like transforming. I believe with all my heart that I will be entertaining soon and will lift my voice in song. I want to show what’s possible when you put your mind to it.

This is just a glimpse of MK because I feel limitless. I’m still on my journey but I have a vision and through Divine Grace I will get there.

Live…Laugh…Love!