Author Heather Montgomery

Author Heather Montgomery

Last updated on May 30, 2015

My dream is to help you get healthy no matter what your age.

In my over 6 years on 8 Women Dream so far I have launched a couture jewelry line, negotiated 3 affiliate relationships, been invited to speak to entrepreneurs on how to have multiple streams of income, and and managed successful product launches.

Then suddenly one day I realized that I couldn’t take my sedentary lifestyle anymore, so  I decided to do something about it.

I made the decision to change by improving my diet and becoming a triathlete. To be honest, the triathlete decision came a bit later.  I didn’t know that this would become the real dream that I didn’t see coming.

I wanted to set a SUPER BIG dream goal that I didn’t believe I could accomplish and then use what I have learned being on 8 Women Dream to be successful.

I lost over 100 pounds. AFTER the age of 40.

And I became a triathlete. After the age of 40.

The proof is in the before-and-after photo below:

Heather Montgomery Before and After 85 Pound Weight loss

A major life change and redirection to healthy living has impacted everything in my world. Including my dream path on here on 8 Women Dream! My background varies wildly from my first love of ballet to my career path that includes web design, graphic design, and programming.

Like all women who are dreamers, I juggle a household, family, a cat, and full-time career demands. So far that hasn’t slowed down my get fit dream plan.

My big dream is to turn my weight loss and workout success into a program that will help others struggling with their weight on my Fitness Challenge Online blog. The end goal for all my dreams is to retire to Italy. Italy was the destination of my honeymoon to my second (and current!) husband, and I fell in love with the Tuscan countryside.

My dream story post day is Monday.

Would you like your fitness related product or service reviewed?

I often share products with a specific fitness theme that I think will be of benefit to my readers. Do you have a product or service you would like reviewed that has a fitness or health theme? From smart phone apps, technology products, to supplements and athletic wear. Contact me and let me know!

DREAMS ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE: Launch of a jewelry line online and in a retail outlet, launch of 3 entrepreneurial websites, obtained 3 successful affiliate relationships for 8 Women Dream, participated in the Bay to Breakers race and 4 triathlons, lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise, landed my dream career, facilitated several business training workshops, became a Certified Metabolic Trainer!

Heather Montgomery Triathlete
Contact me direct:  heather(at)

Here is a collection of some of my dream stories here on 8 Women Dream –

  • Dream Fitness GIVEAWAY: Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil  Are you curious about coconut oil? I’ve been a fan of coconut oil for a while and I’m excited to offer a giveaway of one of the best coconut oil I’ve tasted. Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made by Tropical Tradition, and is the highest quality organic Virgin Coconut Oil they product. Small batches of family produced and hand ...
  • Taking Bigger Steps to Pursue Your Dream There are lot of way to take steps to pursue your dream. Baby steps, backward steps, or big hairy audacious steps. Have you ever looked back and realized you didn’t take bigger steps to your dream? I haven’t traveling for business in several years. The last time I traveled on someone else’s dime was way back ...
  • Remember to Pack Your Travel Workout   I haven’t traveling for work in years, but it’s hard to forget just how crazy squeezing in a travel workout was. I am hopping on a plane for business this week and prepping my packing list. Top of the list for your travel: Plan your workouts. Hotel rooms or hotel gym for your travel workout? The whole point ...
  • Get Involved With National Childhood Obesity Month September is National Childhood Obesity Month and as the month wraps up I want you to look around at the children you see everyday. Look around your neighborhood, your parks, while you are shopping. It shouldn’t be a surprise that no matter where you live, you will see the impact of childhood obesity around you. Positive messages ...
  • Dream Fitness Motivation to Get Back on Track I was thinking back on a few Fitness motivation conversations from the past. The idea that motivation comes out of thin air is truly crap. There are some of you, dear dreamers, that have been athletes, dancers, or gym rats in the past. One day you just stopped. Stopped going to the gym, took that dance class ...
  • Top 8 Tips for a Hot Weather Workout Hot weather workouts take a little preparation and a lot of sweat. Fall weather can cool off, but not here in drought impacted California. This last week our recent heat wave of temperatures over 100 have reminded me an extra push in heat can improve your fitness performance. As long as you prioritize keeping safe in ...
  • Do your weight loss goals feel like an uphill battle? Fall mornings in Northern California have a chill that makes it easy to do a hard workout. When I stepped out with a friend for a hill route I haven’t done in over 4 years I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew is that we were headed uphill. Making your workout a challenge We started out ...
  • Avoid Adapting to Your Workout Routines Monday you run, Tuesday you run, Wednesday you run. See a pattern? If you want to avoid adapting to your workout routines mixing it up is the way to do it. Adapting happens when you repeat motions over and over. There are a couple reasons why changing up your workout routine throughout the week will help. Repetition ...
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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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