Portsmouth, Va. - Beth Prever has pushed past some tough obstacles to lose 100 pounds over the last two years.
"If I could do it at 50, with a fake hip, then I feel like anybody can get out there and at least try," Prever said.
Prever had hip replacement surgery in 2011. It took her nearly a year to learn how to walk again.
"I had continued to put on weight the whole time I was struggling with that pain," said Prever. "So I just decided I`m going to hire a trainer."
"Went my first day in the gym, walked out of there crying," said Prever of her first workout in March of 2013. "I couldn`t even do a leg lift."
Beth's fitness level has skyrocketed since that first day. She now competes in races and is a member of CrossFit 757. She also changed her eating habits and follows a mostly Paleo diet.
"There have been a million days that I have cried," said Prever. "It`s so emotional. The whole journey has been emotional."
"You just have to believe in yourself," she said. "You`ve got to get out there. You`ve got to try. You`ve got to give it 100 percent."