San Diego veteran with PTSD transforms her body and life
CBS 8 News
Video Report By Monique Griego, Reporter
Aug 01, 2018
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — A local Navy veteran is using fitness to improve her body and mind all while helping wounded warriors. Katelyn Miller, a former sailor battling PTSD, is competing to become the next cover model for Muscle and Fitness Magazine Hers.
Working out with Katelyn can definitely be a little intimidating, but what's even more impressive than her fit physique is what she overcame to get where she is today.
"I got really out of shape when I was depressed and in my bouts of PTSD," she said.
Katelyn looked much different just five years ago.
"Whenever I look back on that, I see a girl that was lost but I also see a girl that had strength in her somewhere," Katelyn said.
Katelyn was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and, at the same time, was going through the aftermath of an extremely traumatic experience.
"When I was on deployment on 2011, I was sexually assaulted," she said.
The incident sent her spiraling.
"I actually tried to commit suicide and ended up in the ward for four days in Washington," said Katelyn.
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