In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, so did her health.
Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends, and a faith that continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom, and continued her steadfast relationship with God. She found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope.In this riveting book, Abby tells her story–from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby’s resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
“Abby Rike’s story is not easy to wrap your mind around. She suffered a loss that seemed impossible to move forward from, but she has not only moved forward, she has thrived. She came to the ranch wanting to find her purpose; she now lives that truth and proves that you can too. After reading WORKING IT OUT, I felt like I knew Abby’s family and had walked those agonizing steps with her. I look at that smile that radiated from within her today and know that the transformation I was lucky enough to be a part of goes much deeper than her appearance.”
Jillian Michaels, trainer for The Biggest Loser and author of Master Your Metabolism
“Deeply moving… yes. Inspirational… absolutely. Life changing… without a doubt. Abby Rike’s story is birthed from the depths of human tragedy. But her hope and joy radiates in the midst of her tears and fears. After reading this beautifully visceral and compelling story, you will not be the same.”
Jill Kelly, author of New York Times bestseller Without a Word
“WORKING IT OUT is no starry-eyed Pollyanna faith story. This is real, raw, and refreshingly hopeful all at once. I truly couldn’t stop reading once I started. Abby Rike grabs you, invites you into her story, and gives you hope that your story can end well too. If you need someone to show you the powerful person who lives within you, then you need this book. You will not be disappointed!”
Jennifer Rothschild, author of Self Talk, Soul Talk: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself, and Lessons I Learned in the Dark: Steps to Walking by Faith, Not by Sight