Tamara Mayfield-Dietrich: I am doing POUND Rockout Workout fitness—it’s a cardio workout inspired by drumming and it’s totally changed my life. I lost 50 pounds doing this workout. As for my HIV story, I was with a guy that I thought was committed to me. I found out I was HIV-positive when I was seven months pregnant with our first son. We had been together almost three years, so I never thought that I would ever get this diagnosis. I was also nursing a crack addiction; when the doctor’s office called me I thought they were calling about the crack they found in my system. I was diagnosed June 13, 2003—Friday the 13th to be specific. Fifteen years later and two more children later,—all my children are HIV-negative—I’m living the best life possible. I started as a student doing this fitness class in 2016 and it’s been awesome to watch my transformation. I’ve been teaching POUND since December 2017. I still have my ups and-downs, but it’s a lot better than before. I’m no longer smoking crack. I married the man of my dreams in April 2018, so I’m living the newlywed life and love the fact that he accepts me with my HIV diagnosis. I teach POUND 5–6 times a week in my hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, and in Canton, and I teach in Quincy, Illinois, at the local YMCA. I want to give a shout out to Design It, a company in Canton, who designed my shirt, and to BW photography for taking my photo.