My Mission: To share my passion for living strong, healthy & fit - in body, mind & spirit...through fitness instruction, workout groups, friendships and writing.
I am a mother of two girls (9 and 5) and have always been passionate about health and fitness. I grew up doing gymnastics and dance & have LOVED to exercise since I can remember. I started running & lifting weights in college, taught cardio kickboxing and tried every other fitness class I could find. Exercise was always my "soulmate." It helps me gather my thoughts, brings me peace, happiness, releases tension, and lifts my mood! Losing weight was never my goal in fitness....I just did it because I loved it, loved being outside, and competing against myself.
Fitness and nutrition were always my hobby and passion. However, after college, it seemed more practical and rational to feed my "more structured and academic side" and go to law school, not become a fitness trainer (because who makes a career out of a hobby?). Law school was definitely a life changer. It is exactly what an "analytical thinker" personality thrives on. It made me tough. It taught me what working hard at something really feels like. It made me prepared for curve balls and for problem solving. I worked at the U.S. Attorney's Office throughout law school, graduated on the Law Review and at the top of my class. I practiced for the government in Austin, TX, then from home after having my first little girl. I later co-created a credit consulting firm and continued that business until shortly after our second little girl was born.
Meanwhile, my passion for health and fitness was still stirring. Right after our first girl was born in 2003, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroid disease. I struggled to keep my thyroid hormone and energy levels steady. My weight would fluctuate and my workouts would suffer. I was never heavy; but I didn't feel good. My doctor prescribed synthroid & since I'm not a fan of medication, I started searching for ways to improve my condition naturally.
During this same time, my father's health began to decline due to his late on-set diabetes and other related health issues. I read every health, exercise & fitness article I came across, began running and exercising more often. I searched and tried new and innovative training methods to stay fit and strong. I read every nutrition article & book related to improved thyroid and endocrine function I could find. The way we feed and train our bodies NOW so greatly impacts our health in the future. My passion for nutriton and health was fired up again enough to turn my hobby into a business of helping people realize their potential for health, strength and wellness.
Although I may practice law again one day, I know that nutrition and fitness MUST remain a high priority in my life. Balance is key in all things. I became ACE-certified in Personal Training and Operation Fit to Fight Bootcamp Instruction. I have additional training in sports performance, metabolic resistance training, core conditioning, functional fitness, and group fitness instruction. The fitness friends and family that I have gained through this career change, and lives that I have been blessed to be a part of tell me that my heart was pulled in the right direction.
My philosophy is to accept where we are NOW and start there. Set your goals in specific terms and get busy. Don't wait for something else to happen to determine the "right time." Appreciate and learn to love the process of change. We learn so much with each step - both in our failures and successes. They make us stronger and smarter. Finally, invest your heart and mind into what you want to achieve... because they will ultimately control where your body goes.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13
"To change one's life: 1. Start immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions." - William James
“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” - Vince Lombardi
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs.
"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition - they somehow already know what you truly want to become." - Steve Jobs.
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