Just a little about me and where fitness falls into my life—I’m NOT a trainer at a gym or a fitness guru, I’m a married 35 year-old, momma of 2 boys and a little girl and business teacher to hundreds of teenagers throughout the school year!! Do I have a passion for health and fitness?!? YES I DO!! I have always been someone that works out regularly (usually at 5 in the morning before our kids get up and interrupt or before I can come up with an excuse to not workout) and recently I have become even more into the HEALTH part of fitness. I have been a long time runner (5-8 miles daily—insane, I know) and have always eaten pretty healthy. There is a lot of will power in that! But about 2 years ago, my older sister came to me with a program, Beachbody 21 Day Fix, that she wanted to start. First off, you have to know my sister, which would take me into a whole novel of a post (love ya Li )— but she is one that loves to start different programs (an “I’ll start tomorrow type) and so I wasn’t quite sure what type of program this would be. See, Linds is a very tiny woman (37 with 3 kids of her own) who doesn’t always eat the healthiest and hates working out (complete opposite of me).
Anyway, you’ll hear lots about Lindsay throughout this blog, but she inspired me to start this program with her and man am I glad I did!! Autumn Calabreese, the fitness trainer in 21 Day Fix (regular and Extreme), teaches about portion control and the RIGHT types of food our bodies need. She has a series of 30 minute workouts, which are amazing for busy people and kick your butt, that I have grown to LOVE!! This being said, I have stopped my 5-8 miles runs since May 1, 2015 and have been doing 2 workouts a morning of ’21 Day’ and 30-60 minutes of cardio throughout the day (sometimes right after my DVD workouts and sometimes in the afternoons—elliptical, walks, etc.). Funny thing is—I don’t miss my runs!! I feel SO much better doing this program—it works all parts of my body and focuses on fueling my body! For me, it was a major A-Ha moment where I realized what I truly needed to focus on with my health.
My philosophy is: NEVER STOP LEARNING!
If you’re interested in doing what I do and helping people realize their TRUE potential through health and fitness (it’s about SO much more than just “dieting” and weight loss!!) contact me at the email provided below and let me know exactly what it is that makes you want to learn more!!
If you’re doing a Beachbody program or just want help getting started on your fitness journey, I would encourage you to email me or just read through the fitness piece of this blog where I will be going through all aspects of the program!!
I’m not one to post pictures of myself like below– but here is after 21 Day Fix Extreme Round 1. I want to put it out there too that I’m not doing this program to LOSE weight, but to maintain and feel good and healthy!