I have been active and striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle since 7th grade. It all started when I decided to run track and from then on, I have enjoyed running, weightlifting, cycling, tennis, and just about any other outdoor activity. I graduated from Oklahoma State, with a B.S. in Leisure Service with a concentration in Management. It was not until after college that I discovered my true love for fitness and my passion for helping others reach their fitness goals. I received my personal training certification through Cooper Institute and my Group Fitness Instructor and Indoor Cycling Certifications from AFAA. Now, I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on!
I am married to a wonderful and supportive husband that I am so blessed and thankful to have in my life. We have a 1-year-old daughter who is on the verge of walking and she has a little brother expected to arrive sometime late October. We have two dogs a Shiba Inu, named Mia, a yellow lab named Tucker, and they were my “fur”st babies. I have a sister who is the brains behind my marketing and design efforts and a set of amazing parents who always pushed me to set goals for myself and work hard to achieve them.
As I have grown a little older and have had an 8 to 5 desk job, I have notice my body changing. I have had to learn how to plan meals, pack my lunch, plan workouts, set an early bedtime, and set alarms for four in the morning. I have had to try out new recipes after working long days plus being up at 4 A.M. I know what it feels like! I have a huge sweet tooth and cakes, cookies, and chocolate and can end up sabotaging all that I work towards if not careful. I have learned and experienced first hand how much stress affects your body and your weight.
I am now a new mom adjusting to the life of chasing around a one year old with baby number two on the way. I have had to adjust to a new life and schedule with a little one. I was working full-time before our move to Japan, I felt we were finally getting into a good routine and it was time to move! Now I have to adjust to being a home professional! In the process of figuring out our day-to-day routine, I decided I needed an outlet, something to do, and most of all a way to help others with the information and knowledge that I have while sharing my day-to-day frustrations or victories. Which is how this all came about!
I had not gotten the baby weight off from having my first so when I found out I was pregnant with our second I felt I was a little ahead in the weight department and I was going to have to make a huge effort to make sure I didn’t gain excessively. So far so good considering I had an extra 25 pounds to spare. I hope that my journey encourages pregnant moms whether it is their first or fifth pregnancy to work towards keeping the weight gain to a minimum. I had always told myself I was not going to gain an excessive amount of weight when I got pregnant and the very opposite happened when I topped out at 210 on delivery day and considering I started off at 145.
After baby number two is born I am very excited to share with you my journey back to the best shape of my life along with sharing the ups and downs I will encounter along the way!
I am here to help inform people about clean eating, working hard, and being persistent to achieve the goals, you have set. I am looking forward to help you in any way I can.
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