|Exploring yoga...I love inversions!|
When I headed to graduate school 2.5 years later, I had a little more experience with exercise having completed Debbie Seibers' Slilm Series videos (yes, they were actual VHS videos). The videos had come with some nutrition guidance which I made some effort to incorporate into my lifestyle. I still hadn't found the work out that got me really excited though. I started taking group fitness classes at the campus rec center. My favorites were mat Pilates and a class listed as Turbo Kickboxing. Soon after, I heard about this new home workout DVD series, Turbo Jam. It looked fun, so I ordered and quickly realized it was the same workout I was doing in my group classes. That was when becoming certified to teach Turbo Kick, and conveniently, a certification came to my town and I went for it!
It took me a couple of months after my certification to get started teaching, but once I stated, I was hooked! I loved Turbo Kick, and I loved teaching! Its the perfect marriage between 2 of my favorite things: fitness and performing (former theater nerd here)! My passion for fitness and sharing fitness with others grew and I continued trying new workout DVDs (Hip Hop Abs, Rockin' Body, Chalean Extreme, Insanity), got certified to teach PiYo, and completed the NSCA Personal Fitness Trainer certification. Along the way, I joined Team Beachbody as a Coach so I could share these great resources with others.
|The day before my daughter was born|
Shakeology has also played a role in my improving nutrition. It became available while I was pregnant with my son and I started drinking a shake a day and found that my energy and general sense of well-being was improved. As a new mom getting little sleep, gaining any extra energy feels like a miracle! I found that I rarely got sick after I started Shakeology. It quickly became something that I look forward to every day.
I have since been through a second pregnancy, during which I drank Shakeology and continued with exercise throughout. These played an important role in gaining a reasonable amount of weight during pregnancy and in bouncing back after.
|2 weeks post-partum|
I strive to live my healthiest life so that I not only look good, but feel good and am able to enjoy this life! Of course, I struggle just like anyone else from time to time. But I know and have felt the benefits of treating my body to physical activity and nutritious food and want to share how great it feel with others!