“It wasn’t long before I noticed a difference – not just physically but mentally. The encouragement and support from the other “homies” was both motivational and provided me with some accountability.”
I wasn’t an “athlete” growing up. When I was in high school, it was right around the institution of Title IX so other than intramural sports, there weren’t a lot of opportunities to participate in organized athletics. So…I was a cheerleader! As I got older, I started running and belonged to various gyms in order to do some kind of strength training. I was pretty consistent until about 5 years ago. Then I don’t know what happened, but I was definitely less consistent in making exercise and fitness a priority. Last November, a now fellow FGF Homie, Emily Wirth, posted about her experience with the FGF@Home program and it sounded like a way for me to get back to focusing on regular workouts.
During my very first grind in January, I barely made it through the warm up. I was truly unaware of how out of shape I really was! But I stuck with it and it wasn’t long before I noticed a difference – not just physically but mentally. The encouragement and support from the other “homies” was both motivational and provided me with some accountability.
Running the Portland Marathon, I think in 1993. Never thought I could run 26.2 miles (and it’s unlikely I will again)!
I hope to do more running and of course, keep going with FGF@Home.
No one favorite song but I’m kind of into the 80’s cardio playlist on Pandora.
Favorite – Planks Least Favorite – Burpees (not a fan…)
How many more rounds?
Seeing how far I can progress in terms of increasing reps and weights.
I generally have so much more energy and I think I’m mentally sharper (although some might question that)!
No specific story but I can’t tell you how many times, especially when trying a new move, I was so glad I was at home where no one else could see me.
I have 11 grandchildren, 6 that live in Spokane. Best thing ever – being a grandma! My husband and I share many of the same interests – golf, travel, Gonzaga basketball, good food - so we truly like spending time together. When I’m not enjoying grandkids or time with my husband, I’m busy helping people buy or sell a home. I LOVE what I do!
My grandkids. I want to be around for a long time to watch their lives unfold and be fit and well enough to enjoy them all!
I was a voice major in college and have a degree in Music Education. Singing is one of my passions.
To whom much is given, much is required.
I love a good red wine!
Gonzaga Bulldog Basketball (men & women)
Something is better than nothing. Even if you can’t get every Grind in every week, or you can’t do every exercise, what you are doing is more than what many people are!
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