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Mallory Hillyard, 33

Posted: September 8, 2017
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“Farmgirlfit has changed my life! I’m not only the fittest I’ve ever been, but my confidence and body image issues have all but gone away.”

Member Of:

Farmgirlfit Cd’A

Occupation:

Operations Manager

Tell us about your fitness journey. How did you come to Farmgirlfit?

I played competitive sports in high school, but in college and beyond, working out on my own just wasn’t the same. I fell into a pattern of joining a gym for a few months, spin classes, hours on the treadmill, etc. I knew I wanted something more, something different! A few of my Spokane friends had joined Farmgirlfit, and I was so impressed with their progress, I decided to give it a try. I was hooked after my first visit, I signed up right then and haven’t looked back! Two and a half years ago! 😯

If you could tell your Farmgirlfit story in 100 words or fewer, how would it read?

I joined Farmgirlfit when my twins were 10 months old and I needed ME time! I was not doing a great job of taking care of myself and I needed to do something about that. Initially, it was very challenging to fit FGF into my schedule between work and kids’ schedules. I almost gave up, but I kept going. I would show up sometimes only once or twice a week, but I. Showed. Up! Eventually I started working my life schedule around my workout schedule. Farmgirlfit has changed my life! I’m not only the fittest I’ve ever been, but my confidence and body image issues have all but gone away. (oops that’s 110 words) 😊

What has been your greatest fitness/performance accomplishment so far?

When I first joined I wasn’t even able to accomplish most level 1 workouts and my form and mobility needed a lot of work. Now I am consistently doing level 3 and 4. Pull-ups were a big accomplishment for me too!

What are your next health and fitness goals?

Hit a 200lb back squat and get my nutrition on track! I’m really excited for The Underwire program! 

Who/what inspires you to be fit?

Definitely my kids, I want them to see strong is awesome!

Favorite exercise at FGF is? Least favorite?

Favorite: Slam balls, Squats, Cleans, Strict Press, Push-ups, most anything with a kettlebell (see next 😜)  

Least: Double Unders, TGU’s

Favorite workout song?

Anything where I am unable to hear my own heavy breathing. Really, anything loud enough to drown that out!

When the Grind is kicking my butt, I’m thinking…

How many more reps? How many more minutes? I’m not sure I can do this. I can totally do this. Wait, Mary added more weight to my bar. I’m not sure I can do this. I can totally do this.

My favorite thing about Farmgirlfit is:

The community vibe! Regardless of individual goals or backgrounds, we are all there with the overall goal to improve our health and fitness, and everyone is supportive and encouraging. The coaches are amazing!

Do you have a funny Farmgirlfit story, or favorite memory?

So on the first day, after the warm up, I thought that MUST be the whole workout; I was exhausted!

That was the only workout I didn’t finish, and I was terribly sore for a week afterwards! I knew this would be a big challenge and I love a big challenge.

How has the rest of your life been influenced/impacted by Farmgirlfit?

My husband no longer calls the neighbor guy to come help him move heavy objects. His favorite line is, “I need some farmgirl strength!” 💪 💜

When you're not pumping iron at FGF, what does the rest of your life look like?

So busy! I have a 6yr old and 3yr old twins and work full time. My husband and I have an amazing support system of family and friends. It’s a whirlwind most of the time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Words that inspire me?

“You can have excuses or results, not both.”

Guilty pleasure:

Doughnuts! 🍩🍩🍩

I’m proud…

Of myself, for making ME a priority and for pushing through the hard workouts and not quitting.

My spirit animal is...

Coffee is my spirit animal! HA, but seriously though, best pre-workout ever! ⏩🏃‍♀️💨

My favorite post workout meal:

Oh Yeah Protein Bars, so yum!

Any advice for new members or your fellow farmgirls?

Keep coming, even when you don’t feel like it! You won’t regret it; consistency, consistency, consistency! 

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