“I began to feel more confident and I liked the changes I was seeing in my body. I was stronger, stronger than I thought possible. I am no longer afraid of what my body isn’t, but instead celebrating what my body is.”
I have struggled with my weight my entire life, trying every diet ever invented. As a result, I had developed a love/hate relationship with my body. After two knee surgeries and being told to give up all high impact exercise I began to swim, a lot. Swimming is great, and I enjoy it, but it just wasn’t enough. Then came FGF.
After two years of constant (loving) harassment from my daughters, I finally came to a workout. I was so intimidated. Afraid of being too old, afraid of being too heavy, afraid of failing, afraid of not being enough. That first workout kicked my butt, but it felt good. I began to feel more confident and I liked the changes I was seeing in my body. I was stronger, stronger than I thought possible. I am no longer afraid of what my body isn’t, but instead celebrating what my body is.
The Long Bridge Swim in Sandpoint Idaho.
To fully recover from my shoulder surgery.
I love TABATA!! The fast pace and sweat factor is great.
I do not love Turkish get ups…awkward!
Just breathe and keep moving.
The ladies, the coaches and other members: the unconditional love and constant encouragement is amazing. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, they will meet you there and help you to be successful.
Deadlifting 240lbs with Mel.
I have begun to celebrate my body for what it can do and stopped beating myself up for what it can’t. I actually like what I see in the mirror most days, and that’s a big step for me.
My grandbabies – I need the energy to keep up with them. And my girls – they ROCK!!
At school, I am trying to be a positive role model to my students and help them navigate life. At home, it’s all about family, the crazy chaos we call life is amazing. I wouldn’t trade a single minute of it, especially Ama Fridays! With my friends, we travel the world.
Anywhere with my family.
Of the people my children grew up to be.
A marine biologist.
I like to weld yard art.
Kindness, Acceptance, Love
Coconut cake from Wild Sage…YUM!
Don’t limit yourself with self-doubt. You are stronger than you know…and seriously, go try that cake!