Radiology Tech by trade, Stay-at-Home Mom by choice
Always having been active, I was intrigued by this style of workout, which was new to me, but seemed somewhat similar to a lot of the sports conditioning things I’d done. I felt it was a good time to get involved after having my son, and knew it would be a challenge. I needed a challenge and one that would help me lose my baby weight and gain the strength and endurance I would need for the years of motherhood ahead of me.
It is quite an experience to watch women of all different ages, shapes/sizes, backgrounds, and fitness levels come together to battle The Grind. While everyone is dealing with their own personal battles, it's nice that we have each other to battle the daily Grind together. From my first workout involving bar complexes with split jerks to my continued workouts weekly it has been a challenge. It's always a work in progress and will continue to be that. The inspiration, dedication, and encouragement makes my daily obstacles easier and lifts my spirits. We are all here for one purpose: to better ourselves and support each other while at it.
Before coming to FGF, being a part of a two year collegiate volleyball team that went to the national tournament was at the top of my list. At FGF, it’s been stepping out of my comfort zone compete in the Moxie Games [tomorrow!].
My Be Present goal is to continue eating clean, and to work on my overall endurance.
I enjoy squats because they are easier for me than many other things.
T2B or burpees
The challenge and continued progress. Always something new, always something to work on, always an accomplishment!
Once I get thru The Grind (I usually attend in the AM), it makes me stronger mentally and physically for the rest of my daily activities. Emotionally I am much more level headed. I am just a better person to be around, and I get better rest at night.
My son. I want to set a good example, and be strong and sustain a healthy life for him. I need to be able to run with him for many years to come!
I am usually running around with my toddler. I also take care of the house and do the typical mom stuff. I take time to learn something new daily, bake, scrapbook, and hang out with family and friends as much as possible.
Outdoors, usually with family and friends, aaaaand a glass of wine!
I played volleyball at North Idaho College
Red wine, and bread with oil/vinegar.
Of my amazing family and the life that we have worked so hard to achieve.
Pittsburgh Steelers and Gonzaga Bulldogs. I also like to root for the underdog.
It's always important to rise to the challenge, have fun and keep smiling thru it. Also, working out daily is the best "you" time, and is so important for sustained health. Don't compare yourself to others. Listen to your body. To the current members. Thanks for your support and helping me along the way!