A Navy veteran, hashimoto's conquering, single mom that found love for herself through fitness at 40 (now 42).
Yes, all the pictures are of me. You should be a priority in your own life. That’s the only way this works for most of us. It was never easy for me to invest in ME. Have grace with yourself, because so many of us will stumble in our journey. You need to find something you love doing and want to do. You need to learn to listen to your body, because some days a nap is what you need - not a workout. Listening to your body and accepting where it is today is the best self love you can practice
I am not sure I realized how much fitness had influenced my life until people around me started sharing how I inspired them. Fitness has taught me that somedays everything can go wrong but that is okay. I am still alive and healthy. I have learned to turn inward to find my strength and remember I can do anything when I work at it. I will always have support around me. I found a way to calm my mind through yoga. Most recently, I have helped others chase their dreams.
I will use some to help fellow veterans through donation of time and money. I will take my family on a much-needed vacation. I will invest in my business and in my future. This will enable me to attain a dream I have realized as I have improved myself – of giving back to friends and family and those in need of some support.