Cardio, Strength & Core
I have 2 grown daughters, Kemper and Callen, whom I am fortunate enough to see very often because they live in Austin. I love spending time with them and I can honestly say that they make me a better person. All three of us enjoy the lake and the beach and when we are together we can get pretty silly! It is always a fun time with them!
Life Changing Experience:
Many years ago, when my children were babies, I experienced the sudden loss of my husband. That experience taught me that I could handle anything that comes my way. I wanted to teach them how to be strong, confident, capable women and that life is a wonderful gift. Taking care of myself and staying healthy and fit enabled me to do just that. I want to be an encouragement to all women not just my own children - we are all in this together!
Keep going & never give up!
Being a part of the iGnite team was a no brainer for me! I missed teaching fitness, I absolutely LOVE everything that iGnite stands for which is empowering women and helping women live their best lives, and since I experienced all of those benefits having been a member for 3 years, I knew that iGnite was the real deal!
The Best Advice I've Been Given:
Actually one of the most memorable and applicable pieces of advice that I have been given came from my father. In a very chaotic moment 20 years ago, when I felt things were spinning out of control and I thought I was going to lose my mind, he said, "Do what we do in the operating room. If an emergency situation develops, do the opposite of what you would think you should do and slow down! If you slow your thoughts, slow your speech and slow your actions you can remain calm and in control." All of those things have worked for me whenever I need to collect myself and refocus.
I have 3 favorite quotes that come from family members:
Where there's a will, there's a way. This reminds me to never give-up and to use my brain to figure things out and make things happen! I say to myself, "I know I can make this work" or "I know I can figure this out!"
Run your own race. This helps me remember not to worry about what other people are doing and not to compare myself to others. This has helped me in my personal life and in business to just remember to do my own thing.
It takes two to Tango. This one is from my mom. It helps me remember to be responsible for my part in situations, and it helps me remember that there are usually 2 sides to every story.