Cardio Sculpt & Stretch
I have two grown daughters, Kemper and Callen, who are my pride and joy! Callen lives in Nashville (not such a bad place to visit right?!!!) and Kemper lives in Austin which means that I get to see her often (lucky me!!!). I love spending time with them, think the world of them, and I can honestly say that they make me a better person. All three of us enjoy the lake, the beach, traveling, healthy food, and staying fit. When we're together we can get pretty silly! It's 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!
Can't never could!
I discovered iGnite shortly after moving to Austin; becoming a member of iGnite was a life changing experience! The workouts were empowering, uplifting, and invigorating. The women were amazing and iGnite quickly became my way of life - we worked out together, traveled together, and socialized together. I was introduced to new things like mountain climbing and wake surfing! My life became even more full and more fun than it already was! But I missed leading fitness classes, so when I was asked if I would like to become a member of the iGnite leadership team, saying YES was a no brainer for me! I knew that iGnite was the real deal! I absolutely LOVE everything that iGnite stands for which is empowering women and helping them live their best lives.
The Best Advice I've Been Given:
One of the most memorable and applicable pieces of advice that I've been given came from my father. In a very chaotic moment 25 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."
I took his advice and all of those things have worked for me over the years whenever I need to collect myself and refocus.
This also reminds me of something that my housekeeper told me during that same time period, "Poco y Poco!" She often reminded me to take things slowly, just take one step after the next, and not try to take on too much all at one time. This came in very handy many years later while I was on an iGnite adventure trip! We were climbing the Via Ferrata in Norquay, Canada and I was terrified, but I kept repeating "Poco Y Poco" to myself and before I knew it, I had climbed (ok, inched my way…) all the way to the top!
I have 4 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.
Can't never could! Just think about that for a minute - you must have an "I - can" attitude not an "I can't" attitude to accomplish your goals and live a great life.