I live with my best friend (husband), Tom, and our two daughters, Morgan and Sophie. I struggle every day -- being a mom, working out, cleaning the house, feeding the kids something besides noodles and caramel, getting enough sleep -- but I'm happy every day.
The summer before my sophomore year of high school I broke my neck. You can read about my Broken Neck Story. There was once a time when I couldn't exercise because my body wouldn't move due to a spinal cord injury. Now I don't take it for granted.
Exercise (running in particular) is a passion of mine and it is a big part of my life. I just got certified to teach Turbo Kick and Insanity (so hey, gyms in Boise, I'm available to teach!). Tom is so good to work out a schedule that lets me go. Why? "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." Name that movie! *
I was on KSL as Blogger of the Week a while ago and pretty much committed to doing a bikini competition in the fall of 2013. That's where this blog came in. I don't believe that a woman can't have a fit body after having babies. Our bodies are amazing, wonderful machines when, if trained and fed properly, can take us anywhere. So no excuses. Get fit with me!
I competed in the NPC bikini competition on October 19, 2013. I didn't win or even place but my body looked the best it ever has. I felt incredible the entire journey and I don't regret anything!
*It's Legally Blonde, if you weren't sure.