My Journey to Fitness began Spring of 2009 when a friend called me up asking if I wanted to go to a Free Boot Camp Class with her in 45 min! My Response was sure just let me finish Dinner and then I’ll be ready. Little did I know at that time you NEVER eat Tacos before going to Boot Camp! It was tough, the next day I was extremely sore. During that day when I struggled to do simple tasks such as getting up off my chair and walking down the hall, I realized how out of shape I was and that I was NEVER going to be that out of shape again.
Since that day I have kept that promise to myself. I am not going to say it is easy it takes motivation, dedication, and hard work! There are days sometimes longer that I struggle, even the most motived person has obstacles that they need to overcome. Life gets complicated and busy. What keeps me going is knowing there are so many others out there with failing health that would give anything to be able to be active, I am not going to waste my gift of health. You never know what the next day or even hour will bring….be active if you can.
During my Journey I learned that a support team is crucial for those times when you don’t want to go any further. Surround yourself with positive influences, set goals, crush goals, set new goals. It never gets easier you just work harder.
Running became a huge part of my fitness a few years ago. I found great joy in training and running races with my running friends. As I have move through my journey, I do less running and more strength training. I have had to learn to listen to my body, the everyday running was stressing my weaker muscles, and causing my stronger ones to take over. I have found that strength training has helped me with my running, I run less but better when I do!
Through my journey I have learned that finding something that you enjoy, trying new things, challenging yourself and having a fitness family are key to success!
* Stay committed to 5 days a week of working out
* Do my 'Construction Zone Workout" at least 3 days a week
* Commitment to a weekly walk, bike ride or Run with my Son.
Why we asked Angie to be a Zone Mentor?
Consistency. Angie Shows up. Angie is one of our mainstays of the 5:30am crew. Unless she has to work or has another commitment, she is there, EVERY MORNING. She leads by EFFORT. Angie will give each class all she's got, but also knows that some days her body needs to dial it back a bit. She wants to know if she isn't doing a move correctly and is a great example of how the two-way video can benefit our members, as she typically takes 530am class and heads right to work after class.