I start most days in workout clothes, lifting heavy things before the sun comes up. After training, I swap my sweaty tank and well-worn Converses for office-appropriate wear and head to the office where I work as digital marketing professional in the student educational travel realm. I’m usually at my desk, listening to music (another love) or a podcast (How I Built This is a fave). There’s always a cup of coffee available.
Lunchtime means another wardrobe change, this time for barre class at barre.[d] studio. Que another wardrobe change as I slip back into my marketing role for the afternoon. When the clock hits five, I change again to teach a barre class, or to maybe go on a run (I hate running, but cardio is important). When I finally do get home, I brew (another) pot of coffee, change into something comfy, fix dinner (meal prep for the win!), and hangout on the coach with my pup, watching sitcom re-runs on TV Land (Everybody Loves Raymond, anyone?) and get to work freelancing as a music journalist, emailing with clients, and working on my next blog post.
You will probably find my picture next to the word “multitasking” in the dictionary.
I’m an ACE-certified personal trainer, Honest Barre-certified barre instructor, and soon to be ACE-certified in nutrition. I’m also a Charlottesville native, a Tennessee Vol, and wannabe novelist. Peanut butter is my favorite food group and I’m always planning my next wheels up adventure. Surf camp in Nicaragua? Sign me up.
My health and fitness journey has been a long one. In 2013, I weighed in at 245lbs – my heaviest (recorded) weight. I’ve learned that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t, and never will be, a one size fits all solution. I believe fitness is a level and we all have a one – it just changes with time. I also believe that fitness is inclusive. You and me? We’re in this together.
Want to learn more? Connect with me on social media (links to the right!) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – can’t wait to hear from you!