healthy habitually

Hi! And thanks for visitng my site. I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, wife and mommy of 3 beautiful children. My Family means everything to me. Staying healthy and fit has been crucial when it comes to having the strength and energy I need to live the life I want. As a mom, I realize how difficult it can be to balance fitness and family. I don't believe working out should be a "privilege." Everyone deserves it. Let me help you find that balance! See my Get Fit tab for details :).

I discovered the importance of fitness when I decided to go to the United States Military Academy at West Point for college. I quickly discovered that you had to be physically fit in order to survive. I pushed myself beyond what I thought I could do. I worked my tail off and remained competitive. It was a good feeling and I learned what a good workout can do to make you feel fantastic.

As much as I love, admire, respect and support what our Armed Services do to uphold this Great Nation, I quickly learned that the Full Time Active Duty Army Lifestyle was not for me after the birth of my Son, Quint. I had a great pregnancy, and used Insanity to lose the "baby weight" and get back in shape, but I discovered that I badly wanted to stay home as a Full Time Stay at Home Mommy.

Shortly before leaving the Army and after I had Quint, I fell off a horse, fractured 3 of my vertebrae. I had a series of foot surgeries, all in the same year. I wasn't able to just slap on my shoes to go running anymore, it was too painful in too many places. Running too much had really taken its toll on my joints and knees especially.

I started going to the gym and tried all of their different cardio machines, but I didn't enjoy it or see great results. I didn't really even know what I was doing. I would hop on a cardio machine, then maybe do some weights. I didn't share my work outs, I didn't love them, I held no one accountable and no one held me accountable.

Then I discovered virtual group fitness and personal training. I immediately became a part of a community who was passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals, and it.was.AMAZING. I had the camaraderie, support and accountability I had been craving.

It was at this time that I also started experimenting with different supplements. Say what you will, but supplements, when used the right way, can really aid in performance, recovery and over all health, digestive regularity, increased energy, skin, rapid hair and nail growth etc. There's a reason it is a billion dollar industry.
During my health and fitness journey, I became a pretty avid foodie because I realized how integral fueling your body with the proper nutrition is for success, results and over all well-being. I also realized that I really wanted to fuel my family with the proper nutrition to set them up for success in life. Good habits start EARLY, y'all. Earlier than I ever thought... You can check out my "Recipes" section for my cooking blog :).

Since then I have become PASSIONATE about all things fitness and helping others achieve their goals. I love running fitness groups. I love helping people with meal plans. I love reading about fitness and nutrition. I just can't help myself!

I love it so much, it inspired me to get my Personal Trainer Certification through ACE Fitness to help people even more. So what are you waiting for?! Lets get started! I'm excited just typing and I haven't even met you... YET!