Daily Inspiration can be right around the corner

These amazing people have come into my life and every day continue to inspire me.  While all of our goals are different, we all strive to be the very best we can be.  I believe that because I surround myself with such inspiring and beautiful people (inside and out), it continues to motivate and push me to continue my quest to be a an all around better person – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  I thank God every day for bringing them into my life.

My best friend, Kimberly
Girl gone strong, heavy lifter, clean eater, and a great friend. She just continues to amaze me with her incredible strength when I watch her lift.  Although our goals are different, she is super supportive of what I want to accomplish.  Daily she demonstrates to all of us the difference between will-power and want-power.

My number 2 – Crystal
I met Crystal a couple of years ago and the difference between then and now is astounding. My girl, Crystal, lost over 150 lbs through hard work, sweat, and perseverance. When she hit her plateaus, she didn’t give up or throw in the towel, she found ways to make news changes to continue her transformation. She looks incredible.

My friend, Hilda, the most photogenic person I know!
I met Hilda though group fitness at the gym. She has since lost an incredible 50 pounds through Weight Watchers and exercise. She is a staple in the group fitness room, sometimes pulling 2 hour sweat-sessions. She’s been eating clean the last year and rarely misses an opportunity to workout. She truly is Wonder Woman!

Yes – that is Shaun T. and that is my good friend, Nancy, standing right beside him!
Nancy had a total body transformation through the use of Shakeology and the Beachbody Challenge. She has gone through Insanity, P90X, Brazilian Butt Lift, and now she’s on to some BodyPump. When she finished her initial 90 day challenge, she didn’t stop after that, she found another challenge, and another. She had such amazing results and believed in the product, that she because a BeachBody Coach. Now they send her on amazing trips to Disney and Vegas just for being her awesome, motivating self. She continues to drink Shakeology every day and gets her workouts in (even with a toddler running around at home!) She definitely practices what she preaches!

Libs, The Hobby Hoarder, or just plain Libby to me
She has taken on the challenge of completing 52 hobbies in 52 weeks. She is constantly trying new things, not taking no for an answer, all with a smile on her face. She is inspiring because she is simply a go-getter. Nothing stands in her way, nothing is impossible for her, and she never takes her eyes off the prize.  Every time I read a new hobby of hers, I’m inspired.

My awesome parents
Married for over 30 years, they truly display to me how to make a marriage last (even though it’s tons of work!). They raised me in their home for 22 years and taught me right from wrong. And although I’m grown up and have moved a few states away, I always want to make them proud. So they continue to inspire me to make the right choices, be a good person, and represent our family name in a positive way. I know I don’t always say this but, Thanks Mom & Dad for being such wonderful parents to me.

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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

One response to “Daily Inspiration can be right around the corner”

  1. libs012 says :

    Love this 🙂 Your friend’s red shoes are ALSO REALLY FANTASTIC! hehe.

    I think this is a great reminder for all of us to really look at who inspires us. You’ve definitely been inspiring me with the tales lately . Thanks, Josie

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