I was born in Miami, Florida but raised in Blairsville, GA…yep I’m a Georgia girl. I recently graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I am an Army wife, an awesome aunt raising my amazing nephew, and I have a passion for fitness.
I took the long way around…. you know the scenic route to get where I am. Growing up I had two passions, singing and dance. Once I reached high school I was either performing as a vocalist, cheering, marching in the drill team, or dancing at the half time show during basketball games.
After I graduated from high school I found myself lost without those things and I had no idea what direction to go in. I started partying more than I ever had and eventually fell into five years of addiction including many bad decisions. In 2005, I was at the lowest part of my life and by the grace of God, found my soul mate who could see the person I really was and not judge me for all my faults. We have now been together for almost 10 years!
Everything fell into place at the right time-I found my faith, my soul mate, and I found the girl I had lost for some time. I started a new and began going to the gym while my husband was deployed. After that I was hooked on exercising! Now I can’t go three days without the grumps settling in from no workout. It has helped shape and mold me into the woman I am today and I am proud of that woman. I worked hard and FINALLY finished my degree and now it’s game on. I am currently studying for my Health Fitness Specialist Certification through American College of Sports Medicine and I am coaching friends and family along the way. I am a living testament that a life of fitness can help with addiction, depression, stress, and maintain sanity from the obstacles of everyday life.
Life is hard and I am a firm believer that exercise and a healthy lifestyle can cure what ails you. There is a quote that I LOVE and I first saw it at K-State. “If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” –Robert H. Butler…and to that I say AMEN!
I am so proud and excited to be an ambassador for Strong Figure! To be part of a group of people who want to help change the way people view exercise and also help people gain a better understanding of their own abilities through a variety of physical activity is a blessing! GAME ON!