Growing up I didn’t care about what I ate, I never really worked out and didn’t care too much about my appearance. In college, I went to the gym but still enjoyed myself. I was in good shape, at least I thought so.
Once I graduated, I noticed these races like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Warrior Dash. I was intrigued but doubted myself and figured I wouldn’t be able to complete them. I didn’t feel like I had the physical or mental capacity to run in the mud and not get into my own head. My boyfriend invited me to watch him run Tough Mudder with his family on Mt. Snow, Vermont. I told them I didn’t see myself ever competing in the “World’s Toughest Obstacle Course Race.”
My thoughts changed quickly after I saw how rewarding it was to watch Dustin and his family to complete that mountain together. I quickly got the bug and tried to find as many races at possible. After completely a much easier races like the Renegade Challenge and Rugged Maniac, I knew I found my love.
Now, I’m working on improving my running, endurance and mental stability for future races. The focuses I had were to build muscle, tone up and lean out to increase my speed and improve overall time. I quickly become friends with my gym’s Zumba instructor when I learned about AdvoCare.
AdvoCare was a game changer in my life. I started by completing the 24 Day Challenge to clean out my system in preparation for a vacation. The energy I gained, the muscle I built, and how many inches I lost on my body was the most I have ever experienced. I started using performance products to enhance my work outs and just daily supplements have helped my health significantly.
I’m currently in the training process for running one of the hardest Spartan Race Courses (Killington, Vermont). This will be the first race I will compete in by myself. I know I always try to help motivate and encourage people to reach there fitness goals, but I also put myself to the test. Two things are extremely rewarding to me: 1.) Motivating and helping someone reach health or fitness goals 2.) Completing an obstacle course race.
I’m also the type of person who tends to have a lot on their plate at once, I’m constantly doingsomething. I’m a licensed Zumba instructor and will hopefully have a class up and running around winter time. I’m a full time Event Coordinator for Business New Hampshire Magazine. When I’m not working, working out, eating or sleeping, my boyfriend and I are usually on some kind of adventure. Long weekends away, concerts, hiking, sporting events, kayaking, traveling, you name it.