I have a congenital heart defect and scoliosis (probably caused by the open heart surgery to "correct" the defect). I first started working out in college to help balance the muscles on both sides of my curved spine (scoliosis). I have been in and around the world of fitness for over 20 years now. I love lifting weights, yoga, running, and Beachbody programs. I love participating in mud/obstacle runs. Being fit is a way of life for me. It doesn't come easy. My heart, though repaired, is not very efficient. Cardio is challenging. It is important for me to exercise regularly and keep my heart in good condition. I stay fit because I have to and I stay fit because I love to.
I discovered P90X in 2008 and completed the 90 day challenge. I did another 90 days of P90X in 2009. I continued to use a mix of P90X and yoga for the next couple of years. I completed 90 days of P90X2 in 2012 and immediately jumped into the 60 day Insanity challenge. I finished that too! I did another round of P90X (including the nutrition program) in early 2013.
I recent started running in 'barefoot' style shoes. Now I run, practice yoga, and do Les Mills Combat! I am in the best shape of my life. I love being fit and sharing fitness with others. I motivate my yoga students in class and my intention is simultaneously inspire and be inspired by the Beach Body and Tumblr communities! I believe that we can all get better, stronger, faster, more flexible, and healthier if we set the proper intentions, do our best, and push play! No matter what your current fitness level is right now, it is time to "Level Up".