What goals has Ignite helped you achieve?
When I first started going to Ignite, I don't think I really had set goals. It was a way to get out of the house, maybe get a little stronger and spend time with friends. I've created an entirely new lifestyle for myself since. I have never been a runner and never thought I would be, but I enjoy challenging myself to do things I think are out of my reach. I have lost a total of 27 lbs and many inches all over my body! The strength I have gained has helped immensely with being able to care for my daughter Emma as she is growing. Most of all, the confidence I have gained from both my successes and all the support from classmates and friends had changed my entire outlook on life.
What motivates you?
Life. Emma. My health. Everything. I am so grateful to be able bodied and healthy enough to push my body the way I do. I love working to become the best me I can be. And Emma...there is nothing more motivating to be a healthy role model than having a child with countless medical problems. She is learning that I have to work really hard to get stronger just like she does. I let her see the good, the bad and the ugly. The injuries. The sore muscles. And the beauty of accomplishing what I've worked for. She has actually referred to my fitness journey while she's working hard at physical therapy. She's watching.