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About Me

Who I Am
I am a mother, a poet, an avid learner, and health enthusiast. I’ve spent many years writing and creating blogs. In September 2016, I self-published my first book. Despite my doing that, I still wasn’t as satisfied with myself as I wanted to be. I had my ups and downs with fitness but never stuck with anything for longer than a few weeks. In October 2017, I officially decided that it was time for me to make some changes concerning my fitness. Low self-esteem as far as my physical appearance hasn’t been an issue for me since I was a teenager, but my health was starting to suffer.

I took baby steps for a couple of months by counting my steps and trying to increase my overall count before I took a huge leap by joining a boot camp. As a result of making it through the first four weeks, I continued. Eventually, I fell in like with spinning, fell in love with pole dancing/Sexify, and have developed a very meaningful relationship with yoga.

As of January 2019, I have lost 30lbs and 11.5” off my body. Overall, the goal isn’t weight loss for me. My overall goal is functionality and health. Weight loss is just the byproduct. Now I want to share everything I know and everything that I will learn about health and fitness in this blog and in person whenever I can.

I am a certified group fitness instructor and am working towards a personal trainer certification, certificate in Advanced Nutrition, and certificates in various specialties.

If you are interested in working with me, I run an online fitness group that is dedicated to functional fitness, mindfulness, and overall healthy living, which you can read about below. I am also available for in-person training for those who live within a 30-mile radius of Charlotte, NC. For more details about any of those, you can contact me here.

My Fitness Certifications

  • FiTOUR Primary Group Fitness Instructor
  • FiTOUR Primary Self-Myofascial Release


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It’s still hard sometimes. As a matter of fact, I’ve been meaning to visit a spin studio that I’ve never visited before. I booked a spot in class through ClassPass* then canceled my reservation the day before because I was a little intimidated. However, I’m proud to say that I have made a lot of progress in overcoming my fear of group fitness classes and unfamiliar gyms. Let me explain.

Gym intimidation is real. As a matter of fact, any place where you feel out of place makes you not want to go to that place at all.
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It isn’t easy to stay motivated doing anything, much less sticking to a workout routine. In the spirit of keeping this short and simple today, I’ll just say that in order to keep going you must be committed, not necessarily motivated. Motivation is fleeting the same way that feelings of love and infatuation are. It is the same as any other type of relationship. If you want a really good relationship with another person, romantic or platonic, to last, you’ll have to be willing to humble yourself at times and do things you don’t necessarily want to do. You’ll have plenty of fun times, but there will also be times when you simply don’t want to be bothered. It takes effective communication. There’s some nurturing involved and ultimately you have to decide if a relationship with the other person is really what you want. The same applies to your health.
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