I am a wife, mom, nurse and Independent Beachbody Coach. I grew up in Mexico and moved to Kansas City after high school. In Mexico I learned to love Sports. I played on 3 different soccer teams and hiked regularly. I walked everywhere- to the movies, downtown, to the store. I didn't have to ever "exercise" it was a natural part of my life!
When I went to college- I was super busy and didn't have money to buy healthy food or cook healthy food. I ate granola bars and fast food through my one year of accelerated nursing school for my BSN.
I didn't live in an area where I could just walk anywhere- like in Mexico. I didn't feel safe going out and running by myself. I tried going to the gym but I felt stupid with all the fit people there.
Then one day I saw an infomercial of TurboJam (back in 2008). I had never exercised before just to be fit, so dancing seemed like a fun way for me to get back in shape without anyone looking at me. So I ordered the dvd and started working out on my own at home.
And that was just the beginning. I hadn't realized growing up how important it is to be healthy. I just thought it was important that you don't get too fat. Everything in moderation right? But I was so wrong- and being a nurse helped me see so much and learn the truth. What we eat MATTERS. Whether we work out or not, it makes a difference! And exposure of chemicals through a variety of means is harmful!
Seeing morbidly obese patients cry after being told they needed to lose weight, patients in critical ocnditions holding on to life by multiple drips through their IV, families torn by the condition of their loved one- all of that has had an impact on me.
So I became a coach. I'm doing it for me and for others- because nursing isn't enough. I don't just want to take care of all the sick people, I want to help prevent people from having to go through what I often see as a nurse.
I have been doing TurboJam, Hip Hop Abs, Brazil Butt Lift, Slim in 6, TurboFire, Focus T25, and 21 Day Fix. I drink Shakeology every day. Shakeology tastes so good and it has given me so much energy. I am able to play with my toddler as well as work 12 hour shifts. It also gives me energy to work out.