Here are the numbers on me: I'm a 44 year old mother of 2 (10 and 14), wife of 22 years, 28 hour-a-week genetic counselor, 5 year cancer survivor, and 2 hour-a-week trainee with Izzy.
What were your initial goals when you started training?
For 14 years, I have been on medications which increased both pounds and stress for me. I also have had insulin-dependent diabetes for 28 years and was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago. Together, these health issues added up and I wanted to get back on track with managing my health and stress levels.
What has been your biggest celebratory moment so far on your journey?
Sticking with it! In the past, I'd be gung-ho about exercise at first and then my enthusiasm would wane because I wasn't enjoying it (or probably doing it right!). Working out with Izzy has been fun and is something I look forward to instead of dreading! Also, I just feel better and more rested in general, which is something to celebrate, I think!
What do you enjoy the most about your training?
Ball slams, for sure! And chatting with Izzy and my workout partners--this makes it more fun and the time flies too.
Do you have any fitness goals for the rest of this year going into the next?
To stick with my routine with Izzy, plus add some more exercise into my life outside the gym.