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"I don't workout to punish myself, I workout to NOURISH myself."

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

Meet our local fitness success story Teri! She is an inspiration and great example of someone with a winning mindset!

So, my health and fitness journey has definitely taken a windy path. As a child I was never able to participate in sports or other activities because of the cost. When I was in college, I started running and joined the school's gym. I spent years focused on running and have completed 5 half marathons and one full marathon. After having kids, though, I just didn't have the time to spend so many hours running.

I joined an online community that focused on using weights instead of just cardio. That shifted my emphasis from being a cardio bunny to really loving weight training. When the pandemic hit, I started working out from home at first in my little office and then in my garage. I have slowly built a space that works great for me. I am now really committed to strength training and focused on building muscle and strength.

As any working mom, my biggest hurdle is time and balancing the many commitments that fall on my shoulders every day. Since my mindset shift, I view my training time as an opportunity and not something that I "have" to do. I don't work out to punish myself, I workout to nourish myself. That and learning that motivation to workout is always going to be fleeting. There will always be something that pulls us away. I rely on habit and routine to keep me reaching for my goals. I am probably the healthiest and happiest with my body that I have ever been in my life.

If anyone is interested in following along my journey they can check out my fitness account @runposelift

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