My getaway places are the ocean (beach) and waterfalls! I’m originally from Oregon and find peace with flowing bodies of water and green trees. I’ve lived in the desert for over 30 years and also see the beauty in cactus and rocky mountains. I enjoy hiking in all locations, planting flowers and in general love nature. Family is also important to me and brings me joy. I joined a gym (again) a few years ago and started getting fit with water aerobics. I recently became an aqua instructor and teach a Silver Sneakers Splash class as well as a Water Fit class.
My life has taken me on quite a journey and I’ve traveled different paths. I’ve worked in a stockbroker’s office, been in customer service at a bank, and for over 20 years been a preschool teacher. My most rewarding job has been raising my children who are now successful adults.
My paths have not all been healthy. I’ve been stressed, overweight and lacked confidence and feared of failing whenever I joined another program. I thought I was going to have to accept my life as it was.
Thinking it was a last resort I joined another gym. I met inspiring people who encouraged me. I started getting physically healthier with activity. I slowly started to eat healthier but it was still a struggle as I used food as a coping mechanism for the stress and demands in my life. The Nuuaria program has helped me as I discovered weight loss is more than calories in and calories out. I’ve become healthier in my behavior and thoughts. I find more joy in life as I continue on my wellness journey.
I’ve learned it is never too late in life to change and learn. I’m obtaining my Nutrition and Wellness Consultant Certificate with AFPA Health, Nutrition and Fitness. My goal is to live my life inspiring and helping others to enjoy life and being healthy. I look forward to helping you in your wellness journey.