I have been teaching elementary school music since 2011, CrossFitting since 2012, coaching since 2015…call it a reactionary chain. When I first began my teaching career, I was miserable, tired, and stressed. I needed immediate change, so I joined CFV, cut out sugar from my diet, and lost 15 pounds. About two years later, I realized that my 9-5 and love for functional fitness could easily merge if I got my Level 1 certification… so… I did. Fast forward another 3 years, a few more certifications, about a gazillion coaching hours, a million cups of coffee, and an L-2 later and here I am. Nothing about the way I choose to live my life is easy. I wake up at 4:45 am, coach classes or On-Ramp sessions, teach all day, come home to workout and coach some more. Weekends are basically the same, with the addition of my third “job” of volunteering to sing at my church. What keeps me going each day is knowing that what I do, both in and out of the gym, makes a difference in people’s lives. Not everyone can say that they love their job(s). I can. And it’s awesome.
Things I love: coffee, God, family, singing, over head squatting, running with objects, an awesome tan, saying awkward things during class and hoping people laugh, cats, green grapes, my Veracity family.
Things I detest: Moths… and Fire.