Hey Adrienne, gurl! LOL! What got you into fitness?
I just got tired of being fat and wanted to be healthy as I got older. I started with a lot of racquetball but I needed to be more consistent than what racquetball would allow. So, I started doing weights and the elliptical at the gym. That was boring, so I've evolved to videos at home. This allows me to exercise even if I have other stuff going on. And if I get bored, I just switch to another video. I really have no excuse NOT to workout.
I started out with Insanity, which is. . .INSANE! It was really too hard on my knees, so now I'm doing Slim in 6. Next up is P90X and Cathe Friedrich videos. The key for me. . .variety!
How does fitness and getting in shape make you feel?
When I complete a workout, I feel great because I'm investing time and energy into something that is just for me. And if you're like me and trying to lose weight, it's all about getting to your goal. It's like "Don't talk about it. BE about it!" You can't get that from any bag of chips! LOL!
I've played racquetball off and on for years. I wish I had a court at my house. I'd play every day. For me, that is not exercise. . .kind of how runners feel about running.
I've been doing videos for a few months now. What I love most is the convenience and variety.
Who inspires you? There are two people. . .Nicol Akins and Michelle Burger (BuffMother). Both are very active mothers that have been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite how busy they are with their kids and. . .life. They didn't use having kids as an excuse and they didn't let themselves go.
Advise to other women or men who workout or inspired you to meet your goals.. .
First, the biggest challenge is finding physical activity that you love. If you can find that, it doesn't feel like exercise. Second, with any exercise, the main thing is consistency. Even if you only have a few minutes to workout. . .DO IT! That's a few minutes that you've invested in your well being. Your body will thank you for it.