This is a great opportunity to meet the #fitfam women!
Let's jump right into this interview:
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?Hands down, my proudest "achievement" is being mom to our two handsome little boys. It feels weird calling them achievements... Let's say they are my husband's and my proudest blessings!
My proudest fitness-related achievement would be running my first marathon in 2009. Running 26.2 miles is a bold move for someone who had never ran on a cross country or track team (or ran a half marathon) before. That race started my love for long distance running and was one of my best decisions ever!
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE?My passion for life comes from the Lord! God is the "fuel" to my fire as everything good comes from Him. Pushing myself to be my best motivates me and I love to encourage others in their journey as well.
WHAT MAKES YOU THE MOST PROUD TO BE A WOMAN?God's design for womanhood makes me proud to be a woman. He created women to be soft - nurturing, compassionate, relational, caring, respectful - yet so strong at the same time (childbirth = the ultimate endurance event!). Being a strong woman means being courageous yet feminine. Living as a godly woman requires a lot of strength because it means being counter-cultural.
WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO UNITE AS A SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWER EACH OTHER?Living to encourage and build others up is a much more productive than tearing others down. Everyone is going through a struggle of some sort in this life and we can lean on each other for support and learn from those who have been there before.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SOME SMALL WAYS WE CAN EMPOWER THE WOMEN AROUND US IN OUR DAY TO DAY LIFE?
- Treat everyone with respect.
- Sincerely compliment someone.
- Be a good listener.
- Avoid gossip.
- Be an encourager.
- Have patience.
- Pray for others.
- Don't compare yourself to others.
- Think before speaking.
- Just smile!
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE FITFAM?Have the courage to be yourself! God knit each of us together with our own unique passions and gifts. We need to be bold enough to be the person He created us to be. Follow God's lead for your life, don't be afraid of what others think and give all the glory to the Lord.
Linking up with the Fit Dish link-up.