Being a big fan of Lorna Jane gear I receive their emails and when the one about the competition came through it intrigued me so I checked it out.
I read the criteria:
WHO IS THE LORNA JANE FIT GIRL? WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR!She Is: An active, go getter.
She Has: A contagious & uplifting spirit.
SHE INSPIRES: Others to live their best life & never give up.
She Lives: An active, urban lifestyle.
She MOTIVATES: Others to live active through her social media & blog writing skills.
She Believes: In herself & others & shows us everyday that It's chic to be fit
I thought, you know what, that actually sounds a lot like me! This is kind of the stuff I LIVE for!!!
Some of you who are reading this know me well, some of you do not. For the benefit of the latter let me give you a snapshot ;)
I am a 32 year old Mum or two girls. Ella is 5 and April is 2 in a few weeks.
I am married to a wonderful, sweet, handsome and capable man.
I am a graphic designer who appreciates style and have my own successful business.
I also help my husband with the running of his business.
I have been a fitness professional for 7 years
I train, teach BodyPump and RPM and used to teach BodyCombat.
I am busy, driven, motivated, passionate, enthusiastic...I believe in not just talking the talk but walking the walk.
I am a positive person.
.....and I'm on a mission!
I believe that it is time for change. I am not content with what is considered the 'norm' and acceptable in society these days. I want for people to be able to take control of their lives and start living VIVIDLY, in every aspect, and I want to help them do that, any way I can!
I get a HUGE buzz out teaching others and seeing their spark ignite as they push themselves to a new level in their workout. When they come and tell me they got a PB, when they tell me they have lost some weight, when they tell me their relationship with their partner has been better since they have become more active, when they say thanks for a great class.
It makes my heart sing!
This year I really felt like I needed an avenue to give more. Provide more support, be there to motivate and inspire. Vivid Health and Fitness was born. I am so proud of our little community. It is such a supportive place full of interactive dialogue from people across the country and even reaching out past that now! We talk daily :)
Our community is growing and I would love it to keep doing so!!
Hearing people say I've helped them on their healthy living journey has given me so much joy that I want to get the message out there to as many people as I can!!!
I believe that anyone can live a healthy life if they are willing and are given a helping hand. It boils down to being a simple as looking after yourself. As a mother it goes one step further and it becomes about looking after your children, your family. This is REALLY important to me.
Now this next bit might seem a bit way out for some of you but bare with me...
I was chatting with my gorgeous photographer friend Deanna, who took the pics and helped me put together my video for the comp. I was trying to explain to her how deep this desire of wanting to live a healthy, fit life resides within me. It goes way beyond a desire to 'look good'. I told her that if ever I am in a situation that is, let's say catastrophic...I'm talking earth quake, tsumani, fire, flood etc, etc. I want to be strong and fit enough to pick up my kids, one under each arm and RUN! I do not want to be held back by any physical or metal inability I want to do everything I can to look after myself and my kids, with all that I am.
Sounds dramatic doesn't it.
Music to my ears! As a trainer, as a friend, as a fellow human being who believes that we ALL have the ability to live a full life. To see the cup as half full and just keep on filling it until it's over flowing!!! Smile more, laugh more, live more, experience more, move more, give more, get more, be more!
It is these things that made me think it was worth submitting an entry in the Modern Muse competition It was this feeling that I wanted to try and portray, this story I wanted to tell. That choosing to LIVE the life you have been given vividly might not always be easy, but boy oh boy, is it worthwhile!
If you haven't already seen it, please have a click here and view my entry.
"Like" it, comment on it and share it, get the message out there, because as cool as it would be to win, that is what matters most to me.