I never realized that being part of such a loving and amazing community such as The Studio (MDR) could have such a positive impact on my everyday life. I have made some wonderful friendships with so many of my fellow warriors, that coming into class is not thought of as a 'workout' but more like hanging out with my friends (except some of us are shouting to fight thru an intense session). The close relationships I have with each teacher is unheard-of, I trust them with my life and more importantly I trust Lisa with my most cherished secrets. I've been coming to (MDR) since June of 2011; I walked in terrified and left invigorated and assured that my 'beautiful body' would make a huge transformation. And boy did it ever! My husband and I were given the title of "The Transformer Couple" last April, and we are both extremely proud of our hard work and honored to be able to show the rest of the world what we all know: that The Studio (MDR) changes lives.
And now I am in the middle of another huge transformation and feel blessed to have The Studio supporting me and keeping me strong: I'm pregnant with our first child! Although this is super exciting and we are thrilled, this has been a big challenge for me both mentally and physically. I was incredibly sick my first trimester and had to fully surrender to the fact that I have no control over my body. My Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for many months were faithfully spent with my favorite 'classmates'; it was heartbreaking for me to have to let that go. But with the reassurance of Jessi, Natalya and Lisa, I adjusted my class schedule to a time that my body was able to perform at and have been able to resume my three classes a week. Granted, since I was so sick I am not nearly as strong as I once was so I've had to modify many moves to accommodate my changing body.
I'm thrilled to be able to share my love of (MDR) as well as this new journey with all of you. If you are new to our community - welcome! I am always happy to help in anyway and make sure you have a friendly face to talk to.
For those of you who don't know, I'm an avid runner (love half marathons) and last year competed in numerous triathlons. I'm competing in my last long distance event this weekend, the San Diego Hot Chocolate 15k (9miles) Run before I hang up my laces (well, to be honest, I just won't be running the longer distances anymore). I'm excited to run one of my first races where I won't be pacing myself to PR - my goal is to simply finish in as long as it takes me with this little passenger on board!