Hi! I’m grateful you’ve stopped by Run Pink Jess! Here’s a little bit about the #BeautifullyFit mission I stand by:
I’m a believer in Jesus Christ. I’m in my 30s, a wife to a wonderful man (long story but just know I came from brokenness and the Lord has blessed me tenfold since my younger years!), mom to a teenage boy who’s a total rockstar and expecting baby #2 sometime around December 31st, 2017.
I’m a marathoner. Personal trainer. Sometimes blogger. Major coffee addict.
I’m a shorty. 5’0.25″ Yup–because that 0.25 counts. But my short legs take me far! I believe ‘body types’ DO not define your inner athlete. There’s an excellent story about a team of rowers to prove this one in How Bad Do You Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald.
I started out at a ‘goofy runner’ (according to a ‘friend’): 4:24 marathon –> 3:26 // 2:04 half-marathon –> 1:31 // 27:07 5k –> 19:58 (then, insert pregnancy in 2017…PRs will wait for late 2018/2019 or 2020)
I hold a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certificate, Women’s Fitness Specialist cert, Corrective Exercise Cert and LOVE working with ladies of all ages!
I have been a victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and mental abuse. But, I stand before you today a new creation by the grace of God and found my strength through running and physical fitness! My story is long and deep. Get to know me more one-on-one and we can chat.
I never loved running before I turned 25. In fact, I strongly disliked running and all things fitness almost all throughout my younger years. I was “that girl” who “forgot” her sneakers in PE for fear of being required to be active. Now I run marathons and bench press like it’s nobody’s business. I am living proof we can all change with enough will power and with the right motivation.
Yes, I have struggled with weight. After the birth of my son in 2005, I still carried around an extra 30-40 pounds for a few months (I gained 50 pounds!! This current pregnancy I’ve gained about 30. Fitness makes a huge difference!). Some of the extra pounds came from loads of water weight but most of it was from Three Musketeer bars, some mountain dew, and milk…daily…#theStruggleIsReal. I remember sitting in the bathtub on many occasions with tears streaming down my face because of my hate over my body….all these stretch marks, loose skin, and fat. PLEASE be kind to yourself! Giving birth to a tiny human is HARD on the body, emotions, and mind. You WILL pull through this. I say all this to say that YES I can relate to the weight loss struggle and emotional pain. This is why I focus heavily on becoming beautifully fit from the inside out. Whether your 10-100 pounds overweight the struggle is real!
I was a single mom for about eight years then I remarried in 2014. So I can empathize with the struggling single mom (I ran my first marathon as a single mother. It is possible!) and now also the overwhelmed wife, mother, working from home mom, working full-time outside the home mom, and blended family!
So, why Run PINK?
The simple answer here because it’s my favorite color and I’m notorious for running in pink. But also I chose PINK because women can be both completely feminine, powerful and bold… sometimes it takes a little fierce sweat and cute pink top to get you where you want to be!
My Personal Mission as Your Personal Trainer:
My first and foremost goal is to help you find what YOU are truly passionate about and find appropriate measures to get you where you want to be. Whether it’s weight loss, run a 5k, tone up a bit there’s always a creative way to get you there. Everyone has a different “it” factor. Some people find joy in running, Cross Fit, cross-stitching, reading, kickboxing, hiking, biking, cooking, swimming, dancing, walking, and the list extends beyond measure. What I aim to do is find out what YOUR “it” factor is and find ways to enhance your ability to achieve said goals. Where there’s a will there is most assuredly a way! But please know that if you have NO will or desire than I cannot work miracles with you. Your journey is yours!
Fitness is not solely a “gym” term. Fitness is being active in any manner you choose. We can take it to the playground, the running track, the hiking trails, the great outdoors, your home, or anywhere you like to be. All it takes is a little creative thinking outside the box! And let me say it loud and clear:
You DO NOT have to be a “fitness junkie” to feel good about your body or to be “fit”! You simply need to learn how to live an active, full, and healthy well-balanced life!
And together with friends new and old makes the journey that much more fun! I host a spring/summer 5k boot camp each year. I created this to make fitness an affordable venture for those who desire to run their first or fastest 5k. I’m proud to report each lady has pred at least once over the course or finished their first 5k strong.
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