IT TRULY IS AN AMAZING FEELING TO GET BACK IN THE GYM AND FEELING GOOD ABOUT MYSELF AGAIN, I HOPE MY STORY WILL INSPIRE NOT ONLY OTHER CANCER WARRIORS AND SURVIVORS BUT BUSY MOMS AND WIVES AS WELL.
Who is your trainer?
What makes him/her so special as a trainer?
Crissy is an absolute gem. She is down-to-earth and very positive. She is a true coach who understands my strengths and weaknesses in a way that allows her to know what motivation I need.
Real Estate Agent.
To push myself to the limit to see what is in the art of the possible.
I am a wife to a retired Military officer and a mother to a very busy 12-year-old, who keeps me on the go with her many activities. Seven years ago, I was embarking on my fitness journey teaching Zumba® 3 days a week as well as working full time. At the age of 29, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout treatment, as my day-to-day health allowed, I continued to take Zumba® classes and after treatment, even certified in PiYo. I found myself in the best shape of my life. One month shy of my 3-year “cancer free” anniversary I learned my cancer was back. I was devastated. Since that time, I have struggled to keep any consistency in my approach to fitness. Then six months ago, a close friend introduced me to Crissy at Thi Bod Fitness, where I learned she was offering coaching and mentoring. With Crissy and Joe’s expertise and my family’s support, I decided to jump all in. It truly is an amazing feeling to get back in the gym and feeling good about myself again, I hope my story will inspire not only other cancer warriors and survivors but busy moms and wives as well. I also hope to continue to be a positive, healthy influence for my family.
Cardio (Zumba®, rowing, and running) 5 days a week and weight training 5 days a week as well as accounting for my macros as directed by Crissy.
Thoughts on HIIT, Powerlifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, other:
I feel that weight training changed my body physically, but collectively with Zumba® and yoga, I maximize my results. Everybody is different, you have to find the workout plan that you can do consistently.
Nutritional & Supplements:
Counting Macros made a world of difference to me I learned how to fuel my body properly. I used Magnum Products Heat, Opus, Pre-Fo, Drip dry, and Afterburn.
I love to dance, I don’t know that you would call that a skill. Zumba® is my favorite cardio.
What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
My parents are AMAZING! My dad instilled in me to not give up and that I am capable of what I put my mind to. My sweet mom taught me how to take care of the people I love.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
I love the fact that Status Magazine highlights the accomplishments of non-professional athletes. I find inspiration from non-professionals as well as professional athletes.
What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover model?
I started the prep challenge with Crissy to better myself and to hopefully capture significant development during my photoshoot with Warren Craig. If I were to be chosen for Status Fitness Cover-Model, would completely exceed my expectations.
If you could ask Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang one question what would that be?
What is the one common theme for success for each of your photographed athletes?
CRISSY IS A TRUE COACH WHO UNDERSTANDS MY STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS HER TO KNOW WHAT MOTIVATION I NEED.
What was it like working with Warren from Healthy Vision Photography?
I had a great time working with Warren. He made the shoot relaxing and fun. We shared lots of laughs. I truly walked away feeling like a million bucks even though I know I am not at the peak of my fitness journey.
6 things people would not know about you:
My ethnicity, I am half Filipino, I was born in Subic Bay Philippines.
I am a Military Brat.
Dogs are my favorite pets.
I am an introvert.
I have a soft spot for veterans.
I have an addiction to pens.
Who inspires you?
Who do you wish to inspire?
To grow old and live my best life.
5 lessons you have learned:
Counting macros really work.
To get physical results lift weights.
Consistency is key.
Never give up.
Follow the advice of your mentors they are where you aspire to be.
Music and artist you listen while training:
Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Britney Spears, Pitbull.
Favorite actors/ movies:
Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts. I love Rom-Coms.
Favorite books and authors:
Nicholas Sparks books
5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Kindness, Honesty, Loyalty, Compassion, and Must love dogs.
Advice you can give to children who want to start training?
You are capable of everything you think you are not and more.
Without struggle, there is no progress. ~Fredrick Douglas