Before/Besides working with InDependent, I:
Before and currently, I work at SJV2, a company that holds the Saber contract for Whiteman, that does the construction projects on base. I am also the Key Spouse mentor for the 509th AMXS Squadron, the USO POC for Whiteman, and the President of the Whiteman Spirit Alliance (previously the Spouses Club).
Favorite Duty Station:
They have all been special, because of the friendships made, but my favorite was Nellis. I had a lot of personal growth there, made some of my best friends, and had the most rewarding job experience there.
Favorite Place to Visit or Go on Vacation:
I love to see new places, anywhere that there is water is always terrific. But, being military, and being away from family, that is also a priority to me as well, so anytime I can combine seeing family and being near the water either the beach or the lake is a perfect vacation.
What Does Wellness Mean to Me:
Wellness to me means finding the sweet spot of well-being, being in tune with your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual state.
How I Find Balance:
I find balance by taking personal wellness days. I choose a day where I spend it being one with myself. I get a massage, pedicure, or day of rest. I try to do this once a month. It helps me to re-center and re-focus, and gain clarity.
I love to curl up with a good book and get lost in an amazing story, I also enjoy being outdoors on a good hike or long bicycle ride.
Healthy Eating Tip:
Portion control and a colorful plate is the key to a healthy diet. I love salads full of colorful fresh fruits and veggies.
Favorite Healthy Snack:
I love all fruit, but nothing hits the spot on a hot day like a bowl full of ice-cold watermelon.
My Go-To Recipe:
I make a fantastic spicy teriyaki salmon and firecracker green beans.
Fitness Achievement Most Proud of:
I have completed one 5k or 10k per month for the last 5 years.
Favorite Way to Workout:
I love working out to the Les Mills program, they have a fantastic variety of workouts, from HITT, to strength training and yoga/pilates.
Favorite Workout Song:
When I am almost out of energy I put on the Rocky theme and get motivated and perk back up.
Biggest Fitness Hurdle:
Like many, I gained weight after my last pregnancy that I found hard to lose. I had to change my habits, exercise more, and find time in my day to do that.
What Brings Me Joy:
Spending time with family and friends, but also giving back to my community. Mentoring and educating young people is also a joy to me.
My Favorite Way to De-stress:
A glass of wine and reading a good book or watching a good show.