Greetings from Washington State! My family just finished up a 2800 mile cross country road trip with four kids nine and under, and we lived to tell the tale! The kids actually did great on the trip, and we had a lot of fun as a family.
Here we are at the Badlands in South Dakota...
Seeing our beautiful country has really inspired me to get our kids outside more. I am excited to explore our new surroundings. Washington state is beautiful- green fir trees, mountains, and my happy place- the ocean.
Change can be a good thing, and I am trying to embrace the change as our family starts a new chapter. True to Navy life, my husband left for a three month training five days after we moved into our house. This has been hard on the both the kids and I, but I have really tried to find a good balance of moving and stillness. We pick a new area to explore most mornings, and then we return in the early afternoon to recharge by sitting on the back patio and reading books and playing games. I feel like we have a mentality to “Go, go, go” in our society, but I will see some of my favorite moments the past few weeks have been playing board games we discovered we had after our move with my older three while the baby naps.
One of my favorite places is our local famers market on Saturday morning. Fresh flowers, fruits and veggies!
I am extremely thankful that once again my gym has stayed unchanged this move. Thanks to the unlimited class summer special, I have continued with my DanceFit classes, and I am so happy to say that I have been able to TEACH some classes. Before leaving Washington DC, I was inspired to start teaching thanks in a large part to the wonderful instructors at DanceFIT. They motivate and push me to work harder and be better. I wanted to bring the same postitive energy to others! I completed my PIYO and Piloxing instructor certifications, and I have found a new passion. I love teaching, and giving back the energy and joy I have found in taking virtual DanceFIT.
A special thanks to Gina, my fellow Virtual Fitters, and my family and friends who supported and cheered me on during my first three classes. I felt loved, and you all inspired me because you tried taking a new class and you tried something that may have been out of your comfort zone. You all gave me the courage to BE BRAVE.
I hope this summer is finding you FIT and fabulous.
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!