Meet Danielle- a full time working Nurse Practitioner mom of 3.
If anyone had excuse(s) that they are too busy to exercise and make lifestyle changes, it would be Danielle! She joined our No Limits family almost three years ago and she’s still going strong.
We know you are going to be inspired by her story and appreciate her down to earth advice. Read on to see how she hit her goals and continues to. Way to go, Danielle! Thank you for being on the front lines during these uncertain times. We appreciate you!
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
A: Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.~ Florence Nightingale Seems appropriate right now!
Q: What are your personal health and fitness goals?
A: To remain active. In my late 40’s, I was waking up with aches and pains all over, and experiencing fatigue. I was having a hard time getting motivated. Exercise brings me new aches and pains, but they are good ones! I wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day. I have more energy and I don’t have mood swings when I exercise regularly. My personal goals are to move up the FitRanX ladder. I am currently Level 1 and would like to test or Level 2. I would also like to run the entire distance of a 5k. I can hold a steady pace for a mile, but not much more.
Q: What ONE thing keeps you most focused and motivated to continue to work hard to reach your goals?
A: Practice what I preach. I counsel people all day long about making lifestyle changes. I encourage them to eat a healthy diet, and increasing exercise etc.. I feel it is best to lead by example.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started with us?
A: When I was in grad school several years ago, I started working with a personal trainer. I did the same routine each week, upper body one day, lower body the other. I got bored, lazy and did not see results. A friend invited me to try No Limits with her. And the rest is history!
Q: How has No Limits Fitness made a difference in your life?
A: The accountability is great. I appreciate receiving texts a few times a week from my coach checking in on me. She wants to know how my week went, or what went well, and whether I encountered any challenges. Also, the people at No Limits are great, no matter what class I make it too.
Q: What kinds of milestones have you accomplished and what specific results have you achieved so far?
A: This year I have really been focused on weight loss. I am not very good about staying focused on my diet. But since January of this year I have lost 14lbs. I’m still working to lose a few more pounds. I’m also trying to regain my muscle strength in my right arm after months struggling with tendonitis in my elbow. The coaches have been great helping me to adapt exercises for my elbow.
Q. What made you decide to join No Limits Fitness?
A: I love the group setting. I have always preferred exercise classes over working individually. I find I push myself harder when someone next to be is suffering along!
Q. What was the obstacle that almost prevented you from joining?
A: Time. I have a busy schedule. It is not an excuse, it is fact! I went back to school for my graduate degree when my youngest started Kindergarten. As I was half-way through grad school, I started working part-time. Then already with two young kids and grad school, I took in another child. Now, I have three kids! I have finished graduate school, (yay me)! But, now I work more hours! Because of the kids’ schedules and work, I usually make it to the gym twice a week. Quarantine has been great for me. I am taking full advantage of having extra time to get in my work-outs!
Q. What has exceeded your expectations since joining?
A: The community atmosphere at NLF is the best! The coaches are terrific!! I love the support of the other members too!
Q. What would you say to someone on the fence about making a change & committing to their goals?
A: What do you have to lose? Goals come in all sizes and shapes. And no goal is too small! Start small and work up from there.
Q. What is your “word” for this year?
We are incredibly proud of you, Danielle! Keep up the amazing work.