Friends, I’m in awe and terrified of, excited and frustrated by, enlightened and disgusted with what I’ve learned about food, the food industry and nutrition in general.
My mission is to help you BELIEVE and KNOW that we are all FIT TO MOTIVATE! The little we do may seem incredulous to others but can create a spark that fuels a flame of desire within them to do what they thought they could never!
Despite being a meat eater for more than four decades, I feel like I’m in a really good, healthy and positive place.
With parties popping up any day of the week, I would often neglect sleep; cake and pastries became breakfast and if I wasn’t working out while still inebriated, I was skipping my workouts altogether! TRUE STORY!”
I imagined myself in that moment standing in my kitchen, my fists upon each hip as I stood strong and tall with a cape flowing from the ceiling fan breeze behind me. “This week, I’ll be VEGAN.”
For me, it was the onset of my new-found knowledge and my consistent craving for a new challenge, was what truly inspired my decision.
When a friend asked, “What are you training for?” Ludgina’s instant and energetic exclamation was a resounding, “I’m training for life!”
But being 35 and pregnant, Janice’s pregnancy is labeled as a high risk. “I hate those terms: high risk, geriatric pregnancy,” Janice proclaims. “I’m the type to flip the finger to those stereotypes.”
I’ve never believed in New Year’s Resolutions. The resolutions that people spit out always seemed to be clichés– words, thoughts, ideas that were proclaimed by well-intentioned individuals as one year ended and another began.
Why did I even sign up for this race? Half of New York is probably stumbling into somebody’s bed in a drunken stupor as Google alarms me a second time that it’s time to wake up and run!
As we flourished, it also became our accountability, advice, support and inspiration circle. It was a sisterhood with a fitness competitive edge that kept us sweating and kept us motivated to eat better, move more and stay excited about it.