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My "Story" and what is motivating me to be BodyProud:
It was the fall of 2002 when my sister and I were at the Rio Resort looking for a chapel for her wedding. While waiting for the wedding consultant, my sister noticed a fitness show going on at the Rio. We decided to check it out. After watching a few routines, my sister challenged me to compete in fitness since I had been a gymnast back in the 1970's. At this time, I also challenged her to run a marathon. We both fulfilled our challenges!
I have experience as a:
Personal Trainer &/or Fitness Professional, Parent, CEO, Healthcare, Professional
People I'd Most Like to Interact With, Learn From and/or Inspire
1. My twin boys
2.Becoming a Pediatrician
3. Being on The Today Show talking about Body Image
4. Meeting the First Lady, Michelle Obama
5.Being featured in More Magazine
6. Representing Stanford University as a varsity gymnast
Who referred me here or why I joined this community
I am the CEO of OP2BFIT and I have been a pediatrician for over 24 years. My passion is addressing the childhood obesity crisis. Seven years ago, I decided to step out of the office and into the community by sponsoring fitness and nutrition camps for kids along with speaking at churches and schools. My goal is the reach as many kids possible to educate them on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
If I tune into my heart's desires, here is what I feel is my purpose and life dreams
2010 Trifitness- won the Fitness Category
2010 Legacy Nationals Ms. Fitness --first place
2010 Team USA International Forever Natural--first place
2010 Ms. Fitness USA placed 6th
2010 Ms. Fitness World placed 12th
Something deep about me or my beliefs that I believe others should hear:
2.Fitness and Nutrition Consultant for Teens and Children
3. website- www.opt2bfit.com
Breakthrough I had about me or my own life that could also benefit you to know:
Self loving actions I take and good4me decisions I make
I am grateful for my health and my family's health. If you have your health, you are truly wealthy!
I am ready to take a giant leap forward and dare myself to step out of my comfort zone. Here is what I am doing and what it means to me.
1. No Yo-yo dieting! I believe that one should eat healthy all year round.
2. Consume a lot of diverse fruits and vegetables
3. Vary your sources of protein to include nuts, beans and lentils
4. Avoid Fast Food
5. Fiber is your friend
6. Practice portion control
Here are gifts I am willing -- as of Now -- to give myself to pamper my body, nourish my cells, and pleasure my mind.
1. Be persistent
2. Be Consistent
3. When beginning an exercise program, realize that you may not see external changes right away, but understand that internal changes are occuring immediately. You are improving the fitness of your heart and other organs. Have faith that the external changes will follow!
4. K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, stupid!
5. Fiber is your friend...lots of fruits and vegetables
6. Portion control
Reflecting on who or what makes me feel grateful, I am grateful for
My first hero was Olga Korbut. She sparked my interest in gymnastics back in 1972. Venus and Serena Williams--their relentless work ethic is inspiring. Lastly, some of the Cirque de Soliel preformers who train at the gym that I attend. I see them most days of the week perfecting their art. Even though their performances look phenomenal to me, they work diligently to improve.
Why I choose to experience the rest of my life bodyproud
Surfing the internet for fitness shows.
My Online Presence and Personal Plug:
Spreading the word to other athletes about BodyProud.org who are interested a hollistic approach to fitness--physically fit, nutritionally fit and spirtually fit.
I offer something of value for people who choose to be bodyproud. Here's what it is: