Power Fitness PDX is Erin Kreitz Shirey's fitness and wellness business. A big part of owning her business is being a Mom Business Owner who is an athlete, Personal Trainer, wife & trying to make each day the best yet. She shares ideas & tips about HOW to fit activity into your life, WHAT to do to keep kids active all day, WAYS to incorporate fitness date nights, 15 minute workouts for home and means to MOTIVATE YOU to make your health and fitness goals happen NOW!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Gemma Lim- She made a change and continues to do so!
Today I got an email from Gemma, a Mom to dynamic boys who was trying to find her time to train. She has been a PFPDX'er since January 2011, even doing workouts in Paris when traveling with friends. Gemma shared her journey, which will hopefully inspire you to make time for yourself too. What a gift to read these words of real, life transformation.
Coach Erin Kreitz Shirey
This note has long been overdue! I hope that you know how much I APPRECIATE you. I have not expressed my appreciation in so many words and ways, but I am so thankful that I met you. I have indeed come a long way from the first day I came in to try out your early morning boot camp class (thank you Karen for pestering me incessantly that I must meet Erin!) armed with nerves (the trepidation of “going to boot camp”) and vertigo! You kicked my butt on the first day and I have been hooked since!
It has been almost a year since I joined PowerfitnessPDX and I see all the positive changes in myself both physically, emotionally and mentally. Who knew that I could do over 20 military push ups - in proper form! And for someone who has never run in her life, I am amazed that I can jog for over 30 minutes WITHOUT stopping!! It is so exhilarating and rewarding each time I finish a workout with you and the gals. My days are always better when I start them with a PDX workout. Before I met you, I was so out of balance when I didn’t get a workout in first thing after I woke up. I would always try to pencil in my workouts and as everyone knows, our own personal goals go to the bottom of the list. Kids, husbands, significant others, jobs – LIFE takes over and we play second fiddle, again. Before I joined the group, my workouts were not very consistent. I exercised after 10 pm when everyone in my household was upstairs and left me alone to get my workout in. I traded in a decent night’s sleep for what workouts I could squeeze in during the workweek. I didn’t realize that this was working against me. I wasn’t losing weight and inches and I felt so resentful of the little time I had for myself. My fitness regimen did not work as well as I wanted it to. Until I met you and started my Power Fitness PDX workouts. Boy, did you change my life!! Do you remember the first few weeks when I did the stairs at Washington Park? I thought I was going to throw up! Living with vertigo, stairs was not my cup of tea. In fact, I avoided workouts that involve climbing up and down stairs for fear of falling down or losing a step and injuring myself. Erin, you changed all that! I conquered my fear of stairs because of you. I have learned that the stairs don’t rule me. I RULE! It is now all on my own terms.
Over the course of the year of doing PDX, you helped me understand that exercise/fitness is very fundamental to how we should live, that it can be fun and it doesn't have to feel like a chore. You have inspired me every morning to challenge myself, to do that extra push up and lunge, that extra sprint up the stairs. I have become one of your bonus Betties! Doing PDX, I am much more alert and in perfect equilibrium. Take it from this neurotic Libran, I am so much happier when my scales are in perfect balance!
So Erin, a huge THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for helping me believe that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.