Hello! I’m Sabrina, the owner and original writer on this blog. It started out as a place to share stories and pictures from my work travels, but now I’ve invited a couple friends on a journey of a different kind. Together, but in different parts of the nation, we’re all committed to 41 weeks of exercising and eating right, to get ourselves healthier. Our final goal is to participate in the Lincoln Marathon and Half.
Here we’ll share our successes, struggles and support for each other … and maybe help you find some support along the way, too. Watch each week for a fitness tip from one of our trainers and healthy recipes. I’ll still be posting travel stuff, too – so be sure to check the main page for that as well. Hit the follow button to show your support!
Sabrina Hill, Clovis, CA
My Bio: I am 41 years old, mother of two, and work in a crazy more-than-fulltime job. My kids are both grown, so I feel pretty free now to take care of myself. I haven’t done a very good job of that up until now, but I am a work in progress. My goals are to increase muscle, decrease body fat; increase confidence, decrease stress; lose 41 pounds; and to walk/run a half marathon in May, 2017. I also want to wear a bathing suit on the beach next summer and feel good about it. I believe that has little to do with size; it’s more perspective, attitude, and self-confidence.
Susan Littlefield, Surprise, NE
My Bio: Hi! I’m Susan Littlefield, a farm broadcaster from Nebraska. Along with my family, I raise sheep and a variety of 4H livestock. I am also a firefighter and an EMT. This journey we are about to start is something I have thought and dreamed about for a long time. But like many women, you put your needs behind everyone else’s. Well today the “buck stops here”, so to say. I am at a point in my life where I need to put me first once & awhile & not feel guilty about it. So here I go…shoes are laced up and its one foot in front of the other. I am looking forward to our conversations as we take this road to betterness!
Martha Gingras, Durand, WI
My Bio: Hello, I’m Martha Gingras and I’m a farm broadcaster in Western Wisconsin. I love what I do and do what I love. I’ve always had issues with my weight and relationship to food. This journey will be a chance for me to really examine why I eat. It is also a chance for me to get myself physically moving and becoming fit. My family has a history of heart disease and I am a Lupus warrior and I don’t want to succumb to either one. My goal is to gain new insights into myself and establish new healthy habits in my life.
Lorrie Boyer, Brush, CO
My Bio: I am a veteran Colorado Farm Broadcaster and On-Air Radio Show Host. Behind the microphone, I spend my time being a mom to two teenage boys and judging horse shows. A few years ago, I took my youngest son to a taekwondo class. Somehow I was wrangled into working out with the class and a six years later, I earned my Black Belt. Since I was accustomed to working out and seeing results, I decided to try a new CrossFit Gym that opened up in my little Eastern Colorado town of Brush, CO. From the first day I was hooked. I have been an avid CrossFitter since. Even though I have had good results with fat loss and muscle gain, I find myself losing ground when my everyday life of raising kids and working gets in the way. I want to recommit to my health, recommit to losing weight and building lean muscle. My goal is to make healthy eating a habit and overcome stress eating and my sugar addiction. I must remind myself when the workout is tough or I am tempted by those M&M’s why I am there or why I should not eat those…The end goal is a happier, more confident, healthy, energetic me!
Germaine Tanner of GT Training
Germaine has a long history in athletics. It started when he was a child, playing in sports in school. He took that passion and now uses it to help others develop healthier, fitter bodies and athletic abilities.
While working out isn’t always fun and games, he says sometimes it is exactly that. “I want people to come in who want to have fun. Not necessarily come in looking to walk out hurting or being in pain. It’s more about having fun and getting people to live a healthy lifestyle,” he says. But don’t let that fool you – his workouts are tough.
Germaine has two types of sessions currently. He works in a studio setting and in a park setting. Both are small group sessions, but each person in the group gets individualized training. He likes working without lots of big equipment, because it teaches his clients to use their surroundings as a way to get fit. They also learn to use their own bodies for weight and resistance. “And, we’re not tied in to just one type of workout. We can do whatever we want to do,” he says.
His advice to his clients: “Help me help you. I’m not the type of trainer who’s about ‘do what I say and that’s it.’ If I’m doing something and it’s not working for you, let me know. GT Training is about having a good time while you get fit.”