This week we're featuring Lither Natalie. I really loved getting to know Natalie better. She wrote in and said that she would LOVE the chance to be featured in this series because she has NEVER loved her body more than she does today. How beautiful is that?
Kids: Not yet - maybe someday!
Her Fit.Hip.Healthy: Fit.Hip.Healthy to me means living a lifestyle that makes me feel like my best self. Obviously, that means a healthy diet and exercise, but it also goes beyond that for me. I make sure to make the time to do things that I love (go to concerts, spend time with my family, traveling to a new place etc) and say no to things that I'm not up for or don't fit in my schedule (i.e. not working long hours when I don't need to). A huge part of my lifestyle is going to Lithe as much as I can...and not just for the workout! I've met so many genuinely kind-hearted people (clients and instructors) - my relationships with them enhance my happiness just as much as sweating it out does :)
Fell off the wagon: I've honestly spent most of my life off the wagon. I went through years of body hatred and an eating disorder that left me with a completely skewed view of what exercise was supposed to mean to me. It wasn't until I started Lithing regularly a little over a year ago that I feel like I finally have things right.
How I Lithe: I lithe 5-6x a week (give or take depending on my mood and energy levels!)
Trusting Lithe to train her is "key" for her: I have complete trust in the mysterious, Wizard of Oz-like schedule of classes. With my schedule, I tend to pick the same time slots when I go, and I have YET to become bored or stop seeing results. That being said, here's a shout-out to some of my main girls:
- Rachael: your Armistice has not only given me arms that could win an arm-wrestling match against Paul Bunyan, but I'm still impressed by your knowledge about the habitats of penguins you shared during one "crazy arms" series. You're also the reason I have been getting my butt out of bed for 6am classes :)
- Sophie: your Rock Steady was the turning point for me in terms of my CCS skills. You have so much patience and strength and are UBER inspiring!
- Cori: I never understood (or felt) Waspie until you took the time to correct my form. You're amazing!
- Jamie P: Your smiling face during the toughest parts of Peeled is something to write about! I always look forward to your classes and the upbeat energy you bring.
My Diet: I am a poster child for Intuitive Eating. I am so in tune with my body and what it needs, it's kind of amazing. My body craves healthy things 80% of the time, and the 20% of the time when it wants to party, I listen and give in. As soon as I gave up trying to stick to some kind of regimented diet, my body started to gradually morph into what it was was truly meant to be (and I'm not complaining!)
She does not weigh in: I haven't owned a scale in years (and seeing that written down is pretty awesome).
She feels: like a million bucks. times a billion.