My Story: My Triumphs // My Goals // My Dreams // My Why
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!
More About My Life Story and What Made Me ME
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.
My Transformation Experiences: (start point / obstacles / milestones / triumphs)
Maintenance care of joints and muscles.
My BodyProud Challenge Gift Code
Spreading the word to other athletes about BodyProud.org who are interested a hollistic approach to fitness--physically fit, nutritionally fit and spirtually fit.
Skills I Want to Learn // Experiences I Want to Experience // Talents I Want to Hone:
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.
In becoming the ME i desire to be, I Dare myself to master my empowerment in the following ways AND here is why:
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
I have already been stepping up to my own plate / daring myself to stretch my comfort zone and here are some of my results and proud moments.
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
I Feel Passionate About:
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
Type of People I want to Associate With // Learn From and Why:
2.Fitness and Nutrition Consultant for Teens and Children
3. website- www.opt2bfit.com
Lesson That Changed My Life / People who Inspire(d) ME