About Me

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I am a new wife, teacher, fitness lover, and doggy owner! I have been teaching 11th and 12th grade English for the past four years and try to instill my passion for reading and writing onto my kids (students). I am a huge reader which was where my passion for teaching English started…my mom read to me every day when I was younger and it stuck with me.

Brady loves snuggling in his cave bed
Brady loves snuggling in his cave bed

Mark Twain is my favorite author. This particular quote resonates with me and illustrates the benefits of being able to read

When I’m not creating new curriculum or grading essays, I am staying active…or at least trying! I love to go hiking with my husband and our tiny Yorkie, Brady. Don’t worry, we don’t have our 8lb dog climb mountains..we put him in his doggy backpack! We live in Upstate New York and our goal is to hike the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks. Brady loves being outside so taking him for walks every day is a must. So many of my friends run and here I was taking leisurely walks with my dog so I decided to give it a try. Now, I played sports in high school, but I never had to run long distances. I downloaded the Coach to 5K app (C2K) which is an 8 week training schedule that leads up to running a 5k. It helped tremendously and although I don’t love to run,  I try to run  3-4 times a week for healthy purposes.

I recently got married in May (2015) and wanted to really get in shape before the wedding. Again, I’ve always been active, but I needed to step it up a notch. I ended up participating in a 21 day fix challenge which involved drinking Shakeology everyday, working out everyday, and being held accountable in a challenge group. By the time I went to my dress fitting, I had lost 7 inches and needed a lot of fabric taken out! I felt better than I ever had before and am so happy from the results. I felt confident on the day of my wedding. Because of my awesome and positive experience, I recently became a Beachbody coach. You know all of those commercials and posts about Shakeology, 21 Day Fix, P90X, etc? Yeah, I was skeptical too, but it changed my life!

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At the top of Cascade Mountain
At the top of Cascade Mountain

If you want to chat about anything whether it be about teaching, staying healthy and active, or about a post, please e-mail me at liveteachfit@gmail.com

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