I am so thrilled & honored to be the Spot Light Athlete this month. Definitely a wonderful surprise!!
So me in a nutshell…
I grew up a Maryland girl. I rode horses & began skiing at a very young age. High School is when I became very active with sports. I played soccer, field hockey & lacrosse. I was always in my element when I was in a team environment. I have always been competitive, but enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team & encouraging one another.
Since college & starting a family, I was not active in sports or exercise. Looking back, I really missed it. Through various trials, God has led me to realize this. Working out & exercising is very therapeutic & rewarding for me. Treadmills & home gyms have never held my interest. I have run in the past & participated in several races, but found it was not satisfying. Something was missing.
I new of aMAZEn Boot Camp for years. I was invited several times, but felt intimidated & caught up in my mommy world. If only I knew then what I was missing. Through friends & our community I heard about Channel’s trials with cancer & had been praying for her & family for a while. So, when “Wickwar” invited me I felt pulled & believe God changed that intimidation & fear from the past into motivation.
Right away, walking into aMAZEn for my 1st WOD I felt a sense of warmth & support from all the coaches & fellow WODers. I survived & loved it!! I actually joined right after that WOD. I love how every WOD is set up differently & how they challenge me.
My husband Eric & I moved to TX 10 yrs ago. We, along with our two daughters, Lauren (9) & Addy (6) have lived in Bulverde for 7 yrs. All of our family is out of state. Fortunately God has blessed us with a wonderful church family at Hillside Fellowship. aMAZEn has also been a blessing as a family-like environment. Since joining, I have realized that we are a team that encourages, supports & inspires one another. This is what I was missing!!
Once again, it is an honor to be spotlighted. Thank you to Channel & Tommy for running such an awesome gym in our community. Thank you to all my aMAZEn friends & coaches. This has been a wonderful experience. I look forward to continuing & facing challenges together.
Love & blessings to ya’ll…
Janette W 12:52pm
Way to go Barefoot!! Super excited to WOD in your honor today!! I'm blessed to call you my sister in Christ & grateful we're getting stronger together💪 (((Hugs)))
Congrats barefoot!!! It's an honor to have gotten to know you these past few months--- you are a real kind hearted soul :) !!! Loved being part of your WoD today too-- even tho I wanted to hunt u down in the parking lot afterwards! Ha ha ah ..... Proud of you and Love Ya girl 😘
Barefoot!!!! I am SO SO SO excited to honor you as spotlight bootcamper!! You truly do stand out and shine in my eyes!!! I love the way you show up and attack each workout with courage and enthusiasm. You work hard and it definitely shows. I've been watching you blow through the levels and make incredible gains and the look on your face after you 'know' you've rocked it, is contagious! It pushes me and it pushes others to make those same leaps! Now enough with the physical part...your 💜 is actually my favorite thing about you. You are a true and loyal and loving friend, and I am so blessed and thankful to be one of yours!!! 😘😘😘
Congratulations, Barefoot!!! You definitely deserve this! I love working out with you. Your enthusiasm and positive attitude is contagious and you make me laugh! I can't wait for your WOD tomorrow - I just hope it isn't actually completing 2 classes in a row! ;-)
Love ya girl!!
Tracy Ma 6:35pm
Well deserved Barefoot.... You've really went gangbusters on this work out thing.... and I love it. You for sure drank the kool-aid. 😜🍷 You go all out and it shows ....luv to WOD near ya and to coach you..... Your 100% all the time!!! Keep up the awesome attitude and work....no limits on where you can go!!!! 😃
Katie A 7:45pm
CONGRATS BAREFOOT!!!!!!!! Can't wait to WOD in your honor!!! You rock!!!! Love me some Barefoot!!!!! 😘
Katherine H 11:39pm
Barefoot, you are the best! You always motivate me to push harder! Thanks for being my new workout buddy. This is the first time in my life I look forward to working out, and it is because I have made great friends like you!
Amanda Di 10:38pm
Way to go girl!!! You always kick ass on the WODS and motivate me to push harder!
Carla R 6:20am
Congrats Shelley! Love seeing your smiling face up there everyday! Looking forward to honoring u!