Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional

BECOMING A TEACHER

Believe it or not, I wasn’t always as into fitness as I am now.  Working out was always a part of my life, but not always my passion.  What I have always been passionate about is teaching and helping others.  I started my career as an elementary teacher and LOVED it.  Setting up my classroom, meeting new students and families every year, even writing report comments was enjoyable (okay, okay not every report comment was enjoyable to write!).  However, witnessing the learning process and growth of so many children, was the real reward.  I taught for six wonderful years in various grade levels.  And because I am certified in three areas of education, I was able to also experience multiple classroom settings.  I thought being a teacher was what I would do until I retire.

……And, then I married the best man I know, and we had our first son.  That’s when my second “career” started. Continue reading “Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional”

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling Up for Exercise

Back to Jacked

When returning after a hiatus from exercise, especially after an injury and rehabilitation, it’s very important to start slowly.  Our bodies need time to readjust to the demands of exercise.  It is crucial that we listen to our bodies, and resist the urge to jump right back in where we left off.  (This is very easily said, but, unfortunately, not easily done…for me, at least.)  However, now that I’ve been cleared to get back to my regular workouts, it’s time to get Back to Jacked! Continue reading “Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise”

Hello and Welcome

Well Oiled Muscles
Welcome to Well Oiled Muscles! If you came here expecting to see some glistening, chiseled and tanned bodies…sorry to disappoint you.  I am here to chat about fitness and essential oil, get it?…Well Oiled Muscles!

I will be sharing fitness tips, workout ideas and how to use essential oils to enhance your family’s health and wellness!  I am dedicated to keeping myself and my family fit and happy.  Our bodies benefit so much from regular exercise, from weight management, to a balanced body composition, to emotional stability.  Why wouldn’t I encourage this every day, not only as a fitness professional but as a mom, too?  As dedicated as I am to staying fit through exercise, I am just as committed to using essential oils (and I only use Young Living oils) as part of our daily wellness routine.  Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and provide extra support to all systems of our body.   Combining the power of essential oils with a balanced exercise regimen is my secret to living a strong and happy life!

Be Strong, Oil On

I was inspired to start this blog after my surgery, when I wasn’t able to workout for six weeks, SIX whole weeks!  I know, I know, six weeks is not that long, but I am a very consistent exerciser.  I would even say I’m a workout-aholic.  Group classes are my “drug” of choice- the music, the motivation, the camaraderie, the competition and the different formats drew me right in for the long haul.  I LOVE challenging my body, LOVE sweating, LOVE the stress relief, LOVE feeling strong, and LOVE looking strong. So, to lose all of that was difficult for me.  Thankfully, with the help of essential oils, I healed quickly and stayed positive through those six weeks.  It was during this time, I truly became aware of just how much my body relies on exercise and oils!

Check back often for my favorite quick and effective workouts to get your heart pumping and muscles working, and see which Young Living products I will highlight to go along with them!  Do I have you a little intrigued???  Want to know more about how Young Living Essential Oils can help you and your family?  I’d love to answer your questions and guide you through the amazing world of oils! I am hoping to inspire you to start building your Well Oiled Muscles!

Find out more About Me, How I got Hooked on Young Living Essential Oils, and my journey from Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional