Fit Fam Feature – Alexus Sullivan
Age : 39
Currently living In : Memphis, Tenn.
For work I : manage 3 Veterinary Emergency Hospitals (Cordova, Midtown and Little Rock, Ark.)
Smile2GetFit member since : at least a year ago
Motivation to start living healthier : I had a good friend/co-worker that passed away without warning. It brought home the message that we only have this one body and need to take care of it if we want it to last.
What’s been easy along the way? : Finding people who have the same goals of being healthy as you and help motivate you on those days in which you want to take it easy.
What’s been the most difficult? : For me, the hardest thing is taking the time to get my workout in. I usually work 14-16 hour shifts on top of traveling. Its easy for me to get off schedule and harder to get back on track. It’s still a work in progress but I’m getting better.
What are you most proud of? : Competing in Beginners Crossfit Competition
How do you celebrate milestones? : Beer and Foam Roller
Favorite way to get fit : I don’t have a favorite. I l prefer variety. Running, Crossfit, Bikram Yoga, Powerlifting, and Beachbody’s Hammer and Chisel are all part of what I use to stay fit.
First word that comes to mind when I say Burpees : Nope.
Go to healthy meal : Anything at Ultimate Foods. Due to my schedule, I have found Ultimate Foods has helped me stay on point with my eating habits.
Favorite food you didn’t like before : There’s not much I don’t like to eat!
Favorite “fun” food : Anything spicy. If it makes my head sweat then its good.
What makes you smile? : Encouraging others. Helping them realize and reach their potential!
Being healthy is a journey – What’s next? : Complete two half marathons this year and do an obstacle race. Plan to properly train for the half marathons? this time. Every half marathon or full marathon I’ve completed, I forced myself to finish due to not properly preparing for the run. I know I can do much better in my running.
Where can we bump into you? : All over the place. I can be a social butterfly, so if you tell me some friends are meeting up, I will make it there.
What can we call you for help with? : Advice regarding your pets. (find me on Facebook)
Favorite Alexus-ism : Namaste: My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.