Fit Fam Feature – Amy Cresswell
Age : 31
Currently living In : Dyersburg, Tenn.
For work I : am in Risk Management for Ford Construction Company
Smile2GetFit member since : I started training with Lauren in August of 2013!
Motivation to start living healthier : To stay young, to improve my overall health, and to manage/maintain my weight over time.
What’s been easy along the way? : For me, the discipline of working out on a schedule is easy.
What’s been the most difficult? : Learning how to change my diet to get achieve my goals. Before, I was eating “healthy” foods and in good proportion, but I had to change the ratio of what I was eating to achieve my goals. Also, it was hard to learn how to push through a plateau to get to the next level.
What are you most proud of? : That I have a much more knowledge of how my body works (muscle groups, etc.), how to properly exercise my body, and what foods to put into my body to fuel up. That I am back down to “high school” weight!
How do you celebrate milestones? : Gathering with family and friends, either hosting a get together or going on a special trip somewhere.
Favorite way to get fit : Going for a jog–preferably in the morning about 30 minutes before sunrise (to see the pretty colors), when the air is crisp and still. It’s a quiet time to myself when people and things have not yet started to stir.
First word that comes to mind when I say Burpees : Two words: “Oh no….”
Go to healthy meal : There are so many! But at the moment, egg whites for breakfast, a chopped turkey salad for lunch, and anything in the slow cooker for dinner.
Favorite food you didn’t like before : Protein shakes! YUM!
Favorite “fun” food : Cake. Cake. And Cake.
What makes you smile? : My family, being organized, helping others, a beautiful day, a delicious meal, a good night’s sleep…and funny animal videos online!
Being healthy is a journey – What’s next? : Work on toning up even more for Spring/Summer!
Where can we bump into you? : My office, church, the park (jogging), Kroger (lol!)
What can we call you for help with? : If you need help with breaking down a goal into small, actionable steps! (email me)
Favorite Amy-ism : “Girl!” in all inflections. As in “Hey, girl!” “Oooo, girl….” “Girl, no.” Ha ha ha!