-Branch of service - Army
-MOS - 74D Chemical Operations Specialist
-Unit - 10/02 - 12/04
342nd Reserve Chemical Company Bloomington, Il
01/05 - 10/08
307th BIDS / 12th Chemical Company Kitzingen/Grafenwoehr, Germany
10/08 - 10/14
5th Space Company Peterson AFB Colorado Springs, CO
-VO2 EVENTS TAKEN PART IN SO FAR:
So far the only VO2 event I participated in was the Silkies and Singlets Deadlift Competition at CSU-P.
-FUTURE VO2 EVENTS/GOALS TO TAKE PART IN:
I would like to participate in as many events I can and start coming to the meetings.
-Tell us about your pre VO2 struggles:
Prior to VO2, I struggled with motivation, anger and an inability to find serenity. As my husband would tell me, I was wound up tighter and my priorities were askew. I currently work for Colorado Department of Corrections and have since 05/15. I was constantly working, volunteering on my days off, due to feeling more comfortable being in a high stress situation than at home. At one point I was working everyday for a month and a half traveling between two different facilities. The money was good but my relationship with my husband and daughter were suffering. When I was at home, I wasn’t any fun to be around feeling on edge all the time.
-Tell us about how VO2 came into your life and helped change it:
Doing Strength and Conditioning on my off time was a way for me to relieve some of the stress before I got home. I found DDSC because the gym I was attending closed suddenly. Having looked at my options for a new gym, I liked the feel and direction that Chris was going with the gym and VO2 so I decided to go check it out. The kids class on monday and wednesday offers a place for my daughter to go and release energy after school and it forces me to be there also. The people we have met and became friends with were so welcoming it was hard not to feel at home. The atmosphere is amazing. On Saturdays now, I have been able to convince my husband to do yoga with my daughter and I and he’s really enjoying it. The yoga has helped me learn how to just be in the moment, meditate and breath. Now I look forward to my days away from work, spending time with my family at yoga, cooking with my daughter, and just be content in the moment.