“ I am a mother of 3 kids, ages 10, 13, and 15. I am married to an amazing guy: Shawn Dryden. My life can get pretty busy at times and can be quite hectic. From driving around to different events, practices and games, I found myself finding it hard to find time for me.
I was 39 years old when I decided it was time to re-focus some of my energy to that ‘me time’ I really needed. I knew it was very important to be a role model for my kids. I had been battling the changes that were going on in my body and felt quite paralyzed.
Shawn has always been a ‘gym guy’. I found it quiet hard/intimidating to go to big box gyms because I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I decided to try to find some smaller gyms. It was funny really, I would ‘go on dates’ with different gyms, jumping from one gym to the next. I could never really find one that would was right for me or one that I felt truly accepted at.
After one of the gyms I was dating that I really liked ended up closing, life kind of snow balled from there. Shawn got sick in October, which meant some time off from work. Financially we could not find anything we liked within our budget, so I decided to start running. It was great because it was something I could do that did not really have a budget.
I knew that I wanted to build some strength to go alongside my new found running passion. That’s when I found Lean Strong Fitness. I applied for the scholarship program after coming to watch Ben’s presentation on habits. Ben blew my mind away. I knew that I wanted to be apart of this fantastic community.
So here we are, about a month in and I feel great! Lean Strong provides a super comfortable environment where I feel like I belong.
My end goal for this scholarship program is to be able to walk into a gym on my own and really feel confident. I want to be able to feel stronger when running, and find the balance between running training and muscle building.