I have always been an active person, running has been a part of my life since I joined the track team in fourth grade. It has been a familiar outlet for me when I am stressed and want to clear my head. Being a competitive person, it is also something I have used to continue to challenge and race against myself. I have lived in Philadelphia for the past 5 years and work demanding hours for a public accounting firm. Throughout the first few years of my time living and working in the city, I struggled to find a workout that kept me interested and challenged me enough to make a priority over my busy work schedule.
Prior to joining Ripped, I worked out often - at least 4-5 times a week. In fact, some days I would find myself spinning in the AM and boxing in the PM. I became complacent with my workouts and my routine, until my schedule started to change, and working out became more of an inconvenience than a priority.