My Story 

Hi, I’m Kim!

Wife, Mom of 2 boys, Caleb and Joshua, lover of Jesus, fitness, nature, coffee, inspirational everything, comfy blankets, writing and talking! No, but seriously, talking is my FAVORITE thing to do. I could go on and on. I’m a thinker, feeler, and big time-sharer, especially of the things most people tend to hide. I love inspiring and helping people and am super passionate about everything I do. I’m a total A-type, planner, leader, recovering perfectionist, hot-mess mom, and wrestle with anxiety, indecisiveness, self-doubt and trying to be in control of everything, something God is constantly helping me surrender to him. I’m also a fulltime sahm, an online health & fitness coach, a hot yoga instructor, and the founder of Team Fitwithfaith! I dream of one day living on the ocean, becoming an author, and traveling as a motivational speake

I was trying to find my purpose and place in the world A few years ago I found myself completely lost in motherhood, absolutely loving being a sahm but lacking a sense of ME. I stopped doing anything I enjoyed, stopped exercising regularly, started eating a lot of convenience foods, hardly showered, and let my entire life revolve around my new little baby. It took me a long time, too long, of living that way to realize I needed to take care of myself too. I was sick and tired of living exhausted, I wanted something more, I wanted to feel stronger and better about myself again. Once I started my first Beachbody program and joined an accountability group of moms, everything changed. Everyday I showed up to myself and pushed play, I felt better. Within two weeks of starting that program I could feel the muscles in my arms coming back, I felt more confident, I had way more energy, I was so excited for my son to wake up from his nap after doing a little something for me, I was more patient with him, my husband and I started to reconnect, and I just started to want things for myself again. And as a mom, having a little something just for me every day was literally life-changing. I felt like I came alive again.

And that’s why I love what I do as a health and fitness coach. Every day I get to connect with really good moms who love their kids like crazy and are doing their absolute best to do and be everything to everyone, all at the expense of themselves. There’s no time for them, they are living on coffee and leftover mac n’ cheese, they can’t stand the way they feel or look in the mirror, but they’re running too fast to stop and notice. They are tired, so, so tired, they are often cranky, snapping at their loved ones, burning the candle at both ends trying to get it all done, and the biggest break they give themselves is scrolling social media to compare their lives to moms who seem to have it altogether and wonder what on earth they are doing wrong.

But what if there was a more excellent way?

There is!

What if self care doesn’t mean you’re selfish or a bad mom? What if self care means giving the world, and your kiddos/husband, the best of you instead of the rest of you?

We are all busy, we all have lots of responsibilities, jobs, kids to take care of, marriages and kids to tend to, but if we don’t learn to slow down a little and take care of ourselves, we won’t be very much good to anyone. I see it all the time in my challenge groups, women who come in having done nothing for themselves since they can remember and then within 1-2 weeks, their lives have changed so drastically for the better that they can’t imagine every going back. It is the best and most amazing thing to watch happen and be a part of.

We’ve all heard the saying, which comes straight from scripture, that you are to love your neighbor as you love yourself. Well, guess what? That means you’re supposed to love yourself girl. You’re supposed to be kind to yourself take care of yourself, believe in yourself, help yourself and be patient with yourself. If your neighbor was sick, you would tell her to rest up, not keep running herself into the ground right? You might even offer to t=watch her kids or make some homemade chicken noodle soup, but would you do that for yourself? Would you allow someone to help you with your kids and cook yourself good food, or would you fail to accept the help or make the time? You see, we think that denying ourselves, working as hard as we can, waiting on our kid’s hand and foot, and giving up everything we have for our kids makes us the best moms out there, but the truth is, it doesn’t. It makes us exhausted, burnt out, cranky, impatient, stressed and often overwhelmed moms who are not the best versions of themselves for their families, friends or communities. Women who are merely surviving when God so badly wants them to be THRIVING.

Momma, if you are tired, unhappy in your own skin, needing a little something for you and want to make a change, I’m so glad you’re here! I hope the content I share encourages and inspires you, I hope you leave feeling better, and I hope you know I’m always here for you if you need someone to talk to or someone to help you take back control and learn to extend that same love to yourself that you so freely extend to others.