Life is too short to get it wrong. Make the best of what you are given, by trying your hardest, having fun and inspiring others in the process. Leading by example is the only way to go.
Lisa is an inspired, happy, passionate, positive, creative, compulsive kind of a person. First and foremost, she is a wife and mother of two amazing little boys. Her family life is busy, but it’s filled to the brim with everything that she is passionate about. Lisa’s passions include (but are not limited to), health and fitness, triathlons, inspiring and motivating people to be at their best, participating in everything that her children do, baking (oh, how she enjoys baking!) and portrait photography.
Lisa has been active in sports since the age of three and started teaching young children how to swim at 13 years old. She has spent countless hours in the pool swimming laps and throwing around a water polo ball (her all-time favorite sport). She competed in gymnastics (briefly and not very well) and played basketball. For her, lifelong friends and great memories were made through childhood, high school and collegiate sports. She learned invaluable life lessons from participating in various sports which include time management skills, goal setting, the value of having a great work ethic, being accountable and self-motivated, and learning how to take pride in yourself for trying your best. Lisa wants nothing more than to share those invaluable lessons with others- especially children.
Now that she has a family, competes in triathlons, volunteers a great deal of her time with health and fitness programs and events, it’s probably the most difficult time for her to remain balanced. Lisa has learned balance is key to living a happy and healthy lifestyle and for being a patient and kind mommy. She is certain each and every one of you can relate.
For Lisa, the past two years have truly been life changing. She attributes this change in her life to finally realizing her purpose. She struggled as an adolescent, as many do, but in 2010, she was determined to make a change. She used her past experiences to grow as a person and help other people. She stopped focusing on the negative and started embracing the positive. She started competing in triathlons and now models fitness clothing to promote being a strong, fierce and fit woman. Lisa recently launched the motivational and inspirational tee shirt line Desire. Perspire. Inspire. (DPI) with Teddy Yuen of Spoken Cloth. This line was created to promote living an active, healthy, happy and balanced lifestyle for both adults and children.
Lisa helps in any way she can by encouraging people to get fit and reach their full potential. She currently is an ambassador for Solano Fit Magazine (and now GGS!), the Wellness Chair for her son’s PTA, the Mileage Club organizer for an elementary school, an avid blog writer, a sponsored triathlete, a part-time photographer, a room mom, and creator of her DPI tee line. She cannot begin to describe how wonderful it feels to give so much of herself to others. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time, but it is ALWAYS worth it.
Lisa’s blog is filled with the things that make her…well her. It covers topics of fitness, health, nutrition, triathlons, munchkins, munchies, community involvement and photography. It allows her to share the idea that life is about family and friendships, loving yourself unconditionally, taking care of your body and mind, and being your best in all aspects of your life. Lisa’s ultimate goal as a parent, an athlete, and a member of this community, is to not only inspire her children, but to be an inspiration to anyone who needs it.