Written on July 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm , by Samantha Shelton
- 29, Venice, Florida
This mom of one (soon to be two!) knows how to deliver a hefty dose of inspiration whenever our mojo is out of wack. Her real, down-to-earth attitude resonates with readers who visit The Wannabe Athlete, reminding us that there’s no need to fit into a cookie-cutter mold of “perfect.” It’s even OK to be a bit – dare we say it – vulnerable. After all, every single healthy step takes us closer to our goals, no matter how big or small.
Pumped-Up Playlist “I actually really like to run to praise and worship music. The meanings and powerful messages of the song get me amped up!”
Motivational Mantra “‘Dare to dream big.’ I’m not a natural athlete or a fast runner, but I’m not afraid to reach for tough things. After all, that’s usually when the best things in life happen.”
Body Bounce-Back “After the birth of my first child, Mini Athlete (13 months), I lost all of my baby weight – about 40 pounds! I fell more in love with running during this time, and even finished two half-marathons before becoming pregnant with baby number two! It wasn’t easy, but now I know that since I did it before, I can do it again.”