Splitting my time between two states can often lead to feeling like I don’t have a home base. My Colorado friends reminded me that roots help me reach higher. I had some of my friends from my first pageants come together (along with new friends) to give me an official and sparkly send off to Mrs. America! We had such a positive day with great food, for what is widely considered my last meal, and I feel so supported and encouraged. I am so grateful for my sisters, my friends and my family. What a great way to finish up my Colorado training.
One of my fabulous fitness sponsors invited me to Fit Fest at the new McNichols Event Center. I was so happy to bring my little sister along as I represented Pure Barre. Colorado is so fitness friendly, it truly is the best place to train for a physical fitness. I am having so much fun and sharing my journey with my sis was a real highlight of my summer.
I loaded up the kids and the pup and headed to the Boulder County Fair for the Mutt Strut 5k and Dog Yoga benefiting Max Fund Adoption Center. Rosie, our rescue pup, did her first 5k! The kids were awesome and my stepson even ran ahead and finished ten minutes before us. The dog yoga was a hoot. We we doing downward dog- with our dogs! Then they showed us how to do doggy massage. So our dog got to socialize with lots of other dogs, walk a 5k, got a Paw Bender custard and then got a massage. All to benefit a worthy cause. It was an awesome day.
I love when supporting animal rescues can involve my family. It’s so important to me to show them my service work so they learn to give back. Thanks for the invite, Camp Gladiator!
I was honored to be able to help Mrs. Georgia’s First Runner Up, Sabrina Z in her brother-in-law’s memorial golf tournament. The event raised money for hospice care in ways that often go over-looked. This event came on a really tough day for me personally, so I was really glad to have Sabrina there to help out. Some days we can’t be the queens we want to be, but we show up and we do our best. You can’t always be your best, but you can be there. You can straighten your crown and give what you’ve got.
Thank you for including me and thank you for turning your grief in to support for those who take care of the people we love in their final hours. What a great cause.
As a new German, I took my Froehlich Clan to the Colorado German Festival for some great food and music. I got to wear my Lederhosen from the Magic Mirror Costume Shop, and dance a little polka with my honey. It was a beautiful day and really nice to be outside in the sun with the kiddos. Not a long visit, but took photos and danced a German jig. Just a nice afternoon.
State boarders can’t stop me! I am taking my Michigan representation on the road and bringing Pure Michigan to the Mile High City! My family and I are in Colorado for the summer and I am doing the bulk of my fitness training here, just like the Olympic Athletes. I am sponsored by Pure Barre, Belmar, Orange Theory Fitness; Littleton and Highlands Ranch, Fit36; Highlands Ranch and Camp Gladiator; Littleton. These fitness giants have come together to give me the most intense summer training I could hope for. I have never worked so hard and I am loving every minute of it. The stress of moving the household across the country, straddling two states and preparing for the competition of a life time was really getting to me. I was full of doubt and fear- not the place you want to be going into competition. So I did what I know works for me; I dove into training. One, two or even three classes a day (just the one time, that was bananas). It wasn’t long before I started feeling like myself again. I pushed until I got past the nonsense in my head. I pushed until I lost the human side that was weighing me down and became a machine. A sweaty, sore machine. Then I slept for an entire day. I just needed a reboot. I am so grateful for my Colorado summer fitness sponsors.
So when Orange Theory asked me to rep for them at Fitness on the Rocks, I jumped at the chance! My hubby and I headed to Red Rocks and talked to people about my training and about Orange Theory. I did some Zumba and we had an amazing time together. It is always such a fun event and I love how my husband is getting into my hobbies.
What a weekend! Five appearances in two days. Summer is a crazy time in Northern Michigan. We are so family friendly and festival based, it makes getting involved easy and fun. There is always something going on.
My roommate and I took her daughter on a road trip to Midland, Michigan, for the Midland River Days Festival. I was invited to come introduce the event’s headliner, and my personal friends, the Accidentals! These kids are so talented and so hard-working, it was an honor to be part of their show. I even got to tell the story of how they helped my husband propose to me. After the show, a woman came up to me and said her dad was at that show and saw us get engaged! It was the perfect proposal and I had so much fun telling the story before I brought the group on stage. The music was amazing, the festival was in an idyllic setting and I had an absolute blast! Thank you to the Midland Community Area Foundation for putting on this great event!