Born in a war-torn 3rd world country where women were viewed as prize possessions; being anything else other than a homemaker was taboo; along w/witnessing 2 battles (VN war + Desert Shield/Storm), I'm extremely thankful for coming back home to the U.S. a few decades later; having the opportunity to live the "American Dream" right now, so I try not to take anything or anyone for granted. I began weight training to get my upper body stronger for collegiate tennis; counteract med school stress; distract from combat memories; get my 6-pack back post-babies; release work frustrations; better overcome life's obstacles & fight mother nature!
Why I Love it
I continue intense training especially since it has helped me to recover after healing from back/shoulder/elbow/ankle/hamstring plus other injuries/surgeries: hernia repair/gallbladder/scar tissue removal/carpal tunnel release. Working out also always explodes natural endorphins, energizes me tremendously; makes me feel stronger in both body/mind; empowers me psychologically/physically; pumping iron gives me more confidence both personally/professionally; has helped me to excel in a surgical field still dominated by men, allowing me to live by example- teaching my patients, students, clients/colleagues, athletes, friends/family; children about living a fit/healthy life. I strive to help everyone reshape their bodies, embrace wellness while changing their lives for the better!