There I said it. Now onto the vanity post.
I've spent years covering sports all over the world: Guam, Houston, Knoxville, Dallas and stops everywhere in between. Currently I'm a sports anchor and host in Dallas. I anchor an hour-long sports show Monday through Friday on TXA21 and co-host Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars pre- and post-game shows throughout the year.
I've reported on just about everything. Really. Terrell Owens' accidental drug overdose? Check. I was the only reporter who saw him passed out on a gurney in Baylor hospital. I've seen the Mavericks win NBA titles and suffer historic postseason collapses. Don't ask me about the torture of the Cowboys. I've worked for them and covered them. I've sucked at hockey, golf and even braved snakes in the studio for the sake of television. In effort to help North Texans get healthy, I've powered through a bikini workout and boxed with a Mixed Martial Arts champion. I also love a good bargain (here's a list of my fave Dallas resale shops). And then there was time I danced for Paws in the City and flat-out stunk but had the time of my life.
I'm also obsessed with trying to stay in shape and remain fit. I helped create the Get Healthy Texas franchise at my station. I broadcast my pregnancy workout with the world and did yoga hanging from a tree for the purpose of sharing creative and interesting health and fitness stories. I've run half-marathons in Fort Worth, New Orleans, Jerusalem and everywhere in between.
I am in no way a fitness or exercise expert but I have a lifetime of athletic experience having played basketball, volleyball, softball and run track throughout my high school years. After college I put on some serious weight. I was pushing two bills (that's 200 pounds!). I still exercised and worked out because that passion for exercise is something I've always had but I was eating a steady diet of M&M's and Mountain Dew. Not good.
Since dropping more than 50 pounds, I've learned that no amount of exercise can sweat off an unhealthy diet. It's all about balance. In my view wellness incorporates a healthy body, healthy skin, healthy mind, healthy diet and a healthy home.
Now that I have given birth to baby Jordan in October of 2011, I've learned a lot more about balance: professionally, personally and beyond. I'm experiencing the joys of the new parent journey and learning so much in the process.