We're so excited to share with you the personal story about this months' spotlight member of our tribe, Chanel Davis. We love having her as apart of our tribe, her dedication with living a healthier lifestyle is encouraging! Here is our April 2018 Spotlight Tribe Member: Compassionate, Diligent, and Sincere Chanel Davis!
"I was born in San Diego and grew up in Guam, Maine, and California. We were a traveling military family for most of my childhood years. We eventually ended back in San Diego and stuck around. For college I decided to attend California Baptist University (Go Lancers!) Which landed me in Riverside. I studied early childhood education, then went on to earn a multiple-subject credential from CBU. I currently teach Kindergarten at Woodcrest Christian Day School and love teaching my littles each day. Some of my hobbies include: hiking, reading, drinking coffee with friends, traveling, Netflix, Disneyland, and of course my village workouts:)"
How did you stay active growing up?
"Growing up I didn’t play many sports but in middle school and high school I played volleyball. I fell in love with that sport. I would say I am “vertically challenged” so I embraced the libero position and played back row haha"
What is your motivation to workout?
"My motivation to workout is to stay fit and get stronger. Before I began the village I had very little motivation to workout and would constantly make excuses. Since beginning my fitness career at the village I have seen improvement in my strength and endurance. I still have a ways to go to but I am motivated to move forward because I know that the hard work does eventually pay off."
How does working out make you feel versus before?
" Working out makes me feel more prepared for my day and adds a level of accomplishment. When I am able to push myself further in an exercise or advance in the next size of weights I gain a new level of confidence in my workout. I also have more energy throughout my day with is helpful in the classroom."
What are your fitness Goals?
"My goals are to continue with the momentum of attending the village 3 days a week. As well as, adding cardio on my off days such as hiking, walking, and running."
What do you do to make sure you have time for your workouts?
"No excuses. 5 A.M. bootcamp is already in my schedule for the week, therefore, nothing should take the place of it. Also, what else would I be doing at that time. Getting sleep is one of the biggest factors to my workouts. I have a pretty strict bedtime because if I don’t get enough sleep I know I’ll be cranky the next day and won’t want to workout."
What is something positive that you have learned about yourself since joining the Village?
"I’ll admit I am someone that can easily give up when it gets hard. But, I’ve really tried to be diligent in my commitment with the village and work hard. It’s been amazing to see how the hard work has paid off and that I can have a regular workout routine in life."
What kind of milestones have you accomplished & what were the results?
"Finishing little black dress (LBD) last fall was a big accomplishment. I loved seeing the results of how much body fat was lost, and the endurance and strength that was gained in those 6 weeks. "
What would you say to someone on the fence about joining the village?
"It truly does take a village to grow. The advantage that the village has over other gyms is the accountability and personal connection you receive. You are not in it alone and you are working out right along side others who are working toward similar goals. I consistently feel challenged by the ladies right next to me to go further and push harder. I would say just try it out, and don’t give up when it gets hard because you won’t be disappointed."
We LOVE you Chanel! We're so grateful to have you be apart of our Village Tribe! Thank you for sharing your story with us all! Don't forget to show Misty some love by leaving a comment below!
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