Welcome to my very first website – my personal blog – where I’ve been sharing my own writing and reviews for the past ten years! I am a National Board Certified high school English teacher, enjoying my 21st year of teaching. Never the same day twice, I seriously have the best clients in the world – my students! They inspire me and remind me of my own daughter, a USC graduate enjoying a rewarding career of her own in entertainment public relations.
When not teaching, you may be able to find me at the gym. When I was a freshman in high school, my father passed away suddenly of a heart attack at the young age of 38 and, a year later, my aunt succumbed to breast cancer at age 42. Experiencing these devastating losses at an early age solidified the importance of self-care and awareness of one’s health. And turning fifty a few summers ago further solidified just how fast and precious life truly is. That’s why I’m making a stronger commitment to my health, and the teacher in me wants to help others do the same!
After years of exercising in the gym on my own, and reading a ton of books, journals and fitness articles, I finally took the steps to earn my NASM-CPT certificate, with a specialization in group fitness. While I’m not a practicing PT at the moment, when I retire I definitely want to immerse myself more fully in the fitness industry. Here’s the thing – with just a bit of discipline, regardless of age, each one of us can attain our fitness and health goals. It.is.never.too.late. Period.
I am excited to share all that I’m learning and experiencing on this continual journey of aging gracefully! The cliché is true – age is just a number, and I emphatically believe that each and every one of us can benefit greatly with some simple, effective tweaks in our routines. If I can fit in time for fitness and still grade papers, anyone can make time to be fit!
And, if you’d like to see what I do during the school day, stop by my professional site, TheresaLChristensen.com!
Thank you again for stopping by!! Feel free to comment … I look forward to the collaboration!