About

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Yoga Selfie!

Hi there! My name is Elyse, and I’m 21 years old. I’m a certified personal trainer (through NASM) and I teach dance & gymnastics and indoor cycling & bootcamp. I’m currently working on an associates degree in exercise science. I love to find ways to improve my quality of life, such as healthy foods and exercising often.

In December 2012, I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. I finished 6 months of chemotherapy in June 2013 and had 3 weeks of radiation in the fall of that yera as well.ย Chemo has by far been the most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with in my short young adult life. It has, however, also changed my overall outlook. Life has become more fragile to me – so I won’t waste another second of it giving my body anything less than the best. I’ve become incredibly positive and upbeat, and determined to keep moving forward. I have an even greater appreciation for the gift that my life is and I will, without a doubt, make my life the best it can possibly be.

My hobbies include running, strength training, indoor cycling, hiking, yoga, singing, cooking, rock climbing, dancing, and always always always finding ways to improve myself.

Something you should probably know about me is that I spend a majority of my time with my best friend/fellow blogger, Kayla.ย Her and I train together 6-7 days a week, and I frequently mention her in my posts! So, if I mention ‘we’ without saying any names beforehand in the post, you can safely assume that I’m referring to Kayla and me ๐Ÿ™‚

10 responses to “About

  1. Wow! You are a true inspiration!!! Keep rockin it girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You are the perfect of example of how a person allows nothing to stop them, TY!

  2. Love, love, love your story! I can’t wait to hear more as you continue to push towards your goals. xo

  3. Your positive outlook is what will ultimately help you beat the A-HOLE that your cancer is!!! You’re so inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That’s my goal ๐Ÿ™‚ what pushes me through the burn of working out is being able to motivate and inspire others who might be in a situation like mine, or any situation for that matter!

  4. Elyse! I fell in love with your bright smile before I even read your story. You are inspirational and I look forward to staying in touch and reading your updates:)

    • Aw, thank you so much!! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my page. I’m looking forward to that as well as checking out more of your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jane Likes to Run

    I love hearing about your adventures and find your outlook to be very encouraging and inspirational! I wanted to nominate your blog for a Liebster award: http://janelikestorun.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/liebster-award/. Keep up the good work!

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