Name: Liz Mathie
Anytime Fitness Title: H2i, Hired to Inspire Club Manager and T2i, Trainer to Inspire
Anytime Fitness Location: Harvey, MI
My weakness: public speaking
What keeps me motivated: people who have a story and use it as motivation to improve their lives, instead of using it as an excuse to slack.
Working Out Sucks, but: you cannot be completely happy unless you are first happy with yourself. And you cannot be fully happy with yourself unless you are physically active.
I feel my best when: I have made someone feel genuinely good about themself.
If I could tell the world just one thing about exercise and fitness, it would be: that it’s not easy and it’s not always fun, but at the end of the day, we all want to look good naked and live to meet our grandkids. Find someone who will support you or find a fitness center with a supportive staff that will reduce the intimidation factor. You can do it! We all can!
The hardest thing I have ever had to overcome in my life: was accepting the person I became after my first tour in Iraq, and admitting to myself (seven years later) that it’s okay if it affected me. How could it not? The second time I went to Iraq, I had to leave my kids. That was a different kind of emotional hardship. Having to leave my nine-month-old baby girl felt like someone had sucked all of the air out of my lungs. It took me 13 months to get that air back.