Inspiring Women Series | Meet Lori Beneteau

Today, I'd love to introduce you all to Lori!  She is a fellow Girls Gone Sporty ambassador and just a really fun and inspiring person.  I can completely relate to her on so many levels and I think you will to! Here's her Q&A:

Q. What motivated you to make changes to your lifestyle? 
A. I have always tried to lose weight and get fit, but would quickly get discouraged and give up. In the fall of 2012 I was picked to be part of a challenge hosted by Fighter Diet and I fell in love with the workouts and diet. I loved how working out made me feel, and then I realized that I wanted to set a good example for my children.

Q. During your transformation journey, what has been the hardest thing(s) to overcome?
A. The hardest thing to overcome during my transformation journey has been overeating. I just can't stop at a bite, I have to eat the whole thing. It's hard work, but it's getting there. 

Q. What do you do now to help motivate and inspire others?
A. I hope that I inspire others with my Facebook page and my blog where I write about my journey - both the good and the bad. I want others to know that there isn't just a "before" and an "after" picture, there is a lot of work in between, and it's ok to talk about it. 

Q. Finding or making the time to workout is hard. Do you have any tips that have helped you make exercise part of your routine?
A. To make exercise a part of my routine, I schedule it into my day just like if it were a doctor's appointment. 

Q. When you're not busy working out what kind of things do you like to do for fun? 
A. For fun I love to take pictures, go running the local trails with my dogs Lola and Lily, horseback riding, and I love to read. 

Q. If you could only give people one piece of advice, what would it be? 
A. Don't give up, don't let one bad day ruin all of your hard work. Just put it behind you and move forward. :)

Q. What are some of your favorite/must-have workout products you can't live without?
A. My must-have workout products would be my iPhone, which isn't a workout product, but I can't workout without my music to motivate me. 

I hope you enjoyed meeting Lori and if you want more, she's all over social media! Check her out here:

Blog: www.fitandhealthyjourney.blogspot.ca
Twitter: www.twitter.com/envigeurfitness
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/journeytofit
Instagram: www.instagram.com/journeytofit40

She's also an ambassador for these awesome companies and she's got some savings codes for you:
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