This HMP is especially special to me because, well, she kicks my butt into shape weekly!! lol Meet my friend and personal trainer, Chelsea Moody!! Chelsea is the momma to two babes, Landon 6 and Lochlan 3. She’s been married to her husband, Lan for over eight years.
I’ve known Chelsea through social media for quite some time but it wasn’t until I met back up with her (in person) at the gym that I got to know her better! She was training a group of amazing ladies. She was always so positive and upbeat and that’s what drew me to her. However, I was very pregnant with Rocco, our third baby, and during my last month of pregnancy, I took off from the gym. Her and I didn’t see each other for several of months.
My sweet neighbor, Brittany, texted me out of the blue and asked me if I wanted to join her for a workout class. I was like HECK yes! Well, there she was! Chelsea was teaching the class! I swear to you, God just knows who we need and when we need them in our life! I’ve been training with Chelsea for about six months now. The positivity and energy that she brings to our class every single day is so inspiring and uplifting!
I sat down with Chelsea for a little interview and got to know her even better!
HMP: When you were younger, were you always athletic? It seems to come so natural to you!
Chelsea: NO! I was never athletic as a child and never went to the gym. In fact, I grew up on good ol’ country cooking! I’m talking bacon grease and extra butter with a side of fried everything! I wasn’t encouraged to workout or to participate in sports. My senior year of high school, I couldn’t fit into my size 13 juniors jeans, so I wore pajama pants to our family’s Christmas gathering because I didn’t want to go up a size into the ladies section! After that horrible moment, I tried to be more conscious of what I ate and started running in PE. Once I met my husband Lan, I started loosing weight. However, I was fad dieting and you know once you get happy, you eat MORE! Now here I am in college and I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, Landon. I gained even more weight during his pregnancy. After I had him, my doctor suggested I get the IUD Mirena. After having the IUD, I started getting horrible headaches and it caused me to gain even more weight. I went to my doctor and they removed it. I felt better immediately!!
HMP: When did you really start making fitness a regular part of your life?
Chelsea: I started taking a bootcamp class and then three months later I found out I was pregnant with Lochlan. Once I had Lochlan, I was over 200 lbs. My friend, Christie and Casey from Be the Change Fitness offered me a free month to workout with them. I went to their bootcamp style class and fell in love with the environment and the encouragement they gave me! The accountability was everything!! It made me like fitness!! Everyone was so positive and the challenge drove me to keep going and pushing myself!
HMP: How did you become a personal trainer?
Chelsea: After several months of working out at Be the Change Fitness, the ladies needed another trainer. They came to me and guided and encouraged me to get my certification.
HMP: What drove you to start L3 Fitness?
Chelsea: My family and I moved a year after I started training with the ladies. With my young children and their schedules, it became too much of a drive. When we moved to Social Circle, Ga. I started training at our local gym and met so many amazing ladies. Staci Lawrence and I quickly became friends in the gym and outside too. I saw something in Staci! She has this special drive and she’s so encouraging. Plus, she’s such a good momma! I started L3 Fitness from my home gym - out of my garage! It grew faster than my garage could fit all these ladies! I went to my church and asked if I could use their new space to train. They loved the idea and I’ve been training from there for the past six months. It’s become my ministry! We pray before we workout and I want to create a safe and encouraging atmosphere! We push each other and these ladies know they can come to class with their hardships and we will listen.
HMP: What drives you?
Chelsea: My family! Starting with my children, I want to be the mom that can run and play in the yard without running out of breath! I want to hold and carry my boys around without feeling like I can’t! My family doesn’t have the best genes or life expectancy and I just want to be as healthy as I can to live a good, long life!
HMP: Where do you find your support system?
Chelsea: I have so many people that encourage and support me. God!! I start my morning with God to keep this positive attitude! And when I’m lacking, I turn to my husband and my ladies. Those are the people I surround myself with! They help me be a good mother, a strong woman and good wife. It’s also really important to get rid of the people that drain you or keep you down!!
HMP: What do you enjoy doing in your time off?
Chelsea: Going on adventures with my family. Simple things like a bike ride through town or camping. Everything in my house is all about super heros, outdoors and bugs! I have two boys so we keep it adventurous!!
HMP: How do you balance it all?
Chelsea: I just need me time! When my children are asleep, we put down the technology and talk! My husband, Lan, is my biggest encourager. If I ever want to do something, he will think about it and help me come up with new ideas to make it better! Also, we will just check away from everyone else and have a date night! Those are my favorite!!
Chelsea: As far as my class, I hope that I portray that I’m not a super human. I’m just an everyday girl. I struggle with food and waking up to be active! I want my girls to know that I’m right there with them! As long as you get it in your head, every day, just an hour or thirty minutes of SOMETHING active! Everyone can have an active lifestyle and keep it going! I want to encourage you to just be active and find time for yourself! As a momma and a wife to a man that works ALLLLLL the time (very long days), that is how I stay sane. Most of the time it’s just me and my children.
And now, Three Fun Facts about Chelsea:
1. I like to rap to Eminem, jam to Brittany Spears, and belt it out to Whitney Houston’s “I wanna dance with somebody”!
2. I’m a thrill seeker and love anything that gets my heart pumping! But I’m deathly afraid of haunted houses and refuse to watch scary movies!
3. I LOVE to read! In 2017, I actually read 100 books in a year!
Are y’all ready for our giveaway?!?!? I’m SO pumped about it! We worked really hard on this project and I’m really proud of it and excited for one you to win it!
Chelsea and I created this amazing workout packet! You will win three day’s of workouts from Chelsea along with super helpful tips on nutrition and diet from us both! These workouts paired with my Thirty Nights of No Thinking, Just Healthy Eating e-cookbook is PERFECTION!!
These giveaways have been so important to us Holy Mother-preneurs! Her are the reason they help us AND you:
1. The giveaways help get our name out there to your friends! I have absolutely NO shame in telling you this is one of the main reasons we started these giveaways! lol I want to get my name out there and help another mother-preneur do the same!
2. It creates community! We are hard at work building up the HMP (Holy Mother-preneur) community to reach ladies that need encouragement and support with living a healthy lifestyle. We are creating classes on a monthly basis that are open to anyone that aid in different subjects such as: learning the ins and outs of social media for your business, taking curated photographs to post on social media, health and wellness tips and so much more to come!
3. You get a VALUABLE gift for FREE and it’s our way of saying THANK YOU for spreading the word about our business! We appreciate you!!