Today is a good day because it’s part FIVE of the Community of the Committed Series – woohoo! Can you believe it’s already been five weeks since starting this series. Wow!
Today, I have great pleasure in introducing you to Kele Pallitta. She’s pretty freaking awesome, not to mention gorgeous, and I can’t wait for you to read about her story. It has definitely inspired me and now I totally want to try Buti Yoga! Not familiar? Read on…
I have always been active, even at a young age, I even played sports through High School. Of course as I hit my 20’s I became busy. Had baby number 4 by the age of 29, so at age 30 I wanted to take my life back and do something for myself. I started very recently doing Buti Yoga and I am totally obsessed with it.
2) What or who motivates you to workout?
I motivate myself to workout. There is no one other than myself that can make ME happy. It’s my ME time and I have A.D.D of working out, so when I found a workout I enjoy to do and I didn’t get bored with it, it was easy to stay motivated.
3) What is your workout of choice? Did it take you a while to find your soul-mate workout?
My workout of choice is Buti Yoga. It’s very new in the area, but has been a Hollywood workout for a while. We have been lucky to have the only instructor in Ohio teach at our F1VE office. It’s taken me a very long time to find a workout that does everything I need it to do in an hour. I don’t have a lot of free time, so when I was introduced to this I was so thrilled.
I love that it’s my time, no one else’s. As a mother to 3 children, working full time, going to school, and running a charity I need this hour a couple days a week.
5) How did you find confidence to attend a new class/run a race/lift weights around guys/compete in a show? (whichever applies to you)
I’m usually not the “class” type, but when our friend said she would like to start a Buti Yoga class I wanted to give it a try. I invited a lot of friends to go with me and we have now made it kind of a girls night.
6) What’s your favorite part of your body or muscle to work and why?
I love working out my entire body, not a specific area. I have no time to do separate muscles or separate videos/classes. I love the feeling right after class when your whole body is still a little shaky.
7) Do you have a membership to a gym or do you workout on your own at home? DVDS?
No I go to a pay per class at F1VE, and also look on youtube for buti yoga videos. I take a class every Friday and Sunday and try to get in 1 or 2 workouts at home.
8) When were you in the best shape of your life?
I was probably in the best shape of my life my junior year in high school, but give me about 3 months and I will be there.
9) How many days per week do you exercise?
Anywhere from 2 to 4 days a week.
10) What is your mantra when it comes to food/diets? Do you watch what you eat? Have a 80/20 rule? Always eat what you want? Taste everything, eat nothing?
We switched to a vegan diet almost 2 years ago after learning about cancer causing foods since we lost our 2nd son to cancer. We have now stayed non dairy in our house and gluten free, but we do eat some chicken and fish that’s antibiotic free and no hormones. I just took the dare2bare challenge with buti yoga and it’s a grain free dairy free plan for 2 weeks.
11) Do you meal prep for the week? What’s your usual routine?
I try to prep as much as I can since we are so busy. I cut up fruit and I put them in containers, and I use my crockpot for many meals. Sunday’s I usually sit down and get my meal written out and go to the grocery store. I work 3 days a week so I usually make a lot of food on my days off and we eat leftovers on the days I work.
12) What’s an easy go-to healthy recipe you love?
Oven baked fajitas. So easy and yummy and now that the weather is nice we have been doing it on the grill. I cut the chicken into strips and use green, red, and yellow peppers along with a red onion and grill them. Instead of tortillas I put it over quinoa and black beans and slice up an avocado to go on top.
13) What’s your favorite cheat meal?
PIZZA!!! Lol my down fall for eating healthy.
14) What words of encouragement do you have for someone that’s looking to make fitness and nutrition more important in their lives?
I know everyone is busy, but take time for yourself! Take baby steps or you will get overwhelmed. I think joining a group on Facebook or starting your own with a group of friends is a great place to start, and throw your scale away!!!!!
15) What’s your goal moving forward with fitness?
I want to start to schedule time in better for my workouts instead of working out if I have time, because I want to rock a bikini on my vacation in July 😉
You’ll totally be in a bikini by July, Kele!!! You are so awesome, thanks for sharing your story.
For more information on Buti Yoga or to find a class in your area, go here.
For more information on the F1VE campaign, go here.