Ashley is 32 years old, resides in Onion Lake Cree Nation, and is a financial clerk for Onion Lake Energy Inc. She is a mother to five – three boys and twin girls, and loves spending time with her family. She joined Women Warriors to have some time to herself and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle for her children.
Physical activity you enjoy: Dancing, swimming, walking, and playing with my kids.
Amount of time you exercise everyday or per week: I try fit in at least half hour a day of actual moving my body whether it is cleaning, dancing to music with the kids, housework.
Are you a member of a gym, in a sports team, or do fitness at home: I use my gym equipment when I get the chance. For the most part it is dancing, and wrestling with family, it gets crazy with 6 of us wrestling.
How do you schedule fitness in your day? I am trying to get up earlier to walk on treadmill; otherwise, we walk our dogs as much as possible. Helping my husband with yard work is a workout too.
Name one daily practice you do to show self-love: My drive in to work and home is when I self-reflect, listen to music, sing my heart out to all my favorite songs. I live for music, it heals my soul.
Your favorite treat or meal: Pizza (Bad I know but I can’t resist the darn thing).
Your philosophy on healthy living: If it isn’t fun it isn’t worth doing it. Don’t kill yourself by trying to be healthy.
Your daily struggle: Staying away from fast food.
The advice you would give your younger self: Take better care of us. The older you pays for it!
Words of inspiration for women trying to get healthy or more active: Do it for you! You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. Once you love yourself, the ripples will follow through and everyone else will follow suit.
Thanks for sharing Ashley!