Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s been 3 days since I have been home with all of you and believe me when I say I am already incredibly homesick and missing all of your beautiful faces! They truly are magic and can turn any frown upside down! So know I am thinking of all of you and hoping you are enjoying the last couple days of summer before the back to school madness starts! Whether you are getting kids on the bus, you are the kids on the bus, or the ones who dread the school buses causing traffic (LOL) this time effects all of us! The hustle and bustle begins and before you know it, it’ll be the holidays. So let’s try and soak up all these moments, even though life is happening every single second around us. Stop and smell the roses if you will, but do something to soak up this season! It’s funny because sometimes the Women Crushes seem to line up perfectly with what is happening around us. When I think of hustle and bustle and getting things done all while being present and taking in this life around us, a few of our dear tribe member comes to mind. But this gal, she does it all. She works full time in the corporate world and the mommy world, too. If that wasn't enough she is always giving of herself to the community and being an active member in that. She graces us with her presence in the studio, (in her tennis skirts and with her laptop in hand)!!. And when she isn't doing all of that, she is going back to her roots, her family, and surrounding herself with their love and wisdom to continue to let that fuel her. One of my favorite things that she has ever said to me regarded family. She said that was what she valued most in life. That she was raised to put family first, but to her family isn't always blood, and that a lot of her family could be found wearing TORQUE swag regularly. (I mean cmon doesn't that just resonate with us all?!) This beautiful soul, Angela Daisy, is truly one of the most real people out there. She will tell you how it is, without doubt, with all the love and sass in the world. She is a dear, dear friend to so many and if you are lucky enough to know her, you know how deep her love is for everyone in her life and how her intentions are fueled by nothing but all things good. She is one of the most accepting and understanding people I have ever met. She meets you where you are. She really tries to put herself in your shoes. And always, always will be there to listen to whoever about whatever and just about whenever. I met Ang a few months back and since day one, I knew she was one of the good ones. Ang is one of those people you feel like you can talk to, and really talk to because you know that she will go to the ends of the earth to help you through whatever it is you are going through. Not only does she listen and offer advice, she always follows through. She makes sure that everyone in her life is accounted for and loved. That, right there, is not a trait you come across often. So to say we love her, such an understatement. As she always says, the universe is a powerful thing, and I think everyone in this TORQUE tribe can say that we are blessed the stars aligned and brought Ang to us. She has made this community a better place. Through her wittiness, her laughter, her smiles, and her love, I know my life has changed for the better. Ang, don’t ever change. Keep being exactly who you are. You do it all, and you do it all well. We are blessed to call you ours and can’t wait to continue on this journey of life with you by our side!!
To learn more about Ang and her love for TORQUE, read on! As always, I am sending love, happiness, and some serenity to you all these next few days, wherever you may be!
Infinite X’s and O’s,
Favorite TORQUE memory:
This is a tough one because there have been so many it’s hard to keep track, but two come to mind as the best. The first was the One Year Anniversary. That day was something special. The energy in the building was literally something you could feel. So many wonderful people there, celebrating our happy place and the fact that Summer had worked so hard to create it. Then once we got into the room for the team teach, it was unlike anything I had experienced…and the fact that we were spinning for over an hour and no one cared, well that was proof that the energy in that place was electric. The second was when my husband and I had a surprise ride for our daughter’s 18th birthday. Our moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends were there, along with lots of TORQUE staff to show how awesome life can be when you surround yourself with the right people. She was smiling the whole day and to me that’s what being at TORQUE is about. That no matter what is going on when you walk in the building, you leave better than you came in.
Favorite quote and what it means to you:
“What you put out into the world, comes back to you”. Life isn’t perfect for anyone, we all have our days (and some our years), but eventually the universe rights itself. I truly believe that if you put out good, you get good. If you care for others, you will be cared for. If you love with all you have, you will we be loved back just the same. And if you work hard, you get what you have earned. Essentially, I believe good attracts good…and the opposite holds true just as much. We all have the ability to control our lives for the most part, it’s just up to us how we perceive it.
Your definition of TORQUE:
To me TORQUE can be summed up by one word, community. We all come into the building for different reasons….to get stronger, healthier, more fit, to step out of our comfort zone, to meet people, and a million reasons more. And as different as all the reasons we are there, we are all just as different as people. Yet, we are brought together in one place, to be the best version of ourselves, to make the most of the life we have and to surround ourselves with good.
Favorite workout clothing brand:
Well besides TORQUE swag (it’s a serious problem!), Lululemon is my favorite. The stuff is like heaven in a material form. But I’m also a sucker for a good find at Marshalls or TJMaxx. And if you know me you’ll always see me rocking a workout skirt in the summer. I just can’t help myself and no I don’t know how to play tennis, but clearly have the wardrobe for it!!
Favorite post workout snack:
Most days I don’t get home and situated from the kids or work until lunch time so it’s either a spinach/fruit/protein powder smoothie or a spinach and chicken salad with nuts and goat cheese.
Top 10 songs
Jump – Rhianna
Rise up – Andra Day
Good old days – macklamore/Kesha
It’s Tricky – Run DMC
Push it – Salt N Peppa
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Till Ya Legs Hurt – 99 Percent
#41 – Dave Matthews
I Lived – One Republic
Tipsy – J-Kwon
Angela’s TORQUE schedule:
My schedule totally depends on my work and kids’ schedules. So there is a chance you can see me there just about any day of the week. I do my best to be there Mondays, Thursdays and the weekends. But if I could, I’d be there…Every. Damn. Day.