Meet #SWYS2016 Ambassador - Tina Marie

My name is Tina Marie Davis. I'm 49 years old, divorced with a 19yr daughter Morgan Christina. I presently I live in Lithonia, GA just outside of Atlanta. I'm originally from Asheville, NC. I manage the business office for a Pulmonary and Sleep medical practice for over 15 years. 
A little bit about me! My personal interest is of course running! From 5Ks, 10Ks, 15K, half marathons, and one full marathon in February2016. Running is my first love, volunteering at Peace Baptist Church  (usher and sunshine ministry ), I also help feed the homeless with HOSA William foundation. I volunteer every year with Dekalb Medical Center and the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Atlanta track club volunteer, reading, and traveling. 
The importance of health and fitness in my life has truly saved my life! Before I started running with BGR!, I was in a low point in my life. I was in a horrible flare up from chronic Crohn's disease. My doctor had tried every Crohn's medication on the market.  I was in and out of the hospital on a regular basis. After I was introduced to BGR, it literally changed my life. I started meeting people that shared healthy food tips, exercising tips, I met a yoga instructor (from BGR!) that helped me to breathe and relax, which in return help me to be a stronger woman and to have a healthier body and mind. I decided four years ago to give up can foods and only eat fresh or frozen. I started to exercise at least 3-days a week....with the hopes of being able to run 1mile without stopping...which i did. My inner body health is has given me the strength and courage to do what I do everyday. I had fooled myself into believing that I was fit and healthy because I looked the part. Eating right and just a little exercising can take you a long way. I'm no longer wearing long socks to hide the dark lesions on my legs from Crohn's! Becoming health and fit has help me to over come the shame and embarrassment of Crowns disease. My life now, is about staying healthy and fit!
I'm looking forward to meeting new people and welcoming them into our city next month for the 2016 Sweat With Your Sole Conference & Race! I can't wait to share my personal experience about BGR! with other women.  I look forward to the awesome workshops and fellowship.  The networking between my fellow sole sisters is always exciting as. My two sisters will even be joining me! 
See you in September! #roadtoswys



JayEll Alexander
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5 Responses

Felicia J Watson
Felicia J Watson

August 09, 2016

Wonderful story!

Sharon Saxon
Sharon Saxon

August 05, 2016

Thank you for sharing your story Tina! You are a strong and brave woman. Stay encouraged! It sounds like you have surrounded yourself with others who have been s strong support to you.

Alicia Simmons
Alicia Simmons

August 04, 2016

Beautiful inside and out! See you at the conference sole sister!

Anissa White
Anissa White

August 04, 2016

Your transparency is inspirational. Continue to be bold, fierce and focused my Sole SiSTAR!!!

Kim Cabness
Kim Cabness

August 04, 2016

Thanks for sharing Tina. See you and your sisters at the conference!

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