Wellness Profile: Dr. Leah

Ever wonder how the Spencer Chiropractic & Wellness Team stays on track with fitness and nutrition? Periodically we’ll each share how we manage to stay on track. Here’s a look at Dr. Leah’s Wellness Profile.

What type of fitness do you enjoy? Why?

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Dr. Leah with her mom, Pat and sister-in-law, Katy at Sacred Heart’s Run for the Son 5K/10K.

My first love will always be the team sports that I started playing as a kid and continued throughout college and today- volleyball and softball.  I thrive on competition and I am very confident with my abilities on the court and on the field (probably too confident sometimes).  It doesn’t even feel like a workout at the time but I definitely feel it afterwards.  I also enjoy pushing myself and accomplishing something that isn’t easy for me, like a triathlon or 10K.

How do you stay on track with nutrition? What are your favorite healthy foods? What guidelines do you live by?

I stay on track with nutrition by planning ahead.  I bought a chalkboard for our kitchen and try to plan out the week.  Of course it never goes the way I plan it, but at least I have a plan in place.  My favorite healthy foods are buffalo chicken salads, roasted veggies especially Brussels sprouts, and the domesticman.com’s chicken nuggets, which are just like Chick-fil-a but better for you.

What’s the biggest motivator for you to stay on your health and wellness journey? How do you stay focused?

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Dr. Lee & Dr. Leah with their two kids, Tyler (5) & Jenna (3).

I have a couple motivating factors for me to stay focused on exercising and healthy eating. The first is my family.  More than anything I want my kids, especially my daughter, to learn from me that it’s not about being skinny, it’s about loving yourself so much that you want to respect it by exercising and eating healthy foods that fuel us.   The second motivating factor is the profession I chose.  I believe that I have a responsibility to my patients- if I am going to talk the talk, I need to walk the walk.  I can’t expect people to take me seriously and listen to what I have to say if I don’t follow my own advice and teachings.

Having a specific goal really helps me out, because then I have something to reach for.  I am also loving the challenge groups that our office does.  Having that extra support really helps to motivate me to stay on track.

Good luck on your journey –

Dr. Leah

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