You may remember Lisa Moseley as one of the hopefuls who made it to the Biggest Loser ranch during the season that aired last fall. Though she did not ultimately win the contest, she did win a renewed inspiration to commit herself to a healthy lifestyle. Here’s more about Lisa, a 32-year-old fitness professional and mom of two (13-year-old daughter Nikki and eight-year-old son Carter).
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am a nerd! I read all the time and research any subject that interests me.
What are you passionate about?
God, my kids, family, friends and helping others.
How has motherhood changed you?
It’s hard to say since I have been a mother my entire adult life but I do know that every decision I make is with the thought of my children’s well being. I try to be the best person I can be for them!
How do you banish stress?
That’s a tough one! Nothing relaxes me more than a good book. I can easily lose myself for an hour with a good one and completely block out reality.
What inspires you?
My kids first and foremost, helping others and knowing that people see that I have been successful at taking my life back helps keep me going.
Along with your job as a mom, do you have other employment, either in or outside of the home? If so, what do you do?
I operate fitness boot camps and personal training.
What do you like most about your job?
I absolutely LOVE helping other people learn what I learned on “The Biggest Loser” and seeing their lives change for the better!
What is on your wish list?
A tropical vacation! While the last year has been absolutely amazing, it has also been extremely stressful and I can’t think of anything more relaxing then a beach and a book!
What are you most proud of?
That I have two amazing, compassionate, smart, wonderful kids that stand behind me 100 percent!
What motivates you?
Aside from my kids it would have to be the other people looking to me for help with changing their lives.
How do you find balance in your life?
A date book. I literally live every hour by my calendar. Without it I would be a disaster and never make it to half of my scheduled appointments!
Advice for other moms?
Your kids watch EVERYTHING you do. Good and bad. We can’t be perfect, God knows I am far from it, but we can be conscious of that and try our hardest to be the best role models possible.
Where are you from originally? What brought you to Oklahoma?
I was born in Oklahoma but moved to Florida as an infant. When I was seven, we moved back to be closer to our family and have been here since. I love this state!
What’s the biggest challenge in your life?
Fitting real life into my busy work schedule.
How do you help others?
Hopefully all of the boot camps, support and advice I give to my boot campers and training clients help as much as they say it does. I am here for them at any time.
What is your parenting style?
I am pretty strict on my kids and extremely overprotective. I am really lucky that I have great kids and they make parenting fairly easy for me!
Favorite quote or advice about motherhood?
“Deciding to be a mother is agreeing to have your heart walk around outside of your body.” – Elizabeth Stone
Join Lisa Moseley and her Biggest Loser teammate Allie Ishcomer, at their Ranch Camp boot camp program, held at locations in Moore and Norman.
Quick Facts about Lisa:
1. What are 5 words that describe you? Loyal, dependable, funny, hard headed and compassionate.
2. What’s your favorite family outing? My kids and I all love a long trip to the book store. My nerdiness is rubbing off on them!
3. What’s always in your handbag? Gum, Burt’s Bees Chap Stick and gum.
4. How do you spend time alone? When the weather is nice, I will sometimes slip away with a book and sit in the sun and just enjoy what God has created.
5. What’s your guilty pleasure? Spending every weekend in the summer at the lake on a boat in the sun!
Mari Farthing is the editor of MetroFamily Magazine.