Donna Schibli ~ Smithers, BC
I am truly honoured to be chosen for a second time to be a part of the amazing team of ambassadors. My name is Donna Schibli and this will be my 12th journey. A huge welcome to everyone. I look forward to growing and learning from all of you as we do this journey together.
I am 58 years old and live in northern BC in the small town of Smithers. It may be a small town but we have a mighty group of HRM warriors. I am semi-retired from my career of 39 years as a dental assistant and also own a quilt and yarn shop. I have been married for 34 (almost) years to a wonderful, supportive and adventurous man. I have two grown children, both married to their own wonderful partners. I have one precious granddaughter who is now 8 months old and of course already has me wrapped around her finger.
I love HRM for so many reasons. The connections you make with like-minded women on the same path to improving their health is top on my list. The support, encouragement, and camaraderie are beyond anything I could have imagined. Another of my favourite things about this program is the ability to do all the workouts from home; no gym membership required and that all ages and fitness levels can partake. It is not elitist!!
This program is a journey to a healthier you and the veterans will tell you no two journeys are the same. The gains and losses you make can come in different forms; sometimes physical and other times emotional. But I can assure you with consistency and hard work you will feel much healthier. This is not about outward beauty but inner strength, positivity and good health.
I am thankful for HRM because I have learned to make myself a priority and not feel guilty or selfish for doing so. We all need to look after ourselves so we can better look after others. Love yourself first and the rest will all fall into place.
So, make this journey about you whether it is your first or your tenth. For those here for the first time, please ask questions because there are no stupid questions and also be a good student, read the material, do the homework and take part of the page. You won’t regret it. I look forward to your introductions and learning more about each and every one of you.
Congratulations on taking the first step to a better version of you!
Let’s do this ladies