Indian Curry Stir Fry!! I usually make it with shrimp or chicken. Ingredients below:
In a pan saute Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Onions, Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts and Zucchini in a little Coconut Oil until soft, Add Shrimp or Chicken until thoroughly cooked. Add Yellow Curry Powder, Cayenne Pepper and a little water to coat the meat and veggies, throw in some raisins and walla sweet, spicy nutritious and delicious. (sounds great!)
I have always wanted to go to Italy or Greece!
1 word people use to describe me: I don't know...goofy?
Outside of the gym I like to Hang with my man, Ryan and my dog, Kane (white German Shepherd) and friends/family, Sit on a nice patio with drinks in hand...margarita or red wine, go to the lake, see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse, Cook, Read, Go for a run or to yoga, spend time with my family, go on trips, go shopping, take naps.
Something nobody really knows about me or would be surprised to know about me:
I was an event planner before I became a trainer. Worked in Hollywood for Wolfgang Puck. We did the Oscars and the Grammys, lots of movie premieres and it really was not that glamorous. I think I aged 10 years in the 3 years working there because it was so crazy. That's when I learned that I wanted QUALITY of life more than money or a cool job. Money is worthless if you don't have time to enjoy it with your loved one, friends and family. I'm forever grateful for CrossFit Central for that exact reason! Also, I'm a HUGE animal lover!!!
Favorite place to eat in Austin: Toughie...so many good spots here. I'd have to say sushi is my favorite and Umi tends to be our 2nd home. I also love Houston's...best fresh squeezed screwdriver ever and tuna sashimi salad! I could go on with a million other places.
Song that gets me pumped up for a workout: Don't really have one in particular. Pop, Hip Hop or DJ Mixes
Proudest accomplishment: Graduating from the University of Texas. Hook 'em Horns!!!
Best piece of advice anyone’s ever given you:
Do what makes YOU happy!! I use to be a bit of a people pleaser.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?That's weird to think about. Either still living in Austin or on a beach, definitely another dog and maybe a kid, who knows. Living life and loving every minute. Who knows what's in store for me...maybe I need to do some goal setting!
You can find Jess coaching Women's Only Indoor classes at Run-Tex. She also coaches bootcamp and personal training sessions. She's a lot of fun to be around yet will challenge you to work hard! To find out more about Jess, check out her blog!