Hello 🙂 and welcome to my blog! I am so happy you are here, and hope you love being part of our awesome community!
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me.
My name is Katherine Roussopoulos and I am a wife, dog mom, and as of October 2016, a brand new mom to the most perfect tiny human (you’ll see a lot of him over on my Facebook Page). My family is the most important thing in the world to me, but I am also a violinist who loves chocolate, coffee, and yoga.
I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa. In 2006 I came to the USA to complete my Master’s degree in violin performance at Boston University.
As an international student, and somewhat of an introvert, I came with my own baggage – terrified of leaving my home and family and moving half way around the world, and even more terrified that I would not fit in and end up as an outsider as a foreign student.
During my time at Boston University I met my now husband, Rob. In 2009 we got married and both started working as freelance musicians in the Boston area. But living off of two musicians incomes is no easy feat.
We were barely making ends meet, and racking up quite a bit of debt on our credit cards. I had many conversations with my family back home, sharing how we just felt stuck, we were maxing out our teaching schedules, trying to squeeze in extra gigs and other jobs, and yet were still not able to stay on top of everything financially and emotionally.
How would we ever be able to do the things we so desperately wanted to do?
How would we afford tickets to travel home to see my family?
How would we ever be able to have kids?
And why should we have kids if we would never be home to see them?
During this time, the stresses and busyness got to me. I was constantly sick, gained over 20 pounds, and was exhausted, overworked, and frustrated. This leaked into my marriage and the rest of my life. I became a negative and unhappy person. On top of that, an old injury from a serious car accident I was in back in 2005, started acting up and making violin playing very uncomfortable.
As musicians we are taught to measure ourselves against technical brilliance that is often unattainable. As a girl, I find we tend to do the same thing with our bodies – measure it against completely unrealistic standards. This left me feeling incapable as a musician, unattractive as a girl, and pretty miserable.
I knew something needed to change.
I started doing yoga. I needed the flexibility and mobility back in my shoulder so that I could keep playing and performing. Slowly, the yoga started changing my body, but it also started changing my mindset. I started wanting to take care of my body and learning to love it for what it was capable of, NOT what the world said it should look like.
Today I am the healthiest I’ve ever been.
I am the strongest I’ve ever been.
I have an absolutely perfect little baby boy.
Rob and I have bought our first house.
We are debt-free and have started saving money each month.
I have been able to leave my teaching job to be a stay-at-home-mom and build my health and fitness business.
And I am the happiest I have ever been in my life!
There are so many things that I am still working on, I am far from perfect. There are days, especially with my post-baby body, that I slip back into that mindset of comparing myself to those ridiculous standards, but I continue to work on myself each day.
Finding Beachbody was like finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. It has given me the ability to take charge of my life and find financial freedom, and has allowed me the opportunity to stay home with my baby boy so that I don’t miss out on all the mayhem and milestones.
My passion is helping other women realize and reach their greatest potential, becoming the best versions of themselves. If you can relate to my story in any way, and think you might want to be part of my team, I would love to connect with you.
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What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more?
Thanks for being here and checking out our community! I look forward to connecting with you.