As we continue celebrating moms all week (and every day!), we asked members of Team Zensah to share how their moms have inspired them.
Suzanne, our Marketing Director, talks about how her mom has shared the spirit of adventure with her and ingrained it in her lifestyle. To read our other inspiring mom stores check out what Alberto and Heidi had to say!
One of my strongest memories growing up is going on a Saturday long bike ride with my family. We would wake up early to go on what felt like a 100-mile journey (in reality more like 6-10 miles) around South Florida – taking the back roads, picking exotic fruit, and jumping in the ocean. My mom was always at the front of the pack, leading the adventure with full-fledged excitement.
Over the years I have developed a passion for health, fitness and adventures – that is all because of my mom. She is an amazing cook and has always kept a house filled with the freshest fruit and veggies, teaching me the importance of taking care of my body through food.
My mom is always moving. Since the day I can remember she is either walking, running, cycling, at the gym, in the garden…it doesn’t matter what it, is she just goes! She is the reason I ran my first half marathon and first full marathon. And after seeing this all my life, she has inspired me to make movement a part of my lifestyle.
Suzanne with her Mom
But most importantly, my mom is the reason I live adventurously. She has shown me to be confident in every decision I take, to be open-minded, and to explore everything the world has to offer. I definitely agree with Zensah in that we should celebrate Mother’s Day every day, because they help us take on every adventure with positivity and excitement!
For many of us our moms are the reason we do what we do and are who we are. We asked members of Team Zensah how their moms have inspired them and will be sharing all week.
Alberto from our Sales and Marketing Team shares how his mom has inspired him. Do you have a story you want to share with us? Tweet at us here!
My mother is the reason I am many, many things. I would confidently admit that she is the architect of my personality, being largely responsible for me becoming who I am today. I am proud of who I am today. I always try to be just and kind to those I meet, and as honest and helpful too. But if you were to ask me fill in the blank above with one word, I would say: she’s the reason I persist.
Alberto Benarroch with his Mom
My mother has had to adapt to a new community, a new language, a new culture. This even entailed going back to graduate school as a middle-aged woman in order to receive a Master’s degree which she had already been accredited in her home country but would not be accepted here in the US.
She has worked hard to get to where she is and works even harder to now to get to where she wants to be. She helps others at her own peril, works harder than anyone I know and still has enough will to spoil her sons when they’re too lazy to spoil her. Despite any unfortunate situations that might present before her, she stays positive.
Whenever I feel like I have too much on my plate, am working too hard or am simply too tired, I think of her and tell myself to suck it up. Whether it is to run farther, work harder or simply appreciate the silver linings that are always there but not always seen, the thought of her is there to remind me. She’s the reason my will is as strong as it is.