“I have to compete every day for me, and most times, against me, myself and I in order to be my personal best for my husband and my kids. If mama isn’t happy, then nobody is happy.”
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Rowena Ignacio, and I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, Stanley, for almost 9 years. I am originally from Plano…yes, I am a native Texan! We have a 5-year-old son, a 4-year-old son and our third boy is coming Oct 2016. In addition to being a devoted wife and busy mom, I manage Public Relations for Compete Every Day and am a Community Relations Ambassador for The Guadalupe Radio Network KATH 910 AM.
2. What’s a typical day look like for you?
I wake up at 5:15am to enjoy the only silence I have for prayer, reflection and breakfast. From 5:30am-8:30am I’m rushing around trying to get kids out of bed and off to school. Once everyone is where they need to be, I then catch up on personal and work emails/phone calls. I run family and personal errands throughout the day. Before I know it, it’s already time to pick up the kids from school. The afternoon is spent getting the kids settled, managing any remaining work items that are of priority, and then I prepare dinner before my husband gets home from his office. After dinner and after the kids’ bedtime at 8:30pm, I do my best to unwind.
Being over 7 months pregnant, I take it easy in the late evening. I indulge in a little reality TV and/or catch up on social media and blog/book reading. I also reconnect with my husband and enjoy talking about the hectic day we just experienced. By 11pm, I’m off to bed. By 3am, I’m wide awake thanks to pregnancy insomnia and then shortly after, the whole daily routine starts back up again!
3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?