Jordan Ellenbarger 05/14

Ahh, this is so cool! I am so excited to be spotlight boot camper, I really was not expecting it. One reason being because I’m Mama C’s daughter but also because for a long time I wasn’t exactly taking care of myself. So here is a little bit about me!
I grew up in Boerne, Texas, I have two brothers and a sister that I love to death! Weston, 14, Talyn, 13, and Korbyn, 10..they’re all my sweet little babies. I was active and stayed in shape with cheerleading through high school, us girls would literally stop and get an ice cream cookie sandwich before practice every day and not gain a pound or think twice about it. (I wish I could still do that, ha!) Working out has never been something I’ve made time for, in high school I did it because I had to but also because it was like a social event with all my girlfriends around! When I got to college I never worked out and maintained my weight okay until about year 2 when eating McDonalds or Whataburger at 2:00 in the morning started catching up with me. That sucked. But I still didn’t do anything about it. I moved back home in 2010, around the same time my mom started aMAZEn Boot Camp! I had every opportunity to work out – I could come for free, have someone coaching me and get back in shape...it sounded really good when my mom told me how much better I would feel but I always had an excuse…usually that the drive from San Antonio was too far! (FYI it wasn’t)
Fast forward to this last year! It’s been one of the hardest - but it was full of changes, emotions and realizations that I’ll forever be grateful for! October of last year was by far my lowest low. I was realizing some of the directions I was going in my life weren’t right, I felt like complete crap about myself, I truly felt lost, and then my world completely turned upside down - my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. My mom being diagnosed is by far the hardest thing I have ever been through in my entire life, it made everything else I was struggling with seem so small. I am so fortunate I was able to be there with her every step of the way. Part of the reason I was able to do that was because of aMAZEn Boot Camp! One day in January I was driving down Ammann Rd headed to my mom’s house and it was like I flipped a switch. I realized how much I had taken for granted in my life, one of those things being my body and I was so ready to change it. I was 100% able to be active and healthy and take care of myself but I was just being lazy. That is when my aMAZEn Boot Camp journey officially began!! I get my arse kicked every time I do a WOD with you guys but I love it and I love the results. So…through all of that and feeling like I had zero control in my life – I realized I’ve NEVER been the one in control. I know He has a plan and so far I’m liking it! Mama C is in remission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the best family and friends, I have met some amazing people and everyone is happy and healthy – including me. :)
  
Mama C - I am in awe of you and this group of amazing people you have helped come together to make our ABC family. You are such an inspiration to me and have always pushed me to not only do my best but to do everything with so much love. Thank you for being my biggest cheerleader, my shoulder to cry on and my best friend! I am so grateful you're my Mama C! I love you 100000000000 elephants

Boot Campers - I cannot tell you how much love and support I felt from all of you when Mama C got sick and how grateful I am for everything you guys did. All of you are truly amazing people that I feel lucky to know and see on a daily basis. I love the little family we have at ABC and I can’t wait to kick your butts in my spotlight WOD!!!!!!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tracy M 6:02pm
Jordan ~ yay 👏👏. Super excited for you. Glad it's your turn in the spotlight.  It's been awesome being open gym counter-parts...getting to know you even better...ya feel like family, and I love it!!! You deserve this honor, you've been putting in a lot of hard work and it shows 💪. You are your mamas daughter 😉 and I luv it! A little excited and a little scared to see what you squirrel-girls come up with 😁. But I wouldn't miss it for the world. Again, yay you.  Luv ya 😘

Katie A 7:37pm
Jordan I could not be more excited about you being SBC!!! You are such an amazing bright shining light at ABC and although we haven't had a ton of time to get to know each other I really feel like we shared a bond this past year with everything we all went through. God knew exactly what He was doing when He put you in those hospital halls right when I needed a friend the most. Thank you for giving me a shoulder to cry on and just listening, especially when you yourself were needing a shoulder. I will never forget that!! You are such an amazing daughter to Mama C and she is so incredibly blessed to have had you by her side through these last several months. Anyway can't wait to WOD in your honor!! Love you girl!!

Alisha R 8:29pm
Sweet Sweet Jordan!  Spotlight time baby!!  So excited to workout in your honor.  I just know its gonna be a goodie!!! You are such a sweet spirit and a delight to be around.  Bootcamp just wouldn't be the same without you.  It's been great getting to know you and watching you get stronger (I got to take the pic of your first one handed hand stand). You are a blessing to your mom, your family and to our bootcamp family.  Looking forward to working out with you tomorrow!!  Bring it on girly :-)  Love you Mucho.

Kelli 9:22pm
I just LOVE me some Jordan!! Your smile is so radiant and it puts me in such a good mood ;) I am so happy you are part of the aMAZEn team!!  Thank you for being so good with my girls when they are at ABC....you are the best big sister and it shows in how you are with the kiddos that come in. I know all of us mommys appreciate that SO much! You are such a beautiful person inside and out...just like that Mama C of yours!  Can't wait to honor you, tomorrow is the day!! Xoxo! Big congrats!!

Channel 9:23pm
You have always been the light in my life. Having you at 18 meant we grew up together. I laugh and smile the most with you. You are the best big Sissy that the boys and Tatum could ever have. From a very young age you could spend time with a 90 year old or a 9 month old and be perfectly content. You love life and you live it with such grace. This last year was an experience that I wish you didn't have to walk, but again you did it with incredible grace and dignity. Your compassion and love in the way you care for me was/is comparable to none. You nursed me back to healthy and took over Mommy duty with the boys again with incredible grace and dignity. I love you more than 100000000000 elephants my precious baby girl! Love Mama C

Maranda 9:47pm
Jordan,
I'm so happy for you! I'm so glad that you saw an opportunity for change And finally took charge. I haven't been a part of camp for long but you have been such a blessing to me and my girls! Thanks for showing me the ropes during open gym and loving and caring for my babies so I can get healthy!!! You're an inspiration to young adults everywhere! God bless you! 💗🙏

Jodi 10:22pm
Jordan,
You are so deserving!  Your love for your family and others is always so apparent.  I was honored to see your strength and grace as you stood by your mom's side this past year.  I'm so glad that you are part of our ABC family and I'm so glad to call you a friend!  Love you big!
Jodi

Colleen G 10:30pm
Hey Jordan! Youre a very sweet and caring person and Im glad to see that youve been chosen for the SBC. This past year has really shown what a wonderful daughter and person you are to take charge when mom needed you the most. Look forward to the many days to come working out at ABC and seeing your beautiful smile.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Jennifer Wan 8:08pm
Jordan-  I'm a little nervous to see what Channel Jr. comes up with for our wod! 😳  You and your family have had one tough road. You are amazing person and daughter to support your mom the way you did morning and night. Your beautiful face lights up our bc when your there!  Congrats on being spotlight bc.  Go easy on us!!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gina Di 12:41pm
Sweet little Jordan!  I can't all the years that have past since I first met you!  What an amazing women and friend you have turned out to be!  I am so excited for you on this new chapter in your life!  May God continue to bless you!  Much love, Gina

Monique P 5:59pm
Love seeing Jordan with her smile when I walk in. Makes me glad to be there and forget about the hard WOD I'm about to endure.   Congratulations! !!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Carla R 8:03am
My sweet Jordan!  

Congrats on not only being spotlight, but on recognizing that you can make choices in your life to get you where you want.  Thank you for sharing your positive story with us.  

I always enjoy seeing  you at ABC.  You have a calming and beautiful spirit.  

Excited to see all that you come up with for us!  

Love you so much and can't wait to many more  years of wodding with you!!!!

xoxoxxo, Carla

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