I did it! You can too!
Let me introduce myself....
Hi, my name is Linda Terjesen. I used my initials to create my company name, LTLTE, Learn to Love to Exercise. When I was younger I didn't like to exercise, but one day I learned to love to exercise. I'm so excited about what I learned, that I want to share it with you!
Culture wants women our age to believe our best years are behind us, but it's a lie. Our best years are ahead of us! We just have to make them our reality.
LTLTE was founded based on my passion for health & fitness. I struggled with my own weight in the past. The struggle was real and I couldn't seem to get past the obstacles. Then I experienced a huge loss in my life when my brother passed away. I couldn't escape the idea that he may have lived longer and happier, if he had taken better care of himself.
I couldn't let it go, and I'm so glad I didn't.
To provide education about the importance of proper nutrition and consistent exercise in order to live a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
To make the world a healthier place.
On May 27, 2006 I lost my only brother, Frank, at 45 years old to cardiovascular disease and I dedicate LTLTE to him and the joy he brought me. I'll always wonder if my brother would still be here today if he had eaten healthier and exercised regularly. I can't change the past, but Frank's memory inspires me every day.
I'm originally from Norway and I'm in better shape today at 52 years old than I was when I was 30. When I was 30 years old I weighed around 127 pounds. I had no idea how to lift weights, and I was working out double the time of what I do now. I thought I ate healthy, but I was wrong. At 52 years old I now know how to exercise effectively and I no longer struggle with my diet. At 5'4" I weigh 111 pounds. I feel amazing, fit into sexy clothes, have muscle, and lots of energy. I was recently called a "spark plug."
I've had sciatica several times (NO MORE!), I have arthritis in my neck (RARELY feel it!), and I'm in perimenopause (WHAT hot flashes?!)
In 1989 was the first time I ever joined a gym at 22 years old. In 2008 I started practicing yoga. When I was in my early thirties I was about 16 pounds heavier than I am now. My clothes didn't fit well, many of my jeans were too small, I didn't have much energy, and I certainly didn't feel good about myself.
I thought I knew how to lose weight, but it took me years to figure it out, and during that time I was extremely unsatisfied with the way my body looked.
Like many things in life, living a healthy life is a process and it requires consistent effort and energy, but it's very worth it. The only one who can stop you from getting healthier is YOU!
If you're struggling to lose weight and want some help, stop delaying, and make a decision to take care of yourself.
Bachelor Degree - California State University, Fullerton. Major in Human Communications, Minor in Spanish. Graduated with Honors, Magna Cum Laude
Selected as the 2016 CSUF Commencement Speaker for the Human Communications Department
- Associate Degree - Saddleback College in Spanish. Magna Cum Laude
Associate Degree - Saddleback College in Kinesiology. Magna Cum Laude
Associate Degree - Saddleback College in Nutrition. Magna Cum Laude
Certifications & Awards
200-hour Yoga Alliance RYT, Saddleback College
Yoga Teacher, Occupational Skills Award, Saddleback College
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Saddleback College & CPR Lady
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, Saddleback College
Nutrition Certification, Saddleback College
Coaching, Occupational Skills Award, Saddleback College
Athletic Training, Occupational Skills Award, Saddleback College
NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course Completion