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November 23, 2011

About

Hi! My name is Heather, and I am the writer behind Housewife Glamour. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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I am a blogger, freelance writer, professional dancer, health nut, animal lover, and fitness enthusiast.

I ran my first half marathon in March of 2012 and felt on top of the world that day crossing the finish line and hitting my PR of 2:00.

First Half Marathon

This started my love for racing, and I plan to complete many more to come.

Housewife Glamour fun runs

What started as a way to document our wedding plans turned into a passion of sharing my stories about healthy, active living through blogging.

I came up with the name Housewife Glamour as a blog title when I was a newlywed in 2011, while I was also overly into being Betty Homemaker and creating everything DIY. Since then, my focus has completely changed, but I’ve somehow chosen to keep the name and run with it.

I like to throw people off a little.

(Read more about the meaning behind the title here.)

I blog to inspire anyone and everyone to join the healthy living lifestyle by introducing quick and healthy meals, snacks, recipes and workouts you could easily incorporate into a hectic schedule.

Every once in a while you will come across a fashion post, but those are mostly to highlight my latest budget finds.

Hearts red leather I Love You clutch

I firmly believe that being beautiful is not just skin deep, and feeling good about who you are is what makes you glamorous. So, all of that is what I strive to write about.

I met my husband, Scott, in 2007 working together in the NBA. I was a dancer and he was in entertainment in Orlando, Florida.

Magic Dancer Heather and ScottAfter three and a half years of dating, we got married on 7.22.2011 and you can read all about it on the Wedding Page.

Bride at Groom black and white reception photo

Five years later, we moved to the suburbs just outside of Detroit, Michigan. I danced for two more seasons while he worked in entertainment.

J-Lo routine

Throughout my six years of dancing in the NBA, my hairstyle changed just about as often as our outfits.

Preseason pistons dancers

(Sorry if my ever changing look seems to confuse you.)

After the closing of this past NBA season, I decided to hang up my dancing boots and am currently working on getting certified for personal training.

I was a barre instructor for almost two years in Orlando, and miss it every day since we moved in October of 2012.

Moving off the court and onto the sidelines is definitely a transition that will take some getting used to, but I am really excited to see where the future and this blog takes me.

I have a dream of traveling the world (keep a look out for my Travel Page!), trying new things, meeting amazing people, and blogging about every experience along the way.

Reebok Skyscape Launch Party with Miranda Kerr

While I would like to attend any conference having to do with health and fitness, I don’t own a transporter and am always interested in sponsors for important blogging events and travel adventures.

DANCE BACKGROUND

 

I started my dancing career on the dance team at the University of South Florida. After realizing I was made for entertainment and making people smile, I tried out for the Orlando Magic Dancers in 2007 and completed four amazing seasons.

orlando magic dancers sidelines 2010-11

Check out some of the highlights!

When Scott got hired for a different team, I quickly followed and knew my dancing days were far from over.

I started dancing for the Pistons during their halftime shows and eventually found myself on court with the Detroit Pistons Dancers.

Pistons Dancers ready for Flo Rida Halftime

This team puts on incredible halftime shows, and I have had the privilege of dancing with a number of well-known artists including Flo Rida, TLC, Debbie Gibson, Salt-n-Peppa, Fat Joe, and Big & Rich!

During my six seasons of dancing professionally, I was also an ambassador for the team and made frequent appearances at community and charity events, and served as a key person for media interviews.

I danced and dunked in the 2009 NBA Finals and in the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and have traveled around the world performing with the core group of dunkers called the Dunking Dancers.

heather dunking dancer

I was selected to perform in NBA China’s Dance Passion TV Show, the 2007 China Games, and 2011 NBA United Tour in Rome, Italy.

Being a part of the Dunking Dancers brought me to perform at the 2008 LA Lights Streetball Tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia, the University of Kansas Midnight Madness, and Disney’s ESPN the Weekend.

On top of performing at every home game, I also assisted, demonstrated, and choreographed for numerous annual Jr. Dance Camps and clinics.

 

WRITING + BLOGGING BACKGROUND

 

I graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications, with a specialization in Advertising in 2007. Although I may not be working directly in my field of study, I thoroughly enjoy putting my creative writing background to use through blogging.

I generally spend my days creating healthy recipes, editing, maintaining this blog and writing for local publications and websites.

Heather Hesington Blogger

I am currently the Social Media Assistant for Victoria Angela Photography, responsible for daily posts, wedding and engagement highlights, and running her blog.

You can also find me and a few of my articles on Fullout.TV.

I am proud to be a FitFluential Ambassador and Mover and Shaker: Friend of Drink Chia, representing a girl-on-the-go living a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

WHO’S WHO

 

I come from a family of five. They all live in Orlando, Florida which is where I grew up and lived for twenty seven years. I miss them every day, and I am still adjusting to them being so far away.

In the mean time, I have this goofball to keep me company up in the Polar Vortex we like to call Michigan.

Scott and I out

And these guys.

housewife glamour pets

Scott and I do not have children – yet – but we do have three overly needy, expressive, and unconditional loving furry family members.

Cali is “the chill one” on the bottom, and Aspen is “the bossy one” on the top, and Roadie is the wacko pup who thinks he’s part cat/part human.

We took all three of them in either as strays or through pet adoption, and they continue to make us laugh every single day.

If you have any questions or would like to contact me directly, feel free to e-mail, or suggest a topic for me to write about.

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Although I am a certified personal trainer, the workouts I post are what work best for me and might not be the right type of exercises for you.



I am not a registered dietician and do NOT post everything I eat. All content I post on this blog stems from my personal experience and knowledge, and I recommend consulting a doctor or health professional before making changes to your diet or fitness routine.



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