Im a girl who cares about her health, exploration and living an extraordinary lifestyle

I wont do anything unless Im passionate about it. Period.

About Laila

Growing up near the Johnson Space Center, I was exposed to space exploration from an early age. However, I first decided that I wanted to be a NASA astronaut in the third grade, after watching the movie Apollo 13. The film showed me how challenging, demanding and satisfying it is to complete a space mission. The skills and experience I needed to accomplish my goal of becoming an astronaut have motivated me ever since.

I needed a great deal of determination to graduate from Purdue University with a BS in Civil Engineering (Boiler Up!), and then continue on to Portland State University (Go Vikings!) for my MS in Mechanical Engineering. All the while, I was co-oping for the Kennedy Space Center.

Nearing my graduation, I came to realize that NASA positions were few and far between, and I would have to pursue a different career trajectory. Contemplating similar job opportunities, I thought of two things: extreme engineering from my freshman engineering class and personal fitness. I decided to pursue extreme engineering and secured a job in corporate America.

In corporate America, I became extremely adaptable. And though I adapted to the nice salary and the fast pace of my new job, something just wasn’t right. I was still in a long-distance relationship that had started five years ago, and I wasn’t enjoying my work. I often found myself escaping the office to go work out. It wasn’t that I couldn’t do my job, but that I didn’t enjoy my new career. I didn’t find the job challenging, demanding or satisfying—and yet I felt all of these things when I looked in the mirror after a hard workout.

So, I decided to leave corporate America for a new dream—a dream to be a fitness astronaut! I wanted to become someone who explores fitness and helps others explore it as well. I wanted to explore what would make people fit and healthy. The challenges are as tough as you make them in your mind, and the demands can be a bit much, but the satisfaction of your smile when you see yourself in the mirror is worth it.

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Here's to the weekend everyone! Remember to follow your dreams. Even if nobody supports you and believes in you. The important thing is to believe in yourself and know exactly what you need to do as you get through the the light at the end of the tunnel. Create a plan and execute it🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
Question: what do you see wrong with this photo? As a former construction engineer I've seen lots of interesting things on a construction site but nothing like this. I'm curious to see what you think looks interesting. Comment and Point them out ⬇️. #czechconstruction #praguetoday
On a mission🚀🚀🚀(swipe left to see the video and more) Everything you do it's ok to overthink and and over analyze. We are taking advantage of our new backyard as homeowners. So I put my Boilermaker 🚂 hubby to work. We love DIY projects. We got this table from a garage sale. Now we are giving it some loooove and showing its true beauty. FACT: We haven't bought any new furniture since we have been married. Everything has been from garage sales, and handle downs. Why: gotta pay off the student loans and support the startup. Plus we just love a great deal, problem solving and want real wood furniture. Hard to find these days. But we bought a mattress (total must)  and just bought our first couch (Vlog on that competition my soon on my YouTube Channel) 🎥🎥. Will show you the final product soon..... #diyprojects #pintrestinspired #engineersatwork
If you are an engineer post your major below. 🚀Also share what you do?
🚀 Do you like your job? 🚀Did you wish you could pursue something else? 
I'd love to hear your thoughts and confessions. A lot of engineers such as myself decided to pursue engineering a different way. Just to share I pursued undergraduate in Civil Engineering from Purdue University (Boiler Up) and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University (Go Vikings). Now I work hard to help brides and non brides to be Wedding Fit Forever, am a math tutor, STEM advocate and also a YouTuber. As an engineer I'm always problem solving. That's a skill that will never go away!