B-Yourself: Elizabeth Salstrand Fields


LIFE’S CATWALK

After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2010, Liz Fields wanted to be a model, but she became pregnant. Now, 11 months after giving birth to her daughter, Presley, she is trying again. Fields contacted an Atlanta agency and will take part in a runway fashion show in Cape Girardeau, Mo., in October.  Being pregnant myself, I was curious to know how she was able to bounce back to her pre-pregnancy body so quickly. “I was able to bounce back quickly due to eating healthy and breast feeding,” she says. “Yes, breast feeding. I’m able to burn calories everyday, and it allows my stomach to shrink down much quicker (that’s what ‘they’ say). I also try and avoid any soft drinks and drinks with a lot of sugar. Water is the best way to go. I love my fruits and vegetables, too.”

Name: Elizabeth Salstrand Fields

Hometown: Rockford, Illinois

Age: 24

Profession: Volleyball coach and raising a one-year-old.

My passion: I love vintage clothing and anything that involves fashion.

What keeps you awake at night? Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

You are guilty of: Procrastinating.

Your best friend says you are: Funny, understanding, free-spirited, benevolent and competitive.

What is your motto/mantra? “Pay it forward.”

What is your most marked characteristic? My most marked characteristic is my height. I love being tall!

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Quality family time. I grew up camping every summer in Wisconsin with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. We would sit around the fire every night, swim in gorgeous Lake Michigan and hike and bike. It really is the little things in life and the beauty of God’s creations.

Which living person do you most admire? My grandmother, Barbara Salstrand.

Last time you lied: I try not to lie because it usually leads to another one, and the truth most always reveals itself in the end anyhow.

Last time you cried: A couple of nights ago when I finished Fifty Shades Darker.

Celebrity Crush: Belated Heath Ledger.

Interview and photo by Angela Karen.

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