Our mission is to inspire and encourage women through the sharing of
real-life stories of wellness, personal development, and faith.


Our desire is to meet you wherever you are in your journey
so we can cheer you on as you walk into joy. 

OUR STORY

Who knew that a walk would start a journey toward unhindered freedom for two young moms. Now, 18 years later and a whole country between them, this is their ongoing story of how community, fitness, food, and most importantly, a faith in a God who loves shaped it all.

Walk Into Joy is a collaboration of our real-life anecdotes of family and friends, recipes, living a healthy lifestyle, and most importantly how all this living just keeps growing our faith! We will be here for the belly laughs and the ugly cries as we do life together with you. Our mission is to keep God at the core as we share our journey and hope to inspire others to take their own walk into joy.

Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Disclaimer: We are not experts at anything. Seek the advice of a medical professional before beginning any new exercise program, diet, and/or lifestyle change.

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Nicole Andrade

Co-Founder

Phase of Life: As a wife and mother of 3 children ages 25, 19, and 16, I am in a fun and intense phase of life. We are in the final years of high school for our baby and walking toward an “empty nest” although, our 25- year old is coming back home so I am not sure our nest will truly be empty any time soon. Though my children are older, they still love to come around and talk about the smallest detail and then the deepest things…. typically after my bedtime! We have property and two dogs that seem to take the place of young children in our days as well as our seven chickens that we spoil!

Sanity Check: I find my sanity early in the morning with coffee and my bible. My heart loves to dialogue with the Lord before I speak to another soul.

Passion: My passion is freedom in Christ. I want people to feel the complete freedom Jesus died for. If someone needs healing, a word of encouragement, or truth, I am there to share. I have a deep passion for dispelling the lies of the enemy and sharing the truth of the Word of God through teaching, conversation, and prayer.

Health Focus Right Now: Health for me right now is keeping active, understanding true nutritional fuel to build my immune system and balance for my mental wellness.

Fave Food: My fave food right now is what I call a “fancy Caprese salad”. I have basil in my garden as well as tomatoes and I add some extra things like cucumber, avocado, sunflower seeds, red onion, Kalamata olives, and a homemade balsamic dressing… This is summer to me and my favorite thing to eat right now!

Bible Life Verse: Ephesians 4:1-4 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call”

Hilary Valine

Co-Founder

Phase of Life: Wife, mother of 2 adult daughters one who is recently married, and dog mom of 2 lively pups. Enjoying that empty nest life that never seems to be empty, which believe me I’m not complaining. I’m a work from home entrepreneur in the DC area just a few miles from The National Mall and loving my city life and all it has to offer.

Sanity Check: My sanity is found in the moments first thing in the morning before the house wakes up and the world around me is still quiet, sitting on my screened porch with my bible and coffee in hand. My quiet time, my solace.

Passion: Passion is that thing that puts fire in your belly and for me, that is helping women discover their true potential of who God calls them to be. I love coming alongside a sister as they chase after their dreams. Whether that is through a health and wellness journey, an entrepreneurial goal, or whatever mission they are being called to do. This passion is one of the reasons Walk Into Joy exists. To link arms and walk through this life together!

Health Focus Right Now: These are such strange times and I’m finding my health focus these days is not just drinking water, watching my ingredients list, and exercising but taking the time to focus on my mental health. For me this includes letting go of the things that do not serve me, creating healthy boundaries, and identifying my feelings and moving through them in a way that honors God and who I am. Of course, the other things don’t stop just because I’m focusing more on my emotional self. It really is a package deal.

Fave Food: I am a live to eat gal so it is hard to choose just one fave, but if I must narrow it down, a fresh Maryland crab cake. Something that I never knew I loved until moving to the east coast. Done right, it is my go-to at a restaurant and it’s the thing I refuse to learn to make because I fear of eating it all the time!

Bible Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”