High Energy Girl—The power of determination

Show Notes

  • I am health and fitness enthusiast
  • So, I am a personal trainer, pilates instructor, life coach, and nutritionist
  • I do this because fitness changed my life
  • The first half of my life, I was overweight
  • Gradually, I became the fitter version of me that I am now
  • I feel so different, empowered and energized because of health and wellness
  • I want to inspire as many people to work out because they love themselves and because they respect themselves not because they hate themselves and want to be a different version of them
  • Too often we think that it has to be this one overnight success change and that was a lot of pressure on us
  • What happened for me was, my mom was a single mom and she told me that I am very good with adults and I am not very good with people my own age and she have to get me exercising
  • She told me that we should get a membership on the local YMCA and just walk on the treadmill and that slowly spiralled to me into doing weights, aerobic classes, spin classes
  • I learned to teach classes and all the way through high school, I volunteered and I went to a university for this and masters in exercise science
  • Slowly, I turned something into a different person
  • I started to identify as someone who wanted to go to the gym and wanted to be healthy and active
  • I felt better when I move
  • I was 16 years old when I first started going to the gym and it was the first step I ever took
  • It’s all about the first baby steps and I think it’s all about learning
  • You have to have the ability to be aware of those thoughts
  • It takes practice and data because everything is data to teach yourself what will actually make yourself good
  • The first little while is teaching your brain and teaching your body what would feel better
  • When I was looking at my life choices with the irrational brain, I knew that this would what make me feel better
  • A belief that how you feel at this moment is how you’re always going to feel. That is why in a moment of motivation you have to say that you’re not always going to feel this way and create a system during your motivated state
  • That’s why the system of accountability makes you stick to your plan
  • One of the things that I tell people who do not want to work out is to stack something that they like doing with something they need to do
  • You have to figure out what are your key boulders are in your schedule and what are the things that are going to set you up for success for the rest of the day
  • For me, it’s the workout, water, and coffee
  • Knowing what your lynchpin habits are is really key and then doing them with intention while blocking out the rest of the noise
  • It really depends on my stage of life
  • It’s one of the things that I tell my clients is that the most important thing is that you’re doing something but it can evolve
  • My 20’s, I did iron man, marathons – I was more on an endurance girl
  • Earlier in my 20’s, I was more into fitness classes
  • When I opened my studio I had to change because it’s like a valued judgment
  • Now, I do shorter distance triathlon, lots of Pilates, strength training
  • I really believe in keeping your body strong especially if you’re someone who wants to run or do sport
  • Exercise is important but community is important too like anything that you can do to make you feel as happy or as centred because those feelings will help you make a better choice
  • Our emotions are very close to the surface
  • If you can exercise of connecting to your friends, that’s going to make you calm
  • Calmness is a superpower
  • I have two books
  • Finding Your Fit is my first book and Your Fittest Future Self
  • Finding Your Fit is bases on a premise about thriving in your own lane and there’s no one version of fit but it’s about understanding who you are and what you can make yourself consistently
  • Do you, be you but just embrace that you got to move
  • Your Fittest Future Self was the concept that came from my best friend
  • It’s about embracing that now is the only moment you have control over and that it’s about creating the mix that works for you
  • The concept being is that there are pros and cons every diet, workout and program and the trick is to pinpoint the pros that work for you
  • It’s understanding that you know the most who you are and you just have to find what works for you and you just have to mix
  • I think data can be critical to some people
  • I believe in living our lives and I believe in having treats and the things that I love but it’s like, when is it worth it to do it and when is it not and will it cause myself to be frustrated or not
  • It’s all about intention and being aware
  • Awareness brings choice
  • You can’t create different healthier habit until you know what you’re currently doing
  • You have to know your trigger, you have to know yourself
  • I love any vegetables, I love Brussels sprouts, I love zucchini, egg muffins, avocado, salads, fishes

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