Wow, it’s been, like, almost two months since my last linkup with Jessica and Jill for #DishTheFit. It’s been a jam-packed time for me lately with just completing my nutritional therapist certification and starting up my personal training business. But when I saw that this week was an interview, I thought it would be a great time to share some thoughts AND get back in touch with the amazing people who #DishTheFit weekly (probably much more regularly than I do)!
This week Jessica and Jill did something a bit different, they have turned the topic into an informative and interesting set of interview questions. Answering interview questions is not only a great way to share our thoughts, but also, it gets us all thinking deeply about topics we don’t always work into words.
With that being said …let’s dish!
The Fit Dish Interview
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
I would have to say my proudest achievement to date would have to be waking up in 2012 and deciding that I needed to take control of my health. Since the day I made that executive decision about my life, I have made one good choice after another. I have to believe that I wouldn’t be where I am now (both physically and mentally) if I had not taken the initiative to make getting fit and healthy a priority. I wouldn’t be a personal trainer, fitness instructor, blogger, or nutritional therapist if I had not made this choice. I wouldn’t be here answering this question on my BLOG if I hadn’t made that amazing decision (and stuck with it)!
WHAT KEEPS YOU PASSIONATE?
I believe our passions are born from our motivations. You know when people say, “fear is a great motivator”? Well, for me, that’s very true. I fear going back to a place mentally where I don’t feel good about myself or that I’m worth the effort of staying healthy. What truly keeps me passionate is knowing that I deserve to treat myself better than I ever did before. You know that feeling you get after you finish a challenging workout, fit into your old jeans, or can help others reach their goals? Well, that feeling can’t be topped by money or all the possessions in the world — it’s born from motivation and maintained through passion! Oh yeah, and having this blog DEFINITELY doesn’t hurt when it comes to keeping passionate either. 😉
Um, we’re badass! Seriously though, we are. The things that make me most proud to be a woman are our strength, empathy, leadership qualities, and yeah, did I mention we’re badass? #IAmWoman
WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S SO IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN TO UNITE AS A SISTERHOOD AND EMPOWER EACH OTHER?
Let’s face it, women feel more pressure than men. Despite the fact that it’s 2015, women are still faced with so many bullshit labels and expectations. The truth is — with all the pressures we have placed on ourselves — we need to build each other up and know we’re in this together! Mean girls never prosper, and you want to know why? Because they are so broken down from breaking other girls down. If you want to feel strong, capable, and empowered love yourself and love other women with the same fierceness.
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SOME SMALL WAYS WE CAN EMPOWER THE WOMEN AROUND US IN OUR DAY TO DAY LIFE?
Truthfully, I think this starts with ourselves. Making ourselves feel content and worthwhile enables us to share that empowerment with other women. It’s so easy to give another girl a compliment or tell her she’s capable, but make sure you believe that about yourself first.
Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
See why it’s so important to start that empowerment cycle from within?
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE FITFAM?
Work on the inside as much as the outside. Exercise your soul, not just your heart. It’s the only way we can maintain our passion, compassion, and accomplish our dreams. It’s what’s within you that creates what you give to others.
I can’t wait to see what others have shared and thanks to Jessica and Jill, this was an excellent week at #DishTheFit — Super #FitFamLove
How would you answer these questions? Join the conversation!