What motivates you to get up in the morning?
I wake up at 5 am every day for a commute to work in Mountain View. It's hard to get up so early every morning, but I make sure that I make the most of my early morning commute to get things done. In my life, I'm motivated by success. Whether that is at the gym (lifting heavier weights, doing one more push up, or noticing that my clothes are a little bit looser) or at work (clearing out my inbox, launching or finishing a project, or seeing my team meet their goals).
When did you start "performing for life," and what are some milestones since then?
Since I left university, I feel I have been working towards having the best and most successful life. When it comes to my health and fitness, I've been a Cardio Queen for years. While hours on a spin bike helped with the stress levels in my life (I have a pretty demanding job), it didn't really do anything for my weight loss!
Since coming to P4L I've changed up the way I workout and think about fitness and health. Even though I still have a pretty demanding job, working about 10 hours a day, making time for exercise is a priority for me. I'm at P4L 5-6 times a week and have really re-evaluated my relationship for food (I think of it as fuel, instead of a reward) and alcohol (still love a good gin & tonic, but I don't drink much these days) to ensure I'm as healthy and happy as I can be!
What is your go-to work-out song, and what does it say about you?
Work, Britney Spears. Don't judge, I'll always be a Britney fan. I love it because it applies to fitness and health, your job and life in general - "you better work!"
Do you have any advice for someone trying to get fit?
I feel the advice I'd give someone, is also the advice I should take myself! We live in this society, where everything is on demand; you can get an Uber in 3 minutes, groceries can be delivered in an hour, so much can be done at minimal effort and quickly! I'm the kind of person who wants to see results, and see them quickly, but I'm starting to learn that you shouldn't stress out if you don’t see results overnight. When I first came to P4L, I had a very clear goal, I wanted to lose 20 pounds, but I've realized I am more than the number on the scale. Now, I don’t weigh myself anymore; It’s more about how I feel and how I look. I’m a healthier person, I’m a happier person. While my goal is still to trim down, I don’t think about a number anymore. The biggest advice I could give to someone is that it’s going to take a long time, and it’s a long term commitment.
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