Honouring the Strength of Women Worldwide: International Women's Day 2024 - Lea's Journey

Q: Tell us about when & how your fitness journey began.

A: I've always been pretty active. Sometimes more than others, depending on what's going on in my life and my current motivation. I'd say I've started being 'really' active a couple of years after I had my son, to 'get back into shape' and I've always been on the more 'voluptuous' side of the numerous body types of women, so my goal is to keep everything toned. 

Q: What is your favourite physical activity and why?

A: Strength training is BY FAR my favourite. I loathe cardio, so lifting weights is my go-to. I love seeing the weight increase as I get stronger, it makes me feel healthy and strong. Another bonus is that I can still carry my 9 year old son when he needs some TLC or when he can't get out of bed in the morning! I also don't mind walking and I have installed a walking pad under my desk so I can multitask while I work. 

Q: Where are you at today in your health & fitness journey and how has this impacted your life?

A: I am pretty happy with where I am at in my journey so far in that it's not a journey. It's something I do as part of my life and I do what I can, when I can. I don't beat myself up about it when I can't. 

Q: What are your tips for busy women who are the beginning of their health & fitness journey?

A: Set reasonable goals and be kind to yourself. If all you can commit to is 30 mins once a week, it is more than enough. You can increase your goals when and if life permits. And listen to your body and its cycles. As women, we don't have the same abilities throughout the month and it's important to accept that your best on any given day IS your best that day. 

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