Lives: Paarl, Western Cape
Genetically gifted with muscular legs, I was always very self-conscious because I didn’t look like other girls. This was until I was introduced to the bodybuilding world where muscular legs were not only accepted, but admired. Even though my fitness journey started with competing, it has evolved into wanting to become stronger, fitter and healthier. These things are so important if you want to live a full and happy life. Besides my active lifestyle, I studied electronic engineering and then industrial engineering and landed my dream job at the beginning of 2020. My work challenges me mentally, just like my fitness goals challenge me physically.
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How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?
Fitness is my lifestyle. To me, fitness is not only about working out and looking good. There is a mental aspect to fitness that is often overlooked. If you are mentally fit, you will be able to recognise that the physical barrier you might be experiencing is actually a mental block. And when you step over that mental block, the sky’s the limit. Fitness also has a health element where food and nutrition is paramount to achieving overall vitality and wellness. I am a strong believer in you are what you eat – everything you put into your body is either feeding sickness or health. The choice is yours.
What are your personal fitness goals?
To look, feel and be as strong as I can be, and have fun getting there! I would love to move into powerlifting when I get strong enough to be competitive. At the same time, I want to maintain my healthy whole food nutritional goals with the occasional treat with close friends and family. It is all about balance. My fitness goal is a journey, not a destination.