I wanted to start motivating people to get into a healthier lifestyle and had a asked a friend for help. She suggested we do a interview, which I thought was amazing.. REAL PEOPLE, that made the decision and changed their lives around... This is so exciting, I want to jump up and down like a little girl and scream lol. So since she suggested the idea I want her to be my first interview! Bloogers & cherished followers meet Bianca Valentim... Aside from being an amazing photographer, she's also a hardcore health nut.. She went from never running to now training for a triathlon!!! Enough of me talking... on to our interview!
Gigi: How would you describe your health life before you decided to change?
That's when my brother talked me into running my first 10K (half marathon relay with Jonatas). He told me I could do it. I would only need to train hard and eat better. He believed in me and that's what made everything change.
I started training, eating and sleeping better. My brother would call me everyday to ask how was my training, what I eat and how I was feeling. He would give me tips and advice. He still does that. I ran the race and finished strong with a smile on my face and after that I wanted more, more of that feeling!! So I kept training and ran my very first half marathon on March 20th only 6 months after m first 10k and now I'm training for my first Triathlon race. So what motivated me to become healthier was my brother!! It's not about loosing weight anymore. It's about health and performance.
But it was only a dream. 'One day I will became a triathlete.' - Then after I got used to running and realized it wasn't bad at all (I was pretty scared about running before, always thought it was impossible for me) I could finally see myself doing a triathlon. I love to swim and ride the bike. So I decided it was time to make my dream come true! It still in the process. I just got my bike and the real hard core training it's only beginning.
Like I said before I was pretty lazy. I would eat brownies and ice cream almost everyday and not workout for months.
We all just need to find something or someone that motivates us and help us keep in track.
I ask God for heath and no injuries to be able to keep racing and have fun. I'm a much happier person now and everything is much more exciting!!
It's not easy but if you have a support group or something that motivates you daily you CAN DO IT!
Find friends that will help you make better decisions. Make fun plans with them. Start a blog to keep track of your hard work and motivate other people. Join dailymile.com.
Day by day. If you went off the track today, don't feel bad. We all have our days. Just start fresh tomorrow!
If you want to start running, register yourself on a race. A 5K or 10K. Start following a training program. You only need about 2-4 months to train. Log your workouts... and before you know it you will be running a marathon!
Any motivational words or quotes?"People say that motivation doesn't last. well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily" - zig ziglar
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
Bianca: It's a big change for me and it's working good. This new lifestyle is definitely helping me in all areas of my life. I finally found a balance. My mind is always fresh so I get more creative and I can do my work better.
My energy levels are high so I get more done in less time. My anxiety is now lower than before. I feel more confident and smiles more :)
I'm definitely a changed person but there is lot's to learn and get better. I have to thank God for all the strengthen He gives me everyday. I wouldn't be able able to do it all without Him.
Gigi, Thank you so much for this interview. I feel very honored.
CHECK OUT BIANCA'S BLOG: http://biancavalentimblog.com/
CHECK OUT HER TRAINING BLOG: http://b-3sportsblog.com/