This week on The Bizzimumzi Podcast, Ashley is joined in conversation by Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer and creator of Body by Simone. Simone talks about her renewed outlook on herself, both body and mind, after she had Oscar, her child. She shares that being a dancer and then being in fitness, her body has always been her tool. She had always been fit and in shape and she had taken that for granted. Then she had a c-section giving birth to Oscar, and she couldn’t even sit up out of bed the first couple of days. It took two weeks to walk around the block. She also talks about what it must feel like to start a fitness journey for someone who’s never exercised and who hasn’t eaten well. She shares how exercise and just being physically fit helps you overcome depression.
She refers to it as renewing her commitment to her body and what it was like to start fresh and see her body in a new light. Juggling business, pandemic, and motherhood and the toll it took on her emotional and mental health. The advantages that came with the pandemic and Zoom meetings. She shares stories about the times she would have to be in Zoom meetings whilst breastfeeding her baby, as well as other times she had to multitask. How hormones have affected her life after pregnancy and birth. Even now Simone talks about wondering if she is premenopausal or if it’s still the hormones from giving birth taking their time to level out. Mental and spiritual blocks that prevent you from being your best self. When you set goals and take small steps to improve yourself, you gradually become the best version of yourself.
This Bizzimumzi chat is sponsored by Fabletics.
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