Join us for an engaging and candid conversation on this week’s episode of The Bizzimumzi Podcast, as your host, Ashley Verma, sits down with the inspiring fitness expert and health coach, Kim Hartwell. Despite their paths never crossing during their bustling days in London’s fitness scene, Ashley and Kim share a common passion for teaching and helping others, which forms the heart of their conversation.
Kim’s journey is nothing short of remarkable; from her days as a model to her transformation into a fitness expert and health coach, she has leveraged her platform to inspire countless busy mums. However, life pre-baby was a whirlwind of non-stop activity, with Kim constantly on the move, filling her days with modeling gigs, teaching at London’s top studios, and hosting international retreats. She lived life at a breakneck pace, all while battling her inner demons and constantly running away from her emotions.
In her own words, “the reality was… inside I never felt good enough.” The pursuit of more accomplishments and the adrenaline rush of adventure couldn’t fill the void she felt. Everything changed when she became a mother, welcoming her beautiful baby girl, Indie. Amid the profound joy that Indie brought into her life, Kim found herself grappling with a profound loss of identity and self.
This raw and heart-wrenching episode delves into Kim’s struggle with post-natal depression during the first 10 months of Indie’s life. She opens up about the guilt, shame, and hopelessness she experienced while trying to navigate the challenges of motherhood and maintain a sense of self. As her previous way of “doing” things no longer served her, Kim embarked on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.
Ashley and Kim cover a wide range of topics, from pre-baby life and the hustle culture to childbirth, the experience of losing oneself, and the arduous process of rebuilding and rebranding. They reflect on their shared experience as new mothers and acknowledge that even in the midst of the toddler stage, there is still much to learn and explore as both mothers and individuals finding their place in the world.
This powerful and candid conversation is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration, guidance, or simply a relatable voice during the tumultuous journey of motherhood and self-discovery. Tune in to The Bizzimumzi Podcast to hear Ashley and Kim’s heartfelt discussion about the profound transformation that motherhood can bring and the unwavering spirit it takes to rediscover one’s self amidst the chaos.
To connect with Kim Hartwell, head here: https://kimhartwell.com/
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