Hey there! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these. For those of you who just joined us, one of my fav sections of the blog is called “Fit Gals”. This is where I feature some amazing women who demonstrate positivity and inspiration in the fitness world. It gives a chance for you to read about their fit lifestyles and show how we can all relate.
I’ve been following Kathia from Fit In My Red Sole Shoes for quite some time now, and love seeing her uplifting posts on IG and Facebook. Then I found out she has a blog, and knew we had to get her on Fitness & the City. She is extremely dedicated, loves what she does and I of course we have the “red sole shoes” part in common. 😉 So here she is:
Q: Tell us about yourself and your fitness lifestyle.
A: I am a bodybuilder and I love the iron. For me lifting weights and pushing or pulling weight around, including resistance are the most valuable ways to test my strength and I have found that going to the gym and learning about bodybuilding are the coolest things that have happened to me in a long time.I also work full-time as a senior paralegal and have a young adult son at home with whom I share my passion for health and fitness.
Q: What are you fitness goals and how are you working towards them?
A: My fitness goal is to continue improving my knowledge on bodybuilding and to attain my ultimate physique. Going into competition and even modeling are also things that I am considering but mostly continue improving myself and become a certified personal trainer, obtain a degree in Sports and Health to compete at the bikini fitness level and to create an online training program for women who are seeking to improve their lifestyle by becoming healthy and fit.
Q: Do you eat clean? Can you describe your typical meal plan?
A: My meal plan is about eating whole foods and foods that assist in my growth as an athlete and my daily requirements to continue building a healthy body and mostly to nourish my body. Typically, I go for lean meats, veggies, fruits and legume. Chicken breast, half of a sweet potato, a cup of spinach or half a cup of asparagus, lots of water and some strawberries or blueberries for the kick. Bananas, almonds, avocados and beans are some of my favorites, too
Q: In what ways do you stay active and how often?
A: I go to the gym six days a week and work different muscle parts each one of these days. While lifting, I drop the weights and do quick cardio moves by dancing (like a maniac) to salsa, merengue and reggae ton beats. On colder days, I go to a school stadium and do sprints, run the bleachers and run the track with bursts of jumping jacks or knee to the chest moves.
Q:Where do you find most of your inspiration?
A: I look for inspiration daily and I do follow other athletes like me who are pursuing their dreams and becoming stronger as they push themselves harder each day. Slowly I have built some followers audience on social media and that has definitely improved my motivation and inspiration since I get constant feedback from my followers and they show me how eager they are to start making changes in their lives to get better.
Q: What lessons have you learned along the way?
A: I am glad to say that I believe in how resilient women are and how strong we can become once we get around the obstacles. That there is no better drive than a girl with a purpose and that once we find what works for us, we will not stop until we get it. I also found that I love banana pancakes and that I can live off of them forever. LOL!
Thanks so much Kathia!! ps- loving those hot pink shorts in the photos 🙂
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