- Always mix it up. If I’m doing the same workout over and over, I get bored and it’s no longer fun. I also experiment with new workouts. I’ve tried Piloxing, urban hula hooping, and even the Power Plate. The one thing I haven’t done (yet) – naked yoga!
- I’m not too strict on myself. If I start a workout and I’m just not feeling it, I change it up. There have been days I start a nice weight routine and end up dancing for half an hour! I’ve found that you just have to listen to your body and go where it takes you.
- I workout with a friend. We get to catch up and we push each other harder than we would if we were on our own. This creates a fun, competitive spirit and we end up having a great time together while really getting an amazing workout!
Continuing on with our inspirational interview series, I had the opportunity to interview one of Hollywood’s most sought after nutritionists, Cynthia Pasquella, to ask her about how she brings health, fitness, and FUN into her daily life and into her clients’ lives. I really enjoy Cynthia’s perspective that health and wellness is not a quick fix, and it is quite literally a shift in the way you think and feel about yourself. Cynthia is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN), Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), Certified Holistic Life Coach (CHLC), and she specializes in detoxification. She uses her extensive training to help empower her clients to not only feel better physically, but mentally as well. Her message is very much based on her own life lessons, and I think you will really like what she has to share about her journey to health and wellness, realizing that putting oneself first and feeling good on the inside is just as important as looking good on the outside. LIVE WELL 360: Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today. I would love for you to start by filling us in on your story/background and on what brought you to the level of health and fitness that you maintain today. Cynthia: Thanks so much for having me guys! My own personal story actually plays a huge role in why I do what I do. Not only did I suffer from increasing weight gain, I had horrible acne, I was exhausted all the time, I had cellulite in places you never want to have cellulite, and I ended up developing cysts in both of my breasts. In a nutshell, I was a mess! I tried everything to lose the weight – diets, pills, fasting, you name it. I was finally referred to a nutritionist who suggested a cleanse that would nourish and help heal my body. Once I implemented the holistic program she suggested, the weight literally fell off, my skin cleared up, I had tons of energy, and I felt so good about myself. It had been so long since I had that feeling! After that experience, I knew I had to dedicate my life to helping other women who suffer from these same sorts of things and show them there is a better way. LIVE WELL 360: Wow, I think there are many people that can relate to that kind of a roller coaster with health and weight issues, in one way or another. So what does your typical day look like now related to food and fitness? Cynthia: I don’t know that I have a typical day. For me, it’s essential to mix things up. One, because I get bored easily; and two, because it’s important to switch up the foods you’re eating and the workouts you’re doing so your body is properly nourished. One thing I am consistent with is starting every day with a meditation and then moving on to having warm water with freshly squeezed organic lemon to gently cleanse my body and jumpstart my day. I get more energy from this drink than coffee and it’s much healthier! LIVE WELL 360: At Live Well 360 we believe fitness should be fun. Will you share 3 ways you bring fun into your fitness? Cynthia: Oh my goodness, I couldn’t agree more! Here are 3 ways I bring fun into my fitness: