The inspiring woman before you is a dedicated mother as well as a driven runner. Not only has she partaken in Death Race Canada 2016 (and killed it in Leg 1 in exactly 2 hours) but has also been a Beach Body coach for 2 years. Take a few minutes to read the interview below as she opens up about her true love for Fitness!
LADYSTYLES: How long have you been running and when did you start?
AW: I began running 8 years ago. I started when I was 18 and haven’t stopped.
LADYSTYLES: What was the main reason you started to run?
AW: The main reason I started running was to help me lose weight. I had just graduated from high school and was attending my cousin’s wedding in Vancouver. Over the weekend, I was so miserable and depressed about my weight and I decided that I was going to make a change. It was at this point that I started running. It was in the dead of winter but I bundled up every day, it started out as a run/walk but I kept pushing and eventually was able to run the whole time.
LADYSTYLES: How has running changed your life?
AW: It has transformed my life! After 6 months of running I lost 15 pounds and I felt amazing. Not only was my health better but so was my mental state. No longer was I struggling with depression and I was excited to wake up everyday and exercise! It brought out a passion in me and I haven’t looked back.
LADYSTYLES: How often do you run? What is your favorite thing about it?
AW: I run 3-4 times a week. I used to run every day, but since becoming a mom I also discovered a love for Beach Body’s workouts at home. My favorite thing about running is the energy it gives me!
LADYSTYLES: What inspires you and keeps you on track in your active lifestyle?
AW: I would say my daughter keeps me inspired and on track. I always want to be a healthy and fit mom and want to be an example. Knowing I have someone watching me everyday gives me that extra motivation.
LADYSTYLES: Are there other healthy activities like running that you participate in?
AW: I am a fitness addict and love so many forms of exercise but in the last two years I have been using a variety of Beach Body programs. I really love HIT style workouts, as well as using light weights. Spin classes I also really enjoy. I try to switch up my exercise routine every month.
LADYSTYLES: Do you have a word of encouragement or advice you would like to share with people striving for a more active lifestyle?
AW: Yes! It doesn’t matter what fitness level you are at, if you remain consistent and take it one day at a time, you WILL see results. If you stick with exercising, you will develop a love for it. Take it from me, who used to despise gym class .
LADYSTYLES: What do you consider the number one benefit of running?
AW: It has given me such confidence, drive, and happiness. I have had such success from running which has given me the confidence I lacked. Setting new goals for running has given me a drive I never knew I had. Not to mention just the pure happiness running brings to my life!
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Take a look at the cutest Active Sport Vest that Alanna is eagerly awaiting in the mail and can’t wait to throw into her active wear rotation!
Thanks for joining us in fashion & fitness fun, XO, Emmarie and Alanna!
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