Thank you so much for joining me today, I have a very exciting post for you all! My second Girl Power Bosses feature!!! I spoke with the lovely Gina Caracci.
A little about Gina:
Gina is a health and wellness coach who is determined to help busy women to take charge and live their most purpose driven life. Okay let’s find out more shall we?
How did you become a health and wellness coach:
Gina: It honestly came to me accidentally. My roommate at the time was drinking nutritional shakes. I wasn’t very healthy in this stage of my life and was struggling with anxiety and depression. I had gained 30 pounds over a 6 month period and was looking to find a way to get my life back. I would travel to my friend’s gym to buy this shake, but I wouldn’t go in. I stayed this way until someone in my hometown contacted me to say that she was behind the company and that there was actually an entire community of support with the shakes.
She suggested that I should do workouts at home. At first I was skeptical, I couldn’t understand how home workouts could be effective, but at that point I had reached rock bottom so it didn’t matter. With the support of the group I lost weight, found myself and eventually decided to pay it forward and help other women learn to love themselves again.
My journey to becoming a CEO through this coaching business has not been easy. Throughout my life I was faced with many difficulties, coming from a broken home, dealing with family issues, being abandoned by my biological mother and eventually losing my dad to heart failure. I’ve lost a countless amount of people close to me due to health issues and this I think has been the most motivating factor for me to take this from just looking at the importance of health and fitness to looking at true mind, body and soul transformations. I feel that my purpose in life is to teach others to use their amazing qualities to write their own future narratives and transform their mind, body and soul.
Please describe what a typical day in the life of Gina looks like, if there is such a thing:
Gina: Right now I’m still work full time in physical therapy alongside my health and fitness business full time. Each day I wake up about 4:30, 5:00 am and drink my preworkout aka my life juice. Then I sit down and meditate, I do my positive affirmations and read some personal development. After about 30 minutes it’s go time, I then workout listening to business podcasts or audio books to really make the most of my time and get my head right before a busy day. Being in healthcare, I am reminded every single day of how important it is to take care of both our mind and bodies. I usually get home between 18:00 and 19:00 pm. That’s when I eat dinner and then it’s time to get down to business. Most days I work from home helping clients in my personal success group. During that time I also work on my website and blog, I run a fitness community page where I go live almost daily sharing different tips and life hacks on topics I have overcome.
What advice would you have to any of the women reading this post who are not happy with what they are doing?
Gina: I would say that if you’re not happy with what you are doing then it’s time to make a change. In order to make that change I had to sit down and reflect upon what my dream life could look like. Not the one society tells you to achieve, but mine, the one if I let go of all fear, doubt and opinions, what would that life look like. Then I figured out what steps I needed to take to get there. I wrote my goals down on my vision board, I had one column titled: goals to achieve and the other was titled: goals accomplished. As I achieve each goal, I move it to the right column. I also have a second vision board that has my favourite positive affirmations, my goals and my end dates-it’s important to not only set goals but to give time frames to create a sense of urgency. The best advice someone gave me, I’m going to give to you: don’t spend 10-12 hours at your day job working for someone else’s dreams and then not go home and work on your own. To me, it’s simple. Remain focused, keep my head down and never lose sight of what I am doing.
What hobbies or practices do you do to stay creative?
Gina: Every day I start my day off with meditation and positive affirmations. I have three decks of affirmation cards, I pull from each of them and meditate off of the messages each day. That sets a positive tone for my day before the hustle and bustle begins. Also, daily workouts. In my community, we have an online portal that has every type of workout that helps busy women find a way to make their goals work for them. Working out has gone from trying to achieve results, to becoming therapeutic. People underestimate the positive benefits from working out. For a long time, my depression and anxiety suffocated and prevented me from living my best life. It’s because of fitness that I find myself, my purpose and my mission for continuing to fight. Lastly, personal development, it’s the game changer for any woman on a mission to change her life.
What project are you working on at the moment?
Gina: I have just launched a new nutritional program with a registered dietician that is based on mindset and really teaches people how to have a healthy relationship with food. It’s been amazing and eye opening to see just how much of a hold food can have on us.
Also, I have been working on a mind, body and soul wellness group for busy women to truly get the type of transformation that exceeds what a number on a scale says. Where we focus not just on health and wellness, but also personal development and energies.
Wow! Thank you for sharing this with us! Last question where can we get in touch with you?:
My website is: http://www.ginamariefit.com
I’m on Facebook and Instagram, my details are below:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ginamariefit; and Instagram: ginamariefit
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