Fab N’ Fit: Not Only For Bikini Season, But For Life!
BY DANI ELLIOTT
Let’s face it, we all want to look good. But getting in shape just for our ego’s won’t KEEP us in shape. Luckily, the beautiful and inspiring Carla Kemp has diligence to spare and she’s going to tell us how to stay focused on fitness-not only for your physical well being, but MOST importantly, how to shape up your spirit. …This interview will be saved for the rest of eternity on my computer btw…
D: Have you always been into keeping fit and healthy or was there a turning point for you somewhere along the way where you thought you needed to “step it up” or were really inspired to do more?
C: My fitness journey began after the birth of my daughter 28 years ago. With a career in the modeling business looking fit and fabulous was definitely a requirement for me. One of the gifts from my pregnancy was 50 new pounds! I had to get the weight off if I wanted to continue working as a model. With a lot of hard work I lost the weight and continued modeling for an additional 10 years. As time went on my passion for fitness grew, almost like a calling. I began working for some of the elite fitness clubs in the L.A. area. I worked my way up from sales, to fitness consultant and then management. Recently I started my own company, “Fab N Fit By Carla”. My mission is to motivate and inspire women to be gorgeous from head to toe, maintain a healthy mind and body, and simply feel great about themselves.
D: What motivates you to get up in the morning and maintain your discipline when it comes to staying fit and eating healthy? We’re constantly surrounded by the opportunity to make poor dietary decisions and it can be so easy to say “I’ll start tomorrow”.
C: Sometimes I’m on target and other times I do miss the mark. There is one thing I can always do and that is get up and aim again. I am not an excuse kinda of woman. If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you will find an excuse. I just do it!
My advice is to knock out the workout in the morning. It’s done and you’re burning calories all day. I eat healthy 90% of the time because it’s a HUGE part of getting and keeping the results of your workout. My treats are really that: treats. Not all the time, but I enjoy them when they’re worth it.
D: You just conducted a 30 Day Challenge, what did that entail?
C: I do 30 Day Challenges online that inspire and motivate women to make changes in living a healthier lifestyle.
We focus on eating clean and I tailor workouts around their specific goals. They have me as their Coach and the other ladies as accountability partners so they have everything they need to be successful!
I believe if you are still breathing, it’s not the end and as long as it’s not yet the end, make the remainder of your life worth living.
My daughter actually did a challenge and dropped 2 dress sizes in 30 days! I’m so proud of her.
D: I’m very blessed to be friends with your wonderful and talented daughter Nayanna. This may be a hard question to sum up without writing a book on it, but what advice would you give to mothers, and women who will be mothers some day, on how to raise a daughter like yours, who takes care of and respects themselves?
C: First let me say that I am blessed. God most definitely guided me along the way. The advice I would give is to model it, expect it and teach it. If I want my daughter to do something, I have to be doing it myself. Walk the talk. I have high expectations and “I can’t” isn’t in my vocabulary. We all have the capacity to learn, one of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou “When you know better you do better”.
D: What is the most important advice you would give to someone who wants to get “Fab N’ Fit”?
C: Being Fab N Fit means being the best possible version of you on the inside and out. Proclaim what you want, then do what you have to do! Put it in motion! Action starts with you!
D: How can HNS readers keep in touch with you so they can be Fab N’ Fit too?
C: Your HNS readers can hit that “Like” button on my Facebook page. Inbox me if they’re interested in starting a 30-day Challenge.
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