Hi and welcome to my blog 🙂
I am Giovanna, 34 years old, and from the beautiful Italian part of Switzerland.
A couple of years ago I discovered my passion for fitness – group fitness specifically, as working out to cool beats in a group motivates me far more than spending those 45 minutes on a treadmill or lifting weights by myself. But hey, to each their own.
A lawyer by profession, I have dedicated the past 6 years of my life working endless hours for inconsiderate bosses, resulting in me not taking care of myself the way I should have. I’d get home late in the evening and just crash in front of the TV, usually eating crap and constantly postponing my workouts. As a result, I not only gained weight, but felt exhausted and demotivated all the time.
All the warning signs were there: I constantly felt irritated and tired and was completely out of shape. And yet, I deliberately chose to ignore what my body was so desperately trying to convey, telling myself that I was doing what was expected from me by society. I was working my ass off in the corporate world. That’s why I went to Law school after all, right? Wrong!
My unhealthy and stressful lifestyle eventually caught up with me two years ago, when I suffered what most would call a full blown burnout. I had reached my limit and had no energy left. Not surprising, seeing that I was living off junk food and instant meals half of the time – not giving my body the essential nutrients it so desperately needed to function properly, all the while spending my life in the office.
The process of pulling myself back from that dark place was a long and difficult one, but I am well back on track now. With the support of my family and a therapist, I found the courage to quit my job and take a much needed time out. It was during that time, that I signed up at a gym near my home and that was it: I was hooked immediately and have kept going since.
I even took it to the next level and decided to become a group fitness instructor myself – a journey I have only just begun with my obtaining my certification a month ago. I don’t know where this journey will take me, but I am definitely not going back and I promised myself to make my body and mind my priority from now on.
Our health is really all we have, and we owe it to ourselves to take good care of it. Never take it for granted. Believe me, I’ve been there and I wouldn’t wish that upon my worst enemy.
Through my blog, I want to share my experiences, my new found knowledge on fitness and nutrition, as well as motivate others in becoming the best version of themselves inside and out.
A happy body equals a happy mind and it all starts with making ourselves a priority.
I hope you enjoy my posts and that you’ll find them inspirational, useful or a least gain some sort of motivation from them. I’m always open to any questions or comments – so, feel free to contact me or leave comments. I look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, stay strong and positive!