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February 24, 2021 69 min
Welcome to Health Interrupted with Celebrity Personal Trainer Gina Lombardi and Former Miss America Laura Kaeppeler. Our guest on this episode is Paralympic Gold Medalist in Skiing, Stephani Victor. Stephani grew up wanting to be an actress with the hopes of making it on the big screen. Her life was forever changed when she was pinned between two cars in a tragic car accident that took both of her legs. Today, she shares her story with us on overcoming tragedy and turning it into triumph and how she never gave up on finding love. 00:01:50 Our sponsor for today’s episode is Lomolique. The first-ever facial BB anti-aging oil. Got to www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com to learn more about Lomolique. 003:08 Laura talks to Gina about unexpected life events to look for the lessons 003:46 Gina talks about zooming out for perspective 005:10 Stephani talks about an out-of-control car crashing into her outside of her ex-boyfriend’s house. Her legs were pinned and dragged between the two cars down the sidewalk. 07:33 Stephani talks about “seeing the light” Stephani saw the light, but was pulled to stay in this world. 08:57 Stephani says in order to save her life, doctors had to amputate both of her legs 11:04 Stephani talks of gratitude at being given a second chance at life 18:15 Stephani says “who I am wasn’t amputated with my legs, who I am is right here, still intact” 19:25 Stephani talks about the healing power of her breath to distract from the pain of orthopedic surgery. 20:45 Stephani talks about laying in her hospital bed, making the decision with every single breath that when she got out of the hospital, she was going to feed her soul. 21:11 Stephani talks of getting a part in a film at Sundance Film Festival and The National Ability Center and adaptive skiing. 22:40 Stephani mentions Marcel, her Swiss ski instructor & that they are in a romantic relationship 26:06 Stephani talks about the power of words – “I Am” 28:34 Stephani talks about facing and embracing challenges and wrap arms around challenges to embrace it 31:28 Gina asks Stephani how she’s stayed on top of competitive adaptive skiing for so long after having won so many world titles and medals 31:52 Stephani says she never raced against competitors - she always raced against herself 35:12 Stephani says she learned how to win by giving herself permission to fail 38:06 Gina asks how Stephani feels about the drunk driver that hit her, Stephani says she forgave him in her hospital room. Her forgiveness of him set her free. 41:10 Stephani talks about her strength and conditioning coach, Adam Friedman with Advanced Athletics. 43:43 Gina asks Stephani how nutrition, exercise, breathwork & sleep aided her recovery 49:25 Fitness Tip: Stretching is more important than strengthening 53:35 Nutrition Tip: Intermittent Fasting, giving the body a break 55:00 Mental/Spiritual Tip: Meditation, Reverend Michael Beckwith of Agape 59:20 Beauty Tip: Fragrance Makes You Happy - V’TAE Californian Natural Rose Skincare https://vtae.com/product/rose-intensive-skincare-16-oz/ & TONIK Spray-in Conditioner & Scalp Potion by Cult & King https://cultandking.com/product/tonik-light-hold-conditioner/ & Young Living Oils https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/c/essential-oil-products?gclid=CjwKCAiAyc2BBhAaEiwA44-wW9QChTWrfklvY3JEKe8xwmpiqhAxPjfZntlaDwLhVD7lROlu8CE5QBoC7K4QAvD_BwE 1:03:53 Call To Action: Serve freely and fully Connect with Stephani Victor Instagram: @stephanivictor Website: www.stephanivictor.com Connect with the Hosts of Health Interrupted: Instagram: Gina Lombardi https://www.instagram.com/coachlombardi Laura Kaeppeler https://www.instagram.com/kaeppelerlaura Or go to www.healthinterruptedpodcast.com for more information
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