Ending 2020 with motivation, self-love, and excitement for the year ahead? Yes, please! And there is no one better suited to empowering you to seek greatness and improve your fitness than our special guest, Ultra-Endurance athlete, cystic fibrosis activist and online fitness coach, Sophie Grace Holmes. Living with CF since she was four months old, Sophie has been told all about what might be limitations she’ll experience in life, but that only ignited Sophie to create a life for herself where she’s pushing beyond limits. Sophie’s competitive and athletic nature carved a lane for herself in the fitness community, now having climbed Kilimanjaro, competed in Iron Man competitions, created her own online fitness coaching business and fitness app. In this episode, Dominique and Sophie, get to know Sophie’s life highlights in our segment “Illest Superlatives” like her love of being part of the Under Armor team and her funniest quarantine fitness memory being when her marine neighbor surprised her during her IG Live fitness class. And you better get ready for Sophie’s motivational chat all about the ways she strengthens her fitness, both physically and mentally, every day. We chat all about “workout anxiety” and ways you can combat your nerves, how recognizing mental blocks is the first step in defeating them, and how your chronic illness/disability should never be viewed as a hinderance but rather part of the way you can achieve goals. Life Tip: if you seek adventure in even the little daily tasks like getting ready in the morning and answering an email, your lens for life is infinitely positive and more successful. Story time with Sophie is as epic as our guest because she talks about the life-changing experience raising money for cystic fibrosis by paddle boarding to the Bahamas—and there may be some friendly sharks and a missing passport along the way. Plus, you gotta stick around for the second half of the podcast because Sophie and Dominique drop some SERIOUS TIPS for your life and improved fitness. Sophie rapid fires must-have items to get you active and reaping all the benefits of fitness in our “What’s Your Life Playlist” segment like her must-have inexpensive fitness gear, starter workouts that are safe and adaptive, her healthier snack ideas for all of us now working from home, AND all the great things you can get from Sophie’s fitness app like downloadable workouts and grocery list ideas. We end this episode with expert Sophie answering our fitness questions that any person would want answers. She’s explaining how to element disappointment as a reaction from not reaching our goals both in workouts and daily life, how failure and achievement are two things she equally loves happening because you grow from both, the reason you can benefit from trialing different activities to see what you enjoy, how an added minute each day will boost your fitness AND mood, and Sophie’s top three things she recommends you do each day for a bit more motivation and joy leading into 2021…and they are so easy to add TODAY. Talk about seeking challenges in everyday life, and we know this podcast is packed with so much energy, you’ll enjoy every minute. Please like, comment, subscribe and share this episode, follow Sophie @sophiegraceholmes and her app, and support InvisiYouth Charity by donating, following and joining our programs and community @invisiyouth! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.