Very recently, I was contacted by Juliana for a special request. She wanted to ask me several questions to help write her final paper. Juliana is a communications major in Argentina. Below is the Q&A.
Do your thing girl - I hope you get an A!
J: I know you’ve started in a model search for a magazine. Have you ever dreamt of becoming a fitness model? If not, what were your dreams when you were a child?
MC: Yes! The moment I felt my life had a purpose was the same moment I wanted to become a fitness model. My definition of this career is an individual that lives for daily improvement in health and fitness. As well as promoting the lifestyle via daily experiences. My ultimate dream is to create a career based on sharing what I love about fitness and health through my own personal style, music selection and fun physical activities.
J: At the very beginning, what kept you motivated to put all your effort and pursue your goals? I know that this could be a difficult task specially when you start from zero and you feel that you can’t see the changes.
MC: I stayed accountable by putting my goals and dreams on a public forum. In this case, I created a personal site where I shared the big promises that I made to myself. I committed to changing my life 100% and I never looked back.
J: Tell me about mistakes you’ve done in the making and that have teach you the most important lessons.
MC: The biggest mistake I’ve made is listening to everyone about what I should do. Whether it was career choices, what workouts to do or what food to eat. Nothing beats finding out on your own through personal research and discovery.
J: On the other hand, which are the things you’ve done in the past and now you’re proud of?
MC: Everything I’ve been terrified of doing has given me the biggest push forward. Leaving my comfortable job as an analyst to pursue a career in fitness, moving to New York from Texas to become a fitness model, going to open calls and model searches where I knew everyone is taller and has more experience. Every time I did something where all odds were against me and yet I woke up and did it all over again made me realize that I truly wanted it. If I didn’t make it happen today, I’ll work even harder so that I have a bigger chance of making it happen tomorrow.
J: Which is the most fulfilling experience you find in doing your work? I’m sorry for my bad english here, what i’m trying to say is, apart from working to gain the body you dream of, which are the things that make you happy, that keep you warm inside of doing what you do everyday. What does sport and all the effort you put in it, gives you?
MC: Every time I get a ‘thank you’ or a hug or a smile for simply sharing what I love is incredible. I worked hard in my old career and I never changed anyone’s life. Being in fitness and health, you help change lives at every moment. You reach people in the other side of the world. You make friends with amazing individuals that share the same passion. I found my purpose because I followed the path that makes me happy. I feel that doing what you love is the most fulfilling experience.
J: What are the pros and cons of not being in a team, of doing this work for yourself and by yourself?
MC: It may seem like I’m doing everything on my own, but I have the most amazing family and friends that grow in numbers daily. They show me that potential is limitless - that I can always do more. I have a team, may not seem like the conventional team you see on TV or sports, but my team consist of real-life people that work incredibly hard to reach their fitness goals. They go through real-life struggles more than most without any need of a trophy or a medal. My team is the real people of fitness.
MC: You’ll have to stay tuned for that. Got so much in the works! I can’t wait to share!!!
J: What are your goals for the future? (When it looks like you’re already at the top!)
J: A) how do you start your day?
MC: I start my day with good music. It energizes the soul and helps me focus.
J: What do you think is The most effective weekly routine to gain a healthy body?
MC: What works for me is combining strength with cardio. Find the fun in fitness and ALWAYS stay stress free. Improving your life is an incredible journey. Let’s have fun while doing it.
J: A little advice for life?
MC: Focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want to happen. This is the attitude that changed my life.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can - A. Ashe
Great questions, Juliana!