Angie Moore recreated herself after making the decision to leave an unhealthy relationship and has become a fitness champion in Australia. This mommy has the best source of motivation, her daughter. I think all parents would agree our children push us to be the best versions of ourselves. Angie’s daughter, Lucca-Bella, is her motivation to be a healthy and strong role-model. Join me in celebrating a beautiful mom that has overcome low self-esteem, an unhealthy relationship and turned herself into a model and fitness champion!
Angie: I am a 39-year-old mummy to my 10-year-old daughter Lucca-Bella. We live on the Gold Coast which is situated in Queensland on the east coast of Australia. I work full-time for Australia’s premier activewear company, Lorna Jane. I do some fitness modeling in my spare time.
Kim: Have you gone through a transformation?
Angie: I was in an unhealthy marriage for 18 years after marrying at the age of 18! When I finally got the strength and courage to leave this relationship in early 2009, I knew that the first thing I needed to do was to put myself first for a change so that I could be a strong and positive influence in Lucca-Bella’s life. I felt that up until that point I had not been this. I had been weak and inactive in my life’s path. I felt quite worthless and had no idea what I could possibly contribute to this world. My self-esteem was extremely low.
One thing I had always been good at though was staying fit and looking after my body to the best of my ability (or so I thought)…I decided I needed to try to step this up by seeing what my body and mind was capable of. But I needed a goal. I had heard that there was a division of bodybuilding which was more ‘modelly’ rather than ‘muscly’, so I started to research and found fitness model comps but soon realised that there was still a bit of muscle involved lol! So, I had a bit of work to do!
6 months later I walked on stage in my first competition, albeit, not quite right, but with each comp I am learning and growing physically and mentally. I have gone from skinny to fit and confident and in 2011 I placed top 5 in the Natural Universe competition! In 2012, it is my goal to compete in the Fitness America weekend.
Kim: How did you get your body back post-baby?
Angie: I started with 3 weekly pilates sessions and daily walks, leading into gym and light weight training sessions.
Kim: Anything you’ve accomplished you would like to share?
Angie: Walking onstage for the first time and making myself and my family and friends proud…That feeling never changes, I still feel it each time I walk out! Going from thinking I was not capable to now knowing I can do anything my heart desires!
Kim: What is your favorite fit-mom, fit-family meal? Snack? Any go to items?
Angie: We love our home-made turkey mince patties….mince mixed with egg whites , oats, spring onion, grated zucchini and some seasoning. Cooked in a non stick pan and served with Braggs Amino Acids, fresh salad and some sweet potato home-made oven chips.
Kim: Favorite Fit-Family activity?
Angie: Running and playing on the beach with our beagle.
Kim: How do you stay fit amidst a hectic schedule and manage to do it all?
Angie: I always make time to move my body, and most days that means getting out of bed at 4.30 am to get to the gym and get home before the rest of the house is even awake!
I am lucky that my daughter is very proud and supportive of what I do, and a few times a week, she accompanies me to the gym at night so that I can train. She sits on the gym couch and does her homework or plays on her laptop! She is a very loving, patient little girl…
Kim: Words of motivation and inspiration for other moms?
Angie: If we look after ourselves in mind and body, we are happier, healthier mums! Our children will always thank us for that! There is no excuse…there is always a way to make your needs a priority. Some may think this is selfish, but I am living proof that it is not. I live a much healthier and happier life now with my daughter. Both our lives are so much richer….we now smile every day!
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