What do you love about Fitness?
What I love about fitness is knowing that I’m doing something for me. I’m a mom so everything I do is for my kids, benefiting my kids, picking them up from school etc. So working out is for me, it’s something I can say I do for myself.
What advice would you give to someone that wants to start working out and being more active but they don’t know where to begin.
I look at this journey like a baby, it’s baby steps. Small steps lead to big rewards. If we focus on slowly making progress then before you know if you’ve made it a habit. The goal of it is to become a habit. Enjoy, you wanna like it because in order for it to stick with you you have to like it. You wanna like what you’re doing and what you’re eating. People tend to do it because they want to look like a certain person and when they don’t reach their goals they quit. But when you do it for yourself and you’re really enjoying it you continue to do it.
Tell us about the fitness programs you teach
I love working with woman, and that’s how I started my journey. I’m a mom, and I have 2 kids and I didn’t have anybody to talk to. I felt like I was just talking to kids all the time, so I was like you know what it’s important that women stick together and work together. When I started training I started looking at training as girls night out. I work a lot with women, I have a fitness app Fit With Fabi (monthly subscription with videos and explanation, a private community, help with your meals) I cater to the women that go to the gym and also the women that work out at home. It’s like 2 for the price of one, we bond on a girlfriend level I try to explain as much as possible for that you’re able to walk away with something. When I train my girls I try and train them from the inside out, it’s all about confidence. I try to build their self esteem, let them know you’re beautiful the way you are. If you’re not happy with the way you look we can change that but everyone is special.
Most of your meals, are you dining out or cooking at home?
I cook a lot of my meals. My thing is easy, quick, effective and maybe tasty. We all eat the same thing, I used to do one meal for meal and another for the kids but then I changed. We’re from Honduras, sometimes I can’t eat what I used to eat because it wasn’t so healthy. Sometimes I try and switch it and make it healthy. I like the cooking channel, the Pioneer women.
I have a Bachelor’s in Biology and I had to take nutrition, it helped me to a certain extend to learn what’s healthy and what’s not healthy. You test things and do research and learn. I’m also a certified sports nutritionist, I do a lot of reading, I like watching Netflix. You are what you eat. When I started I wanted to prove that I was stronger than that inside voice, I’ll 3 days of eating healthy and then I’ll treat myself. It’s all about finding a balance. The more you keep doing it the more you start realizing the more you feel energized.
Favorite healthy meals:
Salmon and asparagus sometimes I’ll switch with brown rice, ground beef with string beans and sweet potato.
Radicchio Cafe - the grilled octopus served with mixed greens and tomatoes
Where do you get your recipes from?
Favorite Stripp’d juice?
Moms PB & J