WHAT MAKES CAROLYN A HEALTH ENTHUSIAST?
My name is Carolyn and I am an idea illuminator, passion igniter and food experimenter. I live by the motto “she believed she could, so she did” and strive to be a positive impact in the world. I started my health and wellness journey in high school as a teenager pushing 220 pounds. Through fitness, I was able to find my life. I fought against the doubt of others, the lack of belief in myself and the struggle of finding who I was. The constant challenge and being in complete control over my body ignited my passions and made me feel like I could fly. I believed in myself and washed out all of the negativity to achieve goals I originally thought were impossible. I live by being the change I want to see in the world and hope to inspire others to go after their goals, no matter how crazy they might seem. When I am not drenched in sweat or cooking up a massive meal prep, you can find me designing, out on a run, traveling, drinking wine with my girls, spending time with my family or baking something delicious - and healthy.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS/PASSION PROJECT?
I am a graphic designer and an online health and fitness coach. As a graphic designer, I pride myself in illuminating ideas of businesses and organizations to help them grow and stand out in a world of standardization. I am passionate about working with them to think outside of the box and expand their marketing into something unique just for them. As a health and fitness coach, I work towards being a mentor towards others on their health and fitness journey. I work one-on-one with them to help them reach their goals and am constantly encouraging them to never give up. I am passionate about helping others reach their goals because I know what it feels like at the start of a journey and I have been through their same struggles. I want to be the voice in there head telling them that they can do anything if they believe in themselves.
NAME 3 POSITIVE THINGS YOU DO EACH DAY AND WHY?
1. I workout. Working out is my outlet when I need a little "me time" and I also love the constant challenge of testing my body and seeing what new things I can accomplish. It makes me feel incredible and it's even better when I have someone there next to me. 2. I write a gratitude journal. Something new I started this year is I am writing a gratitude journal every day. I use it as a constant reminder of what I am grateful for and to point out the little things in my life that make me who I am today. 3. I meditate. I use an app for self-guided meditation 10 minutes a day to clear my head and get my mind in the read headspace. I think it is important to just focus on nothing for a little, especially in the world we live today.
YOU ARE A NEW ADDITION TO THE CRAYON BOX. WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
A tie-dye combination of light teal and lime green because I am constantly progressing towards my next goal and with a tie-dye, it is constantly changing and no stroke will be the same as the last - and I am obsessed with anything teal!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO LIVE A MORE POSITIVE LIFE?
My older brother, he is my main supporter and inspires me to be the best I can be, and remembering how far I have come.
WHAT DO YOU WORK TOWARD IN YOUR FREE TIME? AT WORK?
Happiness, positivity and constant growth.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT POSITIVE QUOTE OR MANTRA?
She believed she could, so she did
CAN YOU SHARE AN EXPERIENCE YOU'VE HAD WHERE YOU OBSERVED POSITIVE THINKING PROFOUNDLY IMPACTING YOUR LIFE?
When I first started my health and wellness journey, I would constantly doubt myself and let the words of others effect my outlook on life. Once I let go of that negativity and focused on the good things going on around me, I was able to find my life. Instead of worrying about what challenges I was going to face or what might happen, I focused on the bigger picture and what I had to do to get to there.
WHY ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE A TPC AMBASSADOR?
A little positivity goes a long way. I am excited to be a TPC Ambassador because being a positive light for others sets my soul on fire and I love inspiring others to be the change they wish to see in the world. I strongly believe in the mission of TPC and am excited to be a part of such an amazing group of individuals.