Our Sober Boss Babe this month is Jordy Self. Jordy is a personal trainer and wellness coach based in Sydney, Australia. I met Jordy over the wonderful world wide web. What caught my eye about Sober Boss Babe Jordy, was not just her amazing rock solid bod or colorful yummy meal plans, but her passion to help and understand people. Not only does she train your physical body, Jordy also checks in with your mental well being. She offers programs on her site that include personal training, meal programs as well as support for those dealing with eating disorders.
I got the chance to chat with Jordy and asked her my top 5 questions on sobriety, life and of course get her secret personal training tips.
- When did you decide to get sober?
When my mum passed away I (heavily) drank my weekends away. I went out on the town and more often than not, came home in tears. Alcohol never healed the pain, just made me feel it more. It was certainly not helping me overcome the tough time in my life. I would wake up for work the next morning feeling incredibly tired and guilty, then crashed in the afternoon. Thankfully, it did not take me long to realize that this vicious cycle needed to end. So I began driving my friends to parties and town instead of drinking. I started to have having zero interest in staying out late and putting extra unnecessary stress on my body.
- Whats the best thing about being sober?
Seeing the true improvement not only on my body, but all aspects of my life. I feel no guilt after a night with my friends, and wake up feeling alive and ready to seize the day. Some would say that this is me being restrictive with food and depriving myself, but they would be so wrong. Drinking alcohol was me depriving myself of living life to my true potential.
- What have you been able to achieve being sober?
I competed in a bodybuilding competition last year where I placed fourth and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had! I really enjoy being able to listen and nourish my body, which has helped me prevent against injuries while I train.
- What inspired you to become a personal trainer?
I love fitness. However training isn’t just about the physical aspect. I have experienced a lot in my life. I have knowledge and life experience to help anyone who is going through anything from anxiety, eating disorders, exercise addictions and much more. I love being able to help people not only achieve their true health potential, but their happiness and wellness potential.
- Whats your personal training tip? Never ever work out as punishment. Work out only to better yourself and to feel good.