What are your biggest motivators in life?
My biggest motivator is knowing that I can be more, do more, and accomplish more than I currently have. I know that I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind too because I am willing to work hard for it. I hold a very high standard for myself and making myself proud is something I strive to do every day and take pride in.
What is your WHY?
WHY I have a desire to reach my goals, work hard, do more, see more and BE more is because I want to do more than just exist. For me, this lifestyle is much more than physical, it's been a mental transformation as well. My life has been completely changed for the better since I have been introduced to this fitness lifestyle in 2012, going to the gym has helped me cope with some of the toughest challenges in my life and continues to do so. I know how powerful self love and confidence is and both of these things I continue to find through my workouts. I want to become the absolute best version of myself and make the most out of my life. I want to help as many people in my life time discover the same things.
How do you/plan to impact your community by being a Boss Babe?
I plan to share my struggles, triumphs and everything in-between with the community around me in hopes of showing them that they aren't alone on any walk of life. We all face our own struggles, some of which we feel extremely isolated from the rest of the world. I want to be the voice telling them they are NOT alone and they can overcome their biggest struggles. I want to inspire and motivate them to aim high and chase after their goals - to BELIEVE in themselves. Aiming for progress, not perfection and the power of self love is something I am a huge advocate for. I want to give women around the world the tools, courage, and knowledge to create a life they LOVE.
What does being a Boss Babe mean to you?
Being a boss babe means handling your business even when you least feel like it - aka getting the job done. Making yourself proud, not taking "no" for an answer and being a woman that is driven with a purpose and works hard.
How did you start in the industry?
I started my journey working out to Beach Body DVDS in my bedroom in 2011/2012. I started with Insanity, Les Mills Pump and then P90x. Once I started lifting weights, I joined a gym and completely fell in love with this lifestyle. I started documenting my progress and doing "Fun Facts" on how to workout and eat right on my Instagram and eventually it picked up traction. I was so in love with this lifestyle, how it challenged me every day and transformed my life/values. In 2013 I committed to my first bikini competition and become a certified personal trainer to pursue making my passion my career! Passion, determination and a love for health & fitness has gotten me to where I am today.
What is one thing you would like to see change in the fitness industry?
This is not necessarily directed solely to the fitness industry, but this applies to everyone that is consistently working towards a physical goal to alter their physical appearance. I want to encourage others to work on improving their MINDSET just as much as they work to improve their physique. Fitness and being healthy is so much more than a shredded physique. A lot of people seem to forget about that because our generation is so obsessed with getting the perfect selfie for Instagram.
What is your favorite healthy recipe?
I absolutely love oatmeal! Like an obsessive amount. I like putting 12g chia seeds and frozen blueberries in my oats every day! But if that doesn't count as a recipe, I like to make protein pancakes! I'm proud to say I have finally mastered the perfect recipe and ratios haha!
- 1 serving 1Up Nutrition Cinnamon French Toast Whey
- 1 Egg
- 80g Almond Milk
- 20g Oat Flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Mix and cook like a pancake!
What is one thing you would tell your younger self that was just starting in the fitness industry?
It's ok to look up to people for inspiration, but your #1 motivator in life should be yourself. Aim to be better than the person you were yesterday and be selective/wise with who you decide to idolize.
How do you keep a positive mindset and keep the haters out?
The only people's opinion I can really let affect me is from those that I love and that actually know me. People will always have an opinion. Just because someone follows me on Instagram or watches two of my YouTube videos doesn't mean they know me, so if they have hurtful and mean things to say I remind myself I can't take it personally. I know the people I am trying to reach and I know the value in the things I say and want to share. Let's say 1/10 comments are rude but the other 9 are extremely supportive, sweet, uplifting and humbling - it was worth getting the rude comment. Of course sometimes it can hurt but all I can do is block and delete, there is no use in responding or giving energy to negativity when there is so many more positive people to connect with.
Find Randi here:
- Instagram: @randikennedy_
- YouTube: Randi Kennedy