Episode 16 - Randi Kennedy - Persevering Through Loss and Following a Dream

Some topics we covered:

-Why the gym has continued to impact her life and get her through both the good and the bad

-How her father’s passing led Randi to see life in a different way

-Why reaching out for help can be hard

-How to attack perfectionism to conquer a more real and authentic you

-The struggle of creating balance when having a busy schedule and a large “to-do"

-Leaving relationships that no longer serve you

-Why Randi left her secure and well-paying 9-5 job

-What it took for Randi to follow her own dreams and take big risks

-What does it mean to pursue a #StrongerSelf

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Some awesome quotes that were said:

“I was in such a dark place and I felt like I was in a hole and I didn’t know how to get up. But the one thing that was life changing was that I didn’t give up on myself… and the gym was absolutely essential to that”

“I was so fascinated by the gym because I was addicted to seeing progress and to feeling strong inside my body”

“I used to workout in my bedroom and to beach body D.V.D’s… and then I eventually worked my way up to getting a gym membership… this was all a part of the process of educating myself about the gym… and getting me to where I am today”

“Life isn’t easy. It's not a walk in the park and it can knock you down and it can keep you there if you let it… it’s up to you to create a life that you love and a beautiful one”

“You are really the only one who has the power to change your life and especially in my case… I was the only person who could get me out of that depression”

“We spend more than half our lives at work and for me, it would have been miserable to spend most of that doing something that I didn’t love and didn’t feel like I was making a difference doing”

“When I find myself comparing myself to others I tell myself that I need to take a step back and say “Ok Randi, why are you feeling that way?” and just get my head out of that mindset”

“I don’t want people to ever feel like they are alone. If you feel like you are lost and defeated and are going through hard times… you can get through it”

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Join the Movement. 

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And Together We Can Pursue Our #StrongerSelf

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Music by: BVRNOUT & KROMATIKS - Follow Your Heart ft. Cadence Ludden (WiDE AWAKE Remix) and BVRNOUT & KROMATIKS - Follow Your Heart ft. Cadence Ludden

Caleb Spiro