Sun, 28 August 2016
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I will be joined by Shaniqua Garvin, a widowed single mom, and event planner, raising her young son in New York City. She is the founder and CEO of her lifestyle blog, Brown Media Mama. During the interview, Shaniqua will discuss her weight loss journey which began after losing her husband to heart disease at the age of 38 and how this tragedy motivated her to improve her health for the sake of her son. While working on her weight loss, Shaniqua was told about an open casting call that Oprah’s “O” Magazine had to spotlight women and their weight loss journey. Shaniqua wrote in to the magazine and explained how the loss of her husband inspired her to lose weight and how she could not do it alone. To Shaniqua’s surprise and excitement, she immediately received a call from the magazine and was selected among 9 other women to share their weight loss journey and grace the cover of the April, 2016 “O” Magazine with Oprah. Shaniqua will share what it was like to meet Oprah and Gayle during the photo shoot and how that experience has changed her life for the better. Shaniqua is determined to share her story on the importance of taking care of your health. This is a very heartfelt and inspiring episode.