Sun, 20 May 2018
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I provide a compilation of motivational speakers to inspire you to live your life’s purpose. Mark Twain said it best when he stated that “the two most important days in our lives is (i) when we are born and (ii) the day we find out why”. In other words, when you find your life’s purpose. I believe we were all born to fulfill a purpose and some of us know right away what that purpose is, and there are those of us who will go through life never knowing. Wouldn’t it be nice to know now, today what your purpose is in this life?
I believe this episode will inspire and motivate you to find your purpose. If you like these types of podcasts and would prefer that I incorporate them with my interviews, then please share with your friends, subscribe and leave a comment.
Sun, 13 May 2018
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Mrs. Idera Abdullah (“Sister Bisi”), Founder and Executive Director of IMANI HOUSE, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serving marginalized youth, families, and immigrants in Brooklyn, NY, and Liberia, West Africa.
During the interview, Sister Bisi will share her motivation for creating Imani House. With programs ranging from literacy and job readiness classes for adults, to after-school programs and camps for children, Imani House continues to accomplish great things with the vision and hard work of Sister Bisi as its driving force. Also in the interview, Sister Bisi will discuss the work Imani House is doing to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, through their upcoming 6th Annual “Walk to Live Walk-A-Thon and Festival,” which will take place on June 2nd from 9:30am to 3pm, at the Grecian Shelter in Prospect Park, entrance at Parkside Ave and Parade Place. One of Imani House’s missions is to “help people do for themselves,” and walking, Sister Bisi believes, is one of the best exercises you can do for yourself. It doesn’t’ cost you anything but it can improve your health significantly and that’s how it started for Sister Bisi. She was once very overweight and when a friend initially invited her to participate in a walk, she tried and failed but that didn’t stop her from continuing to try. On her third attempt at walking around the park, she succeeded and became an avid walker ever since. Sister Bisi knows what walking can do to improve your health. Sister Bisi noted that too many kids today are suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure due to lack of inactivity and poor eating habits. This is more prevalent among black and Latino kids. The 6th Annual Walk to Live Walk-A-Thon and Festival was created to bring communities together and bring awareness to this very serious issue before it gets worse.
Following the 3.5-mile walk, there will be various types of fun activities, including music, dancing, games and prizes. There will also be healthy snacks and visits from local politicians. All are welcome to attend.
For more information about participating, volunteering, or supporting Walk-to-Live, please visit www.ihiwalktolive.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (718) 638-2059. This was a very inspiring interview. I hope to see you at the Walk!
Mon, 30 April 2018
In this episode of our Six Weeks to Fitness podcast, I am joined by Kimi Walker, a school psychologist, philanthropist, coach, and wellness enthusiast from Indianapolis, Indiana. During the interview, Kimi will share her personal journey into health and wellness. As a teenager, Kimi was obese, suffered from asthma and had to deal with various social and emotional challenges associated with obesity. At one point, Kimi’s weight was close to 300 pounds. While attending Florida A&M University, Kimi decided to undergo a lifestyle change and took certain action steps to lose the weight, all of which she will share during the interview. Kimi believes that you must take a holistic approach to weight loss. It’s not just about the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
In addition to running her private practice as a school psychologist, working with children age 2 to 20 and their families, Kimi also has an accountability coaching business where she holds clients accountable in achieving their goals, whether it’s weight loss or business. Kimi’s personal experience in wellness more than qualifies her to understand what so many people are going through when it comes to health challenges, whether they are mental or physical. Kimi will share how she holds her clients accountable and what we can do to hold ourselves accountable when it comes to achieving our goals.
If you think your life is busy, just listen to Kimi Walker. This young woman has 4 personal brands, which includes being the host of the “Early Accountability Podcast” and running her own not-for-profit organization (Nubian Wellness). She shows no signs of slowing down. If you need some inspiration and motivation to go after your goals, Kimi Walker has it!