Transformation Profile: Kourtney ShorttTwitter: @Kourtshortt Instagram: @Kourtneyshortt Category: Transformation Do you use a trainer? No
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
I hit rock bottom, I was depressed and I needed to start living my life for the first time. I have been overweight my whole life and I always made exudes, I woke up one day and told myself I need to do this for me… I took my life back.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
I believe in pushing my body to its limits, nourishing my body, taking care of my body and loving my body. I am very strict with my eating and training because fitness is like a marriage, you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work. You have to be consistent and persistent and that’s how I have been reaching my goals.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
I only feed my body whole, natural foods. I make sure I am getting enough nutrients… I find meal prep is the best thing to ensure I eat the way I’m supposed to.
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
In short term, I want to lose the rest of the weight I have to go… In long term I want to feel this good forever, I want to compete, I want to do marathons, I want to take of my body because I will only ever have one for the rest of my life..It’s gotta last.
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
I look at myself actually, and everyone who told me I couldn’t do this. I remind myself that everyone pushed me around, kicked me down, thought I was nothing… THAT brings me motivation. If I can prove the world wrong and show them I did this, there’s nothing in this world I can’t do.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
Reminding myself that change doesn’t happen over night, sometimes even when you don’t see results… They’re still happening and you have to believe in the process. If you rush it, you’ll fail and start from the beginning. I constantly remind myself that.
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
The exact same people that told me I couldn’t do this my whole life and told me I was fat etc are the same people now that are trying to give me advice on how to workout, how to eat etc.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
Keep going. Whether you think you can or you can’t.. You’re right. You need to first be in the mindset because this is a mental game. Your mind is what tells you to keep going once your body wants to stop, your mind is what makes you get up at 5 am and go out to run.