Next Fitness Star SA

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Cara Lisa Sham

Top 10 Finalist

About Me

Hi I???m Cara-Lisa, a Johannesburg based health blogger, nutrition coach, ballet dancer and a self-professed fitness and yoga addict. I am the founder of Caralishious, a multifaceted health and lifestyle brand that encompasses nutrition and wellness coaching, a comprehensive health blog and a health foods range, the first of which is my Caralishious Coconut Milk Ice-cream, a low carb, sugar-free, vegan-friendly dessert. As a dancer for 17 years and being on stage all the time in my teens, I felt immense pressure to look a certain way, and so I developed a very unhealthy relationship with food and my body. The turning point came for me when I realised the damage I was doing, not only to myself, but to those around me. And so I made the decision to get myself healthy and happy again, no matter how hard the road that lay before me. Through my journey of healing I learned so much about the body, about nutrition and about what really works As women, many of us feel so much pressure to be perfect. We become our own worst critics ??? always wanting to be thinner and fitter and better. I want to help and inspire women out there to ditch the criticism, and rather support, motivate and embrace both themselves and one another. We need to work together to break the mould. Real health is about being your best self My approach to health and fitness is about being dedicated to earning your body, not through punishment, but through embracing the body you do have, listening to it, and eating and exercising in a way that works for you specifically There is no one size fits all diet or workout, believe me My training regime focuses a lot on harnessing and developing core strength. I like to incorporate fitness ball exercises, body weight and TRX suspension training, calisthenics, yoga poses and inversions. The combination of training for strength, balance and flexibility is key to developing a strong, healthy, beautiful body, and mind Remember that the only thing that stands between you and what you want out of life is the will to try and faith to believe it???s possible Yours in Health and Love Always, Cara-Lisa @caralishious

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