Who are you?
My name is Emi, I am 24. I was born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong. I work in talent management for Pernod Ricard in the wines and spirits industry. I began my fitness journey in August of 2014, and that is also when I started my Instagram @stayfitandtraveland and blog stayfitandtravel.blogspot.com.
What do you do? Tell us about your typical day.
I work regular office hours, and I gym at lunch time. Recently I started doing crossfit, either on the weekends or after work.
How did it all start? How did you get into this industry?
I never really exercised much before, I was never really fat but I felt unfit and always wanted to get stronger. I just didn't know how and where to start. Through Instagram, I came across Kayla Itsine's Bikini Body Guide, and was impressed and inspired by the transformations I saw from other girls who had started BBG. I wondered if I could achieve results like theirs, and decided to buy the guide and give it a try.
What does “Living Your Passion” mean to you?
Do what you love, love what you do.
Where do you find inspiration?
My favourite TV show is "The Challenge" (a spin-off of MTV's "The Real World"), where contenstants have to compete in challenges, much of which is very physical, and the strength, endurance and athleticism that they show really inspired me to improve myself.
Passion or Perseverance? Which is more important in achieving success?
Perseverance for sure. In whatever endeavour you do, even if it happens to be your passion, you will encounter many roadblocks and bumps along the way. It will be perseverance and determination that will help you stay the course and eventually become successful in whatever it is that you do.
Whats the most important piece of advice you can give for someone looking to "take the plunge” and live their passion?
Life is short, just do it if the situation allows you to. Be realistic.