Sheena Ruff: Fitness is a Lifestyle
First, Happy Birthday Sheena!
The word Warrior comes to mind when I think of Sheena. She has a full-time career, a part-time job, and has time to workout. Working with Sheena on this shoot was inspiring because it actually forced me to get up right before the sun rose for the day, something she does daily. Her commitment to her craft is remarkable.
Check out the Q&A and photos below from our photo shoot.
Q: When did your fitness journey begin?
A: I have always been athletic. I started out with gymnastics when I was 8 and after that, I decided to run track. I started running track in high school and I fell in love with the sport. I continued running throughout college and I still currently run.
Q: How often do you work out?
A: I work out anywhere from 4-6 times a week. My alarm goes off at 4:30 am and I am in the gym at 5 am.
Q: What brands do you find the most comfortable when you're exercising?
A: I like wearing anything Nike. I like the Nike brand because it's great quality and it's fashionable.
Q: How do you keep your energy level up with working a full-time job, part-time and working out?
A: I naturally have a lot of energy and when I started working out at 5 am in the morning, I noticed that I had a lot more energy throughout the day. The food that you feed your body is also key. If you eat a well-balanced diet, you feel great! I think that is why I have the energy to work as much as I do and still have time to work out.
Q: What does your diet typically look like?
A: On a weekly basis I eat a lot of salads with very little dressing. Often times I eat grilled chicken and spinach for my lunch and dinner. I also make my own fruit smoothies in the morning and I like eating bananas and apples. However, I do have a cheat day where I will eat pizza. I also drink about a gallon of water throughout the day. Drinking water is very important to cleanse the toxins out.
Q: What advice would you give someone who wants to change their lifestyle?
A: Create a realistic plan for yourself. Start slowly by committing to two days a week where you will work out with no interruptions or no excuses. After you have mastered that goal, go for three days and then four. Once you get into a routine and habit, it will be hard to break. It is hard staying focused but what I like to do is plan ahead. I look at my work week and I pick the best days that I know I will be able to train for that week. Sometimes things come up so if I can't get to the gym, I will work out in my basement. There are so many great at home workouts to use now, there really isn't any excuse as to why a person can't work out.
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