On this episode, I interview Erika Hewitt, a health and fitness mentor. I actually found her while cruising on Instagram one day and was impressed with her use of social media in promoting her business and ability to storytell. We get into what got her into the health and fitness industry after working in the dental industry, what her routine is like, lifestyle changes, and a variety of other things such as being a mom, postpartum, staying motivated, and how nothing is ever a quick fix.

Episode Overview:

  • 01:21 – How Erika got into the health & fitness industry. Highlights she got into it first with nutrition and aims to inspire others after becoming a mom.  Explains how Instagram was the best tool for her.
  • 03:18 – Erika highlights how long she works out each day.
  • 03:44 – Erika explains on if being on video/Instagram in the beginning was weird and how she overcame it. She encourages people to “fail forward”.
  • 06:07 – We go into how Erika went from the dental industry to health and fitness to change lifestyles.
  • 08:02 – Why was postpartum so hard for Erika. She highlights the first step in getting on track, which started with nutrition.
  • 10:24 – how do we go about fixing moderation
  • 12:43 – What food is a challenge that people cannot get away from.
  • 14:20 – We move onto exercise and what worked for Erika.
  • 17:08 – Hormones after having kids and losing her hair. Erika talks about how diet and working out helped prevent hair loss
  • 18:45 – what is like when someone says that you have helped them? Being recognized in public.
  • 21:50 – Expanding into YouTube videos and that platform.
  • 24:03 – Erika answers how many push ups she could do.
  • 25:45 – Anybody who inspired Erika when she started and admits to being blind to what social media could do for her. Says everyone should inspire each other.
  • 28:30 – Biggest lessons she has learned in this process and explains she has 4 mentors.
  • 29:30 – What question does Erika always get first… it comes down to how fast someone could lose 25-lbs easy. Why fad diets are a bad idea.
  • 31:00 – What is the deal with cauliflower a great replacement for carbs?
  • 33:20 – How can you inspire people to stay motivated and not compare themselves to other people?
  • 34:55 – On importance of support systems
  • 36:30 – Any cheat days or cheat meals?
  • 37:03 – We chat about wine and if it’s okay.
  • 37:45 – A few months away from summer, what are some tips to get towards a summer body.
  • 39:29 – What about coffee?
  • 40:14 – How do people can get in touch with Erika.

For more on Erika, visit her online: Click here. To visit her Instagram, click here.

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