So far I have lined up interviews with nutrition experts Chris Mohr, Kim Schwabenbauer, and Tom Holland. I will also be interviewing Idea World’s 2014 Fitness Instructor of the Year, Krista Popovich. I have two dialogues going on inside my head about these interviews. It’s the same type of dialogue I have in my head when I go running. One part of me says, “Stop you’re about to die – I swear we are about to die,” while my other voice says, “You’re fine, just keep going. If you pass out, roll towards the grass.”
I feel like I should be incredibly freaked out to interview these fitness celebrities. I mean, why should these highly successful experts take the time to talk to me? I just started on my fitness journey earlier this year. But there’s a little voice inside my head, the one that keeps me going, that keeps telling me how this is an amazing opportunity for me to really stretch myself outside of my comfort zone and flex my journalism muscles.
As a woman on a journey to go from Zombie Bait to Zombie Defense , I wouldn’t have thought interviewing these health and fitness experts would have been a part of my fitness adventure at the beginning of 2015. Maybe I should ask these fitness experts if they can recommend what type of canned food I should grab first once the apocalypse hits because I don’t think “clean eating” will be an option. Or maybe I can ask them what exercise moves to do to help build upper body strength and build up more Zombie defense. A mixture of fun questions and more traditional ones are already filling up my notebook. Just as I’m authentic about my fitness journey, I want to approach interviewing these experts in this same way and also include a bit of humor along the way.
There will be a lot of new fitness gear and nutritional products shown at the convention. I can’t wait to report back here on Fit and Awesome on fitness trends and anything else that piques my interest. Tweet me any questions you might have or if there is something I should keep my eye out for at @basicallybekka. I will also be posting throughout the day on my @bekka_fitandawesome Instagram account. If you’ll be at Idea World, I’d love to meet any Fit & Awesome readers who will be attending the show. Lindsay will be there too attending BlogFest. Hope to see you there!
What about you? Have you ever interviewed a fitness celebrity? What type of canned food would you grab when the apocalypse hits? Post in the comments and let us know.