Candice Warner: ‘I’ll never wear a bikini again’

By on January 5, 2018


Candice Warner: ‘I’ll never wear a bikini again’

Candice Warner: ‘I’ll never wear a bikini again’

The former professional Ironwoman weighs in on life as a mum and what she thinks of New Year’s resolutions. 

Image: Instagram @candywarner1

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If we had a dollar for every time we heard someone say ‘New year, new me’, our Christmas debt would be well and truly solved. But as many times as people say a New Year is the start to a healthier version of themselves, reality hits and majority of us are back to our old selves come the end of January. #guilty

And if you find you end up making the same resolutions that appear on your list year and year again, we say it’s time for a mega boost of inspiration and advice from the former professional ironwoman herself, Candice Warner, to make 2018 your best year yet.

“There’s no BS – anyone can do anything, but if you want to achieve something, sacrifices have to be made,” Warner tells co-hosts Maz Compton and Melissa Shedden in the latest episode of podcast Healthy-ish: Should you try a New Year theme or resolution?

“It’s hard work. Nothing comes easy. Nothing.”

Pro-tip: take this advice on board from the woman who trained for a marathon by running on the treadmill for three and a half hours a day, no jokes.

But as strong-minded and tough as she may sound, under all that muscle is an ordinary mother who admits she lacks body confidence just like any other woman.

“I used to run around in a cozzie for my profession all the time and I was so confident that I didn’t even need to think about cellulite or a muffin top. But now as a mum I would never wear a two piece to the beach or even try on a bikini in a shop,” she explains.

“I have to mentally accept that I’m a mum now and had two kids and my body is different.”

So how does she overcome her insecurities and live her best life? By setting goals and sticking to them. Yep, the mother-of-two admits she doesn’t set New Year’s resolutions because she simply “can never stick to them”, and instead sets small goals that she knows she can achieve.

“Like everyone else, I can’t stick to them and generally it’s things like not eating chocolate, but then after a few days I think ‘I love chocolate, why would I do that?’

“But I’ve always set goals, even from a young age my parents have instilled in me to set goals whether they’re little ones or really big ones, and I worked really hard to achieve them.”

She recently completed a 40 day challenge, simply for enjoyment and to make time pass while her husband was overseas (can we crown her the Queen of Amazingness already?), and set weekly goals to stay on track, in which she rewarded herself when she completed them.

“If I have a big goal now, I make sure I have little goals along the way. I think it’s important not to set them too high, that they’re unachievable and after a few days you give up.

“Set little goals that are quite achievable and definitely reward yourself along the way.”

But amongst the craziness of your day-to-day life, she also points out that it’s important to find time to relax and unwind (yes, believe it or not, but the superwoman actually relaxes by watching the Kardashians and Ellen).

And her final parting words of advice for acing 2018 are bang on brilliant: “If you want to achieve something, you need to put your heart and soul into it and sometimes you need to be selfish in achieving your goals.

“It doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen. Just stay motivated, stay confident in what you’re doing, and surround yourself with good people." #amen

Are you determined to make 2018 your most successful yet? Find out how you can achieve your goals, in episode 16 of our podcast Healthy-ish. Listen below, at Apple iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.



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