HER Body™ #64 | Alex Navarro - Personal Struggles

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In her first solo sit down on HER Body™, Alex shares her personal experiences and struggles growing up and how they impacted her life. She also delves into the struggles she is currently facing postpartum.

Talking points she shares:

– Why she needs structure and a plan
– Developing a good relationship with food
– Having a fast metabolism
– Using and abusing exercise
– Dealing with her parents’ divorce at a young age
– How she recognized she used exercise for stress relief
– Why she chose to take up wrestling and how it made her feel
– Dealing with and avoiding family issues
– How she got into competing in Bikini and became addicted to it
– Introspective work and counselling
– Emotional rollercoaster during pregnancy
– Dealing with mental and emotional roadblocks
– Journaling
– Why walking is amazing
– Postpartum journey struggles
– Body image issues and thoughts post baby
– Internal pressure and social media
– Mom guilt
– How her nutritional needs have changed
– How she exercises today
– Reconnecting with her new body
– Making realistic goals
– Deciding on and executing a new exercise plan
– Getting back to a comfortable physical and mental state
– What makes her proud about herself today
– Why it’s important to be flexible and smart about goals
– Being aware that diet and exercise are mentally taxing


I’m a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and WBFF Bikini Pro. My athletic interests include Gymnastics and weight lifting. I hope to teach clients how to pay attention to what their bodies need, when they need it and how to manipulate the foods they eat in order to reach any goal.

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