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👋 Hi! Tell us about yourself and your training[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
I started my fitness journey professionally and blog in 2013 as a creative outlet for me to express my love for all things fitness.
I’ve competed in five NPC shows, in which two were National shows. My expertise includes sports supplements, health, wellness and beauty. I love teaching, inspiring and motivating others. My goal is to inspire my audience to live a full, beautiful, and happy life.[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
⏱ Describe a typical day of training[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
I train six times a week for about 1-1.5 hours and typically rest on Sundays. I always listen to my body so if I feel I need an extra rest day, I’ll take it. I like to do upper body/lower body/upper body/lower body, etc.
I train at Equinox and typically prefer to train alone. I find that when I train alone, I push myself harder because I don’t talk. I prefer to train as soon as I wake up, so I drink my Sandy Stack (@myoblox 1 scoop Loco, 1 scoop Skywalk and 1 scoop Rubix) and zone out. ☺
If I am hungry, I will drink a few sips of my Sprout Living (vegan) protein shake and go. I like to finish the rest when I’m done training w/ a banana.
My cardio ranges from 20-30 minutes and I prefer to do it before I lift weights. I love training shoulders and legs.
I use my Apple Watch to track my heart rate/calories burned daily.[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
👊 How do you keep going and push harder?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
Working out keeps me sane. I need it. When I do not train, I get anxiety and my energy is low. It’s the only time I get to focus on me, and only me. That’s why I love it and am obsessed.
I do all sales for MyoBlox so am typically working from 9-5 p.m. M-F.
I wake up @5:30 a.m., leave my house by 6 a.m., commute to Huntington Beach and am in the gym by 7 a.m. I train for an hour straight (until 8 A.M.). Then get ready for the day. ☺ On the weekends, I go as soon as I wake up, as well.
I always try to burn as much calories as I can. So, if I have chores/errands to do, I see it as how many calories can I burn while doing this. Positive thinking always![speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
🏆 How are you doing today and what does the future look like?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
My next goal is to do more aerial fitness and to become more flexible than I already am. I can always use more muscle as well. ☺[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
🤕 How do you recover, rest and handle injuries?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
Slow and controlled. Mind/muscle connection. Breathe. Stretch.
Nothing changes when I travel. I get it done. ☺
I sleep anywhere from six to eight hours a day.
Please use my personal code for discounts:
- Myoblox.com (sandy10) – 10% off
- Sproutliving.com (sandylieu) – 15% off
🍎 How is your diet and what supplements do you use?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
I have been on a whole food/plant-based diet for the last six months. I occasionally do fish if there aren’t any good vegan options. But most of the time I am 98% plant-based, 2% fish.
I am allergic to wheat and dairy (moreso with wheat) so I found that being on a plant-based diet has helped me tremendously, especially my gut health.
I use Myoblox products because each ingredient is diligently sourced around the world to issue absolute potency and quality materials are being used. The formulas are meticulously produced utilizing Micro-Compound™ which ensures freshness of your finished product.
I use Sprout Living because it’s vegan, no artificial, “natural” sweeteners, no artificial/”natural” coloring, no artificial/”natural” flavoring, no thickening agents, nutrient-dense, non-bloating, non-gritty, low-glycemic, no preservatives and soy free.[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
Supplements Mentioned by SandySprout Living
👍 What has inspired and motivated you?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
“To keep what you have, you give it away.” I love EDM when I train ☺ I use SoundCloud of Apple Music.[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
✏️ Advice for other people who want to improve themselves?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
We have our entire lives to achieve our fitness goals.
Create achievable goals and give yourself time. There really is no rush.
Take the time to listen to your body and workout for YOU and your heart (we only have 1). You deserve to be healthy.
Know your weaknesses. For example, I know mine are nut butters. I make myself buy single servs instead of a jar because I know I can’t control myself. IF I do buy a jar for whatever reason, I use a tablespoon to measure because it really easy to overeat.
Wearing sandals is the strangest thing I’ve seen in the gym and I see some people not breathing.[speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']
🤝 Are you taking on clients right now?[/speaker-emphasis][/speaker-voice]
I am not a personal trainer. So sorry. I’ll workout with you though![speaker-voice name='en-US-Wavenet-D'][speaker-emphasis level='strong']