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Conversations with the Inspiring Sarah Schmidt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Schmidt.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sarah. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
All my life, I’ve been an athlete. I grew up playing every sport you can imagine, so being active has always been important to me. When I went away to college, my studies took priority and I tried my best to stay active at the campus gym. I had always wanted to compete in a bodybuilding show, but in my college years, I never prioritized the lifestyle and commitment is required. When I was 24 years old, I found out I was expecting my first child. After having my daughter, I wanted to become the best version of myself as a single mom. I started prioritizing my health and fitness and eventually lost my “baby weight”. It was then I decided it was time to commit to my first bodybuilding show. I invested in a coach and got to work. I competed at Windy City Natural in Chicago, IL — part of the NANBF Federation — in the figure division in August of 2017 and it was AMAZING! Although I didn’t place top tier in my first competition, I found a sport that has lit a fire in me. Bodybuilding is YOU vs YOU, which is why i probably enjoy it. It’s a constant competition to better yourself everyday and beat your last physique. I plan to compete in 2019 again! I’ve taken over a year to build more muscle and size — which was the judge’s feedback. I’m excited to see what’s next!!! I’d love to earn my pro card. 🙂

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting ANYTHING is hard. There’s an amount of dedication and drive it takes to keep going when it gets tough. I’ve had plenty of setbacks both physically and mentally, but I continue to push forward. I think the most important thing to remember is that you will fail, but fail forward. Learn from every setback and just stay consistent! Results will come, so be patient and love your journey!

What should we know about your business? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Aside from bodybuilding and killing it in the gym, I’m a full-time occupational therapist. I currently do inpatient rehab and am incredibly passionate about traumatic brain injury rehab.

For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
I believe women are capable of anything they believe they can achieve!

Contact Info:

  • Email: sarahfran11@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Sarfrann_fitlyfe


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