A wife, sister, entrepreneur and now mother to a beautiful little girl, XYZ rider Cristie tells us what life has been like since she took on this new role.
HOW HAS LIFE CHANGED FOR YOU SINCE YOU BECAME A MUM?
It totally changed my life! My priorities change as I wasn’t the first on my list anymore, I had to start thinking of my daughter first and make sure she is well taken care of and happy. Then the next priority would be to still maintain a balanced lifestyle, with everything in moderation. I make sure I always have time for my family, friends, myself and work.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR FITNESS REGIME?
You must plan ahead and establish routines. It helps me to get through my daily tasks and make sure I have time for myself and free time for other things. I am a firm believer that sustaining a healthy balanced diet with regular exercise can improve personal health and wellbeing. Health is the greatest gift. So I try to find 30-50 minutes a day to get my body moving. I love going to XYZ once or twice a week, as it’s a guarantee feel good after a spin class! Otherwise, jogging on the treadmill, weight training in the gym and my new-found love for tennis is a great way to stay active!
WHO WAS YOUR ROLE MODEL GROWING UP?
Oprah is the person I look up to growing up, despite her tough childhood, she became one of the most successful women in the world through her hard work and determination. She supports and donates to many charities and causes, especially for women and young girls. Her generosity and philanthropy work are truly inspiring.
WHAT WOULD YOU WISH FOR, IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE THING FOR YOUR CHILD?
To be HAPPY! I wish that she finds her passion in the future, whatever she chooses to do and I will be there to support her along the way.
WOULD YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR MUMS OUT THERE?
Don’t listen to others’ opinions, trust your own instinct. Do your best and remember no one is perfect.
Take care of yourself- it is so important to take regular time out, whether it’s meeting friends for lunch/coffee or breaking a sweat in the gym. Happy mum = happy child.