About me

My name is Claudia and I am a Health Motivator about to complete my Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. At 39 years old, I decided that I wanted to achieve that version of myself that I had always aspired to be. So, I set myself a challenge that I would like to share with all of you.

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What exactly are we talking about?

One summer day of 2017, as a 39-year-old, I decided to challenge myself: to turn 40 being the best possible version of myself, both physically and mentally as well as emotionally. I want to be the woman I always aspired to be, even though I’ve often thought that I could never achieve it. Or maybe because of it: I want to prove to myself that I was wrong and that it is never too late.

We’re dealing with a 360-degree change which comprises three pillars: body, mind, and emotions. I want to lose that fat that I have accumulated for years, but I want to do it in a way that doesn’t include much suffering, without obligations, and by maintaining a balance that makes me feel good.

I know it won’t be easy. On one hand, I love sweets, and I tend to resort to food in moments of emotional instability. On the other hand, it’s been 5 years that I have managed an entire blog surrounding brunch and coffee (www.coffeeandbrunchbcn.com), which has led me to immerse myself in the food scene and all that that entails. Finally, we can’t ignore the fact that for the past 4 years of my life, I have rarely stepped foot in a gym.

It won’t be easy, but I will achieve it.

It will be a journey filled with joys and disappointments, as all journeys are, but I will arrive at my goal with an abundance of teachings and lessons which were completely foreign to me at the point of departure. Is there anything more motivating than that?

Photos of a before and after losing weight

What does a health motivator do?

On the web, there isn’t much information regarding what a health motivator does, so I can say that I have basically made it up, making the term my own in order to define my purpose: with this blog, I aim to motivate more people to take care of their health, as an antidote to many diseases, to prevent other diseases from arising, or simply as a way to cultivate the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.

It goes without saying that physical, emotional and mental health are all highly interrelated.

 

Who will benefit most from this blog:

All those women who would like to learn how to take care of themselves in an integral way, but that for some reason, haven’t been able to achieve it.

All those women who would like to change and become the women they have always aspired to be.  

All those women who have stopped believing in miracle diets.

All those women who don’t feel identified with stereotypes which are most often directed to younger girls or models who don’t seem like real people.

All those women who have stopped copying others and have started to ask questions.  

 

Why I have decided to tell my story

I went through a hard time in which I felt completely blocked and I realized that it was highly probable that other women have also felt the same way I did, incapable of moving forward and not feeling completely at ease and at peace with oneself.

I spent years searching for guidance and inspiring people to follow, but all I seem to be achieving was to collect failure after failure. One day I decided to do things differently: I stopped for a moment and realized that a physical change is highly related to a change in the mental and emotional level. What had always seemed like a huge mountain impossible to crown led me to desire a challenge equally as big, yet still attainable, if done by taking the correct road.

If you’ve just read this and think that you don’t need to make any changes to your health or that you simply don’t care about the quality of your health, that’s ok.

If, on the contrary, this has resonated with you and you would like to join me in my challenge, welcome! Also, if you know someone (a sister, a friend, a colleague, etc) who would be interested in taking part of this journey toward a healthier lifestyle, I invite you to share the link to this blog (www.claudiacanu.com).

It’s possible that you may be changing someone’s life in an important way through this simple gesture.

Thank you for stopping by!

A big hug,

Claudia