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My name is Sophia Ellis. Running a vegan fitness and lifestyle blog enables me to encourage and support people into healthier eating and regular exercise. I suffered with Anorexia, Bulimia, EDNOS, BPD and severe depression for over 5 years, and was discharged from The Maudsley Hospital in 2017. Showing my journey of beating Anorexia and Bulimia through fitness allows me to reach out to people who are suffering with mental illness to show they aren’t alone, promoting awareness of eating disorders and giving hope to sufferers. I have played football at a high level with Southend Manor FC/ Southendian Ladies and am now a competitive Powerlifter, currently competing at National level. My passion for fitness is shown though my qualifications as a personal trainer, gym and Yoga Instructor, where I can pass on experience, knowledge and help people to grow physically and mentally. I participate in many events for charity and have now set myself the challenge of leading a team up Mount Kilimanjaro next year.
Weight training has made me feel strong again and build a better relationship with food. What you put into your body is so important – Investing in a vegan lifestyle was the best decision I ever made, my mind and body is healthy whilst showing compassion towards animals and protecting the environment in the process. 🙂
What is your favourite joke?
What makes you smile?
Seeing other people smile 🙂
What is your favourite good news story?
People overcoming obstacles and now thriving
What inspires you?
I don’t have a particular thing that inspires me as I am constantly inspired everyday by my surroundings, the people in my life and experiences.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Everyone go vegan 🌱
If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
Teleportation. Because I’ve always wanted to be a Power Ranger. I mean those watches were well cool.. it’s morphin time!
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite drink?
Soya Americano Misto
If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
My squat shoes and chalk 😂 always making those gains
If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
Not allowed to exploit animals
Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I trained as a Young Firefighter when I was 18
What is your favourite phrase or saying?
The Expert was once the beginner
What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
I will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August in order to raise money for the charity Dig Deep who supply clean water and toilets to communities in Kenya. Any donations would be really appreciated 🙏🏻
Who is your favourite music artist?
Depends on the mood.. so I’m gonna list my faves: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Glass Animals, Flume, DMX, Arctic Monkeys, Mura Masa.. ah man I can’t choose 😂 like the old stuff like Bowie too
Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
My mum 🙏🏻 My absolute rock and has always been there for me, helped me grow and taught me gratitude.
PJ’s or Not?
Hot or cold? Hot
Cat or dog? I love both too much to choose
Blue or pink? Used to be blue but feeling those Pink vibes
Tea or coffee? COFFEE
Glass half-empty or glass half-full? It doesn’t matter whether it is half-empty or Half-full, I’m grateful to have a glass with something in it.
Pyjamas or not? I switch it up. Mainly PJs
Night out or night in? Neither, I’ll be at the gym
Pizza or pasta? Pizza
Biscuits or cake? Biscuits
Wine or beer? Or Espresso martini? 💁🏻♀️
Football or rugby? Play Football, watch Rugby.. unless West Ham are playing
Cinema or theatre? Either as long as there’s snacks
Gym or TV? Gym. Every time.
Naughty or nice? Naughty
Silver or gold? Silver
Tent or hotel? Tent unless it’s torrential rain.. get me in that hotel.
Bath or shower? Shower
Starter or pudding? Starter
Sheets or duvet? Duvet
Love Island or Game of Thrones? GOT but Love Island is totally addictive
Finally, apple or banana? Banana!!
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