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Banana Chat – meet Sophia Ellis

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? 
Cardio.

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?
Peanut Butter

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!!

My social media tags are: 

Instagram: @sinfreesophia

Twitter: soph_ellis

YouTube: sinfreesophia

Facebook: sinfreesophia

Blog: www.sinfreesophia.wordpress.com