Meet & Love: Candice Bodington
So take a girl with the energy of a greyhound stuck behind a desk for too many years who gave it all up to pursue a more fulfilling life centered around her passion for health and fitness.
After quitting her job as a graphic designer (too many days spent tapping your feet under a desk can do crazy things to you), Candice studied personal training and nutrition. The next step was sharing her love and excitement for and wellness, and thus Candibod fitness came to life.
Her blog combines my love for design and detail with my enthusiasm for a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Take away all the fluff and you get a Cape Town girl who is crazy at heart, loves coffee and good food, likes to experiment in the kitchen and who just wants to share the things in life that inspire her.
Q&A with Candice Bodington
WHEN YOU’RE TIRED AND CANNOT PUSH ANY FURTHER, WHAT DO YOU TELL YOURSELF?
- It all starts in your mind Candice, its you against you. If it doesn't challenge you its not going to change you.
Waking up to the smell of him making coffee, just the way you like it.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO?
Eat, ha ha
ULTIMATE DREAM / GOAL
Being a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor my dream would have to be having my own wellness & lifestyle multi disciplinary that caters for all ages of women.
THE MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU WANTED TO START FITNESS?
It was never a 'moment' it was more how I was brought up. Living in a community that was made of surfers and tree climbers in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Afrcia I have always been exposed to an active lifestyle. So it was never a shift in a moment, more who I am.
COFFEE OR TEA?
Coffee, ALWAYS coffee
MY FAVORITE COUNTRY IS
South Africa, my home
IF YOU COULD BE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I dont think I would be anyone else than who I am, I believe we are all here for a purpose. Be it big or small, we all matter.
WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG RIGHT NOW?
I think I may be the only women in the world who DOESN'T own a bag, I just have a small wallet with what I need. However my gym bag has boxing gloves and a skipping rope in :)
YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE...
"Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end it's only with yourself" - Wear Sunscreen, Baz Luhrmann