Hello! My name is Monique Mallari, and I am a health and fitness lifestyle enthusiast, an extraordinary cat lady, and a seeker of knowledge. I enjoy lifting weights and I eat a clean diet (even though I hate it so much!).
I’ve always been physically active–I played sports for fun, went on runs or jogs in the nearby conservation park, attended dance classes, you name it. However, it was only recently, 2014, that I was introduced to the gym, and very recently, 2015, that I was introduced to the world of weight training. Since then, I was hooked, and have never looked back. If there is any form of exercise that I would recommend to anyone, it would be just that.
I’m a firm believer in the science of fitness–to achieve our goals, we must adjust our mindset and techniques to the way that our body functions and is designed to do. None of that “weight loss pill-shake-machine-whatever” mumbo jumbo. I believe that progressive overload is the way to go to build muscles, I believe that energy/caloric balance plays a huge role in weight loss and weight gain. As I expand my knowledge, I hope to pass it onto you and help you achieve your own fitness goals.
Overall, I strive to live a well-balanced lifestyle, where everything is in moderation. I have many fitness-related goals, however, I would say that the following are my main goals:
- To become a credible resource in the health and fitness industry–the female Mark Rippetoe or Charles Poliquin.
- To influence and motivate many Canadians to live a healthier lifestyle and achieve their health goals.
- To develop my physique and carve out my body’s potential.
I’d like to close off by sharing with you a quote by Robin S. Sharma that inspired me to be discontent with mediocrity, and instead strive to achieve my potential:
“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind.
Dare to tap into your greatness.”