A mother of four who was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her first pregnancy has revealed how she used the disease to build a multimillion-dollar fitness empire.
Sophie Guidolin, 32, was inspired to study nutrition after she welcomed her first child at age 19 and developed ‘GD’, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women and increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. life increases.
A year later, the Gold Coast influencer gave birth to her second son and gained “about 28kg,” which made it difficult for her to complete even the most basic of tasks.
Determined to change her lifestyle, she started walking with her stroller and soon became addicted to the feel-good rush she got.
In the 12 years since then, Ms. Guidolin has channeled her passion for fitness into writing nine books, winning multiple world rankings in bodybuilding, launching her own podcast, Flourished and Fulfilled, and creating an online nutrition program, The Bod.
How it started: Sophie Guidolin (left, age 19 and right, age 32) was inspired to study nutrition after being diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant with her first child
Determined to change her lifestyle, Ms. Guidolin (pictured) started walking with her stroller and soon became addicted to the feel-good rush exercise that gave her
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Gestational diabetes as a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women.
Those who develop gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
In most cases there are no symptoms. A blood sugar test during pregnancy is used for diagnosis.
Treatment includes daily blood sugar monitoring, a healthy diet, exercise, and monitoring of the baby.
All this while raising her two sons, ages 14 and 13, plus adorable five-year-old twin girls.
Ms. Guidolin began her remarkable fame sharing her fitness journey on social media and quickly realized the potential of the then relatively untapped online food industry.
“I got so many messages – I couldn’t keep up – from women asking for tips and recipe ideas and that’s how it all started. I put together my first ebook and it just blew up from there,” she said news.com.au.
The self-made businesswoman has attracted a loyal audience of 531,000 Instagram followers who look to her for tips on achieving their dream bodies.
But while you might assume Ms. Guidolin’s rippling abs and peachy glutes are the result of an unattainable grueling routine, she insists it isn’t.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to take hours. In fact, most weeks I train for 45 minutes three to five times a week,” she said.
Ms. Guidolin revealed that the secret of her killer body is simple: ‘consistency’.
“I have a philosophy that if you can’t stick with something, don’t start it or it’s just a fad diet and not sustainable,” she said.
Ms. Guidolin (pictured) has channeled her passion for fitness into writing nine books, winning multiple world rankings in bodybuilding and creating an online nutrition program, The Bod
The mom (pictured) started her remarkable fame by sharing her fitness journey online and quickly realized the potential of the then relatively untapped food industry on social media.
‘It is essential that you also enjoy what you do. If you hate running, don’t run. There are so many ways to move.’
Last month, Ms. Guidolin introduced fans to her love life by becoming “Instagram official” with her new flame, police officer Hayden Summers.
She confirmed her new romance in a post on August 11, telling her followers: “Yes. I’m dating. Because it’s fresh, we’re not going to do crazy things here.’
Sophie Guidolin (left) went Instagram official with her police officer boyfriend Hayden Sumners (right) just two months after her public split with MAFS groom Jake Edwards
New Love: The Gold Coast influencer confirmed her newfound romance this week, telling her followers, “Yeah. I’m dating. Because it’s fresh, we’re not going to do crazy things here’
She also shared a mirror selfie posing next to her handsome beau, writing, “New and crazy. But most importantly… Unmistakable,” along with a fairy emoji.
An inside source told Daily Mail Australia that the couple have been seeing each other for a few weeks and are spending a lot of time together in lockdown.
The news came just two months after Ms Guidolin announced she’d parted ways with Married At First Sight groom Jake Edwards after a brief stint together.
The couple met on March 10 and started dating weeks later.
Ms. Guidolin had been the target of trolls after she went public with Jake, and this may have put a strain on their romance.