In this episode, you will learn 10 FACTS about Diana\, what age she would like to go back to, and what advice she would give herself at that age! We also talk about the main causes of body image issues, how they come up and how she overcomes it. And we discuss what aging means to her and to her body.
You can READ the interview transcript HERE
10 Facts About Diana
(at the time of the project)
1. 57 years old.
2. Diana was born in Sydney, Australia.
3. People will think that she comes from somewhere else, probably because of a little twang in her accent. But Diana is no fool Australian!
4. Diana has three wonderful daughters that are just absolutely everything to her.
5. In 2013 Diana and her daughters travelled to Hungary. Diana was the Australian genius coach, and they all became World Champions together.
6. Diana loves Hungary. And, she loves the Hilton on the Hill which is the most magical fairy tale castle she’s stayed in.
7. Diana has spent most of her life in the fitness industry and working towards wellness.
8. In 2018 Diana travelled to the North Pole, on a boat. She spent seven months in sea and raised a flag for planet Earth, which was to unite all our nations together
9. Diana is passionate about the age group of 15 to 25, where a lot of the grounding starts for developing your wellness for the rest of your life. So that's important age group to her.
10. And now she works in the marine industry - skipper boats on the harbour, which is also fun.
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Hello, everyone, and welcome to my body My Story project today with us Diana in the studio. And while she's sitting in the makeup chair, and Citra is doing makeup for her. I'll be asking her a few questions. Hi, Diana.
welcome to the studio. Welcome to the projects. And let's start and tell us 10 facts about yourself.
Well, hi there. My name is Diana. And I'm 57. And I was born in Sydney, Australia. And interestingly, a lot of people will think that I do come from somewhere else. I'm not sure I must have a little twang in my accent or something. But I'm no fool Australian. And I have three wonderful daughters that are just absolutely everything to me, really. And we've shared a lot of experiences together.
how old they are?
the oldest is 29.
So they are adults
Yeah, yeah, they're all adult children.
And you share a lot.
Oh, yeah. Together, we have shared a lot of experiences, which has been fantastic. I tried to expose them to as much as I could to enhance their lives. And fortunately, it enhanced mine as well.
I am intrigued, what was these experiences?
in 2013, we we all travelled to Hungary, and I was the Australian genius coach and we all became World Champions together. So that was pretty exciting. But they've created their own accolades as well which, which is good.
So you went to Budapest?
Yes, yes, that would be probably my favourite city. I love Hungary. It's very beautiful. And, and I love the Hilton on the Hill is like the most magical fairytale castle I've stayed in really. We had some fun there as well in Slovenia, and Slovakia climbing the high tetras and really connecting with nature, which I found very beneficial. And I think they did now that they're a bit older as well, mind you that a lot of the time when we were walking, they wanted to be at the shops
Have you traveled by car between these countries?
Oh, yes,yes, we did. And so I've spent most of my life in the fitness industry and working towards wellness. And that that is really something I'm incredibly passionate about. I in 2018 travelled to the North Pole, on a boat, I spent seven months in sea and raised a flag for planet Earth, which was to unite all of our nations together. But for me, it was quite important to raise awareness with regard health and inspire the rest of the world towards greater health. So I'm had a fabulous time doing that. And I guess now I, I think soon after then we had COVID And I think actually, that has been a bit fortunate because a lot of people have become much more aware and they've spent more time in nature and getting connected with themselves which is a good thing. Now I would like to see people become more accountable for their health and wellness. So that's a bit of a mission. I'm bit passionate about the age group of 15 to 25. That's, that's broad, but that that would be where I think a lot of the grounding starts for, for developing your wellness for the rest of your life. So that's pretty important age group to me. Yeah, so I've worked for myself, I have a business body basics, personal training. And that's, that's how I brought up three children. And now I work in the marine industry. Yeah, that's interesting Skipper boats on the harbour, which is also fun. Yeah. So that's about me in a nutshell.
Wow, sounds very exciting. So what about this North Pole trip? Did you go with the group of people like, how did you get there?
Like, oh, yes, we, we left from Maduro, which is where I met the vessel. And there were 22 people from 10 different nationalities. And that included two children, the captain's children, five and seven at that time. So previously, well, I have a bachelor's degree in PHP, and I did do some teaching for the children, along with one of the other gentlemen on the vessel.
For how long it took the trip.
Well, Iwas at sea for seven months. I mean, we stopped in Port, as well, but the whole trip from Maduro, across the Northwest Passage. So across the top of Alaska, and Canada and into the US, and then across to Greenland, and then finished in Amsterdam, I saw some of the most beautiful scenery ever. It was, yeah, very spectacular in many areas. Crossing the ballot straight was the most treacherous part. And we had to wonder at some point whether we would actually make it out
was it dangerous?
very dangerous. Apparently, on the trip, somebody said that. More people have climbed Mount Everest then then completed the Northwest Passage. That was inspiring, because actually, we were the only vessel that made it in 2018. There were I think 49 vessels turned away from each direction. So we literally were very lucky to make it what
What is the main reason why they cannot go through?
Or the main reason is because the passage doesn't open up so it's heavily iced in and, and it just doesn't open a week before there was a vessel going from east to west. And they sank they had to be rescued. So we there was some dangerous scary times that that we experienced, and and so much ice that you just really have to be Be careful not to hit it, obviously, because that's going to damage your vessel. Yeah, yeah. Quite. Quite an experience. Fabulous captain, though. I felt very safe. With Captain Clemens from Germany.