Valentina Bogie ~ Nanaimo, BC
Hello ladies! My name is Valentina Bogie, and this will be my 5th journey and 1st time as an HRM Ambassador which I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Spring 2021 Journey.
Married to my number one supporter Brian for 13 years and together we have a beautiful 13-year-old daughter Siena who loves to dance. I have been employed by the same company for 30 years, I work hard, I am good at what I do, and I attribute the strong work ethic that I have to the way my parents raised me and I want to model that for my daughter.
I have always been very active. I’ve played high level soccer in my early twenties, but my nutrition was not the greatest and honestly, I did not really understand the importance of fueling my body properly and always have struggled with my weight. Being part of the HRM community has really taught me the importance of balance when it comes to nutrition. When I first joined to me it was about losing the weight, but I now know it’s not about the number on the scale. For me it is about being healthy, happy, accepting my body image and feeling strong and fit.
What I really enjoy about Healthy Role Models there is no judging or competition. It truly is about yourself “running your own race”. There have been days that have not gone to plan for me, but I have learned to pivot and move forward. This is one thing that I have really come to terms with as in the past I would get upset with myself and then make unhealthy choices.
HRM is truly a wonderful inspiring community where we all come together to support and cheer each other on not just virtually but also out in the community.