Mrs Oceana Globe, former Mrs Australia, stylist, model and Bully Zero Ambassador, Becky Branca is equal parts brains, beauty and heart. A lover of all things health and fitness, Becky leads by example. She recently spoke with us about true health and what being one of The CE Women means to her.
What does being one of “The CE Women” mean to you?
Being a part of an amazing group of inspirational women is a great honour. I think it is imperative as women to support one another and help build each other up and being a CE woman allows me to share my passion for living an active and happy lifestyle, no matter how time poor you are.
What does being ‘truly healthy’ mean to you?
Living a truly healthy lifestyle for me is realising that the reason to work out, sleep well and eat healthy is because YOU LOVE your body not hate it!!!! It’s about having a positive mindset, no body is perfect You can’t change your genetic make up but you can nurture your body and get it in great shape by providing it with good nutrition, a active lifestyle and unconditional love!
What do you love about The Body Guide & Handbook?
That it’s straight forward easy to follow and suits anyone at any fitness level. I can’t stand seeing people sucked into unhealthy fad diets which only set people back in the long run. The body guide and handbook helps keep you on track, empowered and motivated a great start for anyone looking to get to take control of their physical and mental well being.
The CE loves to celebrate inspirational women. Who inspires you, and why?
My pageant sisters, they are such supportive and beautiful women inside and out. Even though we technically “competed” against each other on the international platform they have never been my competition, only ever embracing an incredible sisterhood that supports, motivates and encourages one another.
What does a typical day in the life of Becky Branca look like?
Wake up at 7am have a quick shower and get my kids ready for school. Everyone in my circle says I’m the busiest girl they know. If I’m not looking after my youngest, off flying, at a modelling job or in a meeting I’m usually off doing the 1000 steps or in the gym. I love being active outdoors and doing fun classes with my girlfriends.
Is there anything you dislike and think needs to change in the health and fitness industry?
I hate seeing people being taken advantage of by promising quick fixes to health issues especially when it comes to weight loss. There is no magic pill or teas it all comes down to eating well, being active and getting sufficient sleep.
Why is your health a priority for you?
It’s a huge priority for me, I’m a mother first and to be the best mother I can be I need to take care of myself too. Not only does it set an positive example for my kids but it ensures I’ll be around to enjoy them for as long as possible.
You stay healthy, fit and look good all year round. What inspires you to live this way everyday?
Obviously my kids play a huge part, but also my own mental state. I hate the feeling of not feeling physically strong and tired. Not having the energy to play with the kids or wasting half a day watching Netflix because I’m too tired to do anything else is all the motivation I need.
What makes you feel confident?
Besides a killer outfit that shows off my curves knowing I have abs and a kick ass attitude underneath them 😜
What’s your favourite quote?
“Don’t let anyone rent a space in your head unless they are a good tenant.”
Is there a greater cause that you want to use your online influence for? If so, what is it?
To inspire women to love themselves. To learn to nurture their body, mind and soul so that they may empower others to do the same.
De-stressing, recovering and taking the time to regenerate is often an overlooked aspect of health. What is your ‘go-to’ regeneration activity?
Nothing spells relaxation to me more than an Epsom salt bubble bath followed by a great disturbed free sleep.
A workout gives you so much more than physical benefits. What do your workouts do for you?
Give me a great positive mindset. An ability to clear my head, work through any issues and take some guilt free time for myself.
Having ‘strength’ can mean so many things…what does it mean to you?
Being strong in mind, body and soul. Mind- to overcome and endure whatever comes your way. Body- to push your physical boundaries on what you can take. Soul- to express empathy and compassion be strong in influence and impact!
What’s the best piece of advice you would give to women today?
Embrace what God has given you and don’t judge others. We get so critical of ourselves and others always looking at what’s wrong rather than celebrating what’s right. We need to change the conversation we have with that internal bully we have in our heads and stop criticising others that don’t live up to our expectations.