01: Won Dolegowski | Fit Shade Tree’s Iron Woman

OVERVIEW:

Won Dolegowski is the owner of DexaFit, a bikini competitor, and a health and nutrition coach. Won has left the comfort and stability of her career as a pharmacist to pursue her true passion in health and wellness. At the age of 45, she did her first bikini bodybuilding show. Won talks to your host Erik Smith about.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • How Wons move from Michigan to New York inspired her to delve into fitness and inspired her passion. 
  • Jane Fondas fitness workouts helped inspire her to love fitness at an early age. 
  • At the age of 44 Won hired an online coach to help with nutrition and exercise. 
  • Won totally transformed her body and was in the best shape of her life – her husband encouraged her to compete. 
  • After a successful first year competing she discovered that it was something she truly loved doing. 
  • How Won found a higher purpose for her Triathalon training. 
  • Wons journey with scoliosis and fused vertebrae in her fitness and competition training. 
  • Why Won made the decision to move from OT to a pharmacy. 
  • All of the skills Won acquired have allowed her to be successful in her current work. 
  • Won is passionate about health and fitness because it allows you to have control over your health. 
  • What the Dexa scan and Fit 3D measure, how theyre used in studies, and how doctors use them. 
  • Dexa scan separates bone from soft tissue and breaks down body composition. 
  • Fit 3D takes more of an external measure to show body shape changes over time. 
  • Why the Vo2 Max test is also important and what it checks. 
  • How Won incorporates all the tools and DexaFit to create a comprehensive fitness program. 
  • You can improve your Vo2 Max, but usually, you do that by improving your cardiovascular fitness. 
  • How Won educates clients and puts them on specific plans to meet their goals. 
  • If you want to make a change there will have to be some sacrifice – you have to plan ahead. 
  • Be aware of what youre eating and track your food. 
  • When you weigh your food and track it, its an educational process. 
  • Eventually, you should not have to track your food and you can eat intuitively.  
  • Tracking your food is key as a competitor. 
  • Its important to not associate food with emotions such as guilt, have when you like and then get back on track. 
  • What the greatest wealth is health” means to Won and her mission.

3 KEY POINTS:

  1. Its never too late to start your fitness journey.

  2. Focusing on health and fitness gives you a level of control over your health.

  3. The slower you go the more sustainable and long-lasting the effects.

TWEETABLE QUOTES:

  • When you donhave information it will take you longer to meet your fitness goals.” –Won 

  • A lot of health issues that people like to treat with a pill can be prevented with health and fitness.” –Won 

  • You might think that you need to be training harder, but youre actually overtraining. –Won

  • “Prioritizing nutrition is a huge component of the success of your fitness program.” –Won  

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