Kayak, Yoga, Adventure, and Mindset Master Interview with Anna Levesque

Kayak, Yoga, Adventure, and Mindset Master: Interview with Anna Levesque – Episode 171

Episode Summary

Anna Levesque is a fellow outdoor and adventure enthusiast who encourages and empowers women all over the world! Join me today on the podcast as we learn about her amazing journey. She’ll also share some incredible words of wisdom on how to improve your mental agility and how to find yourself again with something you love! 

Have you ever had people assume you are friends with someone just because you have similar interests? Like, “Oh, you must know Sarah! She goes horseback riding all the time around here!” Well, that has been happening for quite some time between myself and my amazing guest on this week’s episode of the Fit is Freedom Podcast.

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All About Anna Levesque

I’ve heard so many amazing things about this woman, and I can finally say that it all holds true! Anna Levesque is an award-winning paddling coach who is also an author, certified Ayurveda health coach, yoga-certified teacher, and former pro-athlete. On top of this long list of accomplishments, she has an incredible company, Mind Body Adventure, that focuses on empowering women to develop mental agility while paddling, growing their confidence, abilities, and mental toughness, all at the same time! 

After starting to paddle at 19 and working in the kitchen of a rafting company, Anna discovered an amazing outdoor-loving community that completely changed the trajectory of her life. From there, she found a passion for the paddle sports world and noticed a trend of women like her struggling with certain aspects of the sport. 

From there, she realized that she could be a voice for the female experience in the water sports world, creating instructional DVDs, doing tours, and eventually starting a small company that would transform into her current venture, Mind Body Adventure.


Developing Mental Agility

Realizing You’re Not Alone

Anna learned that the number one fear and hesitation for starting paddling isn’t injuries. The biggest fear is looking bad or not being good enough. It’s important to remember if you’re starting something new, like paddle boarding, that we all start somewhere, and it will take preparation and building of confidence to get where you eventually want to be.

Establish a Morning Ritual

It’s essential to start your day with mindfulness to get off on the right foot. For many, this is making sure you don’t immediately start scrolling through social media, watching the news, or doing anything that will spike your stress response.

Prioritizing Rest

Another important piece in setting up for mental agility is prioritizing your rest! If you can, shoot for getting 8 hours of sleep a night. It’s the basis for health and can really affect your performance and mental agility. 

Accept the Process

Where you are doesn’t define your self-worth. Even if you used to run marathons and you feel like you’re starting from scratch, it’s important to accept where you are and focus on where you want to be. Know that the process will take time, and you will have a better mindset. 

Connect with Anna Levesque

I really enjoyed this chat with Anna, and I hope you did too! If you’re interested in learning more about Anna and what she does, be sure to check out her website, Facebook page, and Instagram, or even sign up for her weekly newsletter!

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