Elizabeth is a Serbian model, fitness/health blogger, certified personal trainer and has her MBA in Finance! She is ready to change stereotypes and take over the world!

HealthGreatness: Where did you grow-up?
Elizabeth: I grew-up in Northern Minnesota (specifically Duluth), on the beautiful (but cold) shores of Lake Superior.  I am an outdoorsy girl that loves make-up and heels.  I have two older siblings that I am extremely close to. My sister is a psychologist and my brother works in law.  My parents have been married for 40 years and are from the former Yugoslavia. They came to the United States thirty years ago with no money and with the ability to speak only a little English (They worked very hard and raised the three of us with the same work ethic).

HealthGreatness: What inspires you?
Elizabeth: My sister (my best friend) has always been my inspiration.  She was in a terrible car accident when she was 18 years-old and is in a wheelchair now  (she is a quadriplegic).  She has always inspired me to push myself harder, as she has gotten her undergraduate and graduate degrees AND had a baby, all while working full-time and being in a wheelchair.  She is a positive person who has the ability to find the good in every situation and every person, and I often look to her for advice and understanding.

HealthGreatness: What got you into fitness?
Elizabeth: I have always been into soccer…I was sorta obsessed with it from a young age.  I have a very competitive spirit, but, at the same time, I love to work with other people on a team.

Soccer was my first love and will always have a special place in my heart.  I strongly believe that I did not fall victim to a lot of the pressures teenagers face due to my soccer training and the support of my teammates (Peer pressure is a lot easier to avoid when you have 20 other girls who support you!).  This is also why I love going to the gym and taking classes, it is truly my fitfam!

HealthGreatness: What does your weekly workout schedule look like?
Elizabeth: I typically workout Monday-Friday, once a day, around the same time each day (9:30 or 10 am).  My weekly training looks like this:
Monday- Glutes
Tuesday- Shoulders and Tris
Wednesday- Quads
Thursday- Bi’s and Back
Friday- Light glutes and light leg work
HealthGreatness: What does your diet consist of?

Elizabeth: My diet is really not that strict. I don’t eat processed food or fast food.  I eat carbs in the morning (typically an Ezekiel English muffin with peanut butter), lunch and dinner are fairly similar, they both usually have a protein like chicken, turkey or salmon (I like to get a whole chicken or a turkey breast that has been roasted from the deli at my local grocery store).  I typically add veggies and some quinoa or sprouted rice for my carbs.  That is basically it, honestly, the less complicated the better!

HealthGreatness: What is your favorite cheat meal?
Elizabeth: I love chocolate, anything chocolate!  I really love this triple chocolate brownie my local bakery sells, ugh, it is so good!!
HealthGreatness: What music do you workout to?
Elizabeth: I love HipHop, it is the only music I listen to when I workout.  Music is a must for me, it motivates me and gets my adrenaline roaring.  I also like fast pace music like Diplo.
HealthGreatness: Do you have any advice or inspirational words for someone who is trying to get fit and in shape?
Elizabeth: My best advice is please don’t look at the fit competitors and base your body off of them.  They have been working for more than five years to get their body that way and it is a very, very disciplined life.  I have a more lax way of looking at fitness.  Everybody’s body is different.  Please don’t compare yours to others.  You can look at pictures to motivate you, but don’t fixate on turing yourself into a certain celebrity or fitness model, you will only set yourself up failure (trust me, I wanted a booty like Amanda Latona, but my body was not designed quite like hers and it is my hardest muscle to make any gains in).
HealthGreatness: Do you have a motto you live by?
Elizabeth: My favorite quote of all time is, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible” -Audrey Hepburn
HealthGreatness: What is one thing your fans do not know about you?
Elizabeth: I am an early bird, I wake up around 530 or 6 am everyday.
Get to know more about Elizabeth!
Twitter: @elizabethaudrey0