Maddison Vernon is a young yoga-lover, book reader and nail-polish fanatic who has a zest for life. She is on a self-love movement to radically change the way young women treat and view themselves. In my opinion we all need a little piece of Maddie in our lives. Meet the gorgeous Maddison…
Tell us about your journey, what sparked your passion for the health and wellness industry?
I have always been a fairly healthy person but growing up you eat what your parents eat, don’t eat because you don’t like something and don’t give it much thought. Once I started going to University, I guess I had a chance to grow up and evaluate what I ate, what I put in my body and why. I have always been fairly healthy but I began to see the little things that were making a big difference or perhaps could make a big difference. Not to mention I have a passion for learning and am always interested in how I can better my health.
What’s your number one wellness tip?
Oh, honestly I don’t know if I can live by just one, there are a few so simple ones that I live by to make me feel the best I possibly can. But, if I had to chose it would have to be exercise. I need exercise, it helps me sleep better, feel better, the endorphins are great, has me being more productive and disciplined, along with energised for the day. Not to mention the incredible health benefits it has on my own mental health, when I am starting to feel a bit gunky then I know it’s probably because I haven’t exercised in a while.
What’s your one non-negotiable when it comes to your health?
Oh so many, I need to be in bed by 10pm each night, good sleep for me is paramount. I need to drink at least 2L of water everyday, it helps flush out all the bad stuff. I need a big healthy breakfast to start my day off, I try to have my biggest meal in the morning – try being the important word. Then for my mental health, I need my yoga once a week, just to quiet my inner thoughts when they get too much for me. Social interaction for me is a really important one, it gets me out of my head and into the present moment which is really important. These are all apart of my list of healthy habits that I have on my wall to remind me what is important to myself. As you can see when someone says health to me and important factor it is not only physical health but mental wellbeing for me to be feeling the best possible.
What motto do you live by?
I love ‘why not’, it is my main mantra in life, when I want to do something but that niggling fear pops up I just think why not, what’s the worst that can happen and that allows me to follow and do whatever I want. I also love and live by following the white rabbit, it means that when an opportunity strikes, you have an inkling to do something or go somewhere, follow it, why not just follow the white rabbit.
What is your proudest achievement?
Running my first half marathon on my birthday. I woke up at 4am in the morning, excitedly exclaimed to my boyfriend, ‘it’s my birthday’ and then preceded to panic that there was no way in hell I would be able to run 21km. Like I literally did not see how this was going to be possible, along with my heart beating so fast. I ended up finishing it non-stop running the entire way. It probably is my proudest achievement because looking back I have no idea how I possibly ran 21km and it still completely bamboozles me.
What are your goals for the future?
Oddly, I don’t know if I have any goals for the future, I have a 100 things I want to do this year, which I am working my way through. I have also just finished university so this year is a bit more unknown for me, but I guess it would be setting up my own business. Which I guess is a pretty big goal for the future.
Tell us something not many people know about you?
I have studied Japanese my entire life. From primary school when we learn the alphabet through my high school years and then to this point now.
Where can we find you?
Website : maddisonvernon.com
Facebook : /MaddisonVernon7
Twitter : /MaddisonVernon
Instagram : @maddison_vernon
Like Maddie, is exercise a non-negotiable in your life?