Australian fitness star Sophie Guidolin ‘didn’t shiver for SIX YEARS’ over shame of being ‘sensitive’
Australian fitness star Sophie Guidolin has claimed she “hasn’t cried for six years” because she was ashamed of being too sensitive.
The Gold Coast nutritionist, 32, said she once felt “a lot of shame” about her emotions, but she’s learned to embrace it and has now “fully felt” both positive and negative sensations.
The mum-of-four shared evidence of her newfound emotional connection in an Instagram reel that shows her at home and in her car in tears.
“As an embodied female being, my emotions are now fully palpable, especially during the full moon. Are you a sensitive soul? Is it a blessing or a curse?’ she wrote in the caption.
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Australian fitness star Sophie Guidolin (pictured) has claimed she ‘has not cried in six years’ because she was ashamed of being too sensitive
Open the floodgates: Gold Coast nutritionist (pictured) said that while she once felt ‘a lot of shame’ about her emotions, she’s learned to embrace them
The revelations, which have been viewed 90,400 times since they were uploaded online on Thursday, sparked a storm of support with fans rallying behind the blogger, saying they are “so much in common.”
‘I’m super sensitive. I believe it’s a blessing in terms of being incredibly empathetic and compassionate, but at the same time I hate how emotionally invested I am in everything,” one woman replied.
She added, “Sometimes I feel like my heart doesn’t get a break.”
“I can relate so much to this,” said a second, while a third added, “Love me a good cry.”
At first glance, Guidolin seems to lead a charmed life, with four adorable kids, a great physique, and multiple business ventures, including a popular online nutrition program, a podcast, and a partnership with Reebok.
But it hasn’t always been easy.
Mother of four (pictured) said she is now making both positive and negative emotions ‘fully felt’
Guidolin (pictured) said she once felt ‘a lot of shame’ about her emotional side
The bodybuilding champion was inspired to study nutrition after she welcomed her first child at age 19 and developed ‘GD’, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women and increases their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. .
A year later she gave birth to her second son and gained “about 28 kg”, which made it difficult for her to perform even the most basic of tasks.
Determined to change her lifestyle, the teenage mother took up walking with her stroller and soon became addicted to the feel-good rush she got.
In the 12 years since, she has channeled her passion for fitness into writing nine books, winning multiple world rankings in bodybuilding, recording her own podcast, Flourished and Fulfilled, and launching a luxury magazine brand of the same name.
All this while raising her two sons, ages 14 and 13, plus adorable five-year-old twin girls.
The former bodybuilding champion (pictured) was inspired to study nutrition after she welcomed her first child at age 19 and developed gestational diabetes
Guidolin (pictured) is also the mother of two sons aged 14 and 13, plus adorable five-year-old twin girls
Guidolin started her remarkable fame sharing her fitness journey on social media and quickly realized the potential of the then relatively untapped online food industry.
“I got so many messages – I couldn’t keep up – from women asking for tips and recipe ideas and that’s how it all started. I put together my first ebook and it just blew up from there,” she said news.com.au.
The self-made businesswoman has attracted a loyal audience of 531,000 Instagram followers who look to her for tips on achieving their dream bodies.
But while you might assume Guidolin’s rippling abs and peachy glutes are the result of an unattainably grueling routine, she insists it isn’t.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to take hours. In fact, most weeks I train for 45 minutes three to five times a week,” she said.
The self-made businesswoman (pictured) has attracted a loyal audience of 531,000 Instagram followers who look up to her for tips to achieve their dream body
Ms. Guidolin revealed that the secret to her shredded abs is simple: ‘consistency’.
“I have a philosophy that if you can’t stick with something, don’t start it or it’s just a fad diet and not sustainable,” she said.
‘It is essential that you also enjoy what you do. If you hate running, don’t run. There are so many ways to move.’
Earlier this month, the influencer made headlines for all the wrong reasons when she was accused of cultural appropriation after asking her followers if she should dress up as Pocahontas or Princess Jasmine for a Halloween party.
After she posted a poll on Instagram Stories to let fans help her decide, she was criticized for being white and Pocahontas and Princess Jasmine are both women of color.
Guidolin, 32, posted this poll on Instagram so fans could help her decide, but she’s been criticized for being white and Pocahontas and Princess Jasmine are both women of color
About Influencers, an Instagram account that documents social media gaffes, reposted Guidolin’s poll, leading critics to accuse her of cultural insensitivity
A poll on her Instagram story asking fans to help her decide was met with fierce criticism for being white, while Pocahontas and Princess Jasmine are both women of color.
Pocahontas was a 17th century Native American woman whose life story was fictionalized in the 1995 Disney film of the same name.
Princess Jasmine is a fictional Arab character from the 1992 Disney animated film Aladdin.
About Influencers, an Instagram account that documents social media gaffes, reposted Guidolin’s poll, leading critics to accuse her of cultural insensitivity.
Storyline: Pocahontas (right) was a 17th century Native American woman whose life story was fictionalized in the 1995 Disney film of the same name. Princess Jasmine (left) is a fictional Arab character from the 1992 Disney animation Aladdin
‘It’s 2021. People have already gathered for this before. What planet do you live on to think this is still okay? Let me guess, it’s white girls making their way as influencers living on the Gold Coast,” one wrote.
“The two princesses you just shouldn’t dress up as,” said another.
A third added: ‘Why don’t you just go black-face? Would be the same. #failure.’
One critic noted, “Pocahontas was based on a 12-year-old Indigenous girl who was kidnapped and raped and died in London when early settlers stole her from her land.”
Guidolin deleted her poll on social media after the comment.