Getting to know a little more about Richelle and why she calls herself a 30-something, normal girls who has an adventurous spirit & why she loves the outdoors
Deciding at 21 years old to travel around South America solo & what she learnt about herself while travelling
Her experience of the Inca Trail; the trials, the tribulations, the challenges she faced and what she learnt from the experience and why that advice still holds true for today
Developing her mental strength
Experiencing Machu Picchu and being surrounded by Inca history
The reasons for signing up for Everest Base Camp and why she’s up for having experiences around the world
Training for Everest Base Camp and how being plus sized made her anxious being the trip
Body image and how it can impact on what you do, or don’t do
The impact on her normal life and why it’s “screwed up her sense of normal”
Her business - “Escaping your Comfort Zone” - How it came about and why it took her a 5,000 mile trip on a bicycle before she started it
Why it’s not about weight loss - but rather making friends and having fun!
Why you’re not broken and you don’t need to be fixed
Deciding to head off to cycle 5,000 miles from Canada to Mexico!!
Why she decided to stop comparing herself to others and why she stopped doing it and why you should to
Getting through the tough days on the road!
Failure and why it doesn’t exist as long as your still learning
Future challenges & goals
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