I have had on my heart for a while to start a blog series all about women who inspire, empower, and are all around girl bosses. My vision is through this, other ladies can relate and feel empowered to follow their dreams. When deciding who my first interview would be I instantly knew I wanted it to be Samantha Virella.
I met Samantha about six months ago, and we instantly hit it off. She is possibly the sweetest person you will ever meet but when you get to know her there is so much more than that. When I think of Samantha the word empowerment comes to mind. I constantly see her pouring into other women and ministering to their hearts. She recently became a Refit fitness instructor and her classes are all about empowering other women. She is also a wonderful wife and has four beautiful kids. I am so excited to share my first Empowerment Sunday post with you!
Q: 3 words that you would use to describe yourself?
A: Passionate, Loyal, and God-fearing. If we are being real a little messy.
Q: I know you are a Wife, Mom, and Refit instructor how do you manage to balance it all?
A: I don’t. I just keep going when it gets hard and God keeps me even when it’s hard to manage it all. When you’re a Mom it gets hard and taking time for me is important.
Q: What is Refit and why did you decide to get into it?
A: Refit Revolution is fitness for mind, body, and soul. Its faith inspired. It ministers to your heart physically and mentally. It was a God thing. I’ve been doing it online for 5 years and it has inspired and changed my life physically and mentally and I wanted to share it with others. It kind of chose me and I love it.
Q: Do you have any health-related goals for the New Year?
A: I haven’t made any goals except staying on this journey. My goal is no longer a number but to be just healthy and happy. I let go of losing a bunch of weight and just live a healthy and free life. I do want to lose a little more weight but it’s not a goal like it used to be. I became so focused on losing weight it overwhelmed me last year and I don’t want it to consume me like it was.
Q: Looking back what is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
A: Honestly there is nothing to be afraid of when God is on your side. Fear used to hinder me so much and now I am no longer letting fear control me. My biggest obstacle was getting over fear.
Q: What would be your advice for those who are just starting a family?
A: Give yourself LOTS of grace to make mistakes and always be willing to learn more and pray a lot.
Q: What brings you the greatest satisfaction professionally?
A: Planning what the lord has put on my heart to share at the end of my classes. Organizing my playlist as well that’s fun!
Q: What brings you the greatest satisfaction personally?
A: Gods love for me.
Q: What is the best part of Motherhood?
A: There is so much! Even the hard times are worth it. I never knew I could love a person so much. It makes you understand more about Gods love for you.
Q: What’s your greatest indulgence?
A: A nice cheat meal is great. I just love food.
Q: What beauty product could you not live without and why?
A:Coconut oil. It removes makeup, moisturizes, nourishes your body. I just love it. Then eyebrows and mascara I don’t leave the house without doing those.
Q: Do you have a quote or bible verse you like to live by?
A: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7