Sarah Pepper is not only an inspirational morning Radio Host for Mix 96.5, but she also made our list of The Top 10 Fittest Radio Personalities in Houston. To stay active, Sarah loves running marathons and playing with her three-month-old daughter! It’s never easy to balance motherhood, work, and a fitness regimen, but Sarah Pepper is a successful example- talk about a super mom! Wonder what keeps her motivated? Keep reading our exclusive interview to find out!
Here is her fitness routine and nutrition:
- Really into juicing.
- Follows a paleo diet.
- Loves tri-sprinting.
- Has completed the BP MS150 7 times.
- Pre-baby she ran four times a week and cycled once a week.
- Post-baby she enjoys long walks.
- Plays with her three-month-old daughter.
- Uses the radio station gym after her shows.
- She has loved cycling since she was 6 and hopes to pass that love along to her daughter.
- Focuses on eating healthy in order to maintain her energy level
- “Eating bad food makes you sluggish and tired and as a single parent. There is no room for tired. I do it just as much for me as I do for her.” -Sarah Pepper
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Sarah Pepper: My daughter. Being healthy and staying healthy for her is my most important goal. I want to be around to see all of her life events and I can’t do that if I don’t take care of myself. I owe it to her to be my best.
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Today was this little girl’s official due date. Instead, Parker Drew Pepper followed in her mother’s foot steps and couldn’t wait and said I’m ready ahead of time. Let’s do this. My mom caught this photo of what our family looks like now. She truly is a miracle. I truly am blessed. Thank you to everyone who has come by. Brought food. Held her while I slept and healed. Sent clothes. Sent cards. Sent prayers. Sent food! It truly does take a village and we are very lucky to have the village we do!
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Sarah Pepper: For me, I do. I am busy a lot and there is no time for me to sluggish or drag and staying healthy ensures that I get to keep that energy level!
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Sarah Pepper: My mom, my sister, and my daughter, my mom is the strongest person I know and has worked her entire life, most times, two jobs and never once complained or missed one of our events. My sister has taken every single roadblock she has been handed in her life and used it as motivation to continue to work to change the world. It’s amazing! Parker is my miracle! I worked for her for years! Amazes me every day that she’s here!
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Some people will never understand it. How running can make me feel closer to my brother. How the pain reminds me I am alive. How the struggle reminds me I am capable of anything. How the can’t you give me is the can I return. It’s ok you don’t understand because I do and for two hours and some change every January, right before your birthday, I feel like we are kids running again.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Sarah Pepper: Find what works for you and think outside the box. Juicing is something I never would have thought of but it has been amazing for me. It’s an easy way to stay healthy especially when you are busy. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get where you want immediately but also don’t sit in your victories too much either. Great results take time.
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Sarah Pepper: Hmmm, my shoe size is a two! In fact, when I get my shoes for the half marathon they used to be sent with crayons because they thought I was a little kid ☺