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Lori is Beautiful! A brave heart follower with a passion for health!
Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions! We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!
I met the Beautiful Lori through the Beautiful Lindsey. They met on a mission trip to Uganda with ROCKHARBOR. Beautiful world changers really do flock together! Lori is an incredibly poised, confident woman with a gentle strength. Lori’s strength isn’t something she pushes around, she just shows it in her laid back confidence. This Tennessee native turned beach girl is a sweet combo of Southern Belle and Cali chill. Which is probably the secret behind her successful, nutrition consulting business, Lori's Zanini Nutrition! Check out my chat with the newly married, Mrs. Zanini below!
Irvina: Hello Mrs. Zanini! Tell us about a fun project you’re currently working on?
Lori: Well, for work I run an 8 week Cholesterol/Blood Pressure/Weight Management program and track the improvements that patients are able to see in their health, which is super exciting to me. It's so incredible to see how much better people feel about themselves and the increased energy they have when they focus on their health and well-being, not just their weight.
Irvina: Oooh! I like that! Health not weight, what a marvel concept ;) I’ll pass it on! That’s an inspring message to share with people. I love it! Lori, what are you passionate about?
Lori: I'm passionate about improving people's health, to help them understand the power they have to change their lives...even when it seems overwhelming.
I'm also passionate about changing the world we live in, starting with our own lives. It's incredible to see how the Lord works in both my life and all the people that I am surrounded by...it's the coolest thing in the world. I love when people follow their hearts vs. the traditional, conventional routes. I believe it makes ALL the difference!
Irvina: Word! Preach it girl! It’s so much more rewarding too when you follow your heart! You feel CONNECTED to your project. Like it’s a person! What do you do for fun?
Lori: I love spending time with my husband, going on a spontaneous adventure, eating at wonderful restaurants, trying a new recipe to make, and spending time with my great friends and family (preferably as close to the beach as possible!)
Irvina: Awe! I love it! You make me want to organize a bon fire with the peeps! What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Lori: Packed all my belongs in my car and drove across the country to California from Tennessee to take a job and live in an apartment I had never seen (until I got there) and have 2 roommate’s I had never met!
Irvina: Bold! I like it! So my dear, whether it’s a hobby, a job or friendships what do you contribute to the world that you’re most proud of?
Lori: Not only am I proud to have started my own nutrition consulting business, but I am really proud to have found a job that I love. I feel like I make a difference in peoples lives every day, so that they can improve their health and live successful, passionate lives themselves.
Irvina: Nice! Giving back! Sounds incredible! Lori, which action of CREATIVITY, KINDNESS and STRENGTH do you think you most exhibit in your community and WHY?
Lori: I would say it's a good combination of KINDNESS and STRENGTH. I really strive to treat everyone (especially my patients/clients) with kindness and understanding because if you start there they are usually more successful because they know that I actually care about their health also.
I think STRENGTH is also a trait I possess and use because I do try to stay true to work-place ethics, my own personal Christian morals, and I stand up and vocalize my opinion when needed. This isn't always easy, and I think it always takes STRENGTH.
Irvina: Who is the most beautiful woman you know and why?
Lori: I know so many beautiful woman, but I would have to say that my grandmother is just so, so beautiful. I truly believe when people are beautiful on the inside, it radiates outwardly. My grandmother is the backbone of our family... completely self-less, unbelievably thoughtful, strong in her faith, and at 86, completely independent and still so motivated! If I am half the incredible person she is when I am her, I will have lead an extremely blessed life.
Irvina: She sounds stunning! What do you wish young women knew about beauty?
Lori: I wish every young woman could understand their worth...that they each possess the power to CHANGE THE WORLD. And be seeking out their passions and developing their talents, it will make all difference in their lives. It's also important to surround yourself with other beautiful, supportive, confident friends that will cheer for you along your journey in life!
What about our interview with Lori inspired you? Would you ever start your own business? Would you like to help people focus on health rather than weight? Join the conversation below!
*The photos in the post are courtesy of the amazing Rich Lander of Chard Photo. You’re a rockstar Rich!