TF: How’d you get into fitness?
HC: I have always been very active my entire life but I really stepped up my fitness game when I was getting ready for my wedding. This was the first time in my life that I actually followed a diet and learned how to fuel my body properly. True life changing experience.
TF: How big a part does dance play in your active life?
HC: Its a huge part in my life! I typically belly dance most weekends performing at different restaurants/parties all over the city. I also take jazz lyrical classes on Tuesday and Wednesday night are hip hop.
TF: Who’s been your biggest influence?
HC: I would have to say I don’t have one specific person, anyone that is in my everyday life inspires me. That being said, the close people who are in my everyday life. I love to surround myself with positive driven people, my close friends my Magnum family my parents and hubby.
TF: We’ve never seen you without a huge smile on your face. Is there anything about an active healthy lifestyle which you find challenging or annoying?
HC: Fake, stuck-up people annoy me the most – never assume your better than anyone else. I think this is a “big ego” industry and some people aren’t what they seem, however I believe there is enough for everyone. And never judge a book by its cover until you have read it yourself. That’s my motto.
TF: What are some random things that even your friends might not know about you?
HC: Well, I hate bacon. I pretended to know how to cook when I met my husband, in order to impress him. I’m fascinated by skin, and am a trained medical esthetician. I’m a huge 2pac fan and I speak to my Dad each and every day.
TF: Why did you want to start Mrs Cannons Baking/Kitchen?
HC: I have a major love for food and watch the cooking network daily. When I changed up my diet years ago, I started playing around with different things to bake and create that just tasted super-yummy but with half the fat. More and more, I started to create recipes that were easy to make. Mrs Cannon’s Kitchen is going to have breakfast, lunch and dinner options, and each item will be healthy and super yummy! I love getting comments and messages about my recipes – it truly makes my day.
7 Random Questions!
1. Sweet or Salty?
HC: I’m a massive pizza fan so I’ll have to go for salt!
2. Last exercise you performed?
HC: 45lb Weighted Planks this morning – great core workout.
3. Favourite thing to do outdoors?
HC: Ride my dirt bike – I’ve got the need for speed!
4. Your first job?
HC: A Pizza shop by my house called Pizzaz pizza. I ate a lot of the profits!
5. Fav piece of fitness clothing?
HC: I never work out without a flat brim hat on – this is my fitness staple.
6. The meal your loved ones want you to cook most often?
HC: Anything chicken. Whether it’s a healthy option like chicken & veggies with sweet potatoes or a chicken taco night, its always chicken of some sort.
7. If you could speak with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
AM: This is so random but Guy Fieri. I just love that guy – can’t get enough of his show. If I could go back then it would definitely be Marilyn Monroe, she fascinates me. Most of my house is decorated with her photos!