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Meet Sherille Sanders, the woman who combines her medical background with her husband’s chef background to help people stay healthy

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1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.

Greetings! My name is Sherille Sanders, and I reside in Houston, TX. I currently work primarily as a PhD student earning my degree in biomedical science. I am finishing up my final year this fall. I also work part time as a personal trainer in the Houston area at a local gym called The Flex.

 My husband, who is my business partner also holds a full time job as restaurant manager. Together, we also each have our own businesses that we have just started up over the course of last year.

2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about? 

Our businesses work in tandem with each other. My business is called SedulouslyFit. The main focus is on providing healthy personalized-macro based meal plans, consultations, and fitness plans, with a specialization in the ketogenic lifestyle. I work with clients, both in person and online.

My husband runs a meal prep business, known as Food4Winners. He also provides meal preps for my personal training clients, as well as recipes for my online clients.

3. What inspired you to get started?

Our inspiration was spawned from our own personal fight to become healthy. Mine in particular happened after I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, four years ago. Hypothyroidism is a disease that slows your metabolism and causes extreme weight gain, among a host of other symptoms.

I’ve since lost over 70lbs, and I’ve been taken off my thyroid medication.

My husband also has lost a considerable amount of weight. Together, we’ve taken our passion for health and fitness to help others succeed in their weight loss journeys as well.

4. What is your educational background?

I have a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. I also have a master’s degree in biomedical science and I am finishing my PhD in biomedical science with a concentration in immunology.

Immunology is the study of the immune system. My husband holds a bachelors degree in hospitality and restaurant management.

5. What are your motivations?

Seeing results is what motivates us. Knowing that with dedication and diligence, great changes can occur. We love hearing people become excited over their results and progress and sharing that with others. It’s the best feeling to know you’ve helped someone else improve their quality of life.

6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?

Our advice is to go for it. Do not let your daily nine to five hold you back from your dreams. Let that pay the bills, with the rest of your time, work on your own personal dreams. No sense on making someone else’s dream a reality and letting yours fall by the way side.

We don’t have traditional health backgrounds, but we have studied and continue to study to learn all we can about different diets, workout styles and nutritional elements of foods to best suit our clients.

If you look for an excuse, you’ll find one. Just go after your dreams.

7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In 5 years we hope to be running our businesses full time as our primary source of income.

8. Any present or future projects?

Presently, we working on launching our online recipe book for people to purchase and have a great deal of very tasty and nutritional recipes at their finger tips. Our future goal is to launch our ultimate company idea that will focus on helping people with various diseases and chronic ailments.

Our goal is to treat them with nutrition and teach them how to properly eat for their specific needs. Combining my medical background and his background as a chef, we hope to impact a lot of people for the better.

9. What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your business as a person of color?

Honestly, I haven’t had much trouble crossing over and reaching other races outside of my own. I don’t feel like my race has affected my business. If anything just starting off, small is the hardest part and getting people to listen to your pitch and support you in general has been the major challenge. I feel equally supported by all races and I’m proud to say that.

10. Are you married or single?

We are married.

11. How can we connect with you on social media?

Find me on Instagram at Sedulously.fit

Go to my website www.sedulouslyfit.com to find out more about what we offer.

12. What is your greatest accomplishment?

My greatest accomplishment so far is being the first on my family to compete a secondary degree. Now that I am also working on a PhD this will also be a first. Science was and continues to be my first passion, but fitness is also something I love as well. Melding the two together in my business is probably my other greatest accomplishment thus far.

13. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?

As I mentioned earlier, just go for it. Write down your vision and make a plan. Then put that plan into action. Don’t be discouraged or upset by the many people who will not want your services.

Just keep your head and keep going, eventually you’ll get the yes’s you deserve.

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