FFF 086: You’ve Only Got One Life, Here’s How To Live It! – with Challenge Sophie


Sophie started out as any 22 year old graduating from uni and doing the 9-5 gig.

She felt she was ready to take on the world, however struggled to find an outlet for it. Breaking walls that society tried to place around her, she refused to work up the career ladder and instead followed her mum’s wise advice of “awareness of potential and the want to explore your own path”.

In this episode we are guided through Sophie’s Kinabalu adventure race through the jungles of Borneo and how it was the standing point for a huge change in her life. She delves into her time spent in a team carrying out ultimate adventure challenges, including climbing the highest mountain in South East Asia and being helicoptered into the jungle with just a machete.

After a celebration party upon completion of the challenge, Sophie was absolutely buzzing from her newfound view on life and she just knew things would never be the same again.

We talk about all the many challenges that can come up when you battle in endurance elements and how to overcome the absolute lowest points that always inevitably surface. Sophie brings a courageous and heartwarming attitude and inspires us to truly create a life you love living every day.

  • The skill set for endurance adventure challenges, hitting rock bottom, the long roads ahead and finding ways to come out the other side.
    • Overcoming fears and obstacles when all you want to do is quit.

  • The “wish I could stay here forever” mentality of a holiday.
  • The importance of doing work you love and care about.
  • Breaking the “what do you do for work, where do you live” surface level questions and why creating connection with other first is so much more important.
Quotes & Take-Aways

Life is in your hands and anything you previously thought was unobtainable or impossible, you can do it, if you set that goal, commit to it and then go out and make it happen”.

The most important thing is that to you, it feels remarkable”.

We’re constantly surrounded in people or situations that try to hold us back, my mission in life is to give rise to that voice inside of every single person that says yes you can”.

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Scott Baptie

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.