We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Zibli and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Danielle, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Some of my habits I have always used and some I have picked up over the years. The older I get, the more I realize not to sweat the small things in life and to always look at the bigger picture. I’ve always grown up with the thought process that nothing in life comes for free and most things in life don’t come easily. With that being said, my habits formed around those thoughts consisted of always showing up for myself and putting in the work. In regards to my fitness, I’m the only one who is going to stop myself from being the best I can be and I am the only person who is going to put in the hard work to see the results I want. Over the years, I’ve started to sit back and just look at big picture. Some training days were miserable. Sometimes it wasn’t even a day that was horrible, but days plural. In those moments, I grew to understand that by showing up on those hard, miserable training days I was actually getting better. I was better in the sense that while I felt weak physically, I was gaining strength mentally. Take things day by day, minute by minute and always know there’s a purpose for the path you’re on.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been coaching CrossFit for the last 6 years and it’s been something that I really enjoy. I love helping people find themselves outside of their comfort zones. Coaching people comes natural to me and I have had a bunch of fun meeting some of greatest friends along the way. I am forever grateful to have found CrossFit when I found it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take her to the lake for a day out on the boat. The lakes by us aren’t anything crazy but the memories of being on the boat, surfing, listening to music and laying out are the best. Going into the mountains being outside in nature is also a fun go to for a mini getaway. Big Bear & Lake Arrowhead are roughly 2.5-3 hours away.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Amongst all the people in my corner my entire life, I’d shout-out my husband, Jonathan. He pushed me to start the process of going to school for Court Reporting, which isn’t in my typical line of work. In doing so, he’s been supporting our family and working long, extreme hours to which I am grateful for.

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