Profile: Alicia Wood
Well-being expert and CEO of Camp Fuel
Tell us about yourself and what brought you into the wellness world.
I wasn’t the healthiest person, and I really needed to make some changes in my life. The first one was that I quit smoking. I didn’t know much about habits at the time and didn’t think to replace the habit with something healthy, so I accidentally took up eating sugary foods. I ended up gaining weight and feeling even more unhealthy, and then made the decision to release the weight. I started adopting healthier eating habits as well as going to the gym. I felt awesome! And wanted to help other people feel awesome too.
What are your daily non-negotiable habits? How do you hold yourself accountable for them?
My non-negotiable habits now are mainly mental habits. For instance, I used to be in the habit of saying things like “I hate exercise”, and then exercising would be hard because I believed I hated it. But just because we believe something, doesn’t mean it’s true. So, I’m in the habit of questioning my thoughts and beliefs. Asking myself, “Do I want to believe this?” And if the answer is no, I actively work to change the belief through journaling and visualization.
Was there a book/piece of content that changed everything for you?
Reading Jen Sincero’s book You Are A Badass completely changed the way I saw the world.
How do you get into peak state? How do you coach your clients to do so?
By doing things that make me feel good. Sometimes it’s shaking my arms around, doing jumping jacks, being in nature, or painting. Even listening to nature sounds as I lay on the couch. I always ask my clients to check in with themselves to see what brings them joy. (And if they don’t know, to try different things and pay attention to how it makes them feel.) And then, do what feels good more often.
Where can our readers learn more about you?
Follow along with me on Instagram at @alicia.rose.wood or listen to “The Fuel Your Fire Podcast with Alicia Wood“.
Check out our full interview here.