What I… Sue from Fitness Chat

This week the featured blogger in my What I… blogger interview series is Sue from Fitness Chat

She is obsessed with fitness (hence the blog!) and really quite enjoys book reading, hiking, hair dressing, interior design, eating good food and watching documentaries and reality shows. She is also mom to two beautiful girls.

Read on to find out more about Sue…

What I…


I am a shy and outgoing person. I know people usually think I am unapproachable and seem stuck up because I know my shy personality gets in the way.
Yes, I know I am a fine cross between an introvert and an extrovert if there is ever such a thing. I know that I am special, I stand out in most cases and I have been told several times that there’s a ‘je ne sais quoi’ about me. I need to know what this ‘thing’ is.
I know fitness is life haha.



I love my two daughters to bits. I love Jesus and I love myself. I love life and then there are things and people that I have grown to love. I think sometimes I confuse what I like and with what I love and I will console myself here and say that everybody else does this. No?
Okay then, I love rain, I am one of the few people who is comforted by it – is there a word to describe us?
I love fitness (pretty sure this is obvious).
I love good food – just don’t ask me to cook.
I used to love my late mum. I used to love my late sister and only sibling. I still love them.


I am a keen reader. I read a lot of books but they have to be paperbacks because I am old school like that (I need to sniff paper if the book is a 5/5 – I can’t do that with electronic copies LOL). I try to read 1-3 books a month when time allows, which is getting quite rare these days. The kind of reads you will find me curled up on the couch with, are investigative and courtroom thrillers, and classics I missed out on when I was in high school. My favourite book has to be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The worst? No doubt the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho! I was once hooked on Jackie Collins’ books (rolls eyes) – I stole a copy from my mum when I was about 14 years old – you could say I learned a lot of shit from that.


I want so many things. My life has been one hell of a ride for so long and I want a lot of storms around me to settle. I want peace. I want to have what I want.
I want to one day be addressed as a fitness expert. I want to one day own a gym.
I want to overcome my fear of public speaking and this is quite odd because I did a lot of public speaking in high school.
I also want to travel to Japan and the UAE one day, there is something that intrigues me about these two cultures.


Let’s start with my face. I wear glasses but not so many people know this.
When it comes to clothing, I think I have more high heels than clothes. I own two pairs of really worn out flat shoes and I have no shame when I wear them because it’s just for convenience, not to look good ☺
I am comfortable these days in leggings and because I lift weights and squat, my quads have grown quite a bit, making it hard for me to find jeans that fit quite well. I don’t wear wedges. I also don’t I wear scarves because I feel chocked by them.

I need to buy a house!
I need to give the best of life to my kids and that stems from my need to be a better parent every day.
I need to go to Bora Bora for a 1 month holiday. Wait, is that a need or a want?!


Images: Susan C

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. I absolutely love how you divided everything into separate sections. It’s so easy for us mix what we want with what we need, what’s really important to us and what we have to do. This actually inspired me to sit down and start a list for myself! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ah that is awesome! If you’re a blogger I’d love to feature you too Kimberley so let me know!

  2. Sue! You are such an inspiration to us! You’ve clearly worked so hard for what you want and it’s amazing to see how dedicated you are to achieving your goals. Also, can we get more details on your heel obsession? (It’s our biggest addiction too!)

    Carrie & Shannon

  3. Sue, I’ve loved getting to know you even better. I’ve been to both Japan and Bora Bora and I can attest that they are both magical places and definitely must see. UAE is on my list too! As is everywhere really 😛 I’m a mad traveller!

  4. She sounds like an inspiring woman. Especially if you’d like to get into fitness. I love her style and her passion to make things better in her life. Great interview!

    1. Thanks Karen! I definitely find her inspiring when it comes to prioritising my own fitness

  5. This was an awesome interview, it’s nice to hear from people who focus on fitness especially when you’re trying to go back in shape! She seems like an inspiring individual!

  6. She is so inspiring!! I love to read too and always want to be fit for it only myself but my family and yes my kids too are my life.

  7. This was s great article. I love your interview format. And the subject of this piece? She’s amazing!! ❤️

  8. What a great interview! Nice to meet you Sue! I am very similar with being an introvert/extrovert! Bora Bora is my need too LOL!

  9. Sue love your heels addiction because it’s so unexpected. I do own a lot of flats as well, but only I have learned to check some awesome and cute designers specializing in making flats a great accessory.

    Thrifting Diva

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