In our Ponderlily People feature, we're happy to introduce you to Chantal Mendes, an Account Director by weekday and a runner turned Triathlete from work to weekend!
Chantal is based in the United Kingdom with her two fur babies, and has a full on obsession with the color pink (us too, Chantal!). Learn more about a member of our amazing community here.
Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?
J K Rowling. Sheryl Sandberg, Jamie Dornan, Fearne Cotton, Michelle Obama.
Which Ponderlily planner or Ponderlily product do you own?
Weekly planner undated in coral
We know that like most of us, you have a full life that can sometimes get busy. What's a typical day like for you and how do you manage your energy during busy seasons?
Everyone who knows me says that I am always too busy and take on too many things but I thrive that way. I'm up before the sun rises for a workout - swim, bike or run - before heading to the office.
I listen to a personal development audio book on my way to keep my mind growing. Work is busy and changes every day! Each day I could be meeting clients, briefing creatives or developers, managing my team or forecasting finances.
Evenings are usually time for another training session or one of my passions. I manage my energy by ensuring I eat the right things and fuel my body well and I'm also an Arbonne Fizz Stick addict!
How does your planner help you plan your days with more intention?
I select a short quote to summarise the day - I don't always remember to do this first thing.
What can you not miss on TV?
Everything as I rarely watch TV.
If you could say one thing to lots of people, what would it be?
In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Strong. Creative. Busy.
What's your secret superpower?
Empathy - I can feel what other people are feeling.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
An album of my running photos.
We're deeply grateful to ouie Ponderlily People for sharing their story. Learn more about Chantal through her Instagram, @the_star_mendes! We love keeping up with her fitness journey, certainly motivation for us to get moving!