#9 – Monica Becerril Ugalde – Crossing Borders, running mountains and being in the now

Monica In Trails

Monica Becerril Ugalde (Head of Marketing at Unived)
[Photo Courtesy – Monica Becerril Ugalde (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to Monica Becerril Ugalde, who is an ultra trail runner and Head of Marketing at Unived.in. She is a Mexican Immigrant who lived in the United States before moving to India. She is the wife of my friend Amit who has also been on the podcast.

Monica has done multiple ultra trail races ranging between 50 to 60km of distance. She has won the podium positions for many of these races. At the core, she is a conscious human being and a vegan.

In this episode, we talk about her story. Being a Mexican immigrant in the US and eventually moving to India. Now doing what she loves and building a vegan brand along with Amit with their great values. This was like a treat to hear her story.

So without further adieu, please enjoy this conversation with Monica Becerril Ugalde.

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Quotes from this episode –

  • We lose out on living in the moment and instead we want to capture it for everyone.
    — Monica (On Current Social Media situation)
  • We live In the memories and not in the present.
    ― Himanshu (On Current Social Media situation)
  • You need to shop around the grocery store and stay out of the isles because isles have all the processed food and all the fresh food is on the outside.
    — Excerpt from the book Monica referred [In Defence of Food – by Michael Pollan]
  • Prevention is always better than cure. It’s better to be proactive and be on top of our  (health) game.
    — Monica
  • When you put your mind into something and train for it, you become capable of doing it.
    — Monica
  • Take life as it comes and be open to change.
    — Monica

Links mentioned by Monica –

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/monbcril/

Website Contact Form – https://www.unived.in/contact-us/

Check out awesome Unived products – www.unived.in

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My awesome intro background – The Real Broadway Musical by Narch and Dan Mace (Thanks guys)
Outro background – Tight Shorts – Andrew Applepie
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#8 – Shibani Gharat (Principal Correspondent CNBC Awaaz) – Visual Storytelling, Running the Highest Marathon and Going all out!

Shibani Gharat (CNBC Awaaz)
[Photo Courtesy – Shibani Gharat (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Shibani Gharat, who is the principal correspondent at CNBC Awaaz News Channel and also an ultra marathon runner. She has travelled to more than 32 countries. On her Instagram page, she shares her fit lifestyle with the audience and inspires thousands of people.

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#7 – Bijay Nair (#TheyINSpire) – Active War Deployments, Becoming a Leader and balancing your life and passions

Lt. Cdr Bijay Nair (retd)
[Photo Courtesy – Bijay Nair (Instagram)]

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In this episode, I’m talking to Bijay Nair, who is a former Lt.Cdr of Navy, a blogger, an author, an endurance runner and a corporate professional post his retirement from defence services. He has written a book named #TheyInspire.

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#6 – Pawanpreet Budwal (Gymnastics For Kids) – Discipline, Visualisation and Never backing down

Pawanpreet Budwal
[Photo Courtesy – @gymnasticsforkidss]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Pawanpreet Budwal, who is a former competitive gymnast and now a gymnastics coach. She has the vision to make gymnastics a more accessible sport to Indian youth. Hence she started her own venture Gymnastics For Kids in New Bombay.

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#5 – Trishita Bhattacharya (The Overrated Outcast) – Making your passion your intention

Trishita Bhattacharya
[Photo Courtesy – @Overrated_Outcast]

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In this episode, I’m talking to the Trishita Bhattacharya, popularly known on Instagram as The Overrated Outcast. She is a traveller, photographer and social media influencer with a following of more than a lac.

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#4 – Urmi Kothari aka Coach Urmi – Living the Kinetic Life

Urmi Kothari
[Photo Courtesy – @Coach.Urmi]

The fourth interview is here!

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My guest for this episode is Urmi Kothari otherwise known as Coach Urmi. She is the founder of Kinetic Living which is a fitness and wellness boutique in Mumbai. She has a lot of medallions on her jacket. She is IFAA master trainer, Nike Training coach and a certified trainer in STOTT Pilates, Kettlebells and Animal Flow techniques.

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#3 – Chirag Jhala – Defying Taboos of Tattoo art

Chirag Jhala
[Photo Courtesy – Chirag & @we_tattoo]

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In this episode I’m talking to Chirag Jhala, he is one of the best Tattoo Artists in Mumbai and the Founder of ‘Inks N Needles’ tattoo studio. His studio is one of the oldest tattoo studios in Bombay. His experience goes back to more than 15 years in the Tattoo industry. Chirag is the perfect example of architecting a lifestyle of his own choice. He comes from a completely different academic background but his passion for art was so powerful that he put everything on the line to pursue his passion and now he gets paid well while doing what he loves.

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#2 – Amit Mehta – Your biggest fear is your biggest calling!

Amit Mehta
[Photo Courtesy – Amit (Instagram)]

The second interview of the season is here!

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In this episode, I’m talking to Amit Mehta, Founder of Unived Sports. He is a trail runner, a vegan and a creative at the core. His company Unived Sports is the first Indian Vegan sports nutrition brand.

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#1 – Aditya Pinto – Time is the most important investment!

Aditya Pinto

Welcome to the first interview of the Lifestyle Architecture Lab podcast.

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In this episode I’m talking to Aditya Pinto who is a dear friend, he is an AIESEC alumnus, and currently works with a Fintech company called Finpeg which is an investment robo-advisory company which exclusively deals in Mutual Fund strategies and schemes. He’s also a savvy investor and a runner.

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#0 – Introduction to Lifestyle Architecture Lab Podcast

Introducing my audio interview podcast show – Lifestyle Architecture Lab.

In this show, I sit down and interview personalities who have designed a lifestyle of freedom for themselves. These guests range from artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, lifestyle coaches, investors, professional athletes etc. These conversations dig deep into their stories to find out their thought process, tools, strategies and tricks that makes them tick.

I’m really excited to take you along the journey of creating this podcast show with all these interesting guests. Thanks for listening and I’ll Talk to you in the first episode.

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My Twitter handle: twitter.com/h1m4n5hu


Credits and License:

My awesome intro background – The Real Broadway Musical by Narch and Dan Mace (Thanks guys)

Outro background – Tight Shorts – Andrew Applepie

Listen to the show in iTunes – click here.