20 questions to get to know Madelyn Carafa - Podcast Host of The Healthy Hustler
1. If you could be an app what one would you be?
I’d be a meditation app so I could help people bring more calmness, clarity and mindfulness to their lives. Or I’d be an app full of nourishing, wholesome recipes that cater to variety of lifestyles and dietary requirements.
2. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
Blush, there is something calming and comforting about the colour blush to me.
3. Who's your hero?
My Mum and Dad for sure. They’re such incredible role models and I’m so grateful for everything they have taught me. I wouldn’t be half the person I am today without them - they both bring such different qualities to my life and I’m in awe of the way they have handled some really tough times.
4. What did you have for breakfast?
Green smoothie and coconut, Banana and chia porridge- my winter go to at the moment.
5. How would your friends describe you?
Hopefully, kind, outgoing and fun.
6. What’s the longest you’ve worn one pair of clothing without washing it?
Ohhhh this is a great question - no judgement please but when I was like 19 I had a pair of American Apparel leggings that I absolutely lived in, they may have only been washing one or twice in their 2 year lifespan. I promise I have changed my ways haha!
7. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When my husband leaves the dish cloth wet in the sink. So silly but really grinds my gears haha.
8. How would you describe your job to a child?
This is great because since I went out on my own and launched The Healthy Hustlers I get so nervous when people ask what I do - I don’t really know how to describe a business I’m kind of making up from scratch each day. I would most likely say I Interview really inspiring people to share their story. Basically my own radio channel, kind of. Haha!
9. What song would you sing at karaoke night?
I’m terrible at Karaoke so I’d avoid this as much as possible but if I had to select something it would be from Spice Girls, childhood dream to join that girl gang.
10. Where in the world would you love to go on holiday?
I have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit throughout my 20’s but at this stage Sri Lanka is high on my agenda. I love going to countries with lots of culture and that are vastly different to Australia. Or else Europe is always a favourite choice.
11. What's your secret talent?
I’m not sure how much of a secret it is but I’m a great cook, if I say so myself haha. I hate following recipes and just love making all my meals from scratch - which is why being a recipe app would be fun. The other thing though that not a lot of people know is that I use to do acting until I was 21 and that was my dream career when I was younger.
12. What motivates you to work hard?
I believe that the people you surround yourself with are the most important influences on your life - my parents have always worked so hard, I grow up with both parents owning businesses so I always knew to live the life I wanted I needed to work hard. My husband is also an incredible influence on this, he started his business at 23 and seeing what he has built motivates me daily to make him just as proud. I’m also incredibly grateful for the life I have been gifted and I believe it would be extremely selfish to not make the most of all the wonderful opportunities I have had (like going to good schools, getting a degree) and work hard.
13. What makes you laugh the most?
My brother, he is the funniest person I know, when he retells a story I generally have tears of laughter running down my face.
14. How would you define being Happily Active?
To me it’s finding movement or activities that make your soul happy while allowing you to stay active- for me that’s walking and Pilates. They both make me so happy, yet I’m active while doing them.
15. Favourite meal to cook?
That’s a really hard question- at the moment I’m obsessed with veggie bake topped with vegan cheese. Otherwise, a big nourish bowl packed with different veggies is my go to.
16. If you had a warning label, what would yours say and why?
Can chat! I’m a massive talker and love meeting new people, I could honestly walk into a room of complete strangers and find something to talk about to most people.
17. If you could be anyone else for a day who would you be and why?
Either Oprah, because let’s be honest who wouldn’t want to be Oprah for a day. Or Blake Liverly, I love that she has been able to raise her family away from the public eye given her profile and would love to get an insight into their family life and her as a mother. She is also one of my fantasy dinner guests :)
18. What's your proudest achievement from the past 12 months?
Marrying the love of my life in our happy place, Byron Bay and falling pregnant with our first little love.
19. Would you let us hook up your ‘Recently Played’ list on Spotify to the office speakers?
Yes, absolutely. It’s the best!
20. What's your favourite quote/mantra and why?
‘Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle’. For me this goes back to surrounding yourself with the right people, that’s when you achieve the magic and can always be the best possible version of yourself.
Find Madelyn on Instagram: @thehealthyhustler
Madelyn is wearing our Zippy Zoe Singlet and Lively Lilly Leggings in the feature image. Shop now