A Snapshot In The Life Of…
Kym Jakovich lives with the philosophy that beauty starts from within. Everything we eat & drink affects our mind, body and spirit. FLIGHT skincare became a reality when Kym realized that one of the most toxic elements in a woman’s daily routine is their skincare products. With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry and a passionate drive to create an natural skincare line, FLIGHT skincare was born. Fascinated with the human body and the effects of the natural world, Kym decided to study a nutrition course in America, and now works as a health & lifestyle coach.
Tell us three things about yourself
- I love watching the ever so changing sunsets go down over the ocean.
- I am studying to be a health coach at the worlds biggest nutrition school ‘Institute for integrative nutrition’. I work one on one and run workshops for busy women on how to reach their health goals, including stress reduction, increasing energy, losing weight and improving their confidence. I’ll accomplish this by supporting them with their food and lifestyle choices.
- I run and own a successful organic skincare company FLIGHT skincare
What’s been the biggest health challenge you’ve overcome and what did you learn from this experience?
At the age of 20 I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, which is a chronic failure to digest food and is triggered by hypersensitivity of the small intestine to gluten. The immune system mistakes substances found inside gluten as a threat to the body and attacks them.
This damages the surface of the small bowel (intestines), disrupting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
There is no known cure for coeliac disease, but switching to a gluten-free diet helped control the symptoms and prevented long term consequences of the disease.
My diet now consists of a wholesome plant/seafood based diet.
What’s your top tip for getting your day off to a great start?
My Green Sexy Sunshine juice…a direct shot of nutrients, minerals, enzymes & oxygen that goes straight into my system.
- ½ cucumber
- 3 large stalks kale
- 1 lemon
- 2 celery sticks
- chunk of ginger
- 1 green apple
- handful of parsley
Your brekky usually consist of…
Upon rising I have water with lemon and cayenne pepper, a great way to eliminate toxins.
Then follow with my ‘Green Sexy Sunshine’ juice, very filling!
Which foods do you eat to nourish your body and give you vitality?
I am addicted to Pete Evans Raw c coconut water, high in potassium and packed with electrolytes to keep your body hydrated and healthy. I use daily in smoothies, juices and make our family favourite ‘raw coconut laksa’.
Why is fitness an important part of your life?
I enjoy running! It stimulates my brain and produces endorphins, it lifts my mood, hormone levels and funny to say… it relaxes me. Plus I just love the feeling of achieving my weekly goal and being energized all day 🙂
What is your current exercise routine?
I run outside in the fresh air 4 days a week. The cardio workout gets my heart rate up so it helps me to burn more calories and I feel cleansed and energized.
Describe what motivated you to choose your current business or career path?
5 years ago I realized that one of the most toxic elements in a woman’s daily routine is their skincare products. This triggered a desire to completely detoxify my environment and design and formulate my very own chemical free skincare line.
FLIGHT skincare is designed to protect, nourish and nurture your skin, while protecting the health & beauty of our environment.
Today I balance and integrate both health coaching and FLIGHT skincare together in detailed workshops to help women reach their health goals and maintain a happier healthier lifestyle.
What business or career challenge have you overcome and what one piece of advice would you like to pass on to others?
I feel super fortunate to have started my own business but it’s certainly a daunting prospect when you first start out.
You don’t need an MBA or high-powered business background, and you don’t need to be rich or to take a second mortgage on your home. Some self-owned business opportunities require expertise or can take significant investment training, such as real estate and investing; some can be started on a shoestring. Many of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time began with no advanced degrees and hardly any start up capital.
You will certainly have the freedom to make your own choices and decide how the business is going to progress, running your own business needs commitment and determination.
I started with a burning desire and determination fueled by a strong dose of passion!
Your favourite book or movie of all time is…
The Big Blue
A man whose soul-searching takes him to extraordinary depths. Literally. He’s a free diver, pitting his body against the sea as he plunges further down into the unknown of The Big Blue without the aid of breathing apparatus. A breathless metaphysical enlightenment.
And lastly, do you have a recipe you’d like to share with us?
Zucchini & Basil Pizza
for the crusts
3 cups walnuts soaked 1 hour or more
3 cups cubed zucchini
¾ cup flaxseeds
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup green olives
pinch of salt
Pulse all of the ingredients together to form a sticky dough- like wet muffin batter. You might need to add filtered water to get this consistency.
Place batter on lined dehydrator trays, using a spatula, spread the mix to the edges of the trays. Dehydrate the flatbread at 45 degrees for 8-10 hours (I leave mine dehydrating overnight)When the tops are dry, flip them over and peel away the liners and dehydrate on the screens for another 2-4 hours.
raw homemade hummus
Spread each crust with hummus and top with zuchinni, tomatoes, basil pinch of salt and turmeric x