Want the Dirt on Christina?
In this episode:
Success coach, Christina Lecuyer is put in the interview hot seat with her incredible assistant, Rikki McNabb. In this show, you’ll get the inside scoop on how Christina came to Be, some answers to fan questions and a glimpse into her daily life. Get yourself a little piece of the whole story right here!
Christina Lecuyer’s Bio:
Christina Lecuyer is a former Professional Golfer, a three-time reality television competitor, Confidence + Mindset Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Founder of Women with C.L.A.S.S. Mastermind, as well as Decide It’s Your Turn: Women’s Weekend. Christina’s mission in life is to empower people to fully live in their purpose, confidently and successfully!
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Full Episode Transcript:
Christina Lecuyer: Y’all, I’m so excited for today’s episode. My AMAZING assistant, Rikki is here.
We are going to do a Q&A with Christina. This is obviously the beginning of this podcast. We have absolutely no idea what we’re doing, but I thought instead of me just telling you all the things about me, we asked people what questions they had for me.
And since Rikki and I have only been a team together for like the last three or four months, I’m sure she has a million questions for me, too.
So this is kind of like a get-to-know-Christina episode hosted by Rikki.
Rikki McNabb: Hey everybody. This is Rikki. I keep making faces. Like people can see me. I’m like, uh-huh, uh-huh. No one can see anything that I’m doing. Okay. I just want to get into it.
I’m your assistant, but I got some questions.
I feel like everybody wants to know, number one, how you met Nathan. We’re just getting into it.
Christina Lecuyer: I love it. She asked me, is there anything off-limits? I was like, fuck no, we can talk about all the things.
Rikki McNabb: Okay. I’m ready. How did you meet Nathan, your husband, and also how has your relationship evolved?
‘Cause you’re a strong ass woman, right?
Christina Lecuyer: Totally.
Rikki McNabb: And not a lot of men can handle that.
Sorry, men, so sorry.
So how has that evolved itself over the years?
Christina Lecuyer: Oh my gosh. I love how we’re starting with this question because I do ask people like, what do they want to know?
And let’s be honest, 75% is Nathan, Nathan, we want more Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Nathan.
It’s so funny, because for so many years when I was in the golf industry, I kinda hid him from my social media. I didn’t pretend I wasn’t married. We’ve been together 17 years, but I was just like, “Oh, no one wants to see that.”
Rikki McNabb: I know what the people want.
Christina Lecuyer: You do. You absolutely know what the people want. I’ll start with the best part, Mr. Nathan.
Okay, so we met randomly enough, my college roommate at the time, her husband was an employee that worked for Nathan.
We were all out one night at a piano bar in Little Rock, and he was there talking with my college roommate at the time and we just started talking and he was absolutely shit-faced. He was so hammered AND he was on a date with another girl. And I was like, this guy is such a loser.
Rikki McNabb: We love that for him.
Christina Lecuyer: We ended up talking a little bit that night. And we were just in a big group of people. There were probably like 10, 15 people there.
So then the following week – and so we were young in college. Like my girlfriend was married super young like 19, 20 years old. I don’t remember how old she was, 21 years old. And they were the only ones who had a house so we always used to be at their house.
That’s where we hung out. We played bag-o, hung out, and watched TV, like whatever it was. He had never once come over before in the big friend group that hung out every day, but all of a sudden after that night, he started to come over.
One night at the kitchen sink, I remember it like it was yesterday, he was so nervous. He was like, “Do you think maybe possibly one time we could hang out by ourselves?”.
Rikki McNabb: And you were like, “Uh, what?”
Christina Lecuyer: I was like, “Okay.”
So before that, though, my girlfriend and her husband and Nathan and I went on a date weekend to his condo at the lake and we hung out and it was okay.
It wasn’t great. It wasn’t like a really great situation. I think he was nervous. I was probably skeptical. I come home. I remember telling my then roommate at the time I was like, “Yeah, I’m probably never going to talk to him again.” And then sure enough, he calls me the next day.
And that’s when we were over there and he asked me at the sink, “Could we hang out together one time by ourselves?” We went to dinner and we’ve been together ever since.
Rikki McNabb: See, we love a man with a little bit of anxiety.
Wait, so, okay, so you started dating?
Christina Lecuyer: Yes.
Rikki McNabb: Were you a pro golfer at that time?
Christina Lecuyer: No, I was in college. So he was out of college and I was still in college. I met him the summer before my sophomore year. So I was in college. Nathan is seven and a half years older than me.
Oh, and by the way, we started “dating.”
He will literally to this day tell you we never really dated. He’s like dating is such a strong word.
He used to say that all the time people are like your dates. We’re like six years into dating and he’s like, “It’s a strong word. I just don’t know like dating is…I don’t know if we can call it that.”
We’re like living together at this point in time! And he’s like, “It’s such a strong word. I don’t know if we should really use that.” So he finds that hilarious. I thought it was kind of hilarious too.
So we’ve been together 17 years. We knew we always wanted to be together, but marriage was never something that I really cared about.
It was definitely something that he didn’t care about. He was in two long-term relationships before me. Never married, never had any kids, but he was in long term relationships.
He just didn’t think marriage was for him. I think he got burnt a couple of times. I just didn’t care. I had never – and he’ll tell you this – never one day, did I ever pressure him to get married.
A situation came up with a family member of his being in the hospital and we were all in the hospital for a few days in a row and I witnessed her husband being the person in charge. And in that moment is when my mindset shifted about marriage. Cause I was like, “Oh fuck. I don’t want my parents to be the person who’s in charge of me.”
Like I’ve been with this man for, you know, six or seven years. I don’t want my parents to have the role. I sure as hell don’t want his parents to have the role. If that’s the situation, I want to be in charge of him. I want him in charge of me and we kind of had a kind of a powwow about it.
And then probably five months later he proposed and then a year later we were married.
Rikki McNabb: Married is a strong word.
Christina Lecuyer: Oh yes. Documents to that one.
Rikki McNabb: I’m just kidding. I’m just making fun of Nathan because he’s like, “Dating is a strong word.”
Christina Lecuyer: He’s always joked about that. It was hilarious.
And this is so funny because no one who knows his family will probably listen to this, but it was so interesting.
Cause we’re in the South. right? I promise you even his mother was like, “This is his friend for such a long time.” We were “committing sin.” We were living together. And no one acknowledged that we were living together. Like this was like, “Oh my God.”
I go against everything that the Southern people believe in most of the time, but you know, we were living together. We weren’t married. So people were like, “This is his friend.” And totally didn’t acknowledge that I lived at the home, but yeah.
Rikki McNabb: You were like, “Teah, I’m his best friend, if you know what I mean.”
Christina Lecuyer: Pretty much. We just hang out. We hold hands.
Rikki McNabb: This is like a really good transition into my next question.
Christina Lecuyer: Okay.
Rikki McNabb: Faith is so important to you. God is so important to you, but you are not the traditional Christian, my love.
We love this, but living in the South, how does that feel for you? And how did that kind of manifest itself in your life where you’re like, “I love God, but I have to do it my way.”
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah. So I came to the South in 2002 and I had absolutely zero faith at the time. I didn’t have a relationship with God. I never grew up in the church. It’s nothing that I was on-purposely doing.
Rikki McNabb: Welcome to the South.
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah. I just didn’t grow up around it. And I’ll be honest, if I’m a hundred percent honest on this, I was very anti-South the first probably six months that I was here.
I was like, “This is stupid.” Everyone is so kind and I thought it was fake. There’s a church on every corner and everyone’s like, “Yes, sir.” “Yes, ma’am.” And you know, “Praise Jesus this” and “Bless your heart that” and I’m just like, where the hell am I?
I grew up in Canada, big city of a million people, and now I’m in podunk town, Arkansas in the middle of nowhere, with 30,000 people.
I am like a fish out of water. I know no one, not one soul on the planet and didn’t have faith and all of the things. And, you know, I think that that’s actually a cool story – is the fact that now, God is SUCH an important part of my life. I will say, I have come to find this after working with so many people for such a long time.
I look at it as a huge blessing that I didn’t come from a religious background or a strong “church background”. I have come to find out and I didn’t even know this, that so many people have been wounded by religion and wounded by church and wounded by the institution of it.
I think for me where I was in my life, I needed something where I was like, “I give, there’s got to be something greater than myself because I can’t do this.” Like I tried to do everything for myself for such a long time. And that’s where I kind of tiptoed into my faith because I was like, “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, there’s gotta be something to this, right?”
And how I really kinda came into my faith and found the Lord and know that God is life and everything is I started listening to Joel Olsteen, you know the feel-good preacher from Oprah?
Rikki McNabb: Yeah. Honey. I’m from Houston so I know Joel.
Christina Lecuyer: And then I started listening to like Joyce Meyer and then John Maxwell and there’s just so many people that allow you to almost tip toe in it without feeling like you’re doing something wrong if you don’t know every scripture or every verse. I’m not telling you that those people cuss or anything like that but I feel like I am at a place where I, 1000% believe with all my heart, that Jesus is the way and that God is the Lord and Savior. And that is the end of story.
But I also still cuss and I also don’t attend church every single Sunday. There’s a lot of things that I don’t do. And I know that there’s a lot of people that will probably say that that’s wrong.
And I’ve been told that to my face that I’m wrong, just this week I’ve been told that again, that I need to be saved right now because I am right fucked.
All that should be said is I do believe that God and I are good. I do believe that God loves me. And I do believe with all my heart. It’s so important to me. And I don’t think that there’s one way.
And if I can bring a few people into believing in something higher than themselves, by using God, source, energy, whatever, and eventually they get to God, then I’m down for it. And maybe I’m wrong. Who knows? You know, when I die all, obviously I have to figure that out.
But at this point in time, when I go to bed at night, I’m good. So, yeah, that’s how I kind of found my way.
Rikki McNabb: I love that. And I think that it’s important. A lot of the time people think that their worth is on perfectionism and being the perfect Christian, being the perfect follower of God but really it’s more about the relationship that you have.
Christina Lecuyer: I believe so. Absolutely. I believe so. And I believe that I am worthy and I am loved and I don’t have to prove that every single day. This is going to be a controversial one. I love it.
But I had a couple of clients that I had no idea this even existed, but like you are born needing to prove yourself your whole entire life in order to get to heaven, you are born condemned. You are born unworthy, you are born that way.
And then you have to spend your whole entire life proving your worth, proving that you are to be loved. And I just was literally floored because I see the damage that those people and the hurt that those people have endured from those types of religious entities or religious upbringings or whatever you want to call it. And that just makes me so sad.
I’m so grateful that even though I wish I would have had a relationship with God the way that I do now a long time ago, it would have been very helpful for a lot of situations in my life, I’m also super thankful that I didn’t have to deal with that as well.
Rikki McNabb: Yeah. You got to kind of figure it out on your own.
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah.
Rikki McNabb: So do you feel like your parents just allowed you to be Christina as you were growing up? Or what was that like for you? Obviously they didn’t force you into religion or anything like that.
Christina Lecuyer: But it’s like where I’m from, cultural-wise. I honestly, I remember two friends that went to church. That’s it! I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I’m not saying that there’s not a ton of Christians up there, a ton of religions up there, but at this point in time, I have one friend to this day that definitely grew up in a strong religious base.
But besides that no one I knew did so it wasn’t like a thing. We just didn’t do it. It was just whatever.
But yeah, my parents were awesome. They just didn’t really know. My dad grew up Catholic, but I think he kinda got away from it. My dad had a pretty shitty childhood and I think he kinda got away from that a little bit.
I definitely know that my dad, 100%, believes in God. There’s no question about that. But it just wasn’t something that we were practicing growing up.
Rikki McNabb: Yeah. Well, besides God.
Christina Lecuyer: Besides God, onto the next thing.
Rikki McNabb: So we had a question from somebody. So this is like a good segue. Be Ashley Ann asked you, besides your faith, do you have any other role models in your life? Like, is there someone who you look up to inspires you?
Christina Lecuyer: That is so cool. So I do a Q&A book every morning, I have for the last, I think this will be like my eighth year in a row doing it. It’s called Q&A A Day. I do one as a couple, Nathan and I do one together.
And then I do one individually, and there’s a question that happens every year. It says, “Who are your role models?”
It’s interesting because you start immediately thinking about someone in your industry or a celebrity or someone who has like a ton of status or you think of your parents or whatever, right?
But for me, my role models are people who truly live their purpose and are so authentically themselves. I don’t even care who they are, like anyone who is so authentically themselves is such a role model to me and people who are just good humans, like good, non-shitty humans.
And I do believe even in the world that we’re living in right now, I do believe most humans are really good. I believe like 80% of humans are actually really good. There’s 20% that just fucking suck. But besides that, I believe most people are actually really good people and trying to do the best that they can.
We’re all just like wounded humans walking around, trying to do the best that we fucking can, but anyone who really, honestly owns themselves. It’s so funny, a person that I’ve written down for the last few years and it’s so random.
Rikki McNabb: Yeah. We need a name.
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah. Her name is Joyce and not Joyce Meyer.
Her name is Joyce. She’s my neighbor. And she’s 83 years old and she is such a role model to me. And here’s the reason why – she is one of the kindest, happiest, active, amazing human and she is just a role model to me every day. I see her out my window. She’s like 83 or 84. Her husband passed away like 20 years ago.
She got a puppy at the age of 82. She still drives. She says hi to everyone. She walks every single solitary day, she has her glass of wine at night. I buy it for her. I go to the liquor store for her because right now she doesn’t want to go in stores but she used to travel all the time. COVID has really fucked that up. Like that is why I’m mad at COVID for that one thing right there.
But she literally puts herself together every single day. Like the woman just looks put together – her legs at 80 something years old – she had shorts on this summer and I was like, “Dammit girl, look at you!”
Rikki McNabb: I need to meet Joyce.
Christina Lecuyer: She’s been in my stories a few times, but she’s just like the sweetest little woman. And that to me as a role model, a person who is thriving into the eighties, doesn’t let life stop them. Doesn’t get bitter, is happy. Finds the joy in the smallest fucking things. To me, total role.
Rikki McNabb: We love her.
Christina Lecuyer: We love Joyce. She’s a fantastic human.
Rikki McNabb: So basically, anyone who is authentic to themselves, inspires you.
Christina Lecuyer: Amen. Yeah, totally.
Rikki McNabb: Have you ever been inauthentic to yourself?
Christina Lecuyer: Oh God. For the first 26 years of my life, I was a hot mess and, and it’s so funny because I use that word so often that I was such a hot mess, but I really think that that just means that I wasn’t confident in myself.
I was never secure in myself. I never felt good enough in myself. I always thought there had to be more, do more. You had to be prettier, skinnier, richer, all of the things. It was always never enough. Right? I always wanted to be more and it’s not that my parents pushed that on me or anything like that, but it’s just like what you believe.
Right. It’s just like the stories that you begin to tell yourself, like, “Oh, everything has to be perfect” or “I have to do this”, or “I have to do that” or “that’s going to get me attention” or “that’ll get me success” or “that’ll get me likes.” Oh, God all of the things.
But I’ve said this on numerous podcasts, obviously not my own at this point in time, but when I was like 18, I came home from a trip. I went backpacking through New Zealand by myself for about four months from like January to May.
Rikki McNabb: You went alone?
Christina Lecuyer: Oh yeah, girl.
Rikki McNabb: Okay. You’re going to have to circle back and talk about that later.
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah. I went totally by myself and I came home from that trip and I remember like right before I got home, I think I had like maybe a thousand bucks left. So I went and got my hair done for the first time ever, like professionally done. I was 18 years old.
Went and got it colored, cut, all the things. I came home from that trip. I guess maybe I had gotten a bit fitter and got my hair done. I came home and people were like, “Damn.”
Obviously I was 18. I was like older and people hadn’t seen me for a few months and I kinda got attractive, I guess.
And I came home from that and then that’s the summer that I started playing golf, too. So it was like, I got really good-looking and I got really good at golf all in that same time slot. So it was immediate, like attention, attention, attention. I had never really had attention before.
My middle brother was always the one who had all the attention. He was good at everything he ever touched and it’s not like I was ignored or anything like that. It was just that I was average. I was normal. I was never great at anything. I was never a standout in anything, but all of a sudden I was getting this attention and that’s immediately where my brain went, boom, “You have to be pretty. You have to be good. You have to be successful and you will get attention. You will get the atta girl. You will get the worthiness. You’ll get all that.”
And that lasted for probably like 10 years, you know, I’d say 18 to about 27, 28, where my whole goal was be the best at golf, then you’ll get attention, be skinny, then you’ll get attention, have awesome clients then you’ll get attention, make money, then you’ll get attention. Be good in school, then you’ll get attention. That was my validation. And I was stuck to it for a ten-year period. And then I finally got to the point that I’m like, “Holy fuck. I’ve done all the things and I am more miserable now than I’ve ever been.”
I had an eating disorder. I hated myself on a daily basis. I didn’t know if I wanted to live a lot of times, because if I wasn’t good at golf, like I’d failed qualifying for the LPGA three years in a row. And if I had failed golf and if I lost golf and if I lost my looks and if I lost those things who the fuck was I?
There’s so many people that deal with believing they are what they do or how they look or how much money they have, or their status
Rikki McNabb: Their whole lives.
Christina Lecuyer: Their whole lives. I feel so blessed that I figured this shit out when I was like 27. I had people come to work with me now who are like 24, 25 and I’m just clapping my hands, doing fucking cartwheels, because I’m like, “This is amazing. You’re going to figure this shit out before me!”
But all those people that are listening that are much older, please don’t think that you are too late because I have clients who are in their sixties.
So it doesn’t matter when it happens. It’s going to happen at the perfect time. But I will say, for me, that was all of my shit show and I’m still 10, 11 years later, retraining myself. I still have bad moments. I still get into those habits. They’re much tinier times and they don’t cause such a freaking tidal wave in my life. But yeah, that was definitely a shit show.
Rikki McNabb: But do you feel like, since you found your own confidence in your identity, outside of what you do, beauty, all that stuff, has that been the catalyst of why you want to coach other people in that?
Christina Lecuyer: One million percent. Every single time I get on a discovery call with someone and I find a little piece of myself in them, I’m obsessed with what I get to do.
I don’t really have to do this. I was making decent enough money in corporate golf. My husband makes decent enough money. This, to me, is nothing but the obsession with helping people believe in themselves, be confident in themselves. Know that they are worthy outside of what they do, how they look, how much money they have, know that they were born that way.
And so to me, that is my obsession. Helping people stand in their confidence, if you come to me for the business stuff, I help you overcome all the bullshit blocks that we all have. I still have them. That’s why I have, you know, coaches and teams and stuff.
But yeah, I’m obsessed with what I get to do. I fucking love it.
Rikki McNabb: Okay, because this is so nice. You being so vulnerable and sharing this because from an outside person looking in, I’m like, “Christina has all her shit together. She got this fun marriage. She’s got this business that’s thriving” And I’m just like, “Okay, honey, share some secrets.”
Do you indulge in anything trashy like trash TV?
Christina Lecuyer: Oh my God. This is the fucking worst question ever. Cause my –
Rikki McNabb: You better tell me something naughty like do you watch Bravo?
Christina Lecuyer: This is amazing. Okay. So I’m going to wrap my dad up. My dad is one of my top five favorite people on the whole fucking planet.
And my father knows, and he is going to murder me, but thank God, he doesn’t really listen to thi shit. And mom – do not tell him if you listen to this episode. My dad knows all the shit about all the shit and it’s so funny because he knows about all the famous celebrity people that he looks at.
He works on his computer quite often and always looks at like MSN and knows the gossip on all the fucking things. And he knows more about reality shows than I do, but I will say my husband and I watched like three or four shows. Probably the trashiest one that we watch is the millionaire, Million Dollar Listing.
I love Million Dollar Listing, I love it. And it’s very trashy in that regard. I have watched a few Housewives. I’ve never watched a single episode of the Bachelor, however, I’ve been live with Chris Harrison at the Bachelor finale in Los Angeles. Knew nothing about the show, but I’ve been able to go to like those kinds of things, but I don’t watch that shit.
Rikki McNabb: I have an unpopular opinion. You’re not really missing that much.
Christina Lecuyer: Good! No wonder I love you.
Rikki McNabb: Everyone is going to come at me.
Christina Lecuyer: We don’t give two fucks.
I love to gamble. I probably shouldn’t say that, but growing up on a golf course, I mean, if there’s no action on something, I really don’t care.
I need a little action and here’s the thing, it doesn’t have to be a ton of money. It can be like $5 and I literally will want to lose my arm rather than lose and I get that from my dad for sure. I definitely didn’t have a ton of talent when I was playing golf, but like I had the grind, like I could hit it like left, left, right, right.
Make it in the hole. And people are like, “How in the hell did she just do that?”
But like, I have that killer instinct in me. But like I need there to be something on the line. Like I needed to be like five bucks or 500 bucks. I don’t care what it is, but I just need something.
I want to rather lose my arm than lose. So that’s something, so I like to gamble.
I like football. I love watching NFL football. We watch like a couple trashy shows, I like food shows. I never watched the news.
And then my husband’s in development construction. So we watched a few of those house shows, but I actually fell asleep really fast because they don’t interest me.
Rikki McNabb: I have to admit. I wish it was a little bit more trashy. Those are very mild things.
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah. I’m just not a TV person. My like ideal day would probably be like on a beach having mimosas.
I pretty much don’t drink alcohol a ton. If I drink anything, I drink three things. I drink mimosas on ice. So here’s the random stat about me. I hate cold drinks. So like every glass of water or can or whatever I drink is warm.
However, my coffee has to take the skin off the top of my mouth or I will not drink it. It has to be so hot it burns the skin off the top of your mouth. And when I’m drinking alcohol, it has to be in ice. So like champagne in ice, white wine in ice, it’s the craziest thing.
Rikki McNabb: Even red wine?
Christina Lecuyer: I don’t drink red wine because red wine gives me immediate heartburn.
So I really only drink champagne, white wine. And every once in a while I can drink like one or two margaritas before it gives me heartburn.
Alcohol actually just gives me heartburn. That’s why I just don’t drink it very often.
Rikki McNabb: That’s okay. I’d rather eat food anyway.
Christina Lecuyer: Oh God, me too. I’m like dessert or wine. Oh God. That’s a choice for people. Fuck. Like, I’m so confused.
Rikki McNabb: Well, some people are like, I want to drink my calories and I’m like, ugh, what a boring way.
Christina Lecuyer: No, I’m the opposite. I want to eat every calorie.
Rikki McNabb: Okay. So. I think that’s all the time for questions we have today.
Christina Lecuyer: Really? We don’t have five more minutes because I’m just enjoying this so much.
Rikki McNabb: She’s just in love with me.
Christina Lecuyer: I love getting to talk with you. This is so fun to me. I’m just interested in all the questions that you might have.
Rikki McNabb: Well, I feel like we should make this a monthly thing where people can just keep submitting their questions.
I want people to ask really scandalous ones. That’s what I’m really looking for.
Christina Lecuyer: You’re like these are boring as hell. We really want to know the scandalous things.
You know what the crazy part about me is I feel like I have always put everything so much on the table that there’s not an, and this is something really cool because, you know, as you grow in fame or whatever it is because, you know, playing golf a little bit I had a little bit of fame in the golf industry or whatever.
I really don’t think that there’s anything that anyone could ever dig up on me that I would number one lie about. I have had some issues. I don’t have everything always together.
I definitely have people I don’t get along with terribly well. I don’t talk a lot about other people’s issues if that’s something that ever comes up. But overall, like I’m kind of boring in that regard.
Like I fucking wake up really stupid early. I go for a lot of walks and I work a lot and on the weekends, my husband and I usually go for hikes, play golf, go eat really bad food and watch some sort of sports.
It’s not that interesting, which sucks, but hopefully, I at least gave some interesting tidbits today.
Rikki McNabb: No, you did. And another thing is, please tell people what time you wake up in the morning because it makes me nauseous.
Christina Lecuyer: I know it’s really stupid.
It actually makes me nauseous to actually think about it. So when Nathan and I first got together and we started living together, I had this hard conversation with him. I was like, okay. So here’s the thing, right?
Yeah. I was like, Hey, here’s the thing. Um, unless there’s the seven as the first digit on that clock, don’t touch me, don’t talk to me and don’t make noises.
In the beginning of your relationship, you say it much kinder. Now I’d be like, don’t fucking come near me. There’s not a seven on the clock. Like why are you breathing? You’re making too much noise.
The rule I have is if it’s before 3:15, I will not get up, but sometimes like 3:45, usually no later than 5:00.
But I kind of want to sleep a little bit more and I believe sleep is extremely important. What people might not realize is like, I’m literally not functioning by 7:30 and every once in a while on the weekends, I’ll stay up till 10. I remember one time I replied to a DM at like 11 o’clock at night and it was one of my good clients and they’re like, “Oh my God, is everything okay? Why are you up? Why are you responding?”
Rikki McNabb: Well, that’s how I feel. If you messaged me like past 7:00 PM, I’m like is she doing okay, was it a rough day.
Christina Lecuyer: I love it.
Yeah, I try not to work anytime past like six o’clock, seven is the absolute latest. I turn off my phone, will not talk. And I’ve said that to people before, I’m really sorry, but I’m not going to answer your message after 7:30, like ever.
Rikki McNabb: So do you have a morning routine when you’re waking up at 4:00 AM?
Christina Lecuyer: Yeah, like number one, frickin water and coffee.
Rikki McNabb: I just want you to know at that moment I am a mouth open snoring, she’s gone.
Christina Lecuyer: Oh yeah, for sure. Absolutely. And I told you when I first hired you, I said, “Here’s the thing I’m going to send boxers really, really early. So please do not have notifications on like, turn that shit off.”
Rikki McNabb: Yeah, I learned that quick.
Christina Lecuyer: You’re like, Oh my God. She was serious. But yeah, I have my coffee, water and an apple, every single solitary morning.
And then after that I do my devotionals. I answer some emails. I do my Instagram posting and then I do some sort of workout. And then I come home and if I’m washing my hair, which clearly today was not a hair washing day, I’ll have a shower and wash my hair. And if not, I just jump right into clients usually about eight o’clock in the morning.
Rikki McNabb: I’m gonna try. I’m gonna try.
Christina Lecuyer: No, don’t. I’ve actually told clients this as well. If that is not what feels good to you, then don’t fucking do it.
Rikki McNabb: But it sounds so productive. It sounds like you had a whole day before the rest of us had a day.
Christina Lecuyer: Most of the time, yeah. Sometimes on the weekends, Saturdays are my absolute favorite day to do that. I usually get up at like 5:00 or 5:30, worst case, on Saturday. Then I work until 10 on a Saturday and then, yeah, I’m like, “Oh my God, this feels amazing. I’ve accomplished the whole world by 10 o’clock and now I can have the rest of the day, like piss off and watch football. This is awesome.”
Rikki McNabb: No, it really is inspiring because I’m just like I could get so much done if I could just wake up at 2:00 AM and just get it on and poppin’.
Christina Lecuyer: Well, I love you. Thanks for doing this today and let us know you guys, is this something that you want us to do on the regular? Do you want it to always be Rikki?
Do you want my husband interviewing me? Do you want my coach to interview me? Do you want Rikki and I every single month?
What do we want here, folks?
Be sure to tell us, leave a review, do all the things. And until next time don’t ever forget, you too can decide it’s your turn. Thanks girl.
Rikki McNabb: I love you.