Natasha Hastings is an Olympic, World and US National Champion Track and Field Sprinter. She specializes in the 400 and 4×400 meter relay events and has MANY accolades to her name. She is currently training for the 2021 Olympics.
What is your passion and mission in life?
My passion and mission in life is to continue to be encouraging to myself and other girls and women. I think we have a way of overcomplicating things, but we’re all on a journey of striving towards being the best version of ourselves. While attempting to achieve excellence, I think it’s important to know that I’m just like any other girl out there.
What is/was your biggest fear/hardship and how are you/did you overcome it?
I’ve always had the fear of not being good enough. To overcome this, I chant affirmations to myself daily or any time a negative thought or emotion comes up. It’s something that I have to continuously work on.
How has this fear/adversity affected pregnancy and raising children?
As a new mom, I’m over critical of my shortcomings. So, I try everyday to be graceful to myself. I know I’m doing the best that I can, and as long as I’m willing to learn along the journey…
How has Maeband helped you?
Not having to shop for maternity jeans was a money saver and confidence booster. Some of those maternity clothes are so expensive, and the thought of wearing them was not exciting. I was able to continue wearing the jeans that I liked and made me feel good throughout my pregnancy.
You inspire us. How can we continue to follow your story and learn more about you?
Learn more about Natasha’s philanthropy with Maeband at: https://maeband.com/2019/07/09/the-natasha-hastings-foundation/
Share Natasha’s pregnancy journey at: https://maeband.com/2019/11/04/natasha-hastings-pregnancy-journey/
Maeband is excited to inspire and encourage all moms to succeed by helping them through our Scholarship for Moms. A new mom is picked every semester to receive the Maeband Scholarship. You can read HERE who is eligible and how you can apply.