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Callie Bundy: Fitness Model Interview

How did you get started in fitness?

Well it WASN’T because I thought it would be awesome to walk around in clear-heels that’s for sure! But I did want to turn on the inside fastball quicker, kick harder, jump higher. In other words…SPORTS; I played soccer, basketball & softball in High School. And I went on to Play NCAA Division One Softball at Quinnipiac University. I wanted to perform at my highest ability and in order to do that I needed to train hard year round!

How do you stay motivated?

To me, that would be like asking someone “how do you remember to eat” or “how do you know to put a coat on when it’s cold”. It’s innate intelligence that has been burnt into my M.O (mode of operation) through my years of playing sports and my constant pursuit of wanting to perform at my fullest potential.

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You also are a TV host. If you had one wish to be the main host of any show, what would it be?

Well, the show I would want to Host is not being produced yet (so I can’t tell you my conceptJ) But if I had to pick I would say something like ESPN’s SportsNation, SPORTS & JOKES…as Kenny Powers would say I’m F___ing in:)!!

What is the biggest fitness myth you encounter in the fitness industry every day?

Where to start?!? Ill go with the most IMPORTANT fitness myth in my opinion (and try to make the answer as short as possible:) This isn’t a sport about being “perfect” or “skinny”!!! It’s about BODYBUILDING, just say it out loud…BODYBUILDING. WHATEVER division you compete in! Building YOUR BODY, which takes time & consistent work through NOT ONLY fitness, but nutrition, body and mind. You’ve probably seen a slew of “competitors” lately who have stopped competing for a myriad of different reasons. If you listen to their stories it’s because they were LACKING one those pieces & in almost every case used the words “perfect” or “skinny” as the root of what they were trying to obtain.

If you’re going to compete in NPC, IFBB whatever!! YOU need to understand your “WHY” YOU are doing it. Ask yourself, SERIOUSLY “Why do I want to compete in ______”? Write down your answer, BE HONEST if you’re missing any of those pieces or use words like “skinny” or “perfect”…YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. AND you won’t last long & that is no one else’s fault but your own. Take responsibly for your actions, that in itself is an INCREDIBLE improvement on your journey to WELLNESS:)

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What does your diet consist of?

Nothing…seriously nothing, because I DON’T DIET it’s my lifestyle:)! Food is the biggest drug there is, every time you put something in your mouth you are taking a drug. So YOU can choose to feed it the fuel it needs to live well or not. AND to clarify that is not to say that you can’t enjoy some “crap” every now and think you have to feel guilty about it (f%€k that noise!!). I’m serious, I do EVERY week…but ill get to that below:)

Sooo pretty much I consume almost everything proteins like fish, chicken & steak. Carbs like brown rice, sweet potato, veggies like spinach, peppers & asparagus. Some fruits like apples & grapefruit. And for fats things like flax seed oil, chia seeds & olive oil.

What’s your favorite music to workout to?

Depends what kind of work out I’m doing, for cardio I go a little more “dancy” & lifting I go little more “hip-hop/rap”. I love podcasts though, that’s about ALL when working out. I get sick of listening to the same songs over and over quick, so podcasts solve that problem beautifully. I listen to Dada Life, DJ Renee Koo, Hardwell & of course my fav DeeJay Spryo.

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What body part are you most proud of?

The one that comes NATURALLY through nothing else but HARD WORK, nutrition & training…my GLUTES aka my buttocks:)! I think Lil Wayne said it best…I’ll give you the “PG” version. “You like a “lady” with no “buttocks” you aint got “stuff”:)))”

What’s the best part about being a bikini competitor?

There’s A LOT that you can learn from competing, but I would have to say after a competition I look back at my physique & think OK I worked hard it showed, but where can I improve? Then after my next comp, I show improvement in that area. THATS cool, knowing that you can constantly be improving. THAT’S how you’ll grow, NOT by winning shows or trying to be “perfect”. But learning from your own areas of weakness and seeing improvement in them, doesn’t get better than that (“#ABI ALWAYS be IMPROVING” – Me:)

What’s your favorite cheat meal?

Well first of all I like to call them VICTORY meals, “cheat”?? What I am cheating on…NOTHING. Straight victory in my piehole:)!! Haha…but pretty much my GO TO victory meal is PIZZA. And GOOD pizza, coal, woodfired or brickoven with saugsage, pepperoni, cherry peppers, mushrooms & onions. Coupled with an adult-beverage of either beer or wine & always a dessert!! Usually something like apple pie with ice cream or a Froyo sundae & its at this point I can really see how food is a drug because you should see my sugar “HIGH”…it will rival any 5 year olds! Try me!

How do you deal with cravings?

I don’t really get cravings, because I don’t really deprive myself of anything. I figure if you want it, have it…otherwise you slowly eat everything else in sight but that:)

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What are your 3 favorite exercises?

1. SQUATS
2. Good Mornings
3. Shoulder Press

Which female fitness model’s physique do you admire the most?

Well I’m a big fan of the TOTAL package, so my choices are based not only on Physique but overall character and mentality. Therefore I would have to say Yeshaira Robles & Jaime Baird. From brain-piece to toe you don’t get much more complete of a package than those ladies. I have met both in person; they’re as graceful & classy on the stage that they are off. Also I have never met her, but from a spectators view Chady Dunmore is a competitor, Mom & human to be admired as well. All these women are cut from the same cloth and in my opinion have the TOTAL package…brains, body, beauty & of course booty :)

What supplements would you use or recommend if any?

I’m of the mentality that it’s called “SUPPLEMENTING” for a reason; you are supplementing your nutrition & training. So keep it simple, I would say my 3 staples are BCAA’s, L-Glutamine & a multi-vitamin.

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Also remember to give back to your body, everyday, every workout you are taking from it & pushing it to it’s limits! It really takes a toll on it a couple things that are just as important as working out (if not more) are making sure your nerves & spine are healthy & properly aligned. And massage, deep tissue if you can handle its the best! I am lucky to have some excellent people who I work with to keep me healthy. But if you need help finding a chiropractor in your area check out The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Its a not-for profit organization that promotes wellness internationally. They can help you find someone in your area who can help keep you healthy! Remember your muscles are only as good as the structure they’re attached to. Try to go at LEAST 1-2 a month if possible!

Top 5 tips for people who want to get in shape?

1. Start with your MIND, you have to be OPEN to it and want it for YOU.
2. DRINK WATER
3. Be consistent
4. Remember SLOW progress, is REAL progress.
5. Enjoy the ENTIRE process; learn from your “failures”. Those will make you strongest in the LONG RUN mentally, physically & that’s what matters

What’s next for you?

I will be competing in The Montanari Brothers Powerhouse Classic (follow them on IG: @thesupergym), then on to Jr. USA’s!


More About Callie Bundy

Height: 5’8″
Weight: 126 lbs.
Conceived In: Mexico
Born In: Norwich, CT
Resides In: New Haven
Approx Measurements: 32C-23-34
Website: www.calliebundy.com
Twitter: @calliebundy
Instagram: @calliebundy
Facebook Page: Callie Bundy

5 Fave Songs to workout to:

Like I said I’m a podcast-chick, but here are 5 songs I dig ANYTIME in no particular order:
1. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
2. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
3. Chocolate – 1975
4. Global Concepts – Robert DeLong
5. Cut It Out – Kitten

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