Welcome to the team! We think you’re perfect for fitness gurls magazine… but why does fitness gurls fit you so well?I feel so blessed to be a part of Fitness Gurls! They have been a huge inspiration for me ever since I first started my fitness career. It has always been a dream of mine to be a healthy role model in the fitness community and be able to represent a brand that is as strong and well respected as Fitness Gurls. I am looking forward to growing as an athlete with the company and the other beautiful Fitness Gurls.
How did you get started in fitness?I’ve always been an avid athlete, but I never understood proper nutrition. When I met my better half he encouraged me to start lifting weight and to compete. I was clueless when I started but fell in love with the sport extremely fast. I loved how challenging it was and how I was able to transform my body by eating the right foods and lifting weights. The rest is history, and can’t wait to continue to build my brand.
What is your biggest challenge in your fitness journey, and how did you over come it?
Food has always been my challenge, growing up I was so active and I could eat whatever I wanted, plus growing up around southern foods didn’t help either. I had to change my mindset, most of the time we just think we need to reward ourselves by eating high fatty foods and carbs. So now I have more discipline and know that the five seconds of taste isn’t worth losing all those hours I put I to the gym.
What are you most proud of?
I can’t choose just one thing, the past year of my fitness career has been such a blessing, and no nothing was handed to me I worked my butt off. I’ve competed 6 times already and every time I challenge myself to another level and regardless of winning or losing I know what I’ve accomplished not only physically but mentally.
What are your interest and hobbies?
I love being active, almost every night during the week I’m doing something whether it’s yoga, ultimate frisbee, or dodgeball. I love being around like minded people who also love to live the lifestyle. In the past two years I’ve found a new love for traveling , Im blessed to have a job that allows me to work from anywhere. Obviously, the gym! Sometimes I feel like the gym is my job, which technically it’s a huge part of what I do because I need to be on my a game at all times!
How does your typical week in the gym look like?
No days off
Tuesday- Chest, Biceps, Triceps
Friday- Plyos and Booty Work
Saturday-Bootcamp, full body workout
Sunday- Booty Work
What types of cardio work best for you?
I do fasted cardio 3-4 times a week during prep, on typical days it’s 20-30 minutes of HIIT training after my lifts. I also like to incorporate Plyos in between my sets to keep my heart rate up!
What does your diet consist of?
Believe it or not, lots of protein, veggies, and complex carbs and eating every 2-3 hours. I reward myself with a few cheats a week when not on prep. I think it should be about balance: have a plan, stick to it, and reward yourself for your hard work. I try to stick to whole foods and stay away from most processed foods.
What does your supplement schedule look like?
Amino Acids- Aminigen Herbalife
Pre Workout- Prepare Herbalife24
Recovery Shake- Rebuild Strength Herbalife24
Omega 3- Herbalifeline Herbalife
Glucosamine- Joint Support Herbalife
Anti Imflamatory- Restore Herbalife25
Fiber- Flora Fiber Herbalife
What’s the one thing you would tell someone getting started in fitness?
Have goals, both short term and long term and make a plan to reach them. Write it down and post it everywhere necessary to remind you how important it is. It’s not going to be easy but it so worth it. I also think it’s extremely important to have a strong support system, it’s easy to say no to the bad things if you have someone holding you accountable.
What’s next for you?
Big things! Can’t wait to start my journey with Fitness Gurls! I’m competing at nationals in November in Miami to get my Pro Card, Working on building my client website that will have more recipes and workouts, and I’m also planning on hosting more fit camps in my area and possibly traveling to do this as well.
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