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Pamela Jean Noble – Mar 2015

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How did you get started with bodybuilding?
I had always been into fitness ad wanted to compete but I always came up with excuses for myself: I travel to much, I’m always on the go, I work long hours. One day I met this amazing girl while working a convention who I’m now lucky enough to call a close friend. Andrea Miele broke all my excuses in this one trip. We were in another state, she had brought all her food, and would get up early every morning to get her workout in. She lit a fire under my ass. And the rest is history!

Where does your motivation come from?
I want to be the best at everything I do. I’m fortunate enough to have such a strong support system behind me especially with my coach Jonathon Cote. When you have that many people to believe in you as much as you do you can’t help but push it to the max.

What workout routine has worked best for you?
I do fasted sprints during contest prep.
Monday-Legs
Tuesday-Back
Wednesday-Shoulders
Thursday-Legs
Friday-Arms
Saturday-Shoulders
Sunday-Off
This is obviously to fit my body- my upper body responds very fast to weight lifting so we try not to train it too much so I don’t become not proportionate.

If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why? Gluten kickbacks, lateral raises, and lower back extensions. Because a booty, the tie in of the shoulders, and the lower back are so sexy to me!

How long do you spend in the gym during a typical workout?
Normally about an hour and a half.

We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?
Find motivation that works for you! Everyone is different and what may be motivating for me may not be for you. Maybe you want to look good for your significant other? Maybe you have a reunion coming up or work party? Or summer is right around the corner? Find the motivation that lights that fire and have tunnel vision on it!

What is your diet like?
I normally start with egg whites and oatmeal, then a snack of a protein shake (just because I’m normally on the go), Talapia/asparagus/ and sweet potatoes is normally lunch, chicken/veggies/rice for the next meal, another protein shake before the gym, and egg whites before bed

How do you deal with cravings for cheat meals?
I make my protein shakes into ice cream in the blender. Some egg whites, protein powder, cinnamon, stevia, and a lot of ice! It has helped me deal with cravings so much!! And probably why i’ve incorporated it twice a day!! Yum!

When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
HIIT all the way! I can see such a difference in a short amount of time! Is phenomenal!

Who do you look up to in the fitness industry you believe are really doing great in this industry?
I love Amanda Latona, Janet Layug (a friend of mine), and Justine Munro. All booty queens with hearts of gold. I’m a firm believer you can be famous but if your not nice I will not support you. Fans gave you what you have and they can take it away in a heart beat!

What is your supplementation like?
I get all my supplements from Octane Nutrition. I’m taking GAT Superfuel as well as pyro, Barleans fish oil, MCT, and CLA, Right now I have Quest Protein powder, and taking L Carnitine. Pretty simple

What’s your favorite motivational quote?
Dream big, be passionate, stay driven, and simply believe. -Me =]


Photos by: LHGFX

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Christmas Abbott Gym Crush

Featured in the 2017 Fitness Gurls Swimsuit Issue

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You can’t say tough without thinking of Christmas Abbott and the achievements under her belt. At 35 years of age, Abbott has become a household name within the fitness and entrepreneurial community. You may have seen her on the cover of Fitness Gurls Magazine or on popular TV shows such as Big Brother (last season), Big Brother: After Dark and a slew of intriguing and hilarious interviews. She’s our Gym Crush.

Also: See Christmas Abbott on the cover of Fitness Gurls Magazine

You were on our cover this year as our Most Inspiring Physique in Sports because you were mostly known for Crossfit. But you also are known for Nascar and now Big Brother! What gives you that confidence that no matter what you do, you’re going to be pretty awesome at it?
First, THANK YOU!!! That was such an amazing award! Confidence is a muscle that needs to be trained and worked at consistently and I have been working on it for a long time. While doing that I committed to try new things and be willing to “fail” as most people perceive. I don’t know what the outcome of my ventures will result in but I do know that I would rather try my hardest and prepare for my best and stumble than not try at all! So if that means that I am pretty awesome at what I take on, then I’ll take it!

Starting so many new projects, are you afraid of making rookie mistakes?
I have always enjoyed creating things and seeing their growth and potential; from businesses to people. It’s a beautiful thing to watch something you imagine come to life. I try my best to do my due diligence on any project that I approach to ensure it is as successful as I can make it within my ability. I often reach out to mentors, friends, and associates to get ruthless feedback in hopes to prevent any “rookie” mistakes. If it does happen, it’s a learning experience!

How was it staying at the Big Brother house… and how’s your foot?
The BB House was like adult summer camp with no phones and no contact with the outside world. It was such a unique and fun experience collectively that I feel really special to have it. The foot is healing. I have surgery soon to take out the hardware from the first surgery and after that, I am on the official road to recovery. It has been a slow and frustrating process but I am keeping positive about it and hopefully showing the world that you can have something tragic happen and still accomplish big things!

Another thing that you’re recently started is your online training platforms, what kind of shape do you need to be in to do your workouts?
BBX is an awesome combination of my workouts that can be done anywhere and for anyone! I know it sounds cliche but its true. All of my BBX’ers get workout videos, online community, downloadable e-books, and exclusive access to my other projects and offers. What I love MOST about the BBX program is that people sign up for a body transformation and they get major results along with a complete confidence transformation! They are such incredible people!

You seem like you’re even busier than ever, do you still have time to train as much as you use to?
Now that I am out of the BB House and getting to use my foot more I am back on a regiment. Even when I couldn’t put weight on my foot I was doing some sort of training to keep my sanity in check but also let my body know I still loved it. Body’s are meant to move! I am not training competition style right now and it looks like that won’t happen until the summer. I am loving my mix of CrossFit Invoke (my gym), spin class, and hot yoga. The combination is so good for my body and spirit.

Tell me what you have going on with Dick’s Sporting good and Second Skin Apparel?
Dick’s Sporting Goods launched their own apparel line, Second Skin. Second Skin is absolutely appropriately named!! They have a compression line and a training line. So I don’t have to go to two different companies for all of my needs! They have been an incredible company to work with and really take my input seriously. The clothes keep up with me, my demands for my body, and feel so darn good!!

Where did you learn so much about business?
HA! I have always been interested in business but it takes a lot of discipline. I didn’t graduate from college and went to work in Iraq as a civilian contractor instead which ultimately became my life college. In Iraq I learned how to be organized, detailed, commitment, and of course CrossFit! Those key skills aligned with passion can create a potent product. I have done a lot of research on whatever I venture into and when possible I leaned on mentors or sought out professional advice. Ultimately, I learned as I went but it wasn’t a “go with the flow” approach. I prepared for all of my projects as much as possible and as they were executed I learned more and more about business over the years.

You’re also an incredible model. How do you stay in such great shape year round?
Ha! Well, thank you again! I don’t consider myself a model rather than an athlete. I workout to help my journey with myself, it fuels me in such a positive way that I cannot get any other way. A healthy combination of fitness, nutrition, and enjoying life can keep you in the best, most positive shape possible. I love the balance it provides and I’m cautious not to get too far into body image that it affects my balance, meaning I enjoy drinks with my girls and holiday foods guilt free!

What’s next for Christmas Abbott? What should we be watching out for next?
I have just launched an amazing supplement company called Bourn Relentless! I wanted to create a line that I loved with all of the things that I would use with the ingredients I would put into my body, so I DID! I am really excited about this launch and the products that I have created so far. Check it out at BOURNRELENTLESS.com

Also, I am in the final phases of a project that has been in the works one way or another for almost five years! CAN is an online coaching nutrition program that is education driven and a one-stop shop for macro calculating, goal tracking, meal resources, workout regiments, and supplements suggestions. It is super user-friendly and will have a ton of support for the client so they feel empowered and educated throughout their entire lifestyle change. I am so proud of this project and what it will do to help people truly understand the fundamentals of nutrition within their lifestyle without feeling helpless, confused, or restricted. CAN will help people make the lifestyle changes they have been wanting! People can sign up through my website ChristmasAbbott.com to get in the know for when it will launch and even an early bird discount for sign ups!

As for life, I am enjoying time with family and friends as much as possible and leaning into an adventure. I have had a lot of personal growth this year and I want to be sure I reflect on it and not take it for granted.
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Find more about Christmas Abbott at: @christmasabott
Photos by Ohrangutang @ohrangutang / Makeup by Cristina Pilo @cristinapilo

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