London based make up artist and fitness/healthy lifestyle blogger Chanel Coco Brown shares, "The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be."
Alexandra Kierdorf-Robinson shares, “To many people, much of our lives involve the basic principle of seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.
Through my years of experience as a Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer I have experienced this mindset time and time again. A mindset that can sometimes hold you back from getting those results you want! (No, walking on the treadmill for an hour whilst watching TV and lifting 3kg Dumbbells doesn't actually work...)
Many clients that come see me who don't have much experience of physical training seek to avoid pain... And my job is to slowly but surely change this mindset!!
Training to CHANGE your body must never be comfortable... Quite contrary, it's about SEEKING PAIN - avoiding pleasure! It's about pushing until you feel a bit of panic rising in the chest and not giving in to your escape mechanisms!
Naturally this kind of mind set takes time to evolve, and for people starting out it can be about just allowing heavy breathing and perspiration to happen... So to learn that there is bad pain (injury/illness) and good pain (training)... Then build from there.
So this week friends, how about we step it up a notch!! There is ALWAYS a next level ?? ?? ??”
2017 Ms. Bikini Universe champion Daisy Ward cannot wait to get back to stage ready condition and is planning something real special for her Pro Debut at the Fitness America Weekend in Las Vegas. The British fitness model shares "Whenever you find yourself doubting if you can go on, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome. Then raise your head high and forge on ahead, knowing that YOU GOT THIS"
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Kara Bellum started training because her body did not please her but soon after she got into the game. The European fitness model shares, "After a while we realize that our body is not the enemy and when you start to love what you do it is where the real changes come... Take pleasure in your training ?????? and the rest will come by itself. TRAIN FOR YOU, LOVE what you do, PERSIST and enjoy the path of the Warriors. . #LaGuerriere "
Ms. Bikini Universe Finalist Brianda Carrasco shares, "Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, & live your todays. Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow."
Vegan Athlete Jennifer Joyner backstage ready to compete! Jennifer always leaves the crowd going crazy for her beautiful smile and such creative themewear!
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Luana Moreira has discovered another passion of hers! Aside from being in love with fitness, she has also found a new love... Microblading eyebrows!
She shares, "My new passion! Microblading Eyebrows Hair by Hair! Perfect eyebrows..."
Figure Pro Juanita O'Dell shares, "#rant I am tired of people posting about how they are sick of people posting inspirational quotes and this and that about their fitness journeys. It's really quite simple not everyone is you or where you are up to in your journey. I use my social media to share my story and yep an inspirational quote or 10. I have also tried to be real because I am human and I fall down every now and then, and that's ok because I am human. But I eventually get back up. I also know that sharing this allows people to have an opinion on my life and that ok because I made the choice to share my story. But my goal has always been the same to try to show that fitness is achievable as a busy parent."
Congratulations to Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jessica Vasquez for another year of life filled with love, happiness, and strength!
She shares, "A very special birthday weekend full of surprises thanks to my amazing fiancé Frank Hieden ????
Love you babe from here to the moon and back!!!! ??
I had such an incredible time this weekend!!! My beautiful family came to visit, surprise birthday photo shoot with Allen Baytes, Miriam M Gonzales Mua, delicious dinner at my favorite restaurant Churrascos "yes I had my TRES LECHES PANCAKES"?????? ????with my amazing family and friends who where there to fill my heart with joy and even some Salsa dancing to top the night off!!! ???????????? Love you all so much and feeling so grateful and blessed that you all contributed to making this the BEST birthday celebration ever!!!!!!! ??????"
We wish you the happiest of birthdays and can't wait to see you excel even more in life!
2016 Ms. Bikini America Champion Cameron Biafore is definitely enjoying these summer days and is looking great doing it! She says, "Believe the sun always shines, and it always will ??"