2017 Model America Champion kara bellum shares, "
And if instead of going back to saying "tomorrow", let's say you started now and fought for what you really wanted
Yes right now
And if instead of saying, "I couldn't do it you said," how am I gonna get there"
Every day that passes is a new opportunity. Don't miss the fight for your well-being.
If you don't.
No one will do it for you.
Strength you already have it in you
My Warriors: the battle begins today. I'm waiting for you on the battlefield we will fight together "
2017 Model America Champion kara bellum shares, "
2016 Ms. Bikini Overall Champion Cameron Biafore talks about the importance of being healthy from inside out, not just focusing on the exterior.
Cameron says, "A healthy outside, starts from the inside
I have always been health conscious, but unaware that our food was so unbelievably depleted of nutrients, and it made my body work so hard to get into the shape I knew I deserved.
The first picture, believe it or not I worked out 6 times a week, I ate clean by the books, I was tired, over worked, burnt out from school, my muscles always hurt ( even tho you can’t see them ) and i rarely had a cheat day. I used protein and other supplements, but never saw a difference
The second picture is after I discovered nutritional rebalancing. THIS was the biggest blessing that ever came into my life, immediately I felt a huge difference in my energy go up, I started focusing better in school, I no longer felt I needed to take a nap, my muscles were recovering faster and I lost all the body fat my body wouldn’t let go of!
I feel really amazing. I’m confident, and inspired, I workout LESS than I did before and have better results. My body is happy. I am happy!
Are you ready for a change?"
Figure Universe Pro Norma Jeane Madrid says, "A naive and inexperienced “coach” once told me: “you will never be able to compete in physique and do well at it without drugs...” welp, here I am, Physique Pro, Fitness America Physique Champion and Musclemania Women’s Physique world Champion-all Natty➖Thanks for the motivation!💜"
Australian Model Vanesa Puerta shares, "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” When I first embarked on my fitness journey I did it for myself. I followed my heart as I wanted to live outside my comfort zone, to challenge myself, to see how strong I was, to see what I could achieve if I set my mind on a goal. My mum did not agree with it at first but now encourages me to enter competitions. My husband (although supported me anyway) didn't have any interest in it but now proudly hangs up all my medals and trophies. My friends at first did not understand it but now praise me for my achievements. Strangers were hating on me but now ask for my advice & guidance. What has this taught me? To always follow your heart and chase happiness. Never settle for anything less. Be who YOU want and do what YOU want. Those who love you will remain by your side and those who don't were merely only meant to cross your path to teach you a lesson "
Full-time student and Published Model Gabrielle Dawn Torres looking back at our 2017 Fitness New Mexico competition!
Gabrielle shares," I had a blast as always it's always so much fun getting to catch up with all my fitness friends in New Mexico! I cant believe took home 1st place in Model New Mexico and 3rd in Bikini Open now to prepare and embark on this hectically beautiful summer!"
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jessica Vasquez showing us a piece of reality today. There is a healthy balance between being competition ready and off-season.
Jessica says, "This is my current off season body. What do you think I should improve??? Comments & Suggestions below please! I would love to hear from you!! Eating Whole Foods & Training daily is my LIFESTYLE. Some of you may be able to understand the bothersome feeling of not knowing what’s next in your life journey when you are hungry for success & NEW adventures! I am beyond ready for the NEXT CHAPTER in my life regardless of what is destined to come!! Every moment simple or not is helping me to transform into the person I was meant to be.
I haven’t competed in 1 year and many people ask when I will jump on stage again!!! I honestly don’t know. The cool thing is I am still super active w/ Photo Shoots, Fit Club World™, Campaigns, 2018 JV Calendar Release, Magazine/Print Work, Team ON, Appearances & much more!! I love to travel + taking up new challenges!! Let me know if there is any way I can assist you with your nutrition or body goals. I have 7 solid years of experience within Fitness Competitions, Fitness Modeling, Spokes Person, Nutrition/Supplementation, trial & error + support from various pro coaches, mentors and fitness experts! I am ready to HELP educate you towards reaching your GOALS!!! Reach out!!! Lets start TODAY!!!"
Fitness Universe Star Christine Woods shares, "Commit to more, meaning commit to something bigger than YOU! This was almost 9 years ago.. a year after the birth of my daughter. And it wasn't about getting back to a certain weight or fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans. It wasn't about the achievement, rather it was about DOING...Getting back to regular exercise, eating better, more consistently, doing the work to feel better.
After birthing a nearly 10 pound baby, having an emergency C-section and living through daily injections of blood thinners because I developed a blood clot, I felt like my body was wrecked and I was extremely fearful of never feeling like myself again!
What I realized was that I couldn't push myself when I wanted to and sometimes I was just too tired ... Feelings that still surface today ...But consistent efforts got me back into a happy and healthy place. I worked mostly with my food since It was what I had immediate control over. And I took a slow approach to the process. Better food choices, controlled portions, timing...A focused effort.
Just because life takes a turn, doesn't mean you have to accept the outcome. Eat, move and live...BETTER! Take care of your body so it will take care of you :)"
Model Universe Champion Brittany Cherie Williams shares, "Motivation posts should not only be on Mondays! I sure need some motivation mid-week! Make some time to find some peace and be still. The situations may not change, but regrounding yourself surely does make it easier to pick it up and keep it moving."
2017 Model America Champion Kara Bellum shares, "My reaction when one tells me that my competition physique is too masculine
Nobody will ever make the unanimity simply because it does not exist. There are as many aesthetic criteria as there are people... that are uncomfortable in their own skin
Not enough this.
Not enough that.
What counts in the end is your own opinion about yourself, it is what makes you happy. And don't forget, sometimes when others criticize you, they may well be criticizing what is actually a projection of themselves.
Whatever your battle
You are enough "
No matter what our personal best in the gym is, one of our biggest strengths is that good ‘ol woman’s intuition. Sometimes the plan that we have made or the vision that we have created isn’t exactly the plan meant for you. I personally confirmed that once again at Fitness America last weekend.
I am a very spiritual person and use it to guide me through my big and small decisions on a daily basis. I try to be organized and have a plan, but the spirit trumps it all. That was no different last weekend when I made my game time decision to compete in Figure (After Bikini and Sports Model, I was exhausted to say the least.) Being an athlete my entire life and coming from a family of football and basketball players, I am just naturally more muscular than average. When I started competing 2 years ago everyone said I should do Figure, but I really just enjoyed Bikini, mostly because of my ability to get creative with fun costumes and the style of modeling. I figured one day I would eventually give it a shot, but after I quickly got my Pro card in Bikini, I figured I would stick to that.
The night before Fitness America started, I popped up in the middle of the night with “that feeling” and knew I HAD to do Figure now! Did I have a figure suit? Nope. Did I know how to pose? By the looks of my pictures, obviously not. I did not plan for it, train for it or even think about it, but somehow it came together at the very last minute. Figure Pros, Allanna Anstaett generously loaned me her extra suit and Ruby Carter-Pikes gave me a quick 5 minute crash course right before I had to walk on stage. They needed to get themselves ready, but were awesome enough to help me out. (Side note: Another reason I love being a part of this organization; the people are absolutely amazing! Fellow competitors have your back and support you and your crazy decisions, and for that I am grateful.)
I had no expectations, but had to at least see what it was like and how it would go. I really didn’t have much to lose, except for maybe a little pride. It all came together at the last second and I still ended up placing 4th. That was crazy. That, along with a 3rd place finish in Sports Model, I was pretty happy with the weekend. However, of all the times I have won or placed over the past 2 years, this Figure one ranks right up there in epicness along with last summer when I got my Bikini pro card at Fitness Universe and me winning at Muscle Mania India (another of my acts of randomness). Who knows what I will do in my next show. Sports Model? Bikini? Just focus on becoming a Figure Pro? All of the above? I am still debating. Either way, there is never a dull moment and it’s always a good time. Always stay open to possibilities and new challenges and don’t underestimate the power or your intuition, even when it makes no sense. You never know, things may actually fall into place, even if it is 5 minutes before you have to go on an international stage 😉