Follow Through!

Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Lacey Nevin shares, “Running and operating a business, a household, a soon to be 2 year old, and my fitness goals is not easy... trust me. 
Earning my PRO status in 2018 was a test of my capabilities to juggle (what felt like) a million things at once. What got me through? A specific plan every day that gave me the ability to perform at my very best; and of course my incredible husband. 😍. Set goals and make a plan. Then... FOLLOW THROUGH. If you need any help or advice feel free to reach out! I’m so excited to be back and training for the Fitness Universe Fitness Model competition in 2019 and have my Bikini PRO debut on an International Stage 😉. “

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A Lifestyle Change

Figure Universe Pro Catherine Brunswick shares, “It’s that time of the year when people set #health and #fitness resolutions. If you want to improve these aspects of your life, it is important to realize that it requires a lifestyle change. It is not an overnight process. It is a long journey that requires commitment. .
Starting small and changing one behavior at a time can help set you up for success. And remember be kind to yourself- if you eat a cookie or skip a#workout don’t punish yourself for it. No one is perfect. Just get back on track and move on.”

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Currently Training to Step Back on Stage

Model America Kara Bellum missed the stage and is currently in training to step back on stage after a year of break.

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Hit the Ground Running!

Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Alex Paine, has been competing consistently over the past three years but took a break this year. Alex says that she truly enjoys fitness and loves being on stage! As a full-time graduate student, part-time college instructor, and owner of her own business - Xela's Customs LLC (custom competition suits)- her schedule is pretty packed, but she still finds time to hit the gym! Alex says, "being busy keeps me motivated and helps me to better achieve my goals. With my packed schedule I have to be consistent with my routines and really pick out which goals are truly worth pursing...then I just hit the ground running!"

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Yu Mi Oh’s Transformation

Ms. Bikini Universe™ Pro Yu Mi Oh’s 3 years transformation. She is looking forward to compete again next season.

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Figure Universe Pro Catherine Brunswick placed top 5 on her Pro debut at Fitness America Weekend Last month. She shares shares, “We all have our own preference as far as the type of body or#physique we desire or try to achieve . For me I think there is nothing more beautiful than a woman with defined, strong musculature. I have been lifting weights consistently for the last 6 years and it has definitely changed the way I look and feel. Not everyone desires this look - you just have to figure out what makes you feel beautiful, confident and happy. And remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

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You are Stronger than You Realize!

Ms. Bikini America Finalist Pamela Maass shares, “It wasn’t supposed to be this way…
Have you caught yourself saying that before?

It wasn’t supposed to be this hard.
It wasn’t supposed to look like this.
I wasn’t meant to feel like this.

I caught myself saying this through my late 20s, when I opted for the “easier” way.
The easier way, as it turns out was incredibly hard. My weight kept on yo yo ing... But that’s the thing, about stuff that’s difficult, they often take you the most extraordinary places. 
And one of the greatest gifts that can come from the hard stuff, is the mental belief that you are stronger than you realize.

I speak from experience.

My journey to the stage required me to do some hard things, I had to overcome my insecurities. I had to do some had things I felt was impossible like meal prep. I was a horrible cook. And I hate to fail. Cooking made me feel like a failure. 
I lost 30 pounds by making the commitment to prep most of my meals in advance (I used simple recipes that even I couldn't mess up). This was 90 percent of my transformation.

My journey also required me to workout consistently every day.

It was hard.
I was out of shape, and every time I finished one of those workouts, I didn’t think I would be able to peel myself off the floor.
But everyday I showed up. 
Everyday, mentally and physically I became happier, stronger, more confident, and ya know what…

I started to believe in myself. 
It shifted everything- not just my physical appearance.”

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The Positives in the Negatives

Model Universe Champion Bree’Anna Lucero shares, “I find myself living in my own little world and dancing to the beat of my own drum 🙃. But in my own little world I’m grateful to find the beauty in the hard times and the positives in the negative situations. 
We have the freedom in creating each day we are Blessed with and no matter what kind of day we are given if we can be a positive light in one person that day then That is a successful day☀️. Not everyday will be easy but I believe everyday is worth it and especially knowing that God is guiding our every step. That’s comfort💜 .

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I Can Do This!

2016 Model Antelope Valley Champion Sivenn Lee Competed on both the Fitness America and Ms. Bikini America divisions last week. During her fitness routine she dislocated her shoulder and was rushed to the ER. The next day she returned to the stage and took 2nd place on a very competitive Ms. Bikini America class. The fit mom shares, "2nd place of over 200 plus competitors! Dislocated shoulders and many pain meds later! I told my son I can do this and hell I did it!"

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Lighting the Fire

Fitness Universe Pro Angela Gargano shares, “Did this post just shock you or what 😮....
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I feel like a lot of people I meet just assume that I was fit my entire life. And truth is, I was always “active.” Always involved in gymnastics...but in between tearing my ACL in 2010 graduating, and working in the science lab (yup I was a chemist everyone nerd status) I wasn’t the healthiest.
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Lots of partying which always leads to lots of pizza, lots of hours working, which leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. I want you to understand that I no means felt “fat” but I def was a bit “fluffy” and of course tired 😓 and just didn’t feel right.
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I knew I needed something to light my fire again, I just wanted to flip and the gym just wasn’t fun for me. So I signed up for my very first Fitness competition, where you do a 3 minute fitness routine filled with acrobatics, strength, dance, basically everything. I mixed my gym training with a mix of my fitness elements and BOOM the rest was history. The gym all of a sudden felt fun again, and I officially had a goal to keep me on track.
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Numerous competitions and fitness titles later I was able to take the Miss Fitness America Pro title. .
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Even more important than that though I was able to help others along the way in their fitness journey. And that to me means MORE than winning any title. .
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If I can do it, you can too. No goal is too big or too small. I got you! Link in bio to apply to train together 💪🏻

 

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