2015 Ms. Bikini America Pro Champion Luana Moreira is always making progress. She shares her transformation with us and is very proud with her accomplishments.
Ms. Bikini New Mexico Champion Candace Maestas shares, "DEDICATION, SECURITY, AND FUN. Without this combination there is no progress. Dedicate entirely in what you do; Be sure of yourself but remember to have fun!"
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Melissa ioja shares, "I'm still keeping relatively the same diet as when I was prepping for the Musclemania competition. I have added some carbs in the morning (steel cut oats, wheat toast), but don't have too many the rest of the day.
Most meals are clean proteins (egg whites, chicken breast), little bit of fat (raw almonds, avocado, olive oil), and dark green veggies (asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers). My portions are small and I eat every three hours. Low to no salt (Flavor God and Mrs. Dash are my faves). I drink lots of water!!"
Former Ms. Bikini Britain™ Champion Emma Louise Burrows shares, "Love this shot of me working with @louisebaron25 taken by @rebeccaandrewsfilms training Lou pushes me to advance my methods more and more. Her body can take on anything!"
Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Jenn Roux shares, "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with knowledge that you are never alone -Audrey Hepburn"
2016 Ms. Bikini New England Finalist Katie Veazie says, "My last photoshoot was during an unexpectedly terrible snow storm. The make up artist was having trouble getting to the location so @iantravisbarnard suggested we start shooting. I was terrified. I didn't have an ounce of make up on and my hair was up in a messy bun. I've never been in front of the camera looking like that. I trusted him though. He wanted to show a real, raw, athlete. Those turned out to be some of my favorite images we captured that day. So this goes out to all the women out there that are still discovering just how fierce and beautiful they are even after all the filters and make up are stripped away."
2014 Ms. Bikini Florida Champion Brittany Wiggins shares, "Sometimes I wish I could show my 18 year old self pictures of me now, at 32. I wish I could explain to my younger self what I would accomplish in my own fitness journey. I would encourage myself that the results best worth earning are the ones that come with consistency over years and decades, not days or weeks. I'd explain that all setbacks are only temporary and mean nothing in the grand scheme of success. And above all, I'd share that believing some need to look like a fitness covergirl all the time is the easiest way to rob yourself of any forward momentum. I'd say, fall in love with the process, enjoy your life, and incredible things will come your way. ??"
Jana Kovacovic, Fitness Universe Europe Champion says: "It’s gonna get harder, before it gets easier. But it will get better; you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first." Jana competed 5 years in a row and took a break from competing last year, "I needed a break to recover mentally and physically, 2-3 competitions in a month per year are a lot of stress for the body and the soul, nevertheless it were the best 5 years and I feel year by year fitter and younger" says the Swiss, who will turn 40 in SuperBowl Sunday! "I am looking forward to the 40's and who knows, maybe I will return this year on the competition stage".
Ms. Bikini Universe Masters Short Finalist Patti Huspen Kimball shares, "What does your STRONG look like? I will never forget the moment renowned photographer Paul Buceta took this photo and showed it to me .... goosebumps! I had no idea that's what my strong looked like and it totally shifted my confidence in believing in me! It's moments like this that remind us that our efforts and determination can bring to life anything you are willing to work for! Keep pushing and striving and don't settle for less! Find your strong and let it empower you every day."
Kudos to 2015 Fitness America Champion Aubrey Worek-DeStephen for the birth of her beautiful baby boy. She is on a mission and is putting in work.
Aubrey shares, "In the words of Rihanna, "work work work work work." or is it spelled, "weeerk"? ??
That is what I'm all about today and kicking off this year!"