Ms. Bikini Latina Su Zam is preparing for Ms. Bikini Universe in Miami in June. The Mexico City dentist says, "I can't get enough of these shows and just love training, dieting and, then, getting on stage to show off all the hard work. Plus with the pandemic restrictions for the past year, its like venting all the ills of the past. I love it!"
Ms. Bikini Korea J. Suran says, "I couldn't get it, I postpone and postpone and finally are preparing my body again. My diet goals are set and mindset ready for another season. I am eating chicken breast again, clean food (no wheat flour, sugar, fried foods) and reducing y calories. It's been just a week, but I am feeling it already and will follow it for the remainder of the year.
Fitness America™ Champion Angela Gargano says, ”If you want to be happy, don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. Focus on fully living in the present.” As a member of Rhode Island's College NCAA Gymnastics team, Angela graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and utilizes her knowledge of the body to help her clients achieve their health and wellness goals.
Ms. Bikini California Jaclyn Fierro says, "Find 3 hobbies:"
"One to make you money. One to keep you in shape. One to keep you creative. I love this! Have you found your 3?"
"I am a goal oriented person. This is one reason I love competing. I love the planning, the prep, the training, the challenge, even the sacrifice. This is bold for me to say because sure there are moments it can be difficult but when I establish my boundaries and accomplish what I set out to do it directly affects how I feel about myself. I am just happier and I feel my best when I fuel mind and body with purpose."
"Once I commit to something and I make up my mind. Game ova! Lasor focus! I work best under pressure. I love the challenge."
"Practicing discipline is challenging but once I am in the mode there is no wavering. I believe this is what sets apart athletes and competitors alike. There is so much satisfaction to be had when you stay disciplined. When I achieve the daily goals I set for myself it brings me so much happiness."
"Kept promises produce happiness and build self-discipline. I have found this to be true more than once. It’s not about the competition. It’s the road it takes to get there. That is what I love. That is what I thrive on."
"So whatever your 3 hobbies are. Keep the promises you make for yourself and see where it takes you and how it carries into other areas of your life."
Ms. Bikini San Diego Nicole Jolliffe says, "I competed in my 5th competition with at Fitness America™ in Las Vegas, Nevada this past year and honored to have placed 2nd in a tough category of Ms. Bikini Classic. This was by far my most favorite experience! After taking almost three years off to focus on my 3 kids and business, I was ready to get back on stage! First off to have fun, show off my hard work but must of all show myself that despite certain circumstances if your willing to put in the effort and keep the coarse you can achieve great things!"
Fitness America Champion Angela Gargano says, "So many people want an award, but don’t want to put the work in. There is no such thing as an “overnight” success. Success comes from years of hard work and not giving up when it gets tough consistency, persistence, dedication."
"Since 2016 I’ve had something on my vision board...and this year it’s becoming a reality. Didn’t happen overnight. But it’s a huge reminder that success isn’t instant. It takes time."
"Keep pushing forward. That life you’ve always wanted and dreamed about...it can totally be a reality but you got to put in the work."
Fitness America Champion Else Lautala says, "Right here, right now! My this week goal."
"As humans we tend to focus too much on our past and future. But, here is the catch the past is just a set of our memories, while the future belongs to our imagination. The only moment we have is right here, right now. By living in the present, you stop trying to guess what might or might not happen in the future. Instead, you stay focused on what is happening in the here and now."
Fitness Universe™ Champion Anca Bucur says, "Just 15 minutes is better than none! That's how much I managed to train today, in the living room, until the little ones slept. I caught a craving for physical movement. It's still our moon. Let's celebrate it with movement. Live active and healthy."
Veteran Ms. Bikini America ESPN Series Lorrie Lean says, "Why wait for that great energy to come just from your great cup of coffee! A great workout will also give you a great burst of energy that can last long after your workout! What are you waiting for!"
Fitness Universe™ Pro Stacie Venagro offers, "Here is what I do to manage stress. We all have stress in our lives so you’re going to want to save this."
- Ask friends to hold space for me
- Deep breaths
- Don’t think “why me” / Think of a solution
"These are just a few things I do when it comes to managing stress. It’s important to realize when you are stressed because if you let it consume you, your cortisol levels will rise and it make weight loss extremely hard. Did you know that?"