You know what I think is harder than the challenge of preparing for a fitness modelling competition? Maintaining a ‘bikini body’* in which you feel and look your best month after month, year after year.
Recently, I wrote about how you can do certain things to avoid being hit with a craving in the first place; however, sometimes you can’t avoid situations which result in making you more inclined to experience a craving. For example, when I started my first term as a teacher at
Photographer: Darren Wirth Photography
Updated August 2015.
I believe a health philosophy should include these three aspects:
1. Always open to tweaking. The research and science is always changing. So should your health philosophy.
2. Personal. What works for someone else won’t necessarily work for you. Yes, there are some general principles and lifestyle factors that should be a part of everyone’s health philosophy, like eating a large amount of vegetables and being regularly physically active; however, I think when
In 2014, after much observation and research into competing, and inspiration from a close friend who competed in her first show, I decided to commit again to preparing for a fitness competition. If you haven’t read about my first attempt at preparing for a competition, check out My Journey to the Stage Part 1. I felt like I had found an enjoyable, balanced and healthy approach to getting lean. I decided to be my own coach and to try have a relaxed approach, viewing this experience
I have observed there are generally two different lifestyle groups amongst females at the moment. There are ‘Wellness Warriors’ and there are ‘Gym Junkies’. I understand that I am stereotyping a bit. Most people are more along a spectrum of these two extremes, but there are definitely some at either end.