WEIGHT 145 lbs
BODY FAT 26%
WEIGHT 123 lbs
BODY FAT 12%
Why I Got Started
In early 2009 I smoked and drank every weekend. Later that year I met a wonderful boy, who is now my fiancé. He has a big interest in bodybuilding and a lot of that enthusiasm spread to me. In the late fall of 2010 I was, in my opinion, 20 lbs too heavy, I lost my self-esteem and didn't feel comfortable in my own skin.
I started hitting the gym with my fiancé but didn't really know what I was doing and thought myself too independent to listen to him. In November that same year he took me to see a fitness and bodybuilding expo here in Iceland. I had thought that bodybuilding and fitness was really a men's only sport but that competition completely changed my perception of health and fitness.
That's when my interest really flared and I basically haven't thought of anything else since. Seeing those gorgeous girls on stage I thought to myself "I gotta get me one of those bods!" and then I did!
How I Did It
After the competition I started looking out for trainers and it took me two months to find trainers that I was satisfied with. I wanted someone who had experience and knew what they were doing.
I finally decided to go to the Maggi Bess, who is basically the Ronnie Coleman of Iceland, and his wife Katrín Eva, winner of the Arnold Classic in Amateur Figure/Fitness.
Katrín Eva basically took me under her wing and her support was invaluable, I definitely owe a huge part of my success to her.
She didn't take any excuses and her workouts were hardcore, which was exactly what I needed. I had eleven months to get into competition shape.
We started nice and easy with weight lifting five times a week and cardio three times a week because I had some extra fat on my body and it was our number priority to get rid of it.
A few times during my training I was absolutely convinced that I had to quit and I had made up all sorts of elaborate excuses, mostly to convince myself of course, but thanks to the support of my family and friends I pulled through.
I competed on November 19 in Bikini Fitness and I loved it, I can't wait to compete again!
Suggestions For Others
- Get a no-BS trainer, it makes a huge difference.
- Your diet is 70% of your progress.
- The head needs to be 150% focused on the goal.
- No excuses, you are in it for yourself, so make the most of it.
- Listen to your friends and family, they support you and want to see you do well.
- You motivate others by being motivated yourself!