I had been into fitness and sports most of my life, however I had still packed on some weight. While caring for my mother I had forgotten how to care for myself and had really gotten heavy. After my mom had passed away, I wasn't sure if it was grief or not, but I was just not feeling well, my physical showed high cholesterol, BP to name a few. I decided at that moment, I as not going to take any medication I was going to change my life!
"We have to accept the things we can't change but with accepting them only makes us stronger. It will suck, it will hurt, it will depress you and sadden you but in the long run you will be a much stronger person for it. Just BELIEVE!!!" Matt Lehr.
I love all of the amazing people that I meet at shows and all of the friendships I make. Some of my closest friends are ones I have met at competitions. It's nice having close friends who live the same lifestyle that you can laugh, cry, rejoice, and complain to. It makes it all so much easier.
“I take pride in being in good shape, always have,” Bonnie Bernstein says with a laugh. You probably know Bonnie Bernstein from her years as an analyst and sideline reporter covering some of the biggest games in sports.
I love the symbolism behind Wonderwoman's arsenal of weapons including the indestructible bracelets of submission and the Lasso of Truth. I admire her superhuman strength and try to embrace those qualities in my training and prepping for competition.
Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Rhonda Loewen Hutchinson
Fruitvale, BC, Canada
As many of you know, I'm a big fan of all five Women's Divisions. I believe each one brings certain special qualities to the fitness industry. One division that has always been of significant importance to me is Figure. Although it's now flanked by Physique & Bikini, the classic Figure look remains one of the most desired - by athletes and the mainstream public alike.
Spotlight On NPC Figure Competitor: Britani Campanoli