Winning the Face and Body of Bodypower, 2011

And so the sage continues…..

The Face and the Body of BodyPower contest May 2011. I was actually preparing for
Fitness Universe in Miami but an opportunity came in the last minute and I came away
with the top price. As great as that sounds, what people don’t realise is that I have been
making sacrifices all year around. And it came to fruition. My original plan was to net
work however I followed my original advice from the January issue of Ultra Fit, by
looking my best. But I thought what the hell I needed the experience, especially the stage
time. When the microphone was thrust in my face I had to think quickly on my feet and
even though I wanted to say pass I realised I wasn’t in a game show I was in a
competition and spoke about my desire to be a role model to others. Just to rewind a little
in the movie of my life, when I was training for Miss Fitness Model UK I was forced to
adapt everything. My diet, my training- my lifestyle.
Thankfully the second time around it becomes easier to get into shape if you can keep
your discipline. As a result, this year, my typical weeks training involves more CV
because the muscle mass was already there, including the power walk before breakfast.
My training follows a basic split routine but I made sure I have lots of variation,
especially with the angels of executing the exercises. I also had to focus on weaknesses
for example my upper abs was at war with my lower abs. Because my lower abs foot
soldiers had problems fighting the upper abs tanks so I had to go in and negotiate a peace
treaty adapting my training exercises accordingly. As a result, I now follow a sound track
for my training plan. Starting with Oasis’ Master plan, I had to make sure my training,
diet and lifestyle was kept in strict order. Noel would have been proud. I had to make my
training like Kings of Lions Sex on Fire which meant every workout was an awesome
right down to the quality of every repetition and not making the error of chasing the rep.
with my diet I had to make a Madonna style Jump, recognising I had to control the
portion sizes and including more essential fats. After all, I want every day to be a
Beautiful Day, so I made sure even though I made the sacrifices in the gym and dedicated
time in the kitchen I still maintained proper rest and social life because after all I have
gone from being a champagne girl to being a cover girl.