City/Town of Residence: Pawtucket
Occupation: Fitness Counselor, Fitness Coach
Your sport of fitness activity: WBFF Pro Fitness Model
Recent events you have competed in: 2013 WBFF World Championship, Las Vegas, NV
Events you are training for: 2014 WBFF World Championship, Las Vegas, NV
What is your proudest fitness accomplishment? Winning my Professional Status with the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Federation in only 1 year, and competing in my first Professional show, the 2013 WBFF World Championships! I have only been training and competing for a little over 1 year, so to see how far I’ve come in a year is remarkable!
What motivates you? I am a self-motivated person and keep my mind focused. I constantly set goals for myself – I write, define, and continuously revisit my goals. Nothing is more motivating than meeting or exceeding a goal! My followers and fans keep me motivated as well. Constantly being called “motivational” and “inspiring” is truly amazing! It is remarkable that I can help others by doing something I love to do every day!
Best local eats: Pho Horns (Vietnamese Cuisine), Pawtucket, RI; Hemmingway’s, Providence, RI; Bone Fish, Cranston, RI
Famous person you would like to have dinner with: James Franco! He was studying at RISD so maybe I have a chance!
What’s on your nightstand? iHome & water
Favorite cheat meal/snack: Chocolate Cake!
What do you like to do in your down time? Cook, Listen to music, Spend time with family &and friends
Best thing about living in RI: TI love the beaches! I love the numerous local beaches! The sun, the water, the sand…… There is nothing I look forward to more during the summer!
One thing people don’t know about you: I am artistic! I draw, paint, and & write o in my down time. It is more of a hobby for me which I learned at a young age from my Grandfather. He taught me how to write calligraphy, and how to shade to create a realistic and 3-dimensional look in my drawings.
Favorite quote: Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.
Fitness tip for RI Fit Readers
1.) Diet is key! It is so important to eat healthy, whole foods not only for an improved physique, but also for overall health!
2.) Variety is important in not only food preparation, but with training as well. Opt for new seasonings, or new workout routines – change is good! It prevents your body from leveling off since you are introducing it to new things constantly.
3.) Ladies… Do not be afraid to pick up the weights! Weight training can completely change your physique, because it can sculpt and shape your body. Results can be achieved at a much faster rate by weight training.
4.) One final tip – surround yourself with positivity. Find people or places that instill a positive atmosphere. It is much easier to achieve a goal or dream when you are in the right mindset and have the support from those around you!