Athlete Profile: Navy StorieInstagram: @navystorie Category: OPA Athlete Do you use a trainer? No
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
I have always lived a very healthy, active life, playing a wide range of different sports. I first started resistance training a few years ago as a way of increasing my sports performance. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with it and have been training ever since, constantly setting new goals.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
Although I am currently training for aesthetics, I very much enjoy heavy lifting. I believe that if you work hard and constantly challenge your body and muscles, your body will progress. I resistance train every day and do HIIT cardio 3 times a week.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
My diet is very simple, clean. I try to eat the best foods for my body,filling it with lots of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats.
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
My current short term goal is to bring the best package I can to my first bikini competition in November and to learn as much as I can from the experience. My long term goals are to compete at a higher level (provincials, nationals) and to hopefully go to school for Kinesiology.
Who do you look to for motivation and why:
I look to everyone for motivation. People at my gym, my family and friends, they all motivate me everyday. I am surrounded by tons of hardworking, determined people who help me to crush my goals.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
I suffer from anxiety, so bodybuilding for my is no walk in the park. I am constantly feeling as though I am not training hard enough or eating good enough, as I’m sure everyone does. However for me, it’s a lot harder to accept my flaws and move forward rather than dwelling on them.
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
My pet peeves at the gym are people who act as though they are superior than everyone else rather than being supportive and encouraging, and when my non fitness friends criticize my lifestyle instead of trying to understand it and be there for me along the way.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
I don’t think there’s anyone who looks to me for inspiration, but if there was, I would tell them to follow their dreams and never give up, regardless of what everyone else says.
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