Athlete Profile: First Name Last NameTwitter: @kellylynn_35 Instagram: @kellylynn_35 Category: UFE Athlete Do you use a trainer? Yes Trainer Website: Fit4Duty Trainer Website: http://www.fit4duty.ca
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
I’ve always been athletic but I wanted to get stronger. I made a career change into law enforcement and since I’ve always been quite petite I wanted to grow muscle to better hold my own.
If you have transformed yourself what do you attribute to arriving at your starting point:
I was very thin after having my 3 kids and did not spend much time taking care of my body.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
I love to lift heavy but appreciate the value in rest days. The step mill is my best friend and I love to run. As long as there is nothing stopping me I want to be in the best shape I can be.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
Lots of clean, low-fat proteins and never leave out the carbs. I never shop in the center lanes of the grocery store, unless it’s oatmeal. I cook all of my meats by either poaching in water or bbq and veggies are either steamed or fresh. I want to be able to eat with my kids and teach them good eating habits.
Please tell us about your competitive history and placings (if applicable):
I started competing in 2014 and did the following shows: UFE Spring Bash (2nd Open Figure 3rd Masters Figure) IDFA Novice Classic (2nd Open Figure) OPA Stratford Classic (3rd Open Figure, 2nd Masters Figure) OPA Henderson Thorne (5th Open Figure) P2015 I earned my pro card at UFE Showdown placing 2nd in Elite Figure
How Many Years have You Competed?
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
Lean out my legs and butt with cardio while maintaining my size on top and putting on some more muscle.
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
Dana Linn Bailey; she rocks. She is a petite woman who has stayed focused and continued to grow. She has chosen to not get implants and I respect that. When I see her at Olympia she is feminine, beautiful and to me she is the image of strength.
What are some of the most difficult obstacles that you have had to overcome?
Working shift work and being a single mom to 3 kids. There are a thousand excuses I could use to not stick to a plan, but the fact is I just have to suck it up and do it if I want it bad enough.
Tell us some of your pet peeves surrounding healthy life and the gym:
I think some people misinterpret what it means to befit/healthy/lean/muscular. It doesn’t just mean you make an appearance at the gym and socialize. Neither does it mean you party every weekend filling your body with toxins. A healthy life is a 24-7commitment. It doesn’t mean you can’t relax from time to time, but if you really want to reap the benefits you have to commit to it,100%.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
The only obstacles are the ones you create for yourself. If you are focused and you plan appropriately, you can achieve your goals. Take everything everyone has ever said to you that was negative and let it fuel you to lift heavier, push harder, and never stop!
Please share anything else you would like to say:
Ihelp shift workers establish diet and workout plans to get back into shape and keep them Fit4Duty. In emergency services one’s survival depends on their fitness level and I can help.
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