How Did You Get Started In Health And Fitness?
On and off of I been doing fitness for about two years now but it wasn’t until recently that I fell in love with it and dedicated myself to a fit and healthy lifestyle 100%.
I started seeing such great results in not only my outer appearance but also in my attitude and my overall well-being that it made me realize that this is something I will always want to do. I enjoy learning about everything fitness has to offer and I enjoy watching myself grow and become stronger each and every day.
What Is Your Best Accomplishment So Far?
My best accomplishment in life is my son. Being able to raise him and teach him about the important things of life and seeing how great of a child he is, is simply amazing. There’s nothing that could ever top that.
What Is Your Workout Routine?
Day 1: 30 min AM cardio | Gluteus · Hamstrings · Quads | 30 min PM cardio
Day 2: 30 min AM cardio | Shoulders · Triceps · Biceps | 30 min PM cardio
Day 3: 30 min AM cardio | Back · Abs | 30 min PM cardio
Day 4: 30 min AM cardio | Gluteus · Quads · Calves | 30 min PM cardio
Day 5: 30 min AM cardio | Shoulders · Chest | 30 min PM cardio
Day 6: 30 min AM cardio | Plyometrics · Hot Yoga | 30 min PM cardio
Day 7: Rest
What Is Your Diet Like?
Meal 1: Egg Whites & Oatmeal
Meal 2: Chicken & Fruit (Grapefruit or Berries)
Meal 3: Chicken, Sweet Potatoes & Green Vegetables
Meal 4: Chicken & Quinoa
Meal 5: Lean White Fish & Mixed Greens
Meal 6: Protein Shake & Peanut Butter
My nutritional philosophy is pretty simple. I believe that eating nutritious foods is a phenomenal path to a long term health and well-being. In general each of your meals should contain a lean source of protein, nutrient dense vegetables and/or fruits, as well as healthy fats.
What Food Would We Find In Your Fridge?
In my fridge you would find tons of delicious goodies. I love fresh fruit, especially all types of berries. Lots of veggies, sweet potatoes, chicken, cod, salmon, eggs, fat free organic milk, water, homemade iced organic tea’s, and…. cookies and cream quest bars (lots of them)
What Supplements Do You Use?
You Have Incredible Abs! What Are Your Favourite Exercises For Them? Tips For Getting That Coveted 6 Pack?
Something that everyone has probably heard before is the good old saying “Abs are made in the kitchen”. Proper diet is key to a lean, strong abdomen. Some of my favourite ab exercises include Leg Raises, Planks, Reverse Crunches and Side Planks.
How Do You Handle Set Backs & Bad Days?
There is no magic formula that can prepare us on how to handle setbacks and bad days, however each choice that I’m make every day will impact how I handle my bad days in the feature, so I make my choices count and dedicate each day to developing my character. Doing that allows me to grow and gives me the strength and courage to handle set back with faith and positive attitude.
Did You Make Any Mistakes When You First Started Out?
Of course I did. And there are times where I still do. Making mistakes is just part of the process of getting better and developing yourself. Our experiences is what molds and shapes us, everything we do in life is a growing process and sometimes mistakes are just part of it. What’s important is that I always look at them and ask myself “what can I learn from this”. We as people are lifelong learners and we should always apply wisdom from the difficult situations we encounter.
What Are Your Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Training Session?
Stay focused. Mind over body – Tell yourself you can do it even when your body wants to give up. You’re much stronger than you think. Train yourself to overcome pain and always push yourself to a higher level. Listen to your trainer/ coach and always stretch before and after training.
Give Your Best 3 Health Tips That People Can Implement Right Now:
1. Drink lots of water | 1-2 Gallons a day
2. Stay away from Soda’s | Yes, even the “Diet” ones!
3. Always keep a positive attitude & a positive self-image. Believing in yourself is half the battle won
Your Best Tips To Getting Into Contest Shape/Losing Those Last Few Pounds?
Getting into shape takes a lot of discipline. Fitness is not an easy sport, it takes just as much hard work, time and discipline as any other great accomplishment in life. So set your goals and don’t let any excuses get in the way. Stay focused!
Other Than Fitness, What Are You Interested In?
Aside from Fitness Modeling, I am really into Fashion. I own MINA REI – an exotic swimwear line. Every suit is designed and created by me. www.minarei.com will be launching a new and exclusive fitness wear line in Fall 2014
What’s Your Funniest Moment At The Gym?
I’m always very upbeat and love to play around and be funny and dance around in the middle of my workouts, especially when I’m training with someone. But as far as funniest moment, I honestly can’t think of one.
Where Does Your Motivation Come From?
I think attitude is the most important thing when it comes to motivating yourself to accomplish goals. Going through life I eventually learned that I have the power to think, to love, to create, and do anything I want to do. I understand that where I am today is because I chose to be here, and I know that no matter where I want to go in life and no matter what I want to accomplish, I need to make the right decisions to get there. So I guess you could says that my motivation is fuel by my vision.
Also, having my family on my side has always helped me enjoy the journey to reach my goals.
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