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Country: United States
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Favorite Sports Supplements: Allmax, MHP
Being on the cover of Status: It would be a great honor!!
Bio: Until my 30s, I never struggled with my weight. When I started a home renovation and property management company with my ex-husband everything changed. The long hours left no time for healthy eating and I ate junk food and didn't exercise regularly - something I previously enjoyed very much. By the time I was 39, I was a mess mentally and physically. My life revolved
around taking care of everyone else in my life and putting my needs and wants last. I was depressed, severely overweight, and not at all comfortable in my own skin. I went through the motions every day feeling like I was practically invisible. My weight went up to 184 pounds and I lost all the muscle tone I previously had. I was 40 when I finally took back control of my life. As a result of my success, I decided to change careers. I'm currently a certified personal trainer with my own studio in Norwood, Massachusetts. I take great pleasure in helping others reach their health and fitness goals. In January of 2012, I decided to push myself to another level and commit to entering the INBF Northeast Classic in the bikini masters category in June 2012. I did a ton of research, cleaned up my diet even more, and increased the intensity and focus of my training. I was amazed with the changes that occurred in my body and now I'm totally hooked.
I have competed since three additional times and made great progress from my first competition in muscle definition and overall confidence. I don't compete to place, but rather to give myself a set deadline and purpose.
Favorite Quote(s): "Nothing tastes as good as being in shape feels."
Nutrition / Supplements:
MHP Paleo Protein
Vitacost Creapure Creatine
CLA, EFAs, digestive enzymes, probiotics, multivitamin
Training: Currently using the MI40 system
What separates Status from any other fitness magazine: It's so focused on the needs of the serious athlete.
Photography: Carla Patalano