When I was younger I had a hard time finding a sport that I liked. I had tried ballet, karate and jazz ballet but never "fitted" in. When I was 16 years old I wasn't happy about my body - I felt too skinny.
So I started lifting with my boyfriend and I knew that lifting was definitelysomething for me. My boyfriend helped me a lot and we concentrated especially on my glutes, quads and hamstrings. Later on I started training at Betri Árangur and that's where I also learned that the food you eat is the most important thing to succeed either in losing weight, gaining muscle or to get lean.
I think that motivation is first of all something that comes from within. If you can't motivate yourself - then who can? The will to be better today than yesterday makes me work harder to reach my goals. In order to keep me on track I look at photos and videos of other fitness models who inspire me.
I am still figuring out what type of cardio works best for me. I like to do various cardio so the time goes by faster. I absolutely love the stairmaster, plyometrics and running.
I am a bit of a cookie monster - I just love cookies!
My favorite is:
Easy and quick and GOOD.
My diet mostly consists of oats, egg whites, chicken, sweet potatoes, salmon, spinach, fruits, skyr.is (Iceland's special :P) and peanut butter. I eat clean food, which consists of whole and natural food, every 2 hours.
On off-season I mostly eat healthy but if I'm really craving for sweets I eat it. When preparing for competition (on-season) I try to keep myself busy over the day and the evenings so I don't get cravings. But I have ONE day in a week, usually Saturdays, where I allow myself for example homemade gluten free pizza and ice cream or chocolate.
1. SQUATS! The first exercise that I learned.
2. Barbell hip thrust!
3. Side laterals!
I usually just listen to the music that is played in my gym. But when I listen to my own music I listen to: Muse, A$AP Rocky, Calvin Harris and Tyler the Creator.
I lift 4 times a week and 20 minutes of cardio afterwards, 50 minutes of cardio 2 times a week and then I have one rest day.
My reps are usually 15-20 and are repeated 3 times. Right now I am concentrating on cardio and to maintain my muscle mass.
Monday: Chest, Glutes & Abs.
Tuesday: Cardio for 50 minutes.
Wednesday: Back, Bicep & Abs.
Thursday: Shoulders, Triceps & Abs.
Saturday: Cardio for 50 minutes.
Sunday: Rest day.
After my workouts and cardio I love to stretch and use foam roller.
Yes of course - I find it very hard to have nothing to aim for. My short term goals are mainly to be better today than I was yesterday -a little progress everyday adds up to big results!"
I will be competing in Arnold Classic Europe next October and my goal is to be better now than I was last year and leaner. I am also competing in EVL's Prague Pro in the Amateur Bikini Olympia category in October and in the IFBB Icelandic Cup in November. So there is a lot to do and I need to be very organized. My long-term goal is to keep my body healthy and in good shape, compete in more competitions and to earn my IFBB pro card.
I have achieved so many things that I never imagine I would ever do!
I built my body up, went from skinny to strong and I've become much more positive than I ever was. I learned to eat right and lift heavy. I can inspire others and help them achieving their goals, which means a lot to me.
Yes, I have my ups and down days but luckily I don't suffer from any injuries. I get stressed and upset too easily which can affect my progress. With positive thinking and focusing on my goals this don't happen to me as much as it did.
First of all: Mirror! Don't love yourself by some numbers - love yourself from what you see!
12 weeks before competition I have my body fat % taken with a calliper by my trainers to see my body composition; muscle gain and fat loss.
Ingrid Romero, Natalia Melo and Larissa Reis! And so many others.
I also find Kai Greene a very cool guy!
I use whey protein, CLA 2 tablets 3 times a day and glutamine. These are the three main supplements I take daily.
1. Eat CLEAN & lift HEAVY.
2. Set small goals and work towards them.
3. Think positive and be happy.
Year of birth: 1994
Weight: 55 kg / 121 lbs
Height: 161 cm / 63.4 in
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