My father has always surrounded my brother and I around fitness and living a healthy lifestyle I always appreciated the gym but would rarely step foot in it until I decided to start competing this year. I was unhappy and wanted to see how far I can push myself physically.
I am extremely competitive if I want something I'm going to go after it! No excuses! You have to be willing to do what others won't to achieve what others don’t!
I have benefited most from HIIT cardio and sprints.
I would like to start a business aside from competing but fitness related. Within competition portion of the industry I would like to work on refining my physique and compete in my first pro show next year and maybe one day the Olympia :)
My protein pancakes! I don't know where I would be without them!
1/2 cup of oats 1 1/2 cup of egg whites 1 scoop of whey protein. You can use an artificial sweetener if needed (Splenda/stevia) and top it off with some natural peanut butter and sugar free maple syrup!
My diet as a competitor changes every two weeks but will always have proteins, carbs, fibrous carbs some fruits and fats. Portions change depending on how close I get to my shows.
My iPod is full of podcasts! Some of my favorites are hardwell, kaskade, afrojack and Calvin Harris.
Again, as a competitor my training will always change but here's an example:
I'm proud that I have been able to stick to something that is a complete lifestyle change and surpass every expectation I had made for myself while competing.
I have never and will never weigh myself when I'm dieting! I take progress pictures every two weeks and compare from there! Always take pictures! That's when you can really tell how much your body has changed!
I have three huge fitness inspirations my coach Ingrid Romero, Amanda Latona and Laura Prestin!
1. Eat, don't be scared to eat carbs and eat them often!
2. Weight training is very important to build and sculpt our muscles!
3. Stay consistent.
Year of birth :1989
Weight on season: 100lbs
Off season 108lbs
Marissa Rivero on Instagram: @marissabishhhh