BIKINI COMPETITORV3 APPAREL ATHLETE
My name is Beth, I'm 26 from London and I started my fitness journey in July 2017, though I used to casually use the gym for a while before that. I started weight training three days a week, then soon moved it up to four and then five days, as I found I wanted to be in the gym more and more.
Lifting weights has given me the confidence I never had and I am constantly surprised by what my body can do inside and outside the gym. Over a year later I have gone through a bulk and cut cycle and I am now currently prepping for my first bikini competition in October, I aim to bring the best version of myself to that stage - I don't see it as competing with others, I see it as competing with the me I used to be.
"YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE, STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK"
Why I started working out:
I used to be a cardio bunny eating only 1,200 calories or less - often in the form of biscuits! I was losing weight but I still wasn't happy with my body. I started pocking up weights and have never looked back since!
What keeps me going:
I have an amazing coach that keeps me going and ensures I am on the right track to reach my goals. Seeing progress motivates me like nothing else - I want to see what more my body is capable of!
A current goal I'm working towards:
Miami Pro Bikini Class on 28th October - my first competition ever!
My biggest inspiration:
Myself! I think it's important to be your own inspiration and to work towards being the best version of yourself.
When I'm not training:
I'm a medical writer by day, helping to create medical educational materials for health care professionals. When I'm not in the gym I'm either reading or re-watching Friends for the 1000th time on Netflix!
In my gym bag:
Headphones (a must to get through cardio), my water bottle that says 'hulk mode' and chewing gum.
How I aim to change the world:
By sharing my journey and showing that it is possible to achieve what you set your mind to and that it is completely normal to make mistakes along the way. It's all a learning curve!