JACKY GOMEZ; Getting her Pro Card After Negative Feedback, Overhauling Nutrition and Training Style, Sponsorships, Advice that She Will Never Forget, and Gaining Back Motivation
In this episode, Celeste Rains-Turk speaks with Jacky Gomez, a Spanish athlete who was born and raised in New York, has been married to her highschool sweetheart for 9 years and aside from being a sponsored athlete and bikini pro she is also a teacher at a Montessori school.
Jacky shares some of the struggles she faced after being in a caloric deficit and doing tons of cardio for so long. She talks about how she switched up her nutrition and training and took the leap of faith which ended up paying off big time. By bringing back the motivation she lost after getting sick after competing a lot in a short period of time, she was facing depression, anxiety, and her body shut down. She couldn't even train because she was so exhausted and out of it, everything was off.
She recalls moments as an amateur that helped her in her years competing and what Nicole Wilkins said to her on stage that provided her new perspective, what she did to overcome some negative judges feedback before stepping on stage to earn her pro card, and the way that sponsorships offload a lot of the expenses competing brings.
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STEPHANIE SEQUIERA; Weight Acceptance, Paying your Dues, Top 10 to Dead Last, Freedom in Letting Go, and Making Biz Happen
In the first episode of 2019, Celeste talks to Stephanie Sequiera, a competitor who started her journey on stage in 2015 and got her pro card in 2016! She has a background in nutrition, psychology, and personal training she helps competitors and non-competitors achieve a heightened level of health and fitness.
During the episode Steph shares how coining herself as the ab chick has put some pressure on herself to live up to the name, how she gets her head out of the numbers game and shifted from being so concerned about the number on the scale to the way she feels more than anything.
She talks about how she encourages her own clients to accept weight for what it is and deal with the unexpected challenges of life, like when she got into a car accident and couldn't train upperbody and gained weight because of it.
Stephanie opens up about some of her life struggles and how she made things happen with her online fitness coaching business to be able to support herself and her boyfriend. Steph and I get into the controversies of the body positive movement and how to improve your mindset for success. Stephanie discusses how her career in the IFBB has been one of many losses, despite her success in the NPC early on; placing top 10 to dead last. She even shares what her mindset it like to keep her feeling on point and staying accountable.
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Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast
The Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast is the only place where IFBB Bikini Pros share their struggles, strategies, stories, insights, and advice in a real, raw, and vulnerable setting. Host, Celeste Rains-Turk, dives into the parts of these professionals' lives that aren't always openly discussed in the public eye or on social media
CONFESSIONS OF A BIKINI PRO PODCAST
The Confessions of a Bikini Pro Podcast is the only place where IFBB Bikini Pros share their struggles, strategies, stories, insights, and advice in a real, raw, and vulnerable setting.
The goal of this podcast is to educate, inspire, and remind other competitors, athletes, or the average gym goer that even the most elite professionals face hardships, health problems, mental obstacles, and other adversities. A
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