I decidedly don't want to look like a fitness model. However I wish I had her will power. Not just for working out and eating right (which is probably up to definition) but also for other stuff like learning Chinese and keeping my household under control
Wow! I don't think I want anything so badly that I would go on a diet like that! I admire her for her focus though. Hopefully she doesn't do this forever though, she may end up with some kind of permanent damage from what basically is a yo-yo eating habit.
Very interesting interview. Like many others here, I do admire her dedication, but I personally would never want to go through all that to become a fitness model. I like that she was very honest in saying that it's a diet that can only be followed for a very limited time, for a very specific purpose. Maybe that will help people understand that most people can't look like the models they see on the covers of magazines-and even they are photoshopped now! Besides the dietary restrictions, there is also the issue of time-obviously, training for something like that becomes almost a second job and would suck up a lot of time. For most of us, who work "regular" jobs or have a lot of responsibility, it would be hard to devote the time to the training. But, she is a fitness professional who already spends a good deal of time in the gym, so that may not be as much of an issue for her. I guess it's like having any dream-you have to be willing to devote the time and effort to making it come true, whether that be being a fitness model, starting your own business, or whatever.
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Interesting article. Those fitness models just don't seem to appear healthy to me at all ... and as she mentions herself, it is a very low percentage of body fat for most women. But I definitely admire the dedication. And I wish I could say the same, that 30 minutes of cardio three times a week is "almost no cardio at all." I hope I'll get to where 30 minutes three times a week doesn't seem to be out of my range or a chore.
I enjoyed reading that article! It just shows when you are determined, dedicated not distracted you can do anything if you put your mind to it. She looks great either way and I rather be muscular and fit than fat and flabby any day!!!! She is inspiring. I admire women who are dedicated, and determined! Just like going to school getting an education though you are not putting out exercise but you have to be dedicated and not get caught up in daily annoyances that can deter your success. Men seem to have time for such endeavors. I know many of us are parents, wives and so forth but if we do not make time to get healthy we will not be a help any one down the road. I say Bravo Kelly! My inspiration!!!!! :-)
I read the article and loved it. I would love to have the time to get the body of a fitness model.
I too am trying to work on getting organized, deal with stress of a single parent without family assistance, boredom when I have alone time and working on having a healthy relationship with food. I am an all or nothing person and nothing kind of invites deprivation. I am far from average but wish I had the drive to be a fitness model.
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Read this blog post today, Want the Body of a Fitness Model? Find out what it really Takes tinyurl.com/dhdm4h , and was just fascinated. I totally admire the woman who was interviewed mainly because because she set a goal and stuck with it and got there. I'm not sure I could do that. I'm still working on finding other ways to deal with stress and boredom than with food, though I'm so much better than I used to be.
Could you stick the figure model diet? Would you? For me, if I was going to do a competition and it was truly important to me, yes. However, I love that she flat out states she would never recommend that diet to the average person.
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