Busy mom and first time Bikini Competitor Chelsea Fugate wins her first show and inspires her daughter!
I have been married for almost 5 years and I have a 3 year old little girl. I work as a PCA in a hospital and will soon graduate nursing school.
I enjoy seeing the changes that your everyday decisions make to your body. Whether it be lifting heavy consistently in the gym to gain muscle or eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals to feel more energized and focused.
I would like to compete one more season and then focus on my career and family after graduating from school. My goal after this year is to carry the things I have learned from Julie throughout my everyday life. Choosing the healthier options whenever possible and being active even if I can’t get to the gym are some things I have done in the offseason so far.
Having a baby made me much more aware that my decisions influence not only my own body but now my daughter’s. Even if I gave her healthy options and enrolled her in physical activities, she will still mimic what she sees my husband and I do, especially at this age. I loved doing my home workouts and having her right by my side doing squats, burpees and her hilarious version of push-ups.
Julie was walked me through every step of competing. Since I had never attempted it before or known anyone who had, this was very helpful. Without her tips and teaching I would have been lost.
Probably that she is so encouraging haha! Typically this wouldn’t be a bad thing but she convinced me that I could do things I never thought possible. This has only given me the confidence to continue on and accomplish more. It would be easier to be done with competing, sit on the couch and eat whatever I wanted but now I want to challenge myself to be even better than last season.
I typically get to the gym around 5 am and meet up with my workout partner. If it wasn’t for her I would probably miss half of my workouts. She did every one of the workouts Julie provided me with right along with me and motivated me to add more weight and finish a workout I might have quit early if I was by myself.
I am a pescetarian which means most of my protein comes from seafood, eggs, dairy and of course UMP protein powder. My favorite meals would be a protein waffle for breakfast, greek yogurt for a snack, tilapia and mixed veggies for lunch, apple slices and peanut butter for a snack, shrimp tacos for dinner and protein pudding before bed.
I would suggest not even considering it unless you have a good support system. It is definitely possible to compete all on your own but it would be much easier and less stressful with people behind you cheering you on.
Bikini Competitor Chelsea Fugate during the Fitness America Ohio Valley Interview Round
Bikini Competitor Chelsea Fugate during the Fitness America Ohio Valley show – Bikini Front Pose & Bikini Back Pose.
Bikini Competitor Chelsea Fugate