Congratulations to this month’s FITBODY News Magazine Cover Model Kelly Kincaid! Over the last few years, Kelly Kincaid has worked hard to add muscle to her smaller frame and she has gained incredible strength. After suffering injuries and having surgery on both knees, Kelly Kincaid lost a significant amount of muscle. With the right balance of weight training and nutrition, Kelly has come back from those surgeries stronger than ever. We are proud to feature Kelly in the latest FITBODY News Magazine!
Fitness has become my outlet. When life gets to be a little hard to handle, the gym is where I can always find relief. Being fit/healthy is something that nobody can control but me! Every single day I make choices that could better my life, not anyone else. I find great satisfaction in the fact that I determine my own level of fitness.
Unlike most women, my legs were something I really struggled with. I had knee surgery on both knees, which caused me to lose every bit of muscle in my legs and butt! I hated how small my legs were. It took time, but with Julie Lohre’s help, we were able to start building mass in my legs/butt, while toning up the rest of my body at the same time. Leg day is now my favorite day!
Let’s be real! We all have bad days where our motivation just isn’t all there. I think the most important thing to remember is that, that’s normal! The best thing you can do is to take a little breather and stay focused on your goals. It is so much easier to stay motivated when you have a goal to reach within a specific timeframe!
Keeping my nutrition on point was really a struggle, since I work at a sports bar where I’m surrounded by my two favorite foods: pizza and wings! However, after starting a new healthy diet, I found that when I eat foods that aren’t good for me, I just don’t feel as good. I do treat myself a couple times a week, but still stay on track for the rest of my meals.
My all-time favorite recipe is Julie’s Cookie Dough Muscle Oats! They are the perfect pre-workout/breakfast meal and simple to make. I use:
1 Scoop of Vanilla Ultimate Muscle Protein
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1/8 TSP Salt
1 Packet of Splenda
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup Water
¼ TSP Vanilla
A handful of blueberries
I just mix together all the dry ingredients then fold in the wet ingredients, along with the blueberries. I bake them in a muffin pan at 380 degrees for about 14 minutes. This makes about two big muffins! Sooooo delicious!
Each day is a little different depending on what muscle groups I am working out that day. I start with a 5-minute moderate warmup to get my heart pumping. Then I always stretch for 15 minutes to loosen up my muscles. Stretching is very important! To begin my workout, I start with a more challenging exercise and then follow with supersets. If I’m pressed for time during that week, I will do cardio after my workout.
2016 will be filled with a lot of school work and working two jobs! After this year, I will be finished with school and receive my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, so things should slow down after that. In the meantime, I plan to spend my extra time training at the gym and playing with my new Labrador puppy, Kye!
- Single Leg Lunges off Bench
- Lateral Raises
- Standing Calf Raises with Smith Machine
- Hammer Curls
- Ab Roll Outs (so challenging, yet so rewarding)