FITBODY Profiles

Monica M

    Personal Information

    I am an active mother of two boys and have been married to the love of my life for over 7 years now.  I am also a professional engineer and a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service with the rank of Lieutenant.  I have been athletic and health conscious my entire life, but really began focusing on weightlifting and fitness when my youngest son was about a year old.  At that point in my life, I realized that it wasn’t enough to avoid cookies and chase children around.  I also realized that I am happiest when presented with physical, skill-based challenges.  Body-building and fitness competitions have filled that need in me and given me something to challenge myself outside of my career.

    What are your greatest fitness accomplishments so far?

    NPC Battle of the Bodies – 3rd Place Bikini Class “C”
    NPC Oklahoma National Qualifier – 5th Place Bikini Class “D”
    NPC Heartland Classic – 2nd Place Bikini Novice and 2nd Place Bikini Class “C”
    NPC Battle of the Bodies – 3rd Place Bikini Class “C”

    WHAT CHANGES HAVE YOU SEEN & WHAT HAS HELPED YOU MAKE THE TRANSFORMATION?

    When I began working with Julie in her online contest prep training program in June, I weighed 129 lbs at 17.3% bodyfat.  In 10 months, she completely transformed the composition of my body.  By April, I weighed 135 lbs at 12.6% bodyfat.  I have always had trouble building muscle, but Julie’s workouts and nutrition plans gave me an overall gain of 11 lbs of lean muscle while still losing 3 lbs of body fat.

    What do you enjoy most about fitness?

    I have always been a giving person.  After getting married and especially since having children, I put all my time and energy into family.  What I enjoy most about fitness is that it is something that I can do for myself that I truly enjoy.  It is what I call my “Me” time, even when my family exercises with me. It will also allow me to give more energy to my family in the long run.

    What are your fitness goals?

    My ultimate fitness goal is to age gracefully.  I don’t want to let my body go to waste as I go into my 30’s and beyond.  I always want to be the mother and wife that stays active and looks good while doing it!

    What motivates you to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

    My children are my main motivation for living a healthy lifestyle.  Besides just wanting to be able to keep up with them as they grow, I believe the best way to teach them a healthy lifestyle is to lead by example.  I was always blessed to be active in sports growing up, but was never taught the importance of good nutritional choices.  After the childhood sports are gone, a person really needs to know the other aspects of nutrition and balance in order to stay healthy.  I hope to pass along this information to my children.

    What is the best part about working with Julie?

    The best part about working with Julie is her positive attitude.  Her workout programs and nutritional guidance are truly top-notch, but without her continuous affirmations and complete support, I would not have made it to be an NPC Bikini Competitor.

    What is the worst part about working with Julie?

    Julie is such an active coach and trainer, that the worst part about working with her is the overwhelming urge not to disappoint her.  Every week you will push harder than the week before in order to show her results!

    Favorite 'diet' food:

    Julie’s UMP Brownies.  It is a wonderful feeling to have something sweet without the guilt of overindulgence.

    Hometown:

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    I believe the best way to teach my children about a healthy lifestyle is to lead by example!

    FITBODY Inspiration

    NPC Bikini Front Pose

    NPC Bikini Competitor

    NPC Bikini Turn

    NPC Bikini Back Pose

    Working with Julie

    The best part about working with Julie is her positive attitude.  Her workout programs and nutritional guidance are truly top-notch, but without her continuous affirmations and complete support, I would not have made it to be an NPC Bikini Competitor.

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