12. Eating With Purpose, Female Bodybuilding Competitions and How to Choose a Trainer
Sade Bolarinwa shares her journey to getting healthy and how that led her into female bodybuilding competitions. She discusses the benefits of eating for a purpose and the dangers of not getting enough nutrients when competing or working out. For those looking to get a trainer/coach she provides advice for choosing the right person for you.
We wrap up the episode outlining her goals for 2017, which align with her passions, fitness and health.
Photographer: Kai York (This image was featured in Vogue Italia in 2016)
- In 2013, after realizing she gained weight she discovered her passion for fitness and health.
- While living in Cambridge, England she started working with a cross fit trainer which had her go on a 21 day cleanse.
- In a week and a half of starting the cleanse she started sleeping better after suffering from insomnia for years.
- Eating clean is a commitment you have to make!
- Sade saw some bodybuilders on IG and decided to start competing because she’s someone who needs to work towards a goal.
- In April 2015 she did her first competition and came in 5th out of 300 girls.
- Don’t go in to bodybuilding with the mindset of competing. Instead slowly start going to the gym, getting healthy and then transition into the competitive lifestyle.
- When I body build I eat for a purpose. – Sade
- They say abs are made in a kitchen for a reason. – Sade
- Sade talks about picking the right coach and/or trainer because she now suffers from adrenal fatigue since she was told to eat the wrong amount and types of food.
- When choosing a coach/trainer:
- Make sure the coach is invested in your health. Have a list of questions you ask your personal trainer.
- Remember nutrition is important.
- She talks about starting a podcast on health that will be geared towards women competitors and will include topics on financial health and emotional health.
- We discuss next steps for starting a podcast.
- She talks about how bodybuilders get sponsors and how male competitors cash prizes are a lot larger than their counterparts.
- TIP: 80% diet — 10% lifting — 10% sleep
- 2017 Goals: Start a podcast, create a vlog, and get her pro card
- 5 Questions to Ask a Personal Trainer Before Hiring by Sade Bolarinwa
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