Williams Lake resident Christina Roderus is on her way to the NPC Vancouver USA Natural Bodybuilding and Physique Championships and Tanji Johnson Fitness, Figure and Bikini Classic on March 30.
She said that this is her first time “doing anything like this,” adding that she’s both excited and nervous. Competitors in the championships are mainly from the U.S., but anyone in North America or international can enter the qualifying event, which will be held in Vancouver, WA.
“This is something I’ve thought about doing for a while, but never had the courage until last year, so I thought I’d try my best and give it a shot,” she explained.
“Win or lose, I just wanted to see if I could do it and will hopefully continue on with competitions.”
Her trainer is Kim Colgate at Re4rm Fitness.
“My workouts consist of training seven days a week, mornings and evenings. When I decided to enter this competition I was very against supplements that are harmful to your body. Kim and I decided if I was going to do this, I was going to do it naturally with as few supplements as possible, and avoid ‘stacking,’” she continued.
She also noted that the health benefits of her regime are incredible.
“I’ve cut out gluten, sugar, dairy, alcohol and processed foods. Once a week, though, I allow myself to have one meal where I can eat whatever I want,” she said.
“Obviously, when you are cutting out so much, you need to supplement certain things your body requires. I make sure I take my multivitamins, all other vitamins, omega-3s and glutamine on a daily basis. I’ve had quite a bit of help from Bruce at Sta-Well Health, in helping me decide what my body needs and natural ways of burning fat with things like cayenne pepper, green tea and dieting.”
Christina said that she has noticed huge changes in her body: the way she looks and the way she feels.
“I make sure I get my workouts in every single day. I don’t find time to work out? I make time. I look at it like brushing your teeth,” she added. “You have to do it every day and it just becomes routine.
“I honestly believe if I can do this, anybody can. It just requires discipline and organization. I meal-plan every Sunday and cook my food in bulk to last for the next three days.”
She said that her trainer has encouraged her and helped her in more ways than she ever thought possible.
“My husband has also been an incredibly huge support and encourages and motivates me every single day,” she concluded. “When I’m having a down day or feel like giving up, he’s always there with positive insight to cheer me up.”
For more information about Re4rm Fitness phone 250-305-4466.