Tell us more about your endeavor “Online wellness magazine BellWellGlobe”. (That magazine has been renamed and rebranded as Tibloom – https://tibloom.com
I do not update anymore BellWellGlobe. I had problems learning to read and write as a kid. I guess the frustration taught me to love writing and despite having struggled so much with it, I finished university as a journalist. I’ve been working as a part time journalist for decades. When I started to do sports professionally I was asked in the editorial office to write about fitness and wellness, and I published a lot.
Then Covid stopped the world and suddenly I had time to do something I’ve always wanted to do – create my own magazine. I collected and translated all my older articles and wrote new ones about everything I was interested in. I wanted to share my experience and knowledge about dieting and workouts. I wanted to share and discuss others’ studies on the subject. Then I started to interview inspiring people. Having a written platform is a great way to communicate your opinion and spread the word about something that you find important.
During the Covid pandemic what was your fitness routine? How did you remain fit in challenging times?
I live by the Hollywood Hills so my neighborhood is basically a hiking area full of beautiful steep streets. I power walked 7 days a week. The weather was lovely, the streets were quiet and I started to see everything in detail. I was collecting leaves and flowers, taking pictures of the palms and making routes for 1-1.5 hour medium and high intensity walks. I entertained myself as I could. I was just so grateful every single day to live in an amazing city like Los Angeles.
Walking was beautiful but I missed the gym. I turned to YouTube desperately looking for new motivation. That’s how I discovered challenging calisthenics workouts and found push-up challenges. I thought “Why are only men doing these challenges?” I started my first 30-day, 100 push-ups-a-day challenge. It gave me a new purpose during lockdown. I recorded my training sessions and uploaded them to YouTube. Then I started making push-up tutorials and I started a new challenge: 30-day 200-push-ups-a-day.
During Covid I moved to Miami for a few months where I discovered the open air Muscle Beach. Such a playground with bars, poles, weights and an amazing beach view all around. A very masculine world but in the end the guys helped me record workouts and filmed calisthenics exercises. Soon after that, gyms opened up in Miami and after the long break I was back to weight training. I caught myself preparing for the first WBFF World Championship after lockdown. It was held in Las Vegas in August, 2021. It was a great show.
You have done bold photo-shoots for Bikini Modeling and on your Instagram @bellaonlybella. How are you so body confident and what is your advice to your peers?
My dancing background helped a lot in my modeling career. As a dancer you spend lots of time in front of mirrors and on stage. I believe a big part of my success in fitness competitions was my confident stage presence. I attended stage posing courses to learn the bodybuilding routines but being a dancer just makes you move differently on stage. I know my body, my angles and my poses.
If you are not sure of yourself I strongly suggest spending more time in front of the mirror. Take dance classes, posing classes, anything where you have to watch yourself in the mirror. It may feel weird and clumsy in the beginning but everything is hard in the beginning. Don’t forget everyone starts at zero. Then you may become a hero.
Your idea of a perfect date?
The guy has to be a gentleman who treats me like a queen. Makes me feel loved, appreciated, and chosen.
What do you wish to say about the website Womenfitness.net and its message for visitors?
It’s lack that gives us inspiration. It’s not fullness. This is why we need platforms for women where we can have useful, informative and inspiring articles and interviews, where we can talk with no embarrassment to help us find new directions and to build our individual health/happiness – our path to that fullness in whichever area of our lives we feel lacking.
Any words of advice and motivation to the inspiring and budding Bikini Modeling girls, who as your fans would like to hear from you how to climb the ladder of success in the field of Bikini Modeling?
Competing is a hard and bumpy ride. It comes with a LOT of sacrifice. You pretty much have to give up a social life and other activities, because when you compete your life is about meal prep and workouts, and in between saving energy for your workouts. The closer the competition, the leaner you are, which means your energy level is dropping drastically.
I think people who have never really tried to be shredded can’t understand the complete lack of energy you have to live with every day. It is life in slow motion, often times with brain fog. The good thing is it’s only temporary and if you get a trophy, you have that amazing “Wow, I’ve made it” feeling. Not everyone can do that.
Start to compete only if your life is in a state where you can endure a hard mental/physical challenge. Not every period of our lives is suitable for that. In order to achieve a goal like winning a fitness/bodybuilding contest, you may have to sacrifice happiness (time, money, hunger, opportunities to do other things, etc.) in the present to gain happiness in the future.
The present sacrifice ought to come with some amount of satisfaction, and the future happiness ought to make it all worthwhile. In my case things worked out… I won a lot and it helped me to make progress in my life; my results have given me the chance to move to the States. You have to decide if your goal would help you move towards something truly worthwhile in your life.
The entire purpose of setting a goal is to improve your life. Ask yourself along the way: Is pursuing this goal making your life better or worse? If it makes it worse, stop to think whether the trade-off is worth it or not for you.
Do you have a message for your Instagram followers?
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