Bikini Competitor Christina Borges
1. Why did you start competing or plan to do so?
I've always loved being in the gym and seeing the results from the training. So I figured why not take it to another level. I started in 2005 and hooked ever since!
2. What or who inspired you?
I always looked up to Monica Brant-Peckham. When I was 17 years old I started to subscribe to fitness magazines and once seen Monica on the cover and said, "one day I want to look like that."
3. The shows you have done or plan to do?
I just started competing in 2005 and only done three competitions with USBF and NPC. This year I plan on competing with Fitness Atlantic, USBF, and NPC.
4. Who helped you get started?
Cathy Savage Fitness, the best figure/fitness out there, along with Jodi Jones the best nutritionist there is in the industry. They taught me everything there is to know about competing!
5. Who helps you now?
I develop my own workouts and diet program. During competition season I go to Cathy Savage Fitness for posing.
6. Where do you work out?
Excalibur Fitness Brrokyln, CT
7. What supplements and vitamins do you use?
Mega Woman Multivitamin, BCAA before and after workouts
8. What results have you achieved?
I have great amounts of energy, lost body fat, developed lean muscle mass, and feel confident with my body.
9. How has fitness changed your life?
I've always been athletic, but never competive. I think since I've been competing in figure I feel more confident and comfortable with my body. I'm not as self conscience anymore with problem areas, I come to realize no one has the perfect body and it takes dedication in the gym and kitchen. I try my best and here's what I got to show for it.
10. What are your fitness goals?
My goal is to stay fit and healthy, one day get a pro card in figure, and land a career in fitness modeling. Well...that's my dream at least.
11. What is your diet like?
8am-Cliff Bar-Oatmeal Raisin Walnut (post workout) 12pm-Tossed salad with chicken Olive oil and vinegar 3pm-Fruit/Low fat cottage cheese 6pm-Fish/Chicken, 2 cups green veggie (broccoli, asparagus, green beans) 3oz sweet potato 9pm-Low carb protein shake with 1 tbsp flax oil Cheat Meal: Sushi and Pinot Grigio
12. Your workout schedule?
Tuesday-Cardio-abs-chest-triceps Wednesday-Cardio-abs-legs (Hamstrings, Quads, Glutes)
Even though I do cardio everyday it varies from 20-60 minute sessions depending on how lean I need to be. Abs are trained everyday vary excerises. I like to hit the gym 7 days a week, because it makes me feel good, but if I take a day off I don't beat myself over it.
13. What is your occupation?
I'm in business management for a franchise tanning salon. I am currently managing three locations, doing the training, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, etc. I love what I do; and enjoy working with the public meeting new people.
14. What are some other goals in your life?
I one day would love to get married to George, build a house, travel the world, and start a family.
15. Other sports you have participated in?
I have a great support from family and friends. My mom and dad was always there for me whenever I needed them, we have a great relationship and always encourage me to follow my dreams. My sister Tara is the best sister anyone could ever have, she's always been there for me and truely believes in me and everything I do. My brother John is someone I think about everyday and miss more than anything. He moved to FL and then to CO the past 4 years and never get to see him. I would do anything for him to move back home. I love you, John!
George, is truely the love of my life. I know he came into my life for a reason. He's the most supportive, understanding, loving guy a girl could only dream of and I have him. I love you more than life itself.
I enjoy shopping, shoes, music, dancing, tanning, masages, traveling, the beach, reading a good book, playing with Achilles, our American Bull Terrier, and hanging out with family and friends.
18. Life challenges?
Sometimes my life can get a little stressful with the salons. I tend to work 50-70 hours a week and that can tire me. I often fall into a rut and can't get to the gym sometimes or eat every 2-3 hours, but I have to keep in mind being in shape takes dedication and self motivation so if I want a fit body it doesn't come easy and I have to work for it. So I fit my meals and training in as an appointment and always have my gym bag in meals prepared so no matter where I am I'm prepared. 19. Obstacles you have overcome?
Sometimes my life can get a little stressful with the salons. I tend to work 50-70 hours a week and that can tire me. I often fall into a rut and can't get to the gym sometimes or eat every 2-3 hours, but I have to keep in mind being in shape takes dedication and self motivation so if I want a fit body it doesn't come easy and I have to work for it. So I fit my meals and training in as an appointment and always have my gym bag in meals prepared so no matter where I am I'm prepared.
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