Figure Competitor Stacie Hunt
I started to compete as a means to hold myself accountable to a goal to finally go after the body I wanted. I was married with two children and had thought my years of cute clothes and feeling sexy were gone.
My friend and trainer, Nick, supported me every step of the way and encouraged me to keep going.
I've done 3 local NPC shows in Phoenix, have one coming up in Reno and will be going to Jr. Nationals in Vegas this July.
My husband helped me by giving me the time and space I needed to put my heart into training. Jen Hendershott was a huge help and inspiration to my efforts after I met her at a PHAT Camp.
My husband and kids, my friends and my clients all help me now.
I work out at the gym I am also a personal trainer at, Bally Total Fitness of Gilbert, AZ.
I take a Multi-vitamin with Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glutamine and IDS Multi-Pro Whey Protein.
went from 157 at the start of my journey to 118 for my first show. I went from a tight size 10 to a 2 and have never felt better about myself. I feel more confident about meeting people, being myself and trying new things.
Besides better health and a new body, it has allowed me a successful career as a personal trainer and figure competitor. I've been blessed to do modeling and photo shoots and TV features. My husband is healthier and my children are growing up to have a better understanding of making good choices with food and activity.
My next goal is to get a first place trophy. I have a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. I also want to continue to help others reach their best potential with fitness.
When I am not training for a competition, I eat 5 meals a day. Monday through Thursday are fairly strict with lean protein, complex carbs and careful on cheese and sauces. Friday and Saturday are my less strict days when I will indulge in pizza with the kids or have a couple of glasses of wine and maybe a piece of cheesecake.
I work out each body part on a rotation and train 12-15 rep sets of 3. Cardio 40 minutes on the stairmill or elliptical. Saturdays are usually taken up with errands and housework and Sundays are a rest day.
I am an ACE certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Bally Total Fitness. I do some fitness modeling for a female athletic apparel line called Femme Athletic.
More important than my own success is to see my husband happy and my children grow up with a strong home and be well prepared for life when they reach adulthood. When they fly from the nest, I have goals of entrepreneurship and travel.
I was female athlete of the year my senior year of highschool. I played 8 years of soccer, cheered for 8 years and ran track.
One of the biggest life challenges I have worked to overcome is a 16 year struggle with bulimia. Growing up in an alcoholic home and sexual abuse left me with a search for some security that I falsely found in an eating disorder.
Through exercise and accountability I have had great success with my struggle with bulimia.
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