Cheyenne Coleman - Bikini Competitor

I got my first job as a lifeguard at an MWR gym. As it turns out, lifeguards have a lot of down time, so I started wondering into the weight rooms and giving the whole lifting thing a try. Shortly after I discovered my new hobby and I was also told that “The Copper Classic” was coming up and I should consider entering in bikini. I didn’t know anything about the sport, I knew I needed help! So I asked a guy I knew who competed if he would coach me. That was the beginning of my obsession.

Thank so much to EVERYONE who showed me love and support. I did not place tonight. The competition was amazing and I have nothing but respect for my fellow competitors. I brought an amazing package to this competition, weighing less than I ever have, holding more muscle than I ever have and executing stage presentation to the T, although my conditioning could use a tiny bit of improvement. A lot was brought to my attention this weekend that I have over looked in bodybuilding. There is always progress to be made, not just on stage. But also in life 24/7. I am so lucky to have the guidance of @ifbbprovincentvjhils. And the friendship of @aztiugirl. Without those two, this weekend would not have been possible. . . . #bodybyv #bodybuilding #npcbikini #npcthunderdome #npc #bikinicompetitor #loveyourself #progressnotperfection #positivethinking #workharder #strongwomen #strongissexy #sassy #beautiful #ifbb #legsfordays #bootyfordays #bootybuilding #redhead

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My diet has been a rollercoaster over the course of the last three years and three shows I’ve competed in, I think every competitor undergoes the trial and error process. Everyone’s body is different and fine tuning is challenging so I always like to remind new competitors to not get discouraged, just love the process and learning your body! My most successful diet so far has been my most recent, I’ve experienced muscle growth and rapid fat loss. My coach Vincent Hils calls it “the chicken and blueberry diet” and then switching me to a more keto focused diet when getting closer to show day.

Off-season my diet doesn’t change dramatically with the exception of portion size but all the same clean foods and of course indulging in tacos or pizza here and there. Gotta keep your sanity somehow! I usually consume about 5-6 meals a day, at the same time everyday alongside of a little over a gallon of water, consistency is key!

Training has been another thing I’ve played with over the years. There are so many styles of training and personally I think anyone invested in the fitness world should be knowledgeable and well versed in each style. My most successful training for bikini has been high reps and controlled weight. Training legs/glutes three times a week, different upper body circuits three times a week with one day completely off. I have found my body responds best to 30 mins of steady state cardio six times a week, anything beyond that has never proven to be effective for me.

Still being an amateur in this sport, my goal is to earn my procard. The current plan of attack is to compete in North America this year 2018. This is a sport that requires an incredible amount of drive, discipline and self confidence. This is where the misconception that this sport is not for everyone comes along, that is NOT true. I was not always confident, I did not always love myself, especially my physique but with each prep I’ve learned to love myself more and I learn just how incredible I can be when I JUST TRY. I’ve proven to myself time and time again that I can get better and not just physically, but intellectually. One of my goals and passions in life is to help other women find that strength and power within themselves! Self love is incredibly important and I want everyone to experience their full potential and see how incredible they are. I don’t expect everyone to invest their lives and hearts in bodybuilding, but I do hope that everyone finds their version of what bodybuilding is for me.

#throwbackthursday to when chocolate cake was the ultimate reward ?????? can’t wait to eat it again?? #preplife . . . #12weeksout #bodybuilding #bodytransformation #decipline #bikinicompetitor #foodporn #npc #npcmilesproductions #flexcity #girlswholift #strongissexy #fitchick #fit #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #love #bootybuilding #bootyfordays #redhead #gymrat #theshoefairy #inkedgirls #muscles #strongwomen #workharder #happygirl #cake

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Bodybuilding is a discipline and it has affected my personal life. I have lost friend due to it, I have received negative attention from other women due to it, and I have been told by men (on a regular basis) “just don’t get all manly and gross”. I have had to limit how many social events I attend and when I do go to a social event and eat/drink what everyone else is eating/drinking, I have received comments such as “should you be eating that?” or “I can’t believe you’re eating that..”, I am constantly being watched and judged. That being said, I have made the most amazing friends, I have felt and seen the true support and love of my friends and family. I have been fortunate enough to empower other women and I have been fortunate enough to fall in love with such an incredible sport. There have been negatives but the positives out weight them by miles! I cannot wait to become an IFBB bikini pro, I cannot wait to be the BEST version of myself, and I especially cannot wait to help others to become the best versions of themselves.


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