Janina Berkeley - Bikini Competitor

My name is Janina Berkeley. I am a 39yo mother of 4, military spouse, nurse. I decided I wanted to compete about a year ago, after going to a local show in New Mexico to support a couple of my friends. I saw the competitors on stage and knew that it was something I too wanted to be a part of.

This is my very first prep so we will see how it turns out. I can tell you that I am definitely following my meal plan more strictly and doing a better job at tracking and logging my macros. I am taking this prep 1 day at a time, and that seems to be working for me so far. Although this is my first competition prep, I have been tracking macros for a while now so I'm simply adjusting my caloric intake and macros for the purpose of being successful with this cut.

When I was younger I participated in extracurricular activities such as step teams and dance teams. Being on stage with my team was always an amazing experience and I've always enjoyed performing. It's been a long time since I was on anyone's stage but I am excited to get back on there and do my thing.

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My training includes a lot of strength training. I am currently including a little more cardio to help me achieve my goal by the deadline. I definitely have to balance my nutrition with my training, simply because they go hand in hand. I've learned that even when not in competition prep, you have to fuel your body with adequate foods in order to get the most out of your training.

The NPC West Coast show on June 23rd will be my very first show. I think it's going to be an amazing experience. I'm feeling confident about my prep and I'm trusting that the process is going to help me produce a good package.

Being an athlete can be difficult if you don't have a good support group in place. I am blessed to be surrounded by friends and family who encourage me and support my goals. They cheer me on at every milestone and they help me get back up and dust my self off when I fall.

This season I hope to compete in at least 3 shows. I hope to learn and grow from these experiences so that I can bring something even better to the stage next season.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/rebelj_fit
Email: jberkeley06@yahoo.com

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