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170: Consistency and being intentional with Toniesha Gaddis

Bikini Diaries

Release Date: 08/10/2021

285: Finding the Balance Between Competing and Your Life with Liza Davis show art 285: Finding the Balance Between Competing and Your Life with Liza Davis

Bikini Diaries

Liza Davis joins us! Originally from England, she's a mother of twins and she's getting vulnerable today!   She's sharing how a life threatening event almost ended her career in bodybuilding. This event continues to affect her every single day but she doesn't let it stop her from pursuing her greatest passion. She has been in the sport since 2016 and isn't letting anything stand in her way.   What you'll hear in this episode: [4:00] Bikini Hack   [11:30] How Liza's fitness journey began   [14:30] Why she started doing bikini and how she was introduced to the sport  ...

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284: Balancing Business, Motherhood, and Competing with Brittany Carbullido show art 284: Balancing Business, Motherhood, and Competing with Brittany Carbullido

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Brittany shares how she got started with bikini competitions after having a child and what motivated her to pursue this goal. We discuss the importance of balancing multiple responsibilities and valuing downtime, especially when competing at a high level.   We also dive into the challenges of competing, including doubts and tough times during preparation, and the excitement of her pro debut. Brittany shares her journey of earning her pro card, the shifts and changes that occur during preparation, and what she's doing differently for her pro debut.   Finally, we talk about Brittany's...

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283: Breaking Barriers: Johanna Durr's Bodybuilding Triumphs show art 283: Breaking Barriers: Johanna Durr's Bodybuilding Triumphs

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I'm thrilled to be joined today by the incredible Johanna Durr, an IFBB pro with an inspiring story to share!   Johanna's fitness journey started like many of us, with a desire to feel better about herself and make healthy changes. She worked hard, saw results, and found a deep passion for building muscle and getting leaner. Along the way, she learned all about proper nutrition and training, and built a solid foundation of healthy habits that helped her push herself even further.   She didn't stop there! Johanna went on to compete in bodybuilding competitions, and the challenge of...

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282. Unveiling the Evolution of the Bikini Industry and Personal Growth with Stella Roberts show art 282. Unveiling the Evolution of the Bikini Industry and Personal Growth with Stella Roberts

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I'm excited to have Stella Roberts on the show to discuss the evolution of the bikini industry since 2009. During our conversation, we explore the importance of glutes in the industry, and how women are looking better and better as more people want to compete as they age. Stella also shares her personal journey, including how she managed to show up as the glam queen of the day and what kept her motivated throughout her career.   We're getting real about the challenges that come with the industry, including self-doubt, and Stella shares what helped her overcome her fears and insecurities....

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281: Leading with Your Heart with Amy Vetters show art 281: Leading with Your Heart with Amy Vetters

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I have Amy Vetters as my guest today! We're chatting about how she earned her pro card through sheer determination and hard work. Plus, Amy reveals some of her pre and post-show tactics that help her stay focused and grounded.   She's also sharing insights on leading with your heart and staying true to yourself for personal growth and progress but that doesn't mean it's always easy. Amy's opening up about the hardest thing she had to overcome in her journey and the importance of learning how to think, which can make all the difference in achieving your goals.   We're also discussing...

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280. From Israel to the US: Marina's Path to Bodybuilding Success show art 280. From Israel to the US: Marina's Path to Bodybuilding Success

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Today I have the opportunity to speak with Marina Maliden, a passionate and dedicated fitness enthusiast and IFBB pro. Marina graciously shared her incredible journey with us, from starting in Israel to eventually making her way to the US to pursue her passion for bodybuilding. One of the main lessons Marina learned along her journey was the importance of proper nutrition and self-care. She realized that fueling her body with the right balance of nutrients was crucial to her success, and made it a priority in her life. And, when it comes to posing on stage, Marina believes that the best time...

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279. Body Dysmorphia & Taking Time Off with Shantal Barros show art 279. Body Dysmorphia & Taking Time Off with Shantal Barros

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Get ready to take your bodybuilding journey to the next level! I'm joined by Shantal, an IFBB Pro who's sharing her experience and knowledge. From her insider tips for the perfect bikini fit to her motivational factors for competing, Shantal has it all covered. She knows the importance of having a coach who is open to trying new things and she's sharing her thoughts on balancing a coaching relationship with a friendship. Shantal's also a big believer self-care and taking time off when necessary. Not only that, she's teaching us how to bounce back after a disappointing placement. Shantal...

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278. The Top Bikini Advice of 2022 show art 278. The Top Bikini Advice of 2022

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Get ready to be inspired, I've gathered the most listened-to episodes from 2022 and pulled out some of the gold!   What you'll hear in this episode: [1:00] Hope Castelli - The importance of rest. [2:30] Janine Herrera - Is bikini the right challenge for you? [6:20] Allex Granger - How to overcome the discouragement that comes with weight gain in restoration. [9:05] Ann Marie - Ending her season 1 point away from Olympia and knowing it was meant to be [13:15] Brittany Shulman - Maintaining a positive mindset after working so hard and placing in the sea of 16's [15:00] Kiki McClellan -...

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277: Achieving Success in Bodybuilding: Insights from Top Coaches at Team Bombshell show art 277: Achieving Success in Bodybuilding: Insights from Top Coaches at Team Bombshell

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Have you ever wondered what your coaches are thinking? No, they're not just contemplating how to remove calories from your diet, or where you can squeeze in another 10 minutes of cardio. There's a lot more that goes into your success and one company that has set the bar for how they train their athletes is Team Bombshell. Team Bombshell's main focus is bringing people together through the sport of bodybuilding. Join me as I talk with four Bombshell coaches about the importance of working together as an inclusive unit and how they are striving to make bodybuilding a team sport.   We delve...

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276: The Importance of Family in the Sport of Body Building With Marisela Taylor show art 276: The Importance of Family in the Sport of Body Building With Marisela Taylor

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Marisela Taylor, IFBB Bikini professional shares her personal journey to becoming a pro, her relationship with her husband who is also an IFBB professional, and her feelings about seeing her father in 2020 for the first time in her life. Marisela also shares her experiences in the service, competing, and how her dedication has assisted her in achieving her goals.   Marisela dives into different food plans and macros and shares how her children's support keeps her motivated. Listen to learn more about Marisela‚Äôs personal narrative, her road to her pro card, and her quest for...

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Today we have a guest who has been in the military for 15 years. Throughout life, she has always been athletic but it was competing that really took her to the next level. While most people have trouble putting on weight, Toniesha Gaddis is the complete opposite and shares with us what she does to not only build mass, but keep it on. She also opens up to us in full detail on how she found her coach, what are great qualities a coach should have, and why she decided to stay with her coach. Be prepared to take notes because this beauty is sharing it ALL!

 

Here's what you'll hear:

[5:30] - Bikini Hack

[19:30] - The individual aspect of competing

[25:30] - Finding the right coach

[45:30] - Going pro quickly

[49:30] - Taking time to improve

[54:00] - Eating a lot of food

[57:30] - Growing your glutes

[1:03:00] - Toni's pro debut

[1:13:00] - The next show for Toni

[1:15:00] - Goals in the sport

[1:21:30] - Planning your season [1:25:00] - Dear Diary

 

Find Toniesha on IG @mini_beast_toni17

 

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