Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fitness Model: Marzia Prince

I found my new inspiration: Marzia Prince. She is uhhhhmazzzzing!! She is a Fitness/Nutrition Expert, Athlete, Model, IFBB Bikini Pro, 2007 Ms Bikini Universe, Writer for Natural Muscle Mag. Vegan/Vegetarian/Raw Foodist.  Um is there anything she can't do??


What are the underlying principles behind your approach to bodybuilding?
There are a few rules I strongly live by. I have created the Marzia Principles. They are 10 principles I live by to keep my healthy lifestyle.
Principle #1: JOURNAL!
Journal everything! From food to workouts to setting goals. You can use a day planner, a journal, or even bodyspace.com.
Principle #2: HAVE A PLAN!
Have a plan. Decide what type of exercise you want to do and the timeframe you’re going to do it in.
Principle #3: SET GOALS!
Goals! Set short goals and long goals. For example, if your long term goal is 20 lbs. 5 lbs. should be your short term goal.

Principle #4: FIND MOTIVATION!
Motivation! Find something that motivates you whether it is a magazine, a picture of yourself, or a family reunion.
Principle #5: EAT MORE!
Eat 5-6 small meals a day spaced 3 hours apart.
Principle #6: VARIETY!
Make sure you have some form of protein, good carbs, and good fats at each meal. For example, a chicken salad with spinach, and olive oil.
Principle #7: STAY HYDRATED!
Drink plenty of water between meals. Sometimes when you are hungry, you are really thirsty.
Principle #8: SUPPLEMENTS!
Take a multivitamin and proper supplements. Sometimes you don’t get that from food alone.
Principle #9: MAXIMIZE RESULTS!
To maximize your results, you need to do a combination of cardio, resistance training, and proper nutrition.
Principle #10: BEWARE OF FACTORY FOOD!
And last but not least, number 10. Stay away from factory food! Chances are if it comes in a box, it probably isn’t good for you!
If you can adhere to these principles, I guarantee you will be in the best shape of your life!


What does your diet look like?

I have adopted a plant based diet a couple of years ago after falling ill from the standard high animal protein competition diet. I had done this for about 5 years and my health was failing due to the lack of nutrients over time. I learned that a competition diet is only for looks, not for health! A competition diet can only be done short term. I learned the hard way. Other people have done this for longer and their bodies can handle it, it took a toll on mine. With that said, this is what my diet looks like now
  • Meal One: 1 scoop vegan protein powder in 1 cup oatmeal with ½ cup of berries
  • Meal Two: 1 Fuji apple and 10 almonds
  • Meal Three: ¾ cup of beans with 1 cup rice mixed together with 2 cups of steamed veggies on the side
  • Meal Four: 1/4 of a med avocado with cups raw veggies (cucumbers, baby tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery)
  • Meal Five: Large salad with every veggie known to man on it. ¾ cup of chickpeas in it. I always use an olive oil and vinegar dressing on it.
  • I drink lots of water throughout the day to keep hydrated and flush toxins.

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