Fitness Beauty Queen and Super Mom
Fitness Beauty Queen and Super Mom.
Some of us believe that fitness is more than just improving the physical aspects of our body. In this case regular exercise makes Lindsey feel happy about her body which gives her a big advantage when she joins pageants and contests.
Lindsey, also a mom of two, is greatly motivated by her children and her aspiration to be with them for as long as she can. And with the support of her husband and her friends, she is able to make her dreams come true!
1. What is your name and age?
Lindsey Gregg -age 35
2. What inspired you to get fit?
The inspiration of being fit is not just for the benefits of what I look like on the outside; although I truly love my body because of the work I put into being fit. The inspiration mainly comes from the way I feel because I am fit. The way I feel after my workouts makes me think that I can conquer the world!
I also compete in pageants that require me to stay fit for the bikini and/or fitness portion of the competition. Being on stage in a swimsuit or sports bra and shorties, you are definitely putting your body on display to be judged. I work very hard to be a role model for women who are not afraid to have muscle tone and definition to their body. There is a difference between being fit and being skinny.
4. What keeps you motivated to live the healthy life?
I am motivated to stay healthy and live a healthy and fit life for my children. I know that healthy eating habits and daily exercise will promote a stronger heart and in turn will help the aging process! I look forward to being an active and healthy grandmother…… one day! My husband and I are role models for our children by showing them that no matter what age, there are healthy activities we can do as a family!
5. What time of the day do you workout and why?
I work out mostly in the evenings because I am NOT a morning person!
6. How do you balance life, work, training and family?
As a married mother of two children, as well as having professional career;I believe that one of the hardest things to do is to find a balance in life. Balancing work, family, and training is difficult; however it can be achieved through constant communication with your family and planning workouts with your spouse and children. I have found much success in career, family, and being active because I have an understanding husband who believes in me. He is my number one supporter and compliments me on a daily basis! Woman in today’s society are more independent and successful than ever. I embrace woman who work hard to get to where they achieve to be.
7. What do you for fun?
I enjoy riding my Trek Lexa road bike for fun! I compete in sprint triathlons and consider biking to be one of the most enjoyable exercises! We live in a rural area and I can jump on my bike and ride for miles and miles and take in the open fields and beautiful farms that are all around us!
8. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in fitness?
I think that many women are afraid of weights and fear that they may get too bulky if they do weight training. I teach fitness classes at my local YMCA and make it a purpose to educate women about the healthy benefits of weight bearing exercises. I always tell my class that whatever the goal is, there is a fitness regimen to match it!
9. What is your favorite body part to exercise?
Shoulders and arms for sure! I love how my shoulders look in sleeveless shirts in the summer time!
10. If you had to pick three key exercises – what would they be and why?
Plank-ups: works your entire core
Weighted lunges- glutes on fire!!
Swimmers press- works shoulders triceps and biceps!
11. If you compete, what excites you the most about competing?
My adrenaline pumps the most when I am getting ready to take off at the starting line of a triathlon or run because I want to see how hard I can push myself and if I will set a new personal best!
12. What is the best advice you can give someone that is considering entering the competition arena?
Pick a race or competition date, register, and start training! I know that if I sign up and pay the money to compete, I will do it! I also recommend following a training schedule. It helps to have my sessions set up during the week in order to fit it into my hectic schedule!
13. What are the three things you always have in your gym bag?
deodorant, lip gloss, and my Nathan water bottle 🙂
14. What is your favorite cheat ‘treat’?
Dark Chocolate……..or if I’m feeling really bad, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups!
15. Anything else you would like us to know?
I have been competing in pageants for about 10 years. All of the pageants I enter have a community service platform. In 2003, our son Maxx was born with a rare genetic skin disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB. My husband and I volunteer for the non-profit organization DebRA of America, (www.debra.org) raising awareness and funds for this very rare disease. We presently work with the New Family Advocate Program of DebRA of America by sending out packages filled with wound care dressings as well as an abundance of support in caring for their new baby. Competing in pageantry has givin my family the platform to raise awareness and advocate for other families.
Photo Credits: Studio RM- Rick Martinez
Lindsey’s Website: http://mscaptivating2013.wordpress.com/