Ramona – A NO EXCUSES fitness girl
This week I had the amazing pleasure to interview bikini competitor Ramona Ramjit-Munoz.
After watching her body go through a transformation with her own competition prep, she decided to start training and helping other women in their competition journey. I love her NO EXCUSES approach! If you really want to accomplished something you need to set your goals and go for them…NO EXCUSES – No plan B!
Ramona choose our best sellers for her photo-shoot with the talented Susan Leda. She is sporting our best sellers the One Shoulder Sports bra and the mini fit shorts in a gorgeous custom color combo. Coral and white…
Keep reading to find out more about Ramona…
1. What is your name and age?
Ramona Ramjit-Munoz and I am 34
2. What inspired you to get fit?
Felt in a rut beginning of 2012 and I decided it was going to be the year I focus on myself and set some goals. One of my goals was to be consistent with working out again (years ago I was more consistent when I competed in pageants and modeled). I wanted to get in the best shape I’ve ever been. I tried by myself in 2011, did P90X and had good results but knew I needed something more to get the best results. Some of my girl friends that compete, post pictures from their shows and seeing their transformations, inspired me. I called up my girlfriend Carolina and she told me how much fun the shows were and gave me her trainer/coach’s information. Denise Dinger IFBB Pro who specializes in competition training. I met with her, and found out Denise (Mama Dee) is a bodybuilder herself and competes! It was a wrap from there. I joined her team, Dee’s Divas that same day.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
4. What keeps you motivated to live the healthy life?
I’m not going to lie; it’s hard to stay motivated every single day! I use the shows as my goal “finish line” and my motivation.
I know that if I put in the work, the feeling of completing my goal is very rewarding. Also seeing the improvements made after each show, keeps me motivated to keep going. I dig deep. NO EXCUSES!!!
5. What time of the day do you workout and why?
I work swing shifts and it’s harder for me to train when I get off, so I get up in time to get in all my cardio and lifting before I have to go into work. NO EXCUSES!!
6. How do you balance life, work, training and family?
Contest prep consumes you. Your time for anything else is limited.
For me, the hardest part is finding a balance of prepping for my show, cooking my food and portioning it out for a few days. Also getting in all my daily workouts PLUS my regular job PLUS trying to find time for my everyday life and family. I just make it happen and having an understanding family who supports me in my journey is a bonus.
7. What do you for fun?
Hmm for fun I would say run on the treadmill lol! But other than training; love going to the movies with my hubby and spending time with our French bulldog, Dexter (he’s my baby ;))
8. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in fitness?
People believe that if you are a woman and lift weights, you will get bulky (like a man). As women we have to work harder to burn fat and lifting weights will help us with that. You can lift weights according to your goals.
9. What is your favorite body part to exercise?
I love training legs (sometimes not during but love the feeling after lol). I love sculpting my glutes! 🙂
10. If you had to pick three key exercises – what would they be and why?
As a female, I love my curves and want to keep sculpting my glutes. So my key exercises target glutes and legs.
- Walking lunges
- Spilt Squats with Dumbbells
- Sumo Deadlifts
11. If you compete, what excites you the most about competing?
I set a goal of improvements I need to make. Watching my body go through the transformations and seeing myself complete my goals I set, is soooo rewarding and exciting. Going to a competition is so inspiring being around so many hard working individuals and of course getting on stage to show off all your hard work and results.
12. What is the best advice you can give someone that is considering entering the competition arena?
Set your goals and go after them. It will not be easy but very rewarding when you accomplish your goals. You learn so much about yourself along your journey. Be ready to make sacrifices, be disciplined, work hard and be consistent. Also it can get expensive…everything adds up but it’s worth it in the long run!
13. What are the three things you always have in your gym bag?
- Sugar free gum
- Extra gym clothes
14. What is your favorite cheat “treat”?
Hawaiian Bread and Nutella or Rice Cake with nutella, banana and strawberry 🙂
15. Anything else you would like us to know?
I just started to train clients at City Athletic Club in Las Vegas and with Dee’s Divas…I want to start helping others with their fitness journey.
Ramona’s Website: www.facebook.com/r.ramjit.munoz
Photo credit : Susan Leda Photography / www.facebook.com/SusanLedaPhotography