Hi my name is Tiffiny and in 2012 I made the decision that I wanted to in the best shape of my life – not just lose weight but gain muscle and optimum health. So I started heavily researching and reading fitness and bodybuilding blog sites, all of which led me to the world of bodybuilding competitions. I started to read so many stories of women who decided to not only lose the weight but get on stage and compete. Needless to say I made the decision that I not only wanted to change my body but I wanted to compete. I quickly realized that in order to get competition type results, I needed a serious trainer. With the help of a friend I was quickly connected to a trainer who had the experience I needed. I started working with him in January 2013; I am 5’2.5” and I weighed 145lbs.
From January 2013 to around May 2013, I lost 20lbs and gained muscle mass. I was overjoyed and continued until I was ready for my first bodybuilding figure level show. I competed on July 20th, 2013 and won 5th place in the SNBF Novice figure class. This only got me thirsty to keep going and on November 2nd, 2013 I competed again, this time in the SNBF Novice figure and Open figure class. I won 1st place in Novice figure and 4th place in Open figure. Encouraged by my trainer I continued on to compete in my first NPC figure competition. On April 12, 2014 at the NPC Indiana Natural competition I placed 2nd in figure class B. I was overjoyed and thrilled after working hard for only 1 year and 3 months.
The competitions have been a wonderful experience; I’ve met some really great people, kept my weight off, and I’ve learned a lot about fitness and nutrition. But what’s even more wonderful is the person I’ve become on the inside as I’ve gone on this journey. I now realize that it wasn’t my body that needed to transform as much as it was my mind. I truly believe that we all possess the power to accomplish what ever dreams and goals that we set for ourselves; all we have to do is start.
I currently teach group fitness part-time at an Atlanta Metro YMCA and also work in my own business with clients, who want to start a healthier lifestyle. In my professional life I have a Masters degree in public health and work for an international consulting firm to research, implement, and evaluate disease prevention and public health projects. I have always enjoyed working in the health field so the creation of BodyWealth & WellBeing is an expansion and testimony of my personal values and beliefs about health and fitness. I hope you truly enjoy BodyWealth & WellBeing and make it a resource to help you positively transform your life as I have transformed mine. If you want to get in touch with me or find out more about the services BWWB offers feel free to message me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram; fill out the BWWB contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org