“I only had 60 seconds to show strength, flexibility and femininity. I had a blast”


My friend Nina Natalia Rivera is the winner of the 2015 SMU Body Building Championship. She’s such an inspiration. I asked her how she prepared for the competition and here is what she had to say.

“First, I had to change my lifestyle. I tried to sleep at least 8hr. Started drinking more water and I completely quit lactose

Lifted weights 5 times a week and stretched for at least 15 minutes a day.  I ate 5-6 meals a day. Clean eating of course. Watched posing videos and practiced walking on those heels lol”


“I had to be very discipline especially with what I eat. I quit alcohol all together.

Also a huge factor is self motivation and self respect. I realized my body is my only true home.”

Nina at the 2015 SMU Body Building Championship

How many weeks did you prepared for the completion?

“For the competition 3 weeks, but as I said it is a lifestyle so I guess I’m always getting ready to become better and healthier.

It was very last minute. 10 days prior I quit carbs and sodium. The last day i quit water completely for definition purposes.

And ate carbs to fill up the muscles and be ready for stage.”


Nina at the 2015 SMU Body Building Championship

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