We caught up with some of your favorite Hardbody Pros to get their take on New Year’s Resolutions and their 2013 mantras. Find out what champion competitors like Nathalia Melo, Adela Garcia, Nicole Wilkins and more had to say about their year in review and a look ahead. Some experiences were happy times, others sad and some experienced personal growth.
Nathalia Melo – Bikini Olympia Champion
New Years Resolution: In 2013 I wish for Health to keep on doing what I love to do!! Well… Winning the Arnold Classic 2013 and keeping my Olympia tittle wouldn’t be too bad either! Hahahaha
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: Most definitely winning the 2012 Bikini Olympia Tittle! Also, my trip to the Capri Island, in Italy, which is a place I have always wanted to visit!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: ”Winning doesn’t make you a better person, but being a good person will make you a winner.” Joe Carlozo
My mantra for 2013 is: To keep on being myself and doing the things I have always believed in.
Nicole Wilkins - Arnold/Olympia Figure Champion
New Years Resolution: I don’t usually make New Years Resolutions because throughout the year I am constantly setting new goals. I do however, like the ‘fresh start’ feeling the new year brings.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: My most memorable moment of 2012 was when I took my mom and my sister with me to Finland for a week. It was the first time all three of us took a trip together.
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are.”
My mantra for 2013 is: I will succeed.
Adela Garcia – Olympia & Arnold Fitness Champion
New Years Resolution: I would like to enjoy myself a little more. Get back to having fun and being the little crazy chica I used to be. Get on the cleaning my house more to avoid eating:) basically go back to being me.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: My fiance Trent Calavan earning his Pro Card at the 2012 NPC USAs. I won my pro card at the USAs and this was his goal and to see him accomplished that was an amazing moment for me. Ha!! Getting my 7 Fitness Olympia title!!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: Live your own life. Don’t worry what others are doing or think of you. Keep doing what you love to do because in the end, you are the one who should be happy with yourself.
My mantra for 2013 is: ”Continue to evolve in every aspect of life”
Dina Al-Sabah - Figure / Bikini Pro
New Years Resolution: Never make any!
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: Getting engaged
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: ” your United flight is ready for check-in”
My mantra for 2013 is: Live every day fully
Tianna Ta - Bikini Pro, MTV MADE Coach
New Years Resolution: I’ve noticed that during the few years I’ve been competing, I’ve been complaining more and more about my body to my friends. My New Years resolution is to embrace my body at all times of the year. I realize that I’m getting older and my body is changing with it. Sure we all strive to improve our selves, and though no one is perfect, I will continue to work hard to mold my body as perfect as I can make it. I think sometimes we forget that our “stage” bodies are not realistically our “everyday” body, so we find ourselves degrading and beating ourselves up over this. I’m making a conscious effort to learn to accept my body, even though I’m not as “lean” as I am on stage.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: 2012 was an amazing year for me! I was blessed to have competed in two of the worlds top shows, where only the best of the best of the IFBB compete: both the Arnold Bikini International, and Bikini Olympia! These are memories I’ll cherish and take with me for the rest of my life,esp since not everyone is able to experience these moments… However, with all of the opportunities competing in the IFBB has given me, I’d have to say my most memorable “moment” was being casted to be the coach and filming”MADE” on MTV.
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.” -Johnny Depp
If I listened to some of the negativity around me, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish some of the things I did in 2012, therefore, I say, f*ck em! Anything is possible, so shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars
My mantra for 2013 is: Work harder, play harder but find a balance in my life! Sometimes I get over consumed with the industry and go balls to the wall, but I’m still looking to find the balance between that life, as well as my personal, with my friends and family.
Candice Keene - Figure Champion
New Years Resolution: To be a better me than last year! But mainly to challenge myself with goals and certain habits. When I think of 2013, SUCCESS and HAPPY are what come to mind
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: I had several very special 2012 moments, but my most memorable would be placing third at the Arnold. This was the first show of the season, and the highest placing I had in either the Olympia or Arnold. It truly was such a great feeling to know I had brought my best package to date and all of my hard work didn’t go unnoticed, and it was my ignition that fueled my fire for the rest of the 2012 season.
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012:”Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your OWN powers you cannot be successful or happy.” this phrase is by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale This man had a huge part in 2012 for me. I consistently listened to his audio books, which kept my mind fresh and optimistic. Another one I have really close to heart is, “The Rough is Only Mental.” simply said, very impacting.
My mantra for 2013 is: Don’t pay mind to self doubt..Don’t second guess myself..take those leaps or risks..follow my heart, remain true to myself, set goals high and set to achieve them to the best of my ability! All in all, Happiness is the main ingredient for my success
Teresa Anthony - Figure Champion
New Years Resolution: Most resolutions fail, so with that said I don’t believe in them! I just try to live life to the best of my ability!
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: Losing the love of my life & my best friend…my Mommy!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: Emotionally Challenged.
My mantra for 2013 is: I’m not looking back at what I can’t change. I’m looking forward to setting the bar higher!
Desiree Niemann - Bikini Pro
New Years Resolution: To bring my best package yet to my pro debut and make the top 5
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: Winning the title of Miss Bikini Bombshell and $10,000 CASH!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in ones determination.” -Tomy Lasorda
My mantra for 2013 is: Never give up!
Candice Lewis – Figure Champion
New Years Resolution: My New Years Resolution is to workout lol I wish to be healthier year around not just when I’m prepping for a competition. I’m going to start by being alcohol free. I really wanted to go on a wine tour in 2013 but this will have to wait.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: My Most memorable moment was winning my first pro show at the Omaha Pro. This was one of my goals in 2012.
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: “I Can and I will do this”
My mantra for 2013 is: You have the patience and the strength and the passion to achieve your ambitions, your goals and dreams. All you need to do now, is try.
Kristin Nunn - Figure Pro
New Years Resolution: Give more than I receive.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: After four years of gong to the Arnold, finally seeing Arnold!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: Never let your fear decide your fate!
My mantra for 2013 is: High risk, high reward!!
Noy Alexander - Bikini Pro
New Years Resolution: My number one resolution is to hone my listening skills. Even to long dragged out stories that I have heard 1,000 times. ))
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: The most memorable moment of 2012 was realizing my once “hobby” passion of training and competing had materialized into a career.
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: Do everything with 110% effort and there will be no regrets later.
My mantra for 2013 is: Set small goals to reach bigger goals. Turn that switch ON. Make it happen!
Tawna Eubanks - Bikini Pro
New Years Resolution: Make simple improvements to myself. As a person, in the gym, and in my business.
Most Memorable Moment of 2012: Stepping foot and competing on the Olympia stage!
Quote or phrase that best sums up 2012: ”Success is to be doing what you love, and if your doing what you love… you’ve already beat failure.”
My mantra for 2013 is: Make the most of ALL opportunities!