I initially found out about Crissi Carvalho after frantically searching the internet for a vegan bikini bodybuilding coach receiving no responses to the few I had been able to find and reach out to. Thankfully I thought to post on a vegan bodybuilding Facebook group, and Crissi saw my post and responded! She was even on vacation at the time! After finding out she could work with my extended prep time frame I couldn’t wait to get started on her program.
My goal was to compete in my first bikini bodybuilding competition with 18 weeks to prepare. I wanted to gain knowledge as a trainer, improve my training and dieting, and prove to myself I could get into the best shape of my life.
“I took first place! I earned my “Pro” card in my first show- and it’s all thanks to Crissi.”
I didn’t see results immediately but I trusted the program and Crissi and pretty soon my coworkers and friends started noticing after about a month in. I started gaining more and more confidence and although the competition preparation was very mentally difficult, Crissi helped me push through with her encouragement and her supportive Vegan Fitness Model Facebook Group.
“It was so awesome having a community of other women to support me whether I posted something positive or a mistake I felt guilty about making.”
I had no expectations of placing in my first competition, only hopes that I would place in the top five. Not only did I place in both Bikini Novice and Open, I took first place! I earned my “Pro” card in my first show- and it’s all thanks to Crissi. The judges were very impressed with my physique and their main feedback to me was to “stay consistent” and “keep up whatever you’re doing”. I was completely blown away. Never in my life would I have expected such an amazing outcome.
I used to struggle a lot with low self-esteem and poor body image growing up. There were few times I truly felt confident and happy in my skin. Because I felt like I didn’t have control over my body, I didn’t even like when people commented that I was looking thinner or that I had lost weight. Crissi’s bodybuilding program has given me back that control. I now know exactly how to eat and train to get to where I want to be, and I have much more confidence in myself as an athlete and a personal trainer.
I am now thankful when people take notice of the hard work I am putting in regarding my workouts and nutrition, and have immense pride for what I’ve accomplished with Crissi’s help. I am now thankful when people take notice of the hard work I am putting in regarding my workouts and nutrition, and have immense pride for what I’ve accomplished with Crissi’s help.
Crissi is a dream come true and if you sign up with her you definitely won’t regret it. She is truly worth every penny and I couldn’t be happier that I chose her to be my coach. Thank you Crissi for teaching me to believe in myself and for changing my life for the better. 😊
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