Posted 11 August 2013 by Interview:

Kristin Gudlaugsdottir

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How/when did you get started in training
and living a fit lifestyle?

When I was younger I had a hard time finding a sport that I liked. I had tried ballet, karate and jazz ballet but never "fitted" in. When I was 16 years old I wasn't happy about my body - I felt too skinny. 

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So I started lifting with my boyfriend and I knew that lifting was definitelysomething for me. My boyfriend helped me a lot and we concentrated especially on my glutes, quads and hamstrings. Later on I started training at Betri Árangur and that's where I also learned that the food you eat is the most important thing to succeed either in losing weight, gaining muscle or to get lean.

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How do you stay motivated?

I think that motivation is first of all something that comes from within. If you can't motivate yourself - then who can? The will to be better today than yesterday makes me work harder to reach my goals. In order to keep me on track I look at photos and videos of other fitness models who inspire me.

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What types of cardio have worked best for you?

I am still figuring out what type of cardio works best for me. I like to do various cardio so the time goes by faster.  I absolutely love the stairmaster, plyometrics and running. 

Do you have a favourite healthy recipe?

I am a bit of a cookie monster - I just love cookies!
My favorite is:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • One apple
  • Put everything in a blender and then in the oven until the cookies are light brown.

Easy and quick and GOOD.

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What does your diet consist of?

My diet mostly consists of oats, egg whites, chicken, sweet potatoes, salmon, spinach, fruits,   (Iceland's special :P) and peanut butter. I eat clean food, which consists of whole and natural food, every 2 hours.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food?

On off-season I mostly eat healthy but if I'm really craving for sweets I eat it. When preparing for competition (on-season) I try to keep myself busy over the day and the evenings so I don't get cravings. But I have ONE day in a week, usually Saturdays, where I allow myself for example homemade gluten free pizza and ice cream or chocolate.

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What are your top 3 favourite exercises?

1. SQUATS! The first exercise that I learned.
2. Barbell hip thrust! 
3. Side laterals!  

Do you listen to music whilst you train?

I usually just listen to the music that is played in my gym. But when I listen to my own music I listen to: Muse, A$AP Rocky, Calvin Harris and Tyler the Creator.

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What is your training routine like?

I lift 4 times a week and 20 minutes of cardio afterwards, 50 minutes of cardio 2 times a week and then I have one rest day.
My reps are usually 15-20 and are repeated 3 times. Right now I am concentrating on cardio and to maintain my muscle mass.

Monday: Chest, Glutes & Abs. 
Tuesday: Cardio for 50 minutes.
Wednesday: Back, Bicep & Abs.
Thursday: Shoulders, Triceps & Abs.
Friday: Legs. 
Saturday: Cardio for 50 minutes.
Sunday: Rest day.

After my workouts and cardio I love to stretch and use foam roller.

Do you set short and long term goals?

Yes of course - I find it very hard to have nothing to aim for. My short term goals are mainly to be better today than I was yesterday -a little progress everyday adds up to big results!"

I will be competing in Arnold Classic Europe next October and my goal is to be better now than I was last year and leaner. I am also competing in EVL's Prague Pro in the Amateur Bikini Olympia category in October and in the IFBB Icelandic Cup in November. So there is a lot to do and I need to be very organized. My long-term goal is to keep my body healthy and in good shape, compete in more competitions and to earn my IFBB pro card.

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What are you most proud of?

I have achieved so many things that I never imagine I would ever do! 
I built my body up, went from skinny to strong and I've become much more positive than I ever was. I learned to eat right and lift heavy. I can inspire others and help them achieving their goals, which means a lot to me. 

Have you had any obstacles or setbacks towards achieving your goal physique?

Yes, I have my ups and down days but luckily I don't suffer from any injuries. I get stressed and upset too easily which can affect my progress. With positive thinking and focusing on my goals this don't happen to me as much as it did.

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How do you measure your progress?

First of all: Mirror! Don't love yourself by some numbers - love yourself from what you see!
12 weeks before competition I have my body fat % taken with a calliper by my trainers to see my body composition; muscle gain and fat loss.

Who are your favorite, athletes or fitness models?

Ingrid Romero, Natalia Melo and Larissa Reis! And so many others. 
I also find Kai Greene a very cool guy!

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What supplements would you use/recommend if any?

I use whey protein, CLA 2 tablets 3 times a day and glutamine. These are the three main supplements I take daily.

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine,
CutandJacked physique like yours?

1. Eat CLEAN & lift HEAVY.
2. Set small goals and work towards them.
3. Think positive and be happy. 

Kristin Gudlaugsdottir

Year of birth: 1994

Weight: 55 kg / 121 lbs

Height: 161 cm / 63.4 in

Facebook fan page:
IG: @kristingudlaugs


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