Samia Reynosa Fitness Model Interview and Photos

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Samia Reynosa – Fitness Model Statistics

  • Name: Samia Reynosa
  • Height: 5’1″
  • Weight: 98 pounds
  • Date of Birth: 08/13/1979
  • Hair Color: Medium Brown
  • Bust: 31.5″
  • Waist: 24″
  • Hips: 32″
  • Location: Georgia

Samia Reynosa – Fitness Model Interview

What is your background?
I am a mother of two amazing children (Aliah and Leonardo). I finished with my college degree in Computer Systems Engineering in Mexico and I have been living in the USA since 2003.

How did you get started in the fitness field?
I have always had a passion for fitness. I love to exercise and be active but I never really took it seriously until this year (2012) when for the first time, I decided to change my food habits and started eating a healthy diet.

What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
Feeling good about myself inside and out and being healthy is my top priority.

What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
It definitely gave me confidence in knowing that with hard work and dedication anything is possible if you really want it. Competing in two Open Figure Competitions and placing in the top five in both is something that I feel very proud of and it’s proof that anyone can make their dreams come true.

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What is the best way to get started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers directly or should I use an agency?
You need to start building your own portfolio. First, make sure to get in the best shape of your life, then register to participate in some fitness shows or contact a professional photographer. Lastly, you can go to a modeling agency.

Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
I get up and get the kids ready for school and after that I go to the gym for an hour or two and then to work. Later at night I do homework with my kids and prepare meals for next day before going to bed.

I don’t have that much time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short amount of time. What is the #1 “bang for the buck” cardio exercise I should do to burn serious calories?
samia-reynosa-7You might have heard this before but I’m going to repeat it because the best killer cardio workout you can do when you don’t have that much time is High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT).

How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
You have to be patient and just focus on losing ½ pound per week because this is the best way to do it if you want to keep it off.

What type of food or supplements should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean muscle and losing fat?
Before my workout I eat some lean protein with a complex carb and a piece of fruit. For my post-workout meal, I eat some more lean protein or I drink a protein shake with a fast digesting carb like white potatoes or I mix a scoop of a BCAA supplement (branched chain amino acids) with my protein shake.

How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
I drink lots of water to keep myself full and I also try to keep myself occupied.

I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?
samia-reynosa-10Always include a lean protein source and lots of veggies.

I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
First you need to start following good eating habits and get rid of all the processed and junk food in your diet. Remember that 80% of your success is going to be your diet.

I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?
You can make good choices in restaurants like ordering some lean protein (chicken, steak) that is grilled, with a carb source like brown rice, sweet potato or white potato (totally plain) and a salad or some veggies. Make sure you ask the waiter for NO seasonings, butter, or dressing on your food!

What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
Squats, squats and more squats! Make sure you challenge yourself by adding some more weight and always keep good form throughout the entire exercise.

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
samia-reynosa-14Of course its sticking to my diet. You need a lot of WILL POWER to always eat the right food.

Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal and white eggs.
  • Mid-Morning Snack: Protein shake.
  • Lunch: Lean protein, brown rice and a cup of veggies.
  • Mid-Afternoon Snack: Lean protein, sweet potatoes and a cup of veggies.
  • Dinner: Egg whites and a cup of veggies.

What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?

  • Strength Training Exercises: Weight training using a bunch of different exercises.
  • Cardio Exercises: HIIT cardio like sprints on a track or the treadmill.
  • Additional Training: Bike riding.

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?

samia-reynosa-81. Healthy diet.
2. Cardio.
3. Weight training.
4. Mix up your workouts.
5. Don’t be afraid to add more weight to your workouts as you get stronger.

What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?

1. A healthy diet.
2. Eat 5 to 6 meals a day.
3. Eat every two to three hours.
4. Cardio and strength training exercises.
5. Drink water throughout the day.

What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?

1. Eat a lean protein with each meal.
2. Heavy weight training.
3. Complex carbs and good fats in your meals.
4. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water during the day.
5. Rest is important! Take one or two days off every week from working out.

What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?

1. Focus on your goals and what you want to achieve.
2. Love yourself.
3. Join a fitness club.
4. Plan your workout routines.
5. Have a cheat day once per week to help you stay on track.

What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)

  • Monday: Legs.
  • Tuesday: Biceps, shoulders and triceps.
  • Wednesday: Chest and back.
  • Thursday: Abs and cardio (HIIT).
  • Friday: Light leg workout.
  • Saturday: Rest.
  • Sunday: Rest.

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and developing a toned and defined midsection?

samia-reynosa-131. Diet.
2. Diet!
3. Diet!!
4. Abs exercises and cardio.
5. Yes, 80% of getting rid of that stubborn stomach fat is your diet so eat well and you will feel and look great!

What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?

1. Squats.
2. Leg extensions.
3. Lunges.
4. Deadlifts.
5. Cardio (HIIT).

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