My name is Kerryne, I started competing in 2009 in the Figure division. It lit a fire in me I never knew I had. I have a passion for fitness, and something about being on stage, stepping out of my comfort zone, that adrenaline rush really just did something to me. I did very well, placing in the top 5, and eventually getting that 1st place and Overall sword.

Bikini First Place

I went on the the National stage (USA’s) in July of 2011 where I realized that in order to really become competitive with Figure I would have to put on a lot more size and in all honesty I was not willing to do that. So it was then that I had to make a choice. Do I continue on with Figure, gain more size (A LOT more size), be done competing all together…. or do I make the switch to Bikini?

Bikini Before Picture
Bikini Before Picture

"I missed not having to be ME for just one day."

I took some time off from competing, we moved from California to Utah and I finally made my decision. I MISSED the stage. I missed not having to be ME for just one day. Not having to be “mom” or “wife” for that few minutes. To feel like I was accomplishing something FOR ME. To get to walk out on that stage, all insecurities aside, confident, which was something that I haven’t always been. I absolutely love pushing myself. I love that feeling of knowing that I DID THIS. No one did this for me. I created this body. I put the work in, even though I work a full time job. I raise 2 kids, sometimes by myself since my husband does A TON of traveling. I DID THIS.

There is something so powerful in knowing that you can accomplish the things that you make time for, and that even with all of the things you have going on… you can still make time for the things you love. It isn’t selfish to take care of yourself. It isn’t selfish to love yourself. In fact, I feel like I am a better mother, a better wife BECAUSE I am doing something that gives me passion. I love this sport! Obviously I have goals to acheive my Pro card, just like everyone else that steps on that stage. I hope to accomplish that one day. Until then, I hope you follow me on this Journey of mine and if you have any questions feel free to ask away!

Giving Myself Permission To Break Free!

If I told you that I just woke up one day after being married for nearly 16 years and said to myself “Today is the day… I am done. I want a divorce!” would you believe me? Because truth is... That is exactly what happened. There was no big fight, no crazy event, just this simple comment from my daughter and years.. I mean YEARS of events leading up to this day.

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A Mormon IFBB Bikini Competitor? #Judgements

A Mormon Bikini Competitor

If you are a mormon, you will know what a Ward is. The LDS Church has quite a few active members, and in each geographic location, the church is divided into areas called "Stakes". In each Stake, you will usually find 3-5 "Wards", which you might call a congregation. Each Ward meets together each sunday at a given time, and shares the church building with 2-3 other wards. One ward we were in was super supportive, and my Bishop was very encouraging and even excited about my shows and how I did. I never felt judged.

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Bikini Competitor Q&A

I get a lot of questions about my diet, training, and my goals. So, I decided to get create a little Question and Answer page for my readers.

And if you have any more questions, just ask!

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Bikini Competition Posing

So you want to compete in a Bikini Competition? Great! You’ve done your research, picked an organization, given yourself plenty of time to prepare your body, maybe you have even hired a personal trainer. BUT, are you forgetting the most important part? The part of competing that could make or break you? Bikini Posing... Well, that's why I wrote this Bikini Competition Posing Guide.

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Interview at the IFBB North American Championships

I had so much fun interviewing with the Body Morph Pro’s Team at North American’s in Pittsburgh. They were hilarious and made me feel so comfortable and at ease! Great people! Hope to see them again in Miami!

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3 National Bikini Competitions

Seriously… it has been MONTHS since I’ve been on here. You know, life just takes over and what once was a fun little hobby becomes something you have to find time for and time is not something I have a lot of these days. BUT… SO much has happened since APRIL. I still can’t believe that was my last post. APRIL? How!?! I don’t even know where to start. I’ll try to keep it short. Three (yes 3) National competitions. First one was Junior Nationals in Chicago June 13-14

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Quick Update

Hey!!!

Just popping in with a quick update and some official pictures from the photographers from the NPC Utah Complete Nutrition Championships on March 22! Pictures were taken by Chris Nicoll and Lyman Winn of Carbon Imagery. They did an awesome job! I’m looking forward to doing a real photo shoot with them in May.

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Recap

Hey! So I guess its that time… show recap! I’ve become pretty familiar with the whole peak week and have a pretty good comfortable routine. However Wednesday (show week) I read on the NPC Utah Facebook page that if you had won an Overall the prior year you were not eligible to compete in Utah until 2015. Uhhh….. WHAT?!? The show was in THREE days.

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