269 episodes

Bikini Diaries was created to send a core message that anything you want in life is achievable as long as you never give up on your dreams. We dive deep with emphasis on health, fitness, and mindset, to motivate others to be authors and action takers in their lives. Our mission is to encourage and enlighten others with all talks bikini in our in depth discussions with other bikini professionals in the IFBB. (international Federation of Body Building)

Bikini Diaries Na'iyma Chew

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 225 Ratings

Bikini Diaries was created to send a core message that anything you want in life is achievable as long as you never give up on your dreams. We dive deep with emphasis on health, fitness, and mindset, to motivate others to be authors and action takers in their lives. Our mission is to encourage and enlighten others with all talks bikini in our in depth discussions with other bikini professionals in the IFBB. (international Federation of Body Building)

    266: Bikini Diaries Podcast Sponsorship 2022

    266: Bikini Diaries Podcast Sponsorship 2022

    The Bikini Diaries Podcast is giving back for another year !!!
    Tune in to hear how you can win the Bikini Diaries Podcast Sponsorship !  Good luck to you !!!
     
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    • 7 min
    265: Figure to Bikini Pro - The Importance of Finding Confidence on Stage

    265: Figure to Bikini Pro - The Importance of Finding Confidence on Stage

    Former figure athlete, Marie-Eve Duchesneau put in three years of work to cut from her muscular physique to her award-winning IFBB Pro body. With the help of her support system, coach, and friendly competition, Marie-Eve earned her Bikini Pro Card at the 2021 Vancouver show. Weeks away from the Olympia, she shares how she has been prepping for the biggest show in the world.
     
    Here's what you'll hear:
     
    [5:00] Bikini Hack
    [9:55] What is it about bodybuilding that made you want to take competing seriously?
    [11:41] What was it like stepping on stage for the very first time?
    [13:12] How did you lose the muscle? 
    [15:36] When was your comeback? 
    [17:00] What did you do to get ready for your comeback?
    [19:00] What specifically did you do to get your bikini body?
    [21:26] How were you able to be patient with yourself during your comeback? 
    [22:12] How long was your prep going into getting your pro card?
    [25:20] Why was being confident so hard for you?
    [26:30] What are some valuable lessons you have learned from your posing coach?
    [27:10] Tell us a little bit about your victories
    [27:40] What was it like placing alongside Olympians?
    [32:08] How did you feel going into Minneapolis?
    [33:47] What did it feel like qualifying for the Olympia?
    [34:29] What is the "dream" for you?
    [35:44] Do you have any regrets going into the Olympia this year?
    [36:28] Can you describe your prep going into the Olympia this year?
    [39:02] What are you currently working on?
    [41:33] What state of mind are you in going into the Olympia?
    [44:05] Dear Diary
     
    *Find Marie-Eve on IG @marie.eve_ifbbpro
     
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    • 46 min
    264: Depression and New Diagnoses - Speaking up for Neurodiversity with Erin Gales

    264: Depression and New Diagnoses - Speaking up for Neurodiversity with Erin Gales

    IFBB Pro, Erin Gales, was recently diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, and autism. She shares an honest conversation about how she overcame suicidal thoughts, bounced back from being laid off from a successful corporate career, and found a love for bodybuilding in the middle of it all. Erin is currently the Head of Brand Partnerships for a health and wellness travel company and is using her bikini stage and corporate role to raise awareness for neurodivergent individuals.
     
    Here's what you'll hear:
    [3:09] Bikini Hack
    [11:20] How did your fitness journey begin?
    [15:03] Why did you decide dancing wasn't for you anymore?
    [16:54] What led to your depression?
    [20:10] How did you feel after getting your diagnosis?
    [21:36] Can you share with us what's it like to be suicidal?
    [22:52] When did you start the healing process?
    [25:20] How do you use CBT in your daily routine?
    [29:55] When did you know you wanted to take bodybuilding seriously?
    [32:25] How did your depression affect your prep?
    [34:00] What was it like going into your first National show?
    [39:45] What happened after you turned Pro?
    [43:13] How do you feel on the other side of your identity crisis?
    [46:05] What are your goals moving forward in bodybuilding?
     
    *Find Erin on IG and TikTok @egales
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    • 50 min
    263: A Daily Mindset Practice That Will Change Your Life

    263: A Daily Mindset Practice That Will Change Your Life

    OMG !! This is so good !! I am so happy to be sharing this with you all ! A daily mindset practice that I have been doing for 2 years now. I encourage you to try this and then share with me how this feels .
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    • 13 min
    262: Bit by the Bikini Bug with Kiki McClellan

    262: Bit by the Bikini Bug with Kiki McClellan

    Kiki McClellan is a full-time bodybuilding coach and competitor. She earned her Pro card after three years of competing in the 2020 NPC Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Kiki fell in love with fitness in college. Feeling confined by her sports management degree program, she ditched her corporate aspirations and in true trailblazer fashion, began to pursue her passions in bodybuilding. She now coaches athletes to be confident, courageous, and to speak up for themselves.
    Sometimes all it takes is a shift in your life to truly be happy. Kiki shares her insights on self-doubt, fears, the importance of a support system, how to resist comparison, and tools to find the right coach. You don't want to miss this conversation!
    Here's what you'll hear:
    [4:21] Bikini Hack
    [11:45] How did your fitness journey begin?
    [16:55] Why jump ship from a good job and start bodybuilding?
    [19:05] What kind of responses did you get from your friends and family when you started to pursue bodybuilding?
    [22:00] What was it like getting started in bodybuilding?
    [27:25] How did you feel being dismissed by a coach you put so much trust into?
    [29:00] How important is it to have a prep coach?
    [33:25] Did anyone ever discredit your bodybuilding efforts?
    [35:00] When did you decide you wanted to turn pro?
    [41:00] Why was it so important to you to be a successful bodybuilder?
    [42:18] How do you handle doubt and fear?
    [47:10] How do you resist comparing yourself to other competitors?
    [50:53] How are you feeling about your recent success?
    [53:55] How do you keep your excitement for the sport going?
    [56:19] What are your goals for the remainder of the year?
    [59:48] What do you want to achieve in the future?
    [1:03:05] Dear diary
    *Find Kiki on IG @kikerslaugh_ifbbpro
    *Tune into her YouTube Channel Kiki McClellan IFBB Bikini Bodybuilding Pro
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    261: Breastfeeding and Bikini Prep with Brittany Shulman

    261: Breastfeeding and Bikini Prep with Brittany Shulman

    As a new mom with a big goal, Brittany Shulman gives us a sneak peek into how she stepped back on stage 11 months after giving birth. Her journey back to the stage was by no means easy. She shares how she navigated having an infant in the house, working through postpartum emotions, and finding a rhythm with breastfeeding while in a deficit.
    Since her return to the stage in 2020, Brittany has since competed in multiple shows and, apart from expectations, claimed her Pro Card at Ben Weider Naturals in October 2022. Brittany will be the first to tell you that she couldn't have stepped on stage without the support from her coach, family, friends, and her new tiny little cheerleader.
     
    Here's what you'll hear:
    [4:25] Bikini Hack   
    [12:00] What was it like when you first started competing?    
    [13:40] When did you go back to competing after starting a family?
    [15:30] What was it like to take a break from competing to start a family?
    [17:06] What was your lifestyle like after having your daughter? 
    [19:15] How did you compete less than a year after having a baby? 
    [21:40] How did you breastfeed while in prep?  
    [25:39] Tips for keeping up a supply while in a deficit
    [26:45] How did it feel to get back into competing? 
    [32:15] How did you keep a positive mindset around being a new mom and prepping? 
    [34:20] When did you decide you wanted to turn pro?
    [37:05] How was prep for you this year?
    [40:10] Was your plan to turn pro this year? 
    [46:40] What’s it like to have a great support system?
    [48:30] Were the sacrifices worth obtaining your pro card?
    [50:05] Are you going to go to Masters or remain in Open competition? 
    [50:45] What are your goals for this year? 
    [54:00] Dear diary
     
    * Find Brittany on IG @ms_morena587 or on FB under Brittany Shulman
     
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

Marzyattakz ,

I am a mom too !!

I just had to go check your little guy out and he does have a sparkle in his eyes ! I really enjoyed your podcast very relatable and motivating to keep going on my journey as a first time competitor ! Have to give a shout out to one of your girls who told me to come check it out and I am glad I did thank you so much for being inspiring!! Have a great day !

Lizzie’s Account ,

Loooove

Na’iyma has the prettiest voice and is so good at interviewing! The show is a inspiring and I love getting to know my fellow pros better 💖💖

Cwrenn2135 ,

My favorite bikini podcast out of them all!

I love love love the diversity of this show! Some of the other bikini shows are the same thing the first 30 minutes and it’s nice for a change especially since I have to binge listen most times to catch up. I love every single question the host asks the competitors. The bikini diary questions are my fav! I love how different everyone is. Definitely the best bikini podcast out there. ❤️

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