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Featured Athlete January 2019 - Lauren First

 

PAMCAKES’ PANCAKES ATHLETE INTERVIEW
Lauren First
January 2019

THE BASICS

Name: Lauren First

Age: 24

Location (state): Columbus, Ohio



THE FUN STUFF

  1. Last time on stage: July 27th, 2018
  2. When competing next: June 14th
  3. How many shows have you done: About 15 shows!
  4. Do you coach yourself, or are you coached/on a team – please specify: My coach is my boyfriend, Dylan Bair from BairAesthetics
  5. What do you do? Work/school? I am a night shift nurse in the NICU
  6. How’d you get into competing? I began lifting and dieting for my first bikini competition during my freshman year of college in 2014.
  7. What does being “fit” mean to you? Being “fit” to me means that I primarily live a healthy and active lifestyle on a daily basis! I love going to the gym at least 4 times a week to build muscle and incorporate it into my daily life!
  8. Favorite type of workout? I love going into the gym to focus on 1-2 muscle groups. I incorporate a lot of supersets to help me get in and out of the gym quicker!
  9. Favorite body part to workout? GLUTES...duh!
  10. Do you: Track Macros / Meal Plan / Intutitively Eat? I track macros for the most part, but do not have a hard time being intuitive during times of travel!
  11. Favorite food? Favorite “fun” meal? My favorite food is COOKIES! My favorite fun meal is a BBQ burger with sweet potato fries!
  12. If you could travel anywhere, where and why? I travel a lot, but one location I would love to visit is Australia because it seems like there is a lot to do there, the climate looks great, and I love kangaroos!
  13. What advice would you give to someone just starting a fitness regimen for lifestyle and/or competing? Be patient! Losing weight or seeing results does not just happen overnight, so it is very important to keep going even if you feel like change isn’t fast!
  14. How do you balance personal life with school/competing/work/etc.? This comes fairly easy for me! Although it can be hard at times, I make sure to make it work! Since I work night shift 3 days a week, I will take my rest days primarily around nights where I worked! Since I track my macros, I just pack my meals for work to make sure I’m hitting my goals and not falling off track! I don’t get as much sleep as I should be, but I make sure to sleep in on days I don’t work to catch up! Energy drinks keep me going!
  15. Favorite Pamcakes’ flavor and why! Pumpkin! I hate to say it, but I’m a basic B! I love me some pumpkin Spice!
  16. Pancakes or waffles?!? :) Pancakes all day, every day!
  17. Favorite thing about Pamcakes'? I love that I can have Pamcakes' in and out of prep! The nutrition breakdown is amazing and helps me meet my goals all while staying on track!
  18. Any advice you’d like to give to your younger self? I would tell my younger self not to stress so much! Life has it’s ways of working out even if it doesn’t seem that way at that time!
  19. Role Model(s)? My role models are IFBB Pros Beth Hall, Laura Norton, and Adison Barnhart. I love how these girls live life and don’t care what people think!
  20. Long term Goals (on and off stage; either or both)? My long term goal for the stage is to consistently top 5 at national shows and possibly obtain my Pro Card down the road! I know I don’t have the most ideal “look” at some shows, but it would be awesome to consistently place top 5 at all the upcoming National Shows! My long term goal for life is to move from Ohio to either Texas or California with Dylan!