After 4 years of college and 4 years of pizza and beer, Karina Baymiller was unhappy with the way she looked and felt. She started out just cutting calories, but wasn’t getting the result she wanted. So she hit the gym and became the cardio queen, again without the result she desired. After some research and browsing the forums on bodybuilding.com, Karina started eating a clean diet and lifting heavy in the gym, and she have never turned back!
Karina believes food is the best supplement of all, but everyone can use a little help now and then. She opt for natural protein powders that use stevia as a sweetener and contain no artificial ingredients. For pre-workout , she drinks a cup of coffee for the caffeine boost and mix a teaspoon of beta-alanine in her water for extra endurance.
“The most important advice is to not give up. It took me two years to get from Point A to Point B and I wouldn’t change a thing. Magic doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. Just remember, slow and steady wins the race.
Dieting is so crucial to reach your goals for fat loss or muscle gain. Make sure your diet is 99 percent spot-on—we all have little slip-ups here and there. No matter how hard you try, you can’t out train a bad diet.”
Karina is now a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.