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Carmen Oliver

NPC Figure Competitor

About Carmen

Fitness saved my life.
I mean that literally. Don't get me wrong, it made me stronger, faster, and got my heart healthy. It truly saved my life.

I was a mess, inside and out. I was close to 200lbs on a 5'0" body, and in a size 20 jeans (on a good day). I was depressed and couldn't stand to look in the mirror. I was purposely getting out of the way of every camera pointed at me, making myself absent from pretty much every family photo. I felt guilty, too. I had 4 beautiful boys, and a husband that loved me no matter what I looked like, so why couldn't I be happy? I tried almost every antidepressant out there. Nothing worked.

One day, I went for a walk to clear my head. Slowly, huffing and puffing with every step. I barely reached a mile that day, but I felt a little better. So, I did it again. And again. And again. Everyday I looked forward to my walks, which got longer and longer. Then faster. Those walks turned into jogs. And that was just the beginning.

I started that fitness journey 10 years ago. First, I ran half marathons. Then, I began to teach group fitness classes - dance fitness, specifically. Then, one day, I was introduced to weight training. I fell in love with it from day one. So much so, that I started competing in the Figure division in local NPC competitions six years ago, and I'm still competing. And still loving it.

Career Highlights

  • 2019 Dallas Europa (NPC) Figure 7th in Masters, 10th in Open
  • 2017 Johnnie O Jackson (NPC) Figure 2nd in Masters, 4th in Open

Hometown

Dallas, TX

Current Residence

Keller, TX

Favorite MuscleEgg Flavor

Chocolate Mocha

Favorite Workout Music

Anything up tempo - I have a VERY eclectic workout playlist

Favorite Exercise

Squats

Favorite Cheat Meal

Burger and fries or sushi

Favorite Use of MuscleEgg

Low carb crepes and protein pancakes

Favorite Hobbies

Yes!!! I love to jump on my Harley Fatboy any chance I have and tear up some asphalt.

Best Advice I Ever Got

Never, ever forget how far you've come in your journey. You can always look back and know how much you've accomplished, and use that as fuel to know that you can go that far (or even further) again.