If you didn’t know, I was born and raised in Norway. I often thought Id blog in Norwegian, but since I moved away from Norway at age 19, my social circle have become more english speaking, and I live in an english speaking country. So it just feels more natural to blog in English.

However, even though I’m not living in the country anymore, I still follow-up on news and social media.

A few days ago a Norwegian blogger commented that she thinks Bikini fitness should be banned in Norway. Her argument was that so many girls destroy themselves doing the sport. And she is absolutely right. No doubt in that. But ban a sport? Maybe not.

Myself have competed twice. And it was without a doubt the best experience of my life.
Theres much attention to the fitness world that it is an extreme world. An unhealthy community. It certainly is if you look at the people taking drugs, to speed up the process, to get bigger. Or girls(and men) going through extreme diets to get in the shape they want. This is not healthy. This is fucking stupid.

Once a guy told me he had to take steroids to win. I asked him why. And he said “you can’t be a pro without gear”.

What a lot of bullocks. If you think you need to do harm to your body to become the best, you’re an idiot.

Yes there’s a lot of competitors who win, because they’ve taken steroids and they obviously have “better?” bigger shape. But there are also a lot who don’t take steroids and win. Genetics people. And I bet they have it better mentally and actually feeling healthy then the people who do take drugs.
Drugs and extreme diets is not good for you mind, body or soul. I think you are utterly stupid if you do anything that is not good to your body. But hey, 90 % of us do this every week! Youre going for a night out with your pals every week, maybe have 6-7-8+ drinks. That’s hurting your body! Just sayin..

The fitness world is not for everyone, and some people just have to accept that. But everyone can certainly be in the health community! We are forgetting how much positivity has come out from it. If I didn’t find my way to instagram, and all these women with the most amazing bodies and powerful minds, in my eyes. I would probably still be sipping on cocktails 4 times a week and not pay attention to the health of my body. The new fitness trend have made people change their lives. And that is what we should focus on.

It is a learning progress, like most things. You fail and you achieve. You learn and become smarter. If you are ever considering going on the competing journey, know one thing. You don’t have to torture yourself through it, it is meant to be fun(well I think so). Its meant to be a personal achievement and a learning process. But of course, it is hard. But its only for a fraction of you life and you will come out much stronger.


I still had krispy kreme and chocolate up to 1 week before my last competition, and I got 2nd place. Would I have won if I just stuck to “clean eating”(hate that phrase) I doubt it. I wouldn’t have a sane mind and my health would probably be bad. But let me say the bodybuilding sport is not ideal for your health. I wouldn’t say it is healthy to compete. But it’s not healthy to drink every weekend and it’s not healthy to not go to gym. So what the fuck is healthy eh? …. If you’re happy, you feel great, you sleep great, your bowel movements are great, if you simply are just loving life. Then you’re healthy.

If you are on a competition prep and you feel weak, menstruation disappears, hair loss, whatever symptoms. You are doing something WRONG. Stay away from people who says you have to go to the extremes to make it or take drugs. Make up your own mind of what you think is right and believe in yourself.

Dont be stupid, learn to know your body and ALWAYS put your health FIRST.


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  1. The first challenge facing anyone interested in fitness and nutrition is finding sources of good information and advice based on the latest science – there is so much nonsense, pseudo-science, and outright dangerous advice in this space that it’s not even funny. The subsequent challenge is to then find coaches/trainers who have a grasp of this information, and have a history of successfully applying it with clients. I got big/lean through taking steroids/popping diet pills is not impressive to me; I got big/lean through education and applying hard-earned knowledge, is.

    On the point of what is healthy and what is not, I feel that for me the answer is based in balance. I don’t consider it healthy to obsess about how “clean” every food is that you’re eating, but nor would I consider it healthy to live of Mars bars. But if the majority of your diet is based on minimally-processed food with a lot of nutrient density, a Mars bar here or there isn’t going to kill you.

    The same applies to alcohol. We have recently been told by the UK’s chief medical officer that there is no such thing as a safe level of drinking. So does this mean that everyone should be teetotal? Well, if abstaining from alcohol doesn’t stop you going out to social events or meeting up with friends, then abstaining is probably a healthy thing to do. But if abstaining means that you avoid social events and social interaction because you know there will be alcohol involved, then I’d say it would constitute an unhealthy thing to do.

    For me, I like the “loosening up” effect that alcohol has on me, but I don’t like getting smashed out my brain and suffering with vomiting and a horrendous hangover. Likewise, I like really nice ice cream and cheesecake, but I’m not interested in eating these foods everyday and see them as a treat within the parameters of an overall healthy diet.

    In summary, I agree with what you are saying, Dina. In most cases, following extremes is the road to ruining your health.

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