Up-and-coming fitness icon Logan Leigh Rix recently opened up during a Fitnessmagsa Instagram account takeover.
She offered her perspective on the mental and psychological battles we all fight to overcome our perceived inadequacies and how comparison can become the thief of joy in our lives. The advice of this young 2018 USN Face of Fitness finalist is worth the read if you missed the takeover… (or watch it on Instagram)
What did you have for breakfast?
A 3 egg omelette with zucchini, red peppers, jalapeños, mushrooms and bacon.
Soy or cow milk?
I hardly ever have dairy anymore. I have replaced cow milk with plant-based options. Soy is definitely my favourite.
Do you study or work?
I do both. I’m currently studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science, as well as Personal Training through Trifocus. I work in the afternoons.
Do you train every day? Have you ever been injured?
Yes, I have been injured before, but not seriously – I just pulled a few muscles. I do train every day and take rests when I feel like my body needs it. It’s so important to listen to your body! If you feel run down and tired, give yourself a break, otherwise you could end up injured!
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Why do you love competing?
I love competing because of the challenge. I love pushing myself every day to be better, and better is what fuels me and makes me feel alive. I also just love the gym. I think it’s absolutely incredible what the human body is capable of if you practice discipline and consistency!
Do you believe that every lady is beautiful, regardless of their body shape?
Oh my goodness, YES! I used to struggle a lot with body image as I’d compare myself to other girls all the time. Gym and a healthy lifestyle helped a lot as I began to love my body and myself more and more. I began to focus on being the best me that I could be, instead of wishing to have another body shape or wishing I looked like someone else. Every women is beautiful and unique in their own way and we should all focus on being the best versions of ourselves, instead of constantly comparing ourselves and wishing for something that we will never have.
How did you start your career in fitness?
I’ve always had an interest in healthy living and taking care of my body. Competing this year helped me realise that I want to build a career in the fitness industry, which why I’m studying personal training alongside my BBU Sci.
We all have that sweet tooth… what’s your kryptonite?
Cinnabon! Or a good old Rocomamas BCG burger. Yum!
Any advice for girls who are new to competitions?
I’m still new to competing, but here are a few lessons I learnt this year.
- Listen to your coach.
- Follow both your diet plan and your gym plan to the letter.
- Trust the process.
- Have fun on the day! You’ve work so hard, so enjoy showing it off!
- Don’t let a placing define you. You’re a winner for going through a whole prep and for stepping on that stage!
Author: Pedro van Gaalen
When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.