Location: Los Angeles, California
Weight: 120 to 124 pounds in the off-season and 120 in-season
I have a friend who has competed for years. She talked me into doing a competition. I started working with my husband and trainer Joe Discuillo and changed my eating habits. I loved the way my body responded so I stepped on stage in my first show in October 2010 feeling great and the rest is history!
My beautiful twin baby boys Gianni and Nicco ! I have two sisters and a brother back in Spain, Sara, Marian and Nico. They are my angels, and I have them always in my heart. I love them and miss them so much. Without them none of this would be worth it. Also receiving messages from fans everyday is what keeps me motivated.
Last but not least all of those haters out there, just know that you make me work so much harder !
I work out 6 days a week. I do lots and lots of plyometrics. I lift weights and do cardio 5 to 6 days a week and the most important DIET DIET AND DIET!
I keep track of your nutrition and workouts in a notebook and food journal
Here’s an example of my routine: Ingrid Romero Workout Routine
My diet consists of very lean foods.
I take in about 2500 calories. Eating 5 to 6 meals a day about 2.5 to 3 hours apart.
My meals consist of lean protein such as chicken, fish, turkey, or egg whites and slow digesting carbs such as oatmeal and sweet potatoes. I also eat lots of fresh veggies to help fill me up and add fiber. I stay away from fried and processed foods, sugar, salt, and dairy.
Here is an example of what I eat to prepare for a competition.
I am big fan of Isagenix supplements because there all 100% natural, organic supplements, chemical free and is the wiser choice to ensure proper nutrition and no toxic ingredients
My husband and Team EDGE master trainer Joe Discuillo! He played competitive sports his entire life, has an amazing career in health and fitness and has been a trainer for more than 15 years. Me and my Team EDGE girls will not be where we are without him! He is our rock!
I have always had big glutes. I have worked extremely hard to keep them firm and tight though. When doing my cardio I do different techniques to target the back side.
I will do the elliptical for 20 minutes. I do 3 minutes at 10 incline and a 12 resistance and then the next 3 minutes I will do a 15 incline at a 15 resistance. Increasing the incline really targets my glutes and hamstrings. I also do lots of plyometrics. I do this to try to keep the athletic tone look and not just a big muscular look. My Plyo’s consist of running stairs, leap frogs, jump squats etc. I will switch it up a bit and do the plyo’s in the sand. This really gets the legs and is a great workout. When lifting weights I do lots of Squats, lunges, leg press etc. I stick to doing 3-5 sets and anywhere from 12 to 25 reps depending on the day and how heavy I’m lifting.
Work hard in the gym and even harder in the kitchen..
Three words I use.
If you follow these three words you will be good