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About Devyn May
I was born into a military family. My birth place is Louisiana, moved around a lot, lived most of my life in Colorado. I have one brother and one sister, the bulk of my family lives in Houston, Texas, which is where we originate. Confusing, I know, that’s the life of an Army-brat.
I went to the University of Colorado briefly before entering into the US-Army at age 19, serving one contract and one soft-deployment. I am now out of the Army and finishing up my last semester of college at the University of Mary Washington, majoring in political science with a minor in cyber security. My husband is an active duty officer stationed in the DC-Metro area, and we have a beautiful daughter, Arabella, who is 5.
I started lifting after I gave birth so I could take control of my body and push it to the limits and potentials I know I can achieve. I also enjoy coaching people in nutrition and for competition so they too can see the potential in their wellness and themselves. I’ve always liked to run; I’ve done it competitively for a good portion of my life.
Obstacles I face in bodybuilding…. time management, family bonding, school work, and SLEEP! My little family makes it work, however, it’s never easy, but if you want it bad enough, you can make anything work.
What are your fitness goals?
My short term goals are to place well at nationals, finish my degree and to continue to build my physique. My long term goals are to open a gym and retire and enjoy my family.
Why did you start competing?
I actually enjoyed powerlifting, but my husband asked me to do a show with him, so I gave it a shot and now I’m hungry for more!
What do you enjoy most about competing?
I enjoy gaining the knowledge of my own body, how it operates and being able to push my physique to be elite.
Who inspires you, and why?
My husband. He is such a hard worker, great father, and amazing provider. He never stops pushing and always encourages me to do or be what and whoever I want to be. It’s inspiring to see his drive through injuries, emotional stress, work, and family. He never complains, he just does what he can to please his family. That’s truly inspiring. Also, he inspires me to stay fit, he can’t be the only sexy one! Ha! ;)
How do you stay motivated?
My daughter is the biggest motivation I have. Since birth, every time I look at her, it pushes me to keep grinding through school and not to give up. Also, I always want to give her something to look up to, a strong woman. I want her to know that she can do anything she sets her mind to and to give everything her all. Our children are always watching our every move, so, that is what keeps me motivated to do whatever I can that will set her up for success in her future.
What are your favorite exercises and why?
DEADLIFTS! My PR is 355lb,and I just love having a connection to the bar and using my power to drive that weight off the ground.
What is your favorite cheat food?
This isn’t a great cheat, but… I’m sure I can eat my weight in sushi! Also, I love my red wine!
What is your favorite health and fitness quote?
“DON’T LOOK FOR THE EASY WAY OUT. NOBODY WANTS TO WORK HARD THESE DAYS. THE 20 MINUTE ABS, THE 10 MINUTE THIS, THE 10 MINUTE THAT….. FUCK THAT!COME TO THE GYM. WORK YOUR ASS OFF. EARN IT!” – CT Fletcher
***** This applies to more than just the gym; it applies to life. Nothing is easy, there is no secret to success. Work your ass off and earn it. I listen to CT Fletcher pretty much every workout and/or just to stop feeling sorry for myself.
If you could give one piece of advice about dieting, what would it be?
There is not a secret shortcut, do it the right and healthy way and be patient, learn the diet and your body and how it reacts.
If you could give one piece of advice to new athletes or people just getting into fitness, what would it be?
PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PERSEVERANCE. Those terms hold the key to unlock your success.
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