Alexandria Serrano

Name: Alexandria Serrano
Birth Date: 11/27/1984
Birth Place: Bronx
Current Residence: Levittown NY
Height & Weight: 5″0 106lbs

1. What made you want to compete?
Competing was something Ive always dreamed of doing but never had the guts, self esteem and courage to do it or even so i was intimidated . Jan 8 2012 I lost my father unexpectedly. i really thought my life was over. I still woke up everyday with a fake smile on my face while feeling completely dead inside wondering how i was gonna live the rest of my life. As the year went on i fell into a deep depression and lost myself, there were days i couldn’t even think straight. I just wanted my father back and believed i would see him walk through that front door once again. When the holidays came around I remember sitting opening presents telling myself “2013 is gonna be my year and Im going to start setting serious goals.” My father was my biggest supporter in anything I did he would have my back and cheer me on to the end in whatever I got myself involved in. I knew he wouldnt wanna see me like this, I knew i couldn’t sit around anymore and had to do something . Jan 2013 I set some goals and here I am weeks away from stepping on stage in Roade Island with my father on my side.

2. What do you do to stay inspired?
Constantly thinking positive thoughts the negatives at times slip In there but I fight it and replace it with a positive thought Instead of saying ” I think I can do it ” I tell myself ” I will do it”. Its a daily battle. My fellow brickhouse teammates who have competed before and who haven’t, stick together and push one another closer to success . We’re brickhouse for a reason it’s hard to break a brick in half so to try to break one of us is impossible. My coach Tabitha Sierra is incredible with her constant positive attitude and engery towards me. I drive a hour n half just to train with her once a week just to soak up all her positive attitude and determination I need for the week.

3. What shows have you already been in or plan to be in in the future?
I haven’t done any. This will be my first and I’m ready to bring Rhode Island everything I got.

4. Who got you started?
A co-worker at work told me about her sister competing as she was showing me all her pictures I was telling her I always wanted to do it, and my response was “no way i could never “I walked into work the next day and said “Screw this im gonna do it” She led me to Tabitha Sierra and that’s where my journey began

5. Who do you look to for help now?
For help I look to my brickhouse teammates and my coach Tabitha

6. Where do you usually workout?
I work out at la fitness and Crossfit Revenge

7. Do you use any suppliments? If so, what ones (brands, names, etc)
Ultimate women daily vitamin, omega-3 fish oil, catalyst, muscle strength , performance elite arginine extreme, raw organic green super food , whey protein powder, pro-20

8. What are your most noticeable results?
I have to say my shoulder and abs. There my favorite part and I’m never letting them go:-)

9. Has fitness changed your life? If so, how?
It’s changed my life mentally physically and emotionally . I wake up everyday feeling great inside and out mentally becauseI know I can do anything I want to achieve. Physically because there were certain exercises I couldn’t do in the beginning of training that I can do now and emotionally I feel confident and positive . I was always that “skinny” girl and ate whatever I wanted but I didn’t feel how I feel now I was over 22%body fat and I’m down to 13.6 and I feel amazing. I have all the confidence self esteem i need

10. What personal fitness goals have you set for yourself?
I have to say my number one goal is getting my pro card, and to inspire other friends , family and people who follow me.

11. Describe your diet.
High in protein and veggie with some carbs

12. What does your workout schedule look like?
I workout Monday to Friday for about and hour to and hour and half a day usually in the evening after work and on my days off in the morning

13. What do you do for a living?
I make ladies look beautiful. I’m a hair colorist for about 11 years I started training when I was 16. I work at Salon O in Syosset . I enjoy making a daily difference in my clients everyday life they depend on me by making them feel pretty confident and sexy. I love and appreciate each and everyone of them. They all have taught me something about life in their own special way

14. What are your personal non-fitness goals?
I wanna be a wonderful mother and wife one day. I also will continue to be there for my mother to keep her strong from being a widow .

15. Have you participated in any other sports?
I’ve always been a pretty active person, I’ve done Crossfit , MMA, And middle school sports softball volley ball , bad mitten ,track

16. Here you can mention your family/thank you’s.
I wanna thank my family,friends and brickhouse teammates . My family for dealing with my crankiness , My friends for showing me support and my brickhouse girls for all the advice and encouragement and especially my coach Tabitha sierra for having all the confidence in me when I thought I couldn’t or having my doubts, it was almost as if I was a magic eraser board and she erased all my doubts and filled it with confidence. I’ve learned you can go for whatever you want in life but it depends on how bad you want it.

17. Do you have any hobbies?
Dinners with my girl friends, snowboarding , anything adventurous

18. What are challenges that you face that may keep you from reaching your fitness goals?
When I see people eat pizza. Pizza is my weakness. Any cheat meal I have that’s what I tend to eat. Sometimes having a bad day can try to break me or having that small doubt within myself.

19. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are?
Dieting, the time and effort to make my meals as yummy as possible, Planning everyday out, planing what day would be my cheat meal. Putting in the time to train either before work after work . Most of all not having my ADD kick in making me losing focus.