Monday, November 12, 2012

Oxygen Magazine- How Did I Do It?

Is this real life? I still can't believe I'm IN the Oxygen that's sitting on my coffee table. IN it! 


Thank you so much to everyone that has congratulated me, I feel so blessed to have to many people that are truly happy for me.. makes me feel pretty awesome! 

I've had lots of questions about how I went about getting my photo in there, and I'm happy to share! First of course, you need photos. I prepared for about 12 weeks, the first half focused on building and the second focused on leaning out. I followed Jamie Eason's 12 week trainer and really thought it was perfect for my goal. I won't lie, those were a tough 12 weeks with 100% compliance, but when you have a finish line you're trying to get to, it makes it much easier to stick with. I think I will do another shoot in the spring and will probably follow a similar approach to get ready for that. 

Even before I started training for my shoot, I did my research on local photographers so that I could make sure I was shooting with the right person. This in my opinion is the most important part of it all, because it's the photographer that is really going to make or break you. You want to choose someone that has experience with fitness shoots and preferably someone that has been featured in the magazines you want to be in. I did my research, asked for recommendations, and all that led me to the amazing James Patrick. He was SO awesome to work with and I'm so happy I found him. 

Next, you want to choose your outfits wisely. Take a look at what the models in the magazines you want to be in look like, and then try to mimic that. When I looked at Oxygen I saw bright colors, workout clothes, minimal bathing suits, and lots of smiles. I had 4 different looks, so I decided to do one bathing suit, one tank/shorts, and two sports bra/shorts looks. This gave me lots to choose from and it was obvious the ones that were going to fit well with the magazine. 

The last, and probably easiest part of the process was going to the Future of Fitness section of the Oxygen website and filling out the form! I think I heard back about 6 weeks later, and I don't think I'll ever forget checking my email and seeing a message from Stacy Kennedy (Rinella). I about died.

If this is something you've ever considered I highly recommend going for it! You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain-- I have learned a tremendous amount about health, fitness, and myself through this process and I wouldn't change a minute of it. Remember, I was that semi-healthy skinny-fat girl not long ago, and now I'm living proof that you can achieve anything you set your mind to! 

23 comments:

  1. Lady, you are gorgeous and in amazing shape. One of these days you'll be on the cover of those magazines. Congrats!

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  2. I am so proud of you, Brittany! This has been a dream of mine for years. You are SO inspiring.

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  3. Wow, this is great advice -- you look amazing! Congrats!!

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  4. Congratulations, you look beautiful and what an accomplishment, you should be proud of yourself!

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  5. Congrats! that is so exciting! How did you stick with the Jamie Eason plan and still maintain a social life? did you stop going out with friends, etc. That is the hardest part for me. I can not stick to a plan when in a social environment?

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  6. That's so awesome. I always enjoy reading that section!

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  7. So incredible!! I hope that can be me one day :)

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  8. You look so amazing! What an accomplishment, you definitely have so much to be proud of! I am so inspired by you! And I agree with Mattie, how do you stick to your plan when out with friends? As a college student the hardest part for me is avoiding the dinner parties and alcohol when out on the weekends!

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  9. Whoa! That is super awesome! Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration to so many and I absolutely love checking your blog for new recipes, workouts, advice and motivation!!! Well deserved!!! So exciting to see good things happen to good people!

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  11. You look beautiful! Congratulations! Can't wait to get the issue in the mail! :) You're such an inspiration. I know you have heard that a lot - but it's true. You're incredible!

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  12. fantastic tips and advice!! This is also a great motivational tool...hmm something to consider

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  13. Amazing! Congrats to you- you definitely earned it!

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  14. You're a hottie!! I am so happy for you! :) I always considered submitting myself or my sister (or even my mom) to this section... You've now helped me make my decision!!! Submitting now, lol!!! ;)

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  15. I just got my Oxygen here in Vancouver BC, and I was so excited to see you in the "Are you next" section! Congrats! I really enjoy your blog, and all the recipes and info! What a great achievement! You deserve it!

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  16. This is so awesome! Great job, and you look great, Brittany!

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  17. That is awesome! Great job and keep up the hard work! That must have been the best feeling ever to see yourself in a healht/fitness magazine! Thanks for the motivation and sharing your information on how you achieved your goal!

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  18. Totally missed this somehow. Congratulations!!! So amazing!

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