Natural Bodybuilder Gives 3 Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Beccy Pateman - PNBA pro

Beccy Pateman discusses her top 3 tips to stay on track during the holidays. 

With Christmas (2021) and New Year underway, many people plan to indulge in a little too much food and drinks (if you haven’t already!). Of course, partaking in mashed potatoes and gravy until your stomach screams are warranted during holiday festivities. However, we know if you’re reading this, your health and fitness goals are still important to you. So, to stroll into 2022 on the right foot, we’ve got some insight from Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) pro natural bodybuilder Beccy Pateman. In an Instagram (IG) post, she discussed her top 3 tips to stay on track during the holidays. On IG, she said:

“You are accountable for you! If I could give one tip to people, it wouldn’t be just some fancy exercise program or a specific nutrition regime. It’s to walk the talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day the dumbbell and diet don’t get you in shape. It’s your accountability to your word. You vs you always, remember that.”

Beccy Pateman believes planning, simple meal prepping, and remembering your goals are essential to staying fit during the holiday season. 

You can see Pateman’s IG post below delving into her three tips to stay on track during the holidays. 


INBA/PNBA Strives to Level Playing Field and Protect Competitors

The International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/PNBA aims to keep competition fair and athletes safe. This federation is the largest institution in natural bodybuilding. It’s not quite as popular as the IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness), but it’s perpetually getting more eyeballs. 

There have been tragic deaths headlining bodybuilding in recent years. Although the cause of death is speculative, many viewers and athletes blame drugs. There’s no proven thesis, so this is only a conjecture. However, natural bodybuilding leagues such as the INBA/PNBA work to keep their athletes safe by putting safety protocols into place, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – the highest-quality drug testing available for professional athletes. 

Another premise of natural bodybuilding leagues is leveling the playing field. That’s because athletes are forbidden to dope. Any athlete caught engaging in drugs like steroids, or PEDs is publicly ridiculed through the Hall of Shame and stripped of any titles. 

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Beccy Pateman - tips to stay on track during the holidays

Beccy Pateman is a PNBA professional Figure, Figure Classic, and Physique competitor in natural bodybuilding. She is also the co-owner of Unrivalled Physiques – an online coaching service. Pateman works to help other people overcome the same issues she struggled with. And she strives to help them avoid the mistakes she made along the way. 

Pateman overcame many health and fitness challenges, including anorexia and being overweight. The knowledge she gained from mentors, experience, and being a PNBA competitor has given her the tools she needs to help others. 

Generation Iron appreciates Beccy Pateman for providing her wonderful tips to stay on track during the holidays. If you follow her recommendations, you’ll have a stellar start to hit your 2022 New Year’s resolutions. 

We also recommend checking out INBA/PNBA professional Lawrence Chambers’s top 4 restaurant recommendations to hit your calories and macros.

Eat, drink, and be jolly – in moderation, of course! 

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Terry Ramos
As a personal trainer and writer, Terry loves changing lives through coaching and the written word. Terry has a B.S. in Kinesiology and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He enjoys playing music, reading, and watching films when he's not writing or training.