A:I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York ...and still living there. :)
Q:Describe the thought process when you first knew you wanted to become a IFBB competitor..
A:2007 I went to my first show in NY, I saw the figure girls first and told myself "wow look at the bodies, I would love to look like that"...I started training for the first time (with weights) in 2010 and competed and my first bikini show April 2010 and placed 4th. After that first show I was like, ok I want to get my body looking better and better so I kept training and competing...I started looking up videos on RxMuscle.com and Musculardevelopment.com to practice with my posing and looked up different workouts...I started to look up pictures of the top IFBB Bikini Girls and that's when I said, " I want to turn pro!" ... LOL.
Q:What does Yeshaira's typical week long workout routine look like?
A:My Training schedule is basically the same every week;
Tuesday-Shoulders, Chest and Triceps
Wednesday-Hams and Plyos
Thursday-Back and Biceps
Q:Can you give us your off season and pre contest diets?
A:For my off season diet I usually have more protein and carbs throughout the day and add in some cheat meals more often..
During contest prep I eat every 2-3 hours 6 times a day which includes lean protein, complex carbs and vegetables
Q:You're currently a Bikini pro...any thoughts of going Figure?
A:Hmmmm maybe, just not right now but hey you never know... :)
Q:How did you get affiliated with Team Bombshell?
A:I was doing pretty well with no knowledge at all about competing just getting info from different websites etc.. So when I competed at my very first National show and took 4th Place, I contacted Shannon and Rob from Teambombshell and told her that I had 3 goals and I wanted her to help me pursue them...1-Turn Pro ...2- Place top 3 at a pro show ...and 3- Compete in the Olympia. I got 2 out of 3 and just working on that 3rd goal this year. Teambombshell is more than just a team, we are a family as well. I'm so happy to be a part of a great team!!
Q:You’re a NXT and MHP sponsored athlete. Describe how you got sponsored...
A:Interesting story with MHP... I was contacted by San Nutrition to work their booth at the 2011 Olympia I told them yes, but I didn't hear back from them with more information. MHP then contacted me and asked if I was interested in working their booth I told them, “thank you but I already got a call from San to work their booth.” The next day I get an email from MHP saying that they wanted to sign me as a sponsored athlete. I apologized to San and told them I wasn't going to be able to work the booth for them and signed a contract with MHP
NXT Sports Nutrition in Queens, it is one of the best supplement stores to pick up your vitamins and more. They have knowledge on everything, from which supplements to take to competition prep with Fakhri Mubarak.
Q:If you had to pick one person who you would credit as being your biggest inspiration in life, who would it be and why?
A:My boyfriend Marco Rivera. He's an IFBB Pro also. He's my biggest inspiration because of him I started training with weights and began my competition journey. He started in 2007 and it’s just amazing how his body changed through time and how much dedication he put in the gym and with his diet. I used to complain to him and say "you're always at the gym" ...LOL. But now we're both part of the sport and enjoy every moment of it.
Q:Someone wants to become a IFBB competitor like yourself, what piece of advice would you give her?
A:I say GO FOR IT.. It’s never too late!!! Always remember that you win some and you lose some but that doesn't mean you have to give up!! Keep pushing and trust me you will make it happen. Always remember that it’s not going to come to you, you have to push hard to get it...
Q:Do you have any website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or blog links for the people to get in contact with you or just learn more about you?
@yeshaira for twitter
@yeshaira for instagram
Keep rockin and thanks for all my Friends, Family and Fans for all your support and for following me.. Have a blessed Day!!
Thank You Elliot and HealtHaven.com for taking your time and interviewing me :)
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com