1) Please introduce yourself? What makes you special? Who is Lindsey Marie Autumn?
My name is Lindsey Marie Fowler. I love my career as a hairstylist/colorist. I enjoy all things fitness. I am passionate about animals and their rights and changing the world.
I live in Atlanta with my boyfriend, his son, and our two rescue dogs. I love it here because most of my family lives in Georgia. I have a few really awesome friends that are always here for me.
3) How did you start competing in bikini?
I first started competing in bikini because I opened a fitness magazine and loved the look of the girls.
Honestly, I feel like there are so many negative feelings when people say soft like its a bad thing. I think both are beautiful.
It is a little confusing to me really. I have compared photos of the top girls at my last competition and they all seemed so different. I also remembered seeing them in person and noticing the huge differences in their physiques especially when they are not posing.
6) For the next shows what do you think you need to work on physique-wise/conditioning-wise? If anything!
I am always working on improving. I would like to come in more conditioned, bigger calves, smaller waist, smaller thighs, tighter glutes, and bigger shoulders.
I typically do 15-20 reps per set. I would say depending on the day I do anywhere from 24-30 sets a day at 5 days a week. I have done anywhere from 65-90 min of cardio 5 days a week before a show.
Tilapia, tilapia, tilapia, is the protein that I eat. I don't have shakes because of the sodium. I have no sodium rice cakes for my carbs.
I don't eat any sodium the week of the show. I add lemon to my tilapia and water. I sweat a lot during my training and cardio sessions. I don't drink anything 24 hours before the show.
I love the feeling of accomplishment. The stage is where I feel like I belong and I can be myself. It is such a rush of positive energy and happiness knowing I have worked so hard even through the tired,sick, and no energy days and now I get to shine.
The last show I was at was NPC nationals in Ft .Lauderdale. It was huge and there were so many amazing physiques there I was in awe. It was interesting that they were doing interviews with competitors so I decided to do one. Ahhhh... It's a lot harder than it looks. I will be more comfortable next time though.
I think the industry is great. If I could change people's hateful opinions about each division that would be awesome but impossible. I guess those people are everywhere.
13) What has been your hardest challenge to overcome either in your personal life or competing career?
My hardest challenge is giving myself credit for my hard work whether it's working on my physique, my career, or self-actualization.
14) Did you make any changes to your contest prep for your last show? Water intake, carbing up, etc...
I love the bikini division. It is perfect for me. I love the look of the girls.
16) What are your favorite foods to eat right after you compete on a Saturday night?
My favorite places to go are Mexican and a really good pizza restaurant. The list of food is endless after that... All types of chocolate,Reese's especially, any nut butters, cookie butter, fresh baked cookies,Krispy Kreme doughnuts, frozen yogurt, sushi, Chinese, burgers, fries, wings, Moroccan food, Mac & cheese... Ok I'm hungry now.
17) Please tell us about how you were raised and did you have any interesting experiences while growing up?
I was raised in Macon Georgia. I am the middle child with both an older and younger sister. We were constantly traveling for sports throughout the year.
19) What is a typical day in the life of Lindsey Marie Autumn? From waking up to until going to bed?
I am a hairstylist and colorist. I love what I do. I am such a creative person so it's nice to have an outlet for me. I get to meet all types of people and I get to give them art from my heart. I am so passionate about my work. I am a little obsessive and kind of a perfectionist when I am doing someone's hair.