MAGNUM PRO ATHLETE

ABOUT MICHELLE

Titles
WBFF Pro Athlete
ISSA Strength and Conditioning Coach
Precision Nutrition Sports Nutrition Certification
Canadian Powerlifting Silver Medalist
Canadian Yoga Champion
Tulum Strength Club Co-Owner

Hometown: Tulum, Mexico
Height : 5’2″
Weight : 115lbs

Competition Class: Fitness Model

Have you been published in any magazines? If so, which?
Inside Fitness Magazine
Oxygen Magazine
D’Fyne Magazine
Optimyz
Sweat Equity
Strong Fitness
Fit and Firm Magazine
Status Fitness

Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in a sports oriented family and competed in basketball, volleyball, baseball, track and field and cross country running. I moved to Whistler to compete in snowboarding after graduating from University, and then in my thirties I dove into all things yoga, became a teacher, competed for many years in international competition, and I still practice and teach it.When I turned 40 I started focusing on bodybuilding and won several shows before settling on the WBFF and I still compete in their Pro shows at 47. Last year I added competitive powerlifting, and placed second at the Canadian championships. I’d like to return to the platform when I turn 49 and compete with an even better total.

Tell us your fitness story.

I started competing in fitness in my forties because I was fascinated by the practical science of using weights and nutrition to control the aging process.

What are your favourite exercises and areas to work out?

I love training all body parts, but I’m especially proud of my legs, and train them 2-3 times a week. I always work on my squat and deadlift technique, but I also do a ton of unilateral work to bring up weakness and really focus on mind-muscle connection.

Why do you choose Magnum?

Magnum products are very powerful and work almost immediately. I stick to the basics in my off season and then when I go into a cut I utilize many of Magnum’s thermogenic boosters to make the process easier and faster.

Favourite Magnum supplements and why?

My favourite Magnum Supplements are:

ROCKET SCIENCE: I always have a lot on my plate and it really helps me focus and stay in an upbeat mood.

QUATTRO: Hands-down Quattro. I honestly wouldn’t want to train without it. It makes dieting not seem like dieting when you can whip up a batch of Quattro cupcakes, Sweet Icing or Frozen Yogurt.

What are your goals for the future?

I’m working on a series of contest prep-friendly recipes, and building a YouTube channel focused on nutrition, bodybuilding and yoga for women.

What advice can you give to anyone that wants to take control of their health?

Persevere. Change can be slow sometimes, and you will always have challenges and set backs in life, so you’ve got to be prepared to do what needs to be done regardless of your emotional state. Discipline and perseverance are two traits that you need to develop if you want to be in this game for the long run.

Instagram Handle: @yourhealthyhedonista

Facebook URL: @michelle.macdonald.yhhedonista

Michelle MacDonalds favorite supplements

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  • Forces your muscles to favor fatty acid oxidation as fuel*
  • Preserves Glycogen for enhanced pumps while getting lean*
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MICHELLE MACDONALD | 46 YEARS OLD MUSCLE LADY! FULL WORKOUT POSING

Model- Michelle MacDonald – Canadian Yoga Champion,Physique Coach, Powerlifter 46 years
Wonderful lady, great body, awesome spirit, congratulations on her consistency and beautiful happy life she have

ENTREPRENEUR’S DREAM – MOVING YOUR BUSINESS TO PARADISE WITH J.J AND MICHELLE

I recently had a killer workout and interview with two amazing athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs – Jean-Jacques Barrett and Michelle MacDonald.I love how these two are so committed to living a healthy, Magnum-style lifestyle.

What you immerse yourself in will profoundly shape your choices. In my YHH program (the one that helped to transform my 70-year old mother and hundred of other women) I walk them through two books: Gay Hendrick’s “The Big Leap” in the first 6-months and then this one, Darren Donnelly’s book, “Think Like A Warrior”.
In the first leg of the transformation journey we delve into pinpointing the barrier stories that hold us back from living in abundance and achieving our goals. We unpack the signs that we are slipping into negative behaviors, we work on understanding what are unique gifts are and how to thread them into our physique journey, how to influence time (by prioritizing) and how to create a positive ripple effect in our own communities. 
In the second leg of the journey, we hammer home the five pillars of a strong mindset and how to positively overcome any challenge that we are faced with in life. Too many people assume that great success or living a happy, fulfilled life comes without any hardship or failure. The opposite is true. 🙏 it’s in overcoming obstacles that we develop into the person who is able to chose to love a fulfilled life. It’s alway about making a choice and never about what gets handed to you.
As a coach I see this so clearly. Some women faced with extreme challenges rise above. Their check-ins roll in like clock work and their results match their effort. Other women with much less going on chose to falter, always needing extra accountability and constant encouragement.
You have to decide: who do I want to be in tough times. Am I a damsel married to her distress or am I a wonder woman out saving the world? Can I take care of myself in the most basic ways when push comes to shove? Can I rise above?
Read this book. Trust me, it’s a game changer.
What you immerse yourself in will profoundly shape your choices. In my YHH program (the one that helped to transform my 70-year old mother and hundred of other women) I walk them through two books: Gay Hendrick’s “The Big Leap” in the first 6-months and then this one, Darren Donnelly’s book, “Think Like A Warrior”. In the first leg of the transformation journey we delve into pinpointing the barrier stories that hold us back from living in abundance and achieving our goals. We unpack the signs that we are slipping into negative behaviors, we work on understanding what are unique gifts are and how to thread them into our physique journey, how to influence time (by prioritizing) and how to create a positive ripple effect in our own communities. In the second leg of the journey, we hammer home the five pillars of a strong mindset and how to positively overcome any challenge that we are faced with in life. Too many people assume that great success or living a happy, fulfilled life comes without any hardship or failure. The opposite is true. 🙏 it’s in overcoming obstacles that we develop into the person who is able to chose to love a fulfilled life. It’s alway about making a choice and never about what gets handed to you. As a coach I see this so clearly. Some women faced with extreme challenges rise above. Their check-ins roll in like clock work and their results match their effort. Other women with much less going on chose to falter, always needing extra accountability and constant encouragement. You have to decide: who do I want to be in tough times. Am I a damsel married to her distress or am I a wonder woman out saving the world? Can I take care of myself in the most basic ways when push comes to shove? Can I rise above? Read this book. Trust me, it’s a game changer.
All of this has underlined for me even more why I chose to live in nature.
When I first came to Tulum back in 2006 I knew I had to move here. It wasn’t until 2016 that I was able to make it happen. In between I taught yoga in India, met the love of my life in Montreal, and sold my condo in Beacon Hill to fund our move. Life has been an incredible adventure this past decade but every experience and every risk has been worth it.
I’ve had a loooonnngg dream since I was a teen in university to build my own facility where like minded people could come together and learn, immersed in the natural world, and finally this too is coming to fruition.
@jeanjacquesbarrett and I recently bought two hectares in the jungle that we can start building on in a year. This will be our new home that we plan to live in forever. Deep in the jungle with only the birds and jaguars, gardens, an enormous training center and yoga studio, and a teaching kitchen...10 private suites for guests, a pool, observation deck and healing centre. I honestly have had such a clear vision of this place for years, even down to the details of how the breeze will stir the curtains.
It will also be completely self-sustainable, with its own water and power, as I’ve always felt it best to be self-reliant from my studies of the government and the environment back in the 1980s.
I hope to see many of you down here to come train and learn from us. 🙏  I expect 2023 will be our first year open to the public (and it will be our 10-year anniversary of marriage)! 😀😀
Have an absolutely amazing weekend everybody! Feed your focus not your fears. Dream big and ignore the naysayers. Reach for the stars and dare to live a unique life. Don’t settle for being just another brick in the wall.
❤️
All of this has underlined for me even more why I chose to live in nature. When I first came to Tulum back in 2006 I knew I had to move here. It wasn’t until 2016 that I was able to make it happen. In between I taught yoga in India, met the love of my life in Montreal, and sold my condo in Beacon Hill to fund our move. Life has been an incredible adventure this past decade but every experience and every risk has been worth it. I’ve had a loooonnngg dream since I was a teen in university to build my own facility where like minded people could come together and learn, immersed in the natural world, and finally this too is coming to fruition. @jeanjacquesbarrett and I recently bought two hectares in the jungle that we can start building on in a year. This will be our new home that we plan to live in forever. Deep in the jungle with only the birds and jaguars, gardens, an enormous training center and yoga studio, and a teaching kitchen...10 private suites for guests, a pool, observation deck and healing centre. I honestly have had such a clear vision of this place for years, even down to the details of how the breeze will stir the curtains. It will also be completely self-sustainable, with its own water and power, as I’ve always felt it best to be self-reliant from my studies of the government and the environment back in the 1980s. I hope to see many of you down here to come train and learn from us. 🙏 I expect 2023 will be our first year open to the public (and it will be our 10-year anniversary of marriage)! 😀😀 Have an absolutely amazing weekend everybody! Feed your focus not your fears. Dream big and ignore the naysayers. Reach for the stars and dare to live a unique life. Don’t settle for being just another brick in the wall. ❤️
Feeding the beast! 💪💪
Honestly, my husband and I have very different macros and different tastes so whipping up two meals in under 10 minutes has become a speciality of mine.
I cook one meal for this bad boy a day (I insist on that) and today while I had my usual post workout Pasta e Vongoli (recipe can be found under #yhhfeed )  I made him a Mediterranean rice and beef dish.
Recipe:
✅3 g olive oil
✅ 1 clove garlic, minced
✅70 g bell pepper, thinly sliced
✅40 g cherry tomatoes, halved
✅ 5 g capers
✅ 8 g green olives
✅ 180 g 95% ground beef (raw)
✅ 80 g marinara sauce
✅ 300 g white rice
✅ 4 g butter
✅ 8 g Parmesan Cheese
..
METHOD
Heat up the oil in a non-stick skillet, and add the garlic. Cook for about a minute until the garlic is fragrant (yummy!)🤪 Add the peppers and sizzle for about two minutes until they start to soften, and then add the tomatoes, capers, olives and beef. Cook, stirring often to turn over the beef, until there are just a few pink bits left. At this point add the marinara sauce and incorporate for another minute or two. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. 👅
Meanwhile get another non-stick pan warm and heat up the rice. Season with sea salt and if macros allow, add some butter. Plate the rice into a nice pasta bowl, mount the meat sauce on top, and finish with some Parmesan cheese. Voila! 
Macros for this meal were:
61 g P 104 g C 26 g F
Obviously this is a BIGBOY meal. For a smaller human just reduce the beef and rice and possibly the butter, but everything else I would keep the same. A lot of the fat in this meal came from the beef, 16 g to be exact. You could use a leaner beef or 99% lean ground turkey if fat macros are an issue.
What I love about the @my.macros app is that it allows you to build amazing meals but adjust in grey to suit your macros. 🥰
Please save this recipe to try later, and don’t forget to check out all my recipes here : #yhhfeed
Feeding the beast! 💪💪 Honestly, my husband and I have very different macros and different tastes so whipping up two meals in under 10 minutes has become a speciality of mine. I cook one meal for this bad boy a day (I insist on that) and today while I had my usual post workout Pasta e Vongoli (recipe can be found under #yhhfeed ) I made him a Mediterranean rice and beef dish. Recipe: ✅3 g olive oil ✅ 1 clove garlic, minced ✅70 g bell pepper, thinly sliced ✅40 g cherry tomatoes, halved ✅ 5 g capers ✅ 8 g green olives ✅ 180 g 95% ground beef (raw) ✅ 80 g marinara sauce ✅ 300 g white rice ✅ 4 g butter ✅ 8 g Parmesan Cheese .. METHOD Heat up the oil in a non-stick skillet, and add the garlic. Cook for about a minute until the garlic is fragrant (yummy!)🤪 Add the peppers and sizzle for about two minutes until they start to soften, and then add the tomatoes, capers, olives and beef. Cook, stirring often to turn over the beef, until there are just a few pink bits left. At this point add the marinara sauce and incorporate for another minute or two. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. 👅 Meanwhile get another non-stick pan warm and heat up the rice. Season with sea salt and if macros allow, add some butter. Plate the rice into a nice pasta bowl, mount the meat sauce on top, and finish with some Parmesan cheese. Voila! Macros for this meal were: 61 g P 104 g C 26 g F Obviously this is a BIGBOY meal. For a smaller human just reduce the beef and rice and possibly the butter, but everything else I would keep the same. A lot of the fat in this meal came from the beef, 16 g to be exact. You could use a leaner beef or 99% lean ground turkey if fat macros are an issue. What I love about the @my.macros app is that it allows you to build amazing meals but adjust in grey to suit your macros. 🥰 Please save this recipe to try later, and don’t forget to check out all my recipes here : #yhhfeed
Easy and fast!
@jeanjacquesbarrett and I like to load up on carbs post workout and today our favorite taco place was closed. Good thing I’m a chef. 💋💪
We have different macros so this dish had to be prepared separately, but the method is exactly how we do it in restaurants and shouldn’t faze you. 
First, get two big non stick pans going on the stove top. In one I put in just enough water to coat the bottom about 2mm deep. Salt it and add in all the pasta for the two of you. For us that was 530 grams cooked pasta from the fridge. 
In the other pan put in about 8 grams of olive oil, minced garlic, and 150 grams of mixed bell peppers, thinly sliced. Sauté for about 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add 10 grams of capers, 16 grams of pesto and more salt. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and then remove from the pan into a bowl. In the same pan add a half pound of 95% lean beef and cook quickly. Add sea salt and another clove of minced garlic. By now the pasta should be reheated so you can turn off that pan and leave covered.
As soon as the beef is done remove from the pan into another bowl.
Now you compose the final dish:
For mine, I added 230 grams of the reheated pasta, half of the cooked veggies with half the juices, and 80 grams of the beef. I tossed in 4 grams of cold butter and an ounce of white wine. I cooked at high heat for about a minute, tossing the pasta frequently. Finally I played the dish and added  Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon. Voila. 
This last part goes by fast as you are literally mixing all the components together. Do not overcook! 
Use the same pan and method to cook your partner’s dish and you are golden. Lunch for 2 in under 12 minutes 💋
You don’t need a lot of time or skill to whip up great meals, just a good method and some simple ingredients.
Much love from @tulummexico 💕
Hang in there to my friends and family in lockdown. I hope you can try this recipe. 🙏
.
#yhhfeed
Easy and fast! @jeanjacquesbarrett and I like to load up on carbs post workout and today our favorite taco place was closed. Good thing I’m a chef. 💋💪 We have different macros so this dish had to be prepared separately, but the method is exactly how we do it in restaurants and shouldn’t faze you. First, get two big non stick pans going on the stove top. In one I put in just enough water to coat the bottom about 2mm deep. Salt it and add in all the pasta for the two of you. For us that was 530 grams cooked pasta from the fridge. In the other pan put in about 8 grams of olive oil, minced garlic, and 150 grams of mixed bell peppers, thinly sliced. Sauté for about 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add 10 grams of capers, 16 grams of pesto and more salt. Cook for another 1-2 minutes and then remove from the pan into a bowl. In the same pan add a half pound of 95% lean beef and cook quickly. Add sea salt and another clove of minced garlic. By now the pasta should be reheated so you can turn off that pan and leave covered. As soon as the beef is done remove from the pan into another bowl. Now you compose the final dish: For mine, I added 230 grams of the reheated pasta, half of the cooked veggies with half the juices, and 80 grams of the beef. I tossed in 4 grams of cold butter and an ounce of white wine. I cooked at high heat for about a minute, tossing the pasta frequently. Finally I played the dish and added Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon. Voila. This last part goes by fast as you are literally mixing all the components together. Do not overcook! Use the same pan and method to cook your partner’s dish and you are golden. Lunch for 2 in under 12 minutes 💋 You don’t need a lot of time or skill to whip up great meals, just a good method and some simple ingredients. Much love from @tulummexico 💕 Hang in there to my friends and family in lockdown. I hope you can try this recipe. 🙏 . #yhhfeed