March cover story Madeleine Whalen hasn't slowed down since her story hit the stand last March. We caught up with the healthy beauty to see what she's been up to. 

What has happened since your March story? 

In March, I competed at the Upper Midwest in Fargo, N.D. There I won 1st in my class and won the Overall in bikini. In June I went on to Junior Nationals in Chicago, Ill. and placed 10th in my class.

What sort of feedback did you receive from the article?

I had a great amount of positive support and curiosity of what it takes to succeed further in this sport. Most people were unaware of how strict training is, and how much food consumption is needed. 

What did the people at your work think about the coverage?

They were excited for me, and didn't realize my full diet routine until the article.

Are you still on a strict diet and workout program?

For the most part I always eat healthy, but I did give myself a week off of training and diet right after nationals. Now I'm back to my normal regiment.

What is next for you?

Back to the drawing board. It was an eye opener to see what I needed to improve upon to be at the next level. I'm looking forward to another national show within the next six months!

How can readers follow your progress?

Hopefully continuing articles witht 605, and possibly setting up my own Facebook page or website regarding training!

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