'I thought, I'm not going to be like that,' she recalled. So I thought I'll compete, and that's how it all started.' Janice goes to the gym three times a week and trains throughout the year, never taking a break from her routine. 'I Know that if I do this I feel good, I can do heaps of stuff, and it inspires people.' She does 60 push-ups a day, runs 32km a week, and uses 13 different machines at the gym.Even if you work out regularly, it's easy to feel flabby backstage at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness New York Pro Show. Some of them are naturally like that, but some of them have issues. The numbers are usually in the tens of thousands PER VIDEO, and the comments range from appreciative to mean to crude to outright dumb.
She wrote on Snapchat: 'I realise I was wrong to make this silly joke.
'It wasn't my intention to body shame, hurt or disrespect anyone.'Emmy Gilmour from The Recover Clinic, which helps people with eating disorders, said: 'This is a really tragic example of a how society has conditioned women to judge and compare one another.'We're living in an era where it's normal to tell women that they're inadequate, and that they must apologise for how they look,' she told the Huffington Post.
Janice first entered the world of bodybuilding nearly 20 years ago, after she retired from her job as a school counsellor.
The former psychologist said her 'whole world disappeared' as her career came to a close.
They flex and masturbate in solo scenes and when paired with men often assert dominance over them.
A female bodybuilder has been criticised for 'body shaming' a fellow gym-goer by posting unflattering photos of her on social media.
spoke with some of the competitors as they got ready.
Laurie "Freak Diesel" Green, 32 How did you get into competitive fitness?
Ms Andrews competes in competitions run by the United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (UKBFF), although the organisation said she is 'not a paid-up member at the moment'.
It told Mail Online it would not be getting involved in the controversy beyond condemning Ms Andrew's behaviour.'We are totally against this kind of thing.
'The instructor said, "Don't worry ladies, it won't be too hard" and I thought "What! 'I'm used to powering ahead.' 'So I watched these ladies getting up on their step boxes and they were just so tentative.' 'And I thought, is this how I'm supposed to be in this new world?