I have been competing exactly one year. I have been athletic my whole life and grew up doing beauty pageants and modeled as a little girl. I played soccer since I was 4 and received a soccer scholarship to Virginia Commonwealth University. I also was captain of my high school soccer, volleyball and cheerleading teams. I was a professional NFL cheerleader for the Washington Redskins and after graduating college, I was intrigued of the anatomy of the body and what the body could do so I furthered my education and since have became a master personal trainer and nutritionist. After my first NPC show in New York I knew I was made for this. To be an IFBB Pro athlete is a mixture of EVERYTHING I'm passionate about.
Ha! Are you kidding me? I used to do 1-2 hours of cardio a day. I used to be a fashion and catalog model for a living! I was terrified to touch weights or eat 1 meal a day, much less six meals a day that I eat now! In other words I'm now known for my booty now and I used to have a pancake booty!
I train before sunrise. I do my cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. After cardio I stay at the gym with my food cooler eat meal 1 to refuel for my lifting of the day. During this time I also chug a serving of SAN "Launch!" this gives me a pump to lift way more then I ever could on my own.
I always take time to thank God for everything I have been blessed with. I realize my time is now, if I want this I can have it! If I don't go for it now in my prime I may regret it when there is nothing I can do about it! I take pride in being a role model and helping other women go after their dreams. I know I have a lot of loyal and dedicated fans that I don't want to disappoint and are counting on me to not only be the best, but to bring in the best J.J. Can be! I also never want to be coming home from a show depressed. I know this is a subjective sport. I'm ok with where the judges want to place me, what I'm not ok with is knowing that I didn't give it my all, that I played around too much that I didn't give myself enough time. This is a feeling of failure and I have learned if you give it your all, everything seems to fall into place. That's pretty motivating if you ask me!
Running and interval training.
I do cardio everyday Saturday's I do a fun activity and Sunday is always very light (just enough to break a sweat). I do 3-4 sets of each exercise with anywhere from 12-15 reps each body part gets 3 - 4 different exercises
Saturday: fun cardio
Sunday: light cardio
I eat 6 meals a day. Each meal consist of carbs, protein and veggies or fruit
Being a good person and that I'm well liked. I'm never bitchy or catty. I make friends everywhere I go. I like to make others feel good about themselves. I want to see and help everyone any way I can to be the best they can be.
I was kicked off my college soccer team and lost my scholarship. This was my life and who I was. I made poor decisions, couldn't keep my grades up and I paid for it. I felt like my life at the time was over. I got my head straight and did graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
I do exactly that. I deal with it. I put on my big girl panties and think how bad do I want it. Somedays it's easy and others I want to cry! It comes down to willpower! Ask yourself if the girl on stage next to you is eating that?! ;)
Jessica Jessie for bikini of course! Before I started competing I loved seeing Marzia Prince in the magazines since she seems to only be modeling. I think Cherly Brown is so beautiful and I look forward to see fellow FMG sisters Heather Dees and Alea Suarez rise to be the top pro figure competitors. Adela Garcia is what being a pro is all about! Hands down she is who I look up to and her energy is powerful, just seeing her makes me happy!
Competing is just a part of my life. Just that, "a part of my life". It does not define me.