I started “more organized” training in March 2008. When I say organized, I mean I used training plans and specific eating regimens. I took most of my information from Oxygen Magazine. It wasn’t until one day I flipped to the back and saw results from bodybuilding competitions did I get inspired. I wanted to compete in the bikini division, because then there was absolutely no way would I ever look like a figure competitor..or so I thought. I kept training, and even entered in a 12-week body transformation contest. I didn’t win, but I did complete it and I did transform my body. In doing so, I surpassed my goal and believed I could compete in figure. I actually entered in a contest last minute, about 3 weeks to be exact, drove myself insane and walked the stage. I walked away with my first win and the rest is history!!!
For the most part, my entire day is revolved around fitness. I wake up, make my oats & egg whites, get my son ready for Day care and head out to the military base, where I work. I drop Josiah, my son, off at Day Care, and then I go to the gym. I am a Fitness Specialist, so most of my day is spent leading others in fitness classes. After I finish my work, I take time for myself and hit the weights…the REAL way…HARD!! Then it’s back to Day Care and back to the house. I make dinner, prepare my meals for the next day, watch some Food Network, my favorite TV station, and do it all again!
Triceps, Chest, Calves + Cardio
Delts, Traps (Light), Abs
Quads, Hamstrings, Calves + Cardio
Back (Focusing on thickness), Biceps, Abs
Glutes, Calves + Cardio
Triceps, Back (Focusing on width w/ light weight), Delts (Light), Abs
OFF + Cardio
I train based on my focus for my next competition. I am currently training for the Team Universe in New York in July 2011. It is my first National competition and I am aiming for my ProCard! My main focus is the entire back side of my body (Back, Triceps, Glutes, Hamstrings, & Calves). I also train Abs and Calves every other day. I do cardio 4/days a week with two being high intensity interval and the other two days steady state. During my high intensity cardio, I only go for about 25-30 minutes. My steady state lasts no longer than 45 minutes. I love to mix up my cardio, so I’m always doing different things. I love plyometrics outside and sprint drills. I also love to incorporate Zumba for a bit of fun..again..just to keep me sane!! You HAVE to have fun or what is the point? I love what I do!
Clean. Very little to no processed foods, and NO fast food. I consume lean protein (chicken, steak, eggs, & fish), complex carbs (Sweet Potatoes & Oatmeal), healthy fats (Olive Oil & almonds), and green veggies. Every now and then I will allow myself to cheat a little bit to keep me sane..lol. I also consume whey Isolate, casein (at bedtime), and Waxy Maize (post workout).
It would have to be between Oatmeal made with Vanilla Almond Milk or
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups..Lol.
I envision my goal. Those types of foods will get in the way of my goals and I will not allow that to happen. Nothing gets in the way of me reaching my goals at 100%.
There are so many! I would say the top would be Ava Cowen, Monica Brant,
Erin Stern, Gina Aliotti, and Tanji Johnson
The most challenging would have to be between dealing with people who don’t understand my lifestyle, especially those close to me, and changing up my workouts so I don’t plateau. You have to constantly be in tune with your body and that will always be somewhat of a challenge.
My legs! I love them..although I have a love/hate relationship with my calves…lol.
Aside from the obvious ;), I love a strong, muscular back. It is something about seeing all the separations that gets my blood pumping!!
GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!