I have always participated in athletic sports and I was a scholarship track and field athlete but recently started competiting in the NPC Bikini division in 2010. A friend suggested that I try it out and I just made the decision to put in the extra workouts and changed up my diet. I love stepping on stage and networking with all of my new friends.
I learned how to use free weights in the 7th grade. My track and field coach was also the football coach so he taught me a lot and worked on making me gain some strength and mass. I actually prefer the free weight section because you can adjust the movement to get so many different exercises.
It really depends on the competition time frame. It usually takes around two hours or I sometimes have to split my day depending on my work schedule.
Motivation comes and goes. I can usually talk myself into getting to the gym but I also use the support of my family and friends.
I love all types of cardio; swimming, running, bicycling, elliptical.
I like to do the basic core moves and then it really depends on how I’m feeling that day or if I missed a workout on another day. I sometimes do the push/pull workouts and I love to do crossfit work outs of the day. Most of everything is 3 sets x12 reps
Cardio for 20 min; Legs Stiff leg deadlifts, leg press, leg curls, calf raises.
Thursday: Crossfit- WOD
Cardio for 20 min; Back/Biceps- Lat pull downs, cable rows, bent over row, hammer curls, pull ups with three different grips, back extensions, Abs
Cardio 20 mins; Legs- Squats, step ups, leg extensions, lunges, calf raises
Cardio for 20 min; Shoulders/Chest/Triceps-Flat Bench, Shoulder press, lateral raises (front, side , rear), cable pull downs, Abs
High protein and moderate carbohydrates
I am proud that I have pushed myself past my limits that I set. I am in the same shape I was when I was 21 and look and feel amazing. The only thing that I wish is that I would have started this sooner. My experiences have made me the woman I am today. I have been published in MuscleMag twice and it has given me that drive to continue fitness modeling.
I don’t think my obstacles are any more important than someone else. I work hard for everything I have and even harder for things that I need. I say “need” because there are things that I want that realistically I will never obtain, but a girl can dream.
I will avoid going into a store when I am craving it or drive a different way home so I don’t even have to look at the place. I have to really talk myself out of things and envision myself on stage in front of everyone.
I love short sprints because I like to race and it fires up my legs.
Any leg exercises are my favorite, especially if I can feel the pain the next day.
I am beginning to like upper body workouts and I have to concentrate on my form but it is gradually improving.
I love Jamie Baird, Nathalia Melo, Vanessa Campbell…I recently went to a Team Bombshell camp and there were so many sweet girls that I got to meet and hang out with. My list would go on and on but they really stood out to me.
Get your body moving and keep it consistent. You can get as fit as you want. Every person has a different perspective of what fit is. Set your goals and push yourself until you achieve them. Diet is just as important as the fitness.
Don’t give up when everything doesn’t fall into place. If the goal is realistic then keep pressing forward and stay positive.