I started working out in high school at the age of 16. Playing sports and being an athlete has always been my lifestyle. I used to do sit ups and push-ups in my bedroom every night when I was younger haha. However, I started to train for my first competition in March 2010, just over a year ago. I've always wanted to look like a "fitness model", but never really believed I could. I never thought I could follow a diet, and live without macaroni and cheese!! But that all changed once I realized that I needed to dedicate myself to something, because I was unhappy with my lifestyle. It was the BEST decision of my life!
I am only in the gym for a maximum of 60mins at a time. It's ridiculous when people ask me, "OMG, do you workout like 5 hours a day?!", umm NO that would be counterproductive!
Seeing results is what motivates me. There was a point in my training when I wanted to just give up, because I wasn't seeing the results I wanted fast enough. I had to keep reassuring myself that it doesn't happen over night. Knowing that I have transformed my body into one that I am proud of, and still working to improve, is what gives me new motivation day in and day out.
Free squats: 85lbsx12, 95lbsx8, 115lbsx6, 125lbsx4, 85lbs 'till Failure
Stiff Legged Deadlifts: 4-5 sets of increasing weight
Narrow stance smith machine squats
4 sets of 40 lunges
Dumbbell press, triangle set
Arnold Press, drop set
Leaning lateral raises
Upright rows, increasing weight
Hanging Leg raises
Wednesday: BACK & BI'S
Lat pulldowns (alternating wide and narrow grip)
Barbell curls, wide grip
Same as Monday
Friday: CHEST, TRICEPS & ABS
Reverse tricep pulldown
Tricep rope pulldown
Incline dumbbell press (the only chest workout I do besides pushups)
3 sets of pushups
Hanging Leg raises
Saturday: HIIT TRAINING
30 mins of sprints on treadmill. YES, this is the only cardio I do.
I eat basically different variations of the same foods. Breakfast is always some sort of egg whites & oatmeal combo, I make protein pancakes ALOT! For snacks I eat rice cakes, egg white omelets, homemade protein bars, raw almonds, carrots, fruits (on occasion). I cycle my carbs throughout the week, so my lunch and dinner usually consist of chicken & grilled Zucchini (My fave!) or ground turkey & broccoli on a low carb day...and on a high carb day I add in a sweet potato, brown rice, or a couple slices of Ezekiel bread. My last meal is ALWAYS casein protein pudding, I look forward to it every night...it tastes like a cheat to me! All it is casein protein powder mixed with very minimal water, about 3-4oz, so it becomes thick like a pudding...SO GOOD!
Believe it or not, I really enjoy the way I eat. Obviously I like to eat junk food every once in awhile, but it's usually only after a show or for a special occasion. Once a month at MAX. Whenever I'm really craving something, I'll have a tablespoon of almond butter or spoonful of sugar free cool whip, something to satisfy the craving but not ruin my diet!
I looooove Ava Cowan! Me and a zillion other people too. When I first started competition training I watched all her Youtube videos on how to train and prepare meals. I had the pleasure of meeting her at one of my shows last season, and I was so nervous asking her for a picture haha! She was so sweet and so much smaller than she looks in magazines. I also like new WBFF pro Ingrid Romero, because her body is insane and IFBB pro Amanda Latona.
Shoulder presses (any variation),hanging leg raises, and free squats
I'd never thought I'd be able to say this, but I think my ABS are. I've wanted a six pack since I came out the womb practically haha! I used to get so frustrated because my abs weren't where I wanted them to be. But as cliché as it sounds, I stuck to my diet and training and soon enough they were there :)
I LOVE strong forearms, weird I know, and of course tight abs!
"One Life One Chance"