I started training in 2007. I was partying way too hard and really wanted to turn my life around and start taking care of myself. I joined a gym and within a month was dieting for my first show. I ended up competing and winning every show that year in Australia, won a trip to NY to compete at the worlds and competed in Miami. It was a full on 3 months of my life and end up claiming over 12 titles. I guess fate slapped me in the face!
I have never been a cardio bunny, and I have also never admired a cardio only physique. I actually find cardio quite boring, I’d much rather be throwing weights around in the gym, unfortunately cardio is a must during my prep.
I'm in the gym all day training clients, it really depends how much time I have available in between clients but usually I will weight train for 45mins-1hour also depending on what body part I am training.
My proudest moment was marrying my soul mate twice! We had an exotic wedding in India earlier this year followed by an intimate wedding here in Melbourne. My husband keeps me grounded and makes me laugh all the time!
Career wise I have had a few proud moments, one being a successful PT business owner, and the second winning my pro card. Winning my pro card was totally unexpected and something I had aimed for within the next few years. I had never placed at the Nationals every time I competed so my goal was just to place. I won, won the overall and was offered my pro card.
I have only have a maximum of 2 weeks off. During this time I try to do cardio as not doing anything would drive me crazy! Most recently I took 2 weeks off training and cardio when I had all my wisdom teeth taken out. Let's just day I didn’t handle that well.
All the setbacks I have experience have been self-inflicted. During every comp prep there is always moment of weakness where I think, "I can’t do this, I wont make it, this is too hard" That’s usually a sign for me to take some "me" time and re-focus. I am my worst enemy sometimes but I always come back stronger!
I am results driven, and usually it takes a long time for me to see the changes in my body. That’s why the last 6 weeks prior to a show I am in full force!
Sugar free jelly! I could not live without it during contest prep. I also have a reward meal once a week to keep me sane. Usually its spaghetti meatballs! YUM!
I'm really into Pauline Nordin at the moment. Her dedication to eat clean 365 days of the year is insane, I love it!
I am a Greek curvy woman, the best cardio for me is anything the moves the butt!
AM 45Mins Bike on empty stomach
Shoulder workout consisting of lots of presses and side raises
PM 45mins Stepper/Bike/Jog
AM 45mins Bike
Back Workout consisting of Pull ups, pull downs and rows
PM 45mins Walk/Stepper
AM 1 Hour Walk
Day off Training
PM 45mins Bike/Walk
AM 45mins Bike
Chest workout consisting of flat/incline/decline BB and DB presses, flys and pushups
PM 45mins Bike
AM 45mins-1 hour walk
High intensity leg workout. Sumo squats, box jumps, step ups, single leg press, lunges, burpees and mountain climbers
PM 45min Bike/Jog
AM 45mins Bike/walk
Arms and abs- one bicep exercise, close grip push ups, dips, push downs, leg raises and crunches.
Rest and sleep!
Fish, fish and more fish!
Seriously I have 5-6 pieces of fish every day. I usually start my prep with oats and a protein shake, followed by fish and sweet potato, more protein shakes and plenty of fish. I usually switch to keto the last 4-6 weeks prior to a show, which I find more enjoyable. When I do this I have full eggs, flax/olive oil, nuts, red fish, coconut oil and peanut butter.
Bcaa, Glutamine, Geranium and various fat burners.
I also take plenty of vitamins and minerals as well as fish oil and evening primrose oil.
To educate people about nutrition. Not enough people understand the concept of healthy living and how to stay there.
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