I started training in high school when I was 16yrs old. I went to this little gym in my hometown and looking back I had no idea what I was doing and we certainly didn’t have the information that we have today available back then! All I knew was that I wanted to have legs like Corey Everson… ☺
You have to have a balance! You have to make up your mind on the health and lifestyle of your family. It’s all about the choices you choose to make. Pick fun activities that the whole family can do together and try and stay away from all the processed foods. There are to many wonderful recipes out there that are simple!!
It usually takes me about an hour to an hour and a half depending on what I am training.
Well I am always so proud of my daughter of course!! I am so proud when I get compliments from strangers inside and outside the gym on my physique. It gives me the drive to continue on with my training. You feel a huge sense of gratitude and accomplishment when your hardwork paysoff.
The longest break i have ever taken was 4 weeks. My life was in a whirlwind from work, stress etc so I took sometime to gain my composure and get back on track!
For me my biggest set back was myself and my mindset! I had to make up my mind years ago on how I wanted to move forward in life. Being a single mom, working two jobs, staying healthy, finding quality time for family and keeping my sanity was quite a challenge at first!! Balance, Balance , Balance ☺
I get moving every morning even when I feel like being lazy ☺ After you have that first cup of coffee and get the blood moving through your body you feel better and the positive energy starts flowing. I start everyday with a morning session of cardio.
Well we all have weaknesses when it comes to cravings! I will have one cheat meal once a week and if I am really craving something I will just have a bite and that’s it! It becomes mental so don’t deprive yourself because you will give in so I always say just taste it and move on!
I adore Monica Brant!! She has been competing for years and even now that she is in her early 40’s she still looks like a 20yr old ☺ & Jamie Eason is spectacular! She took a tragedy and turned it into an amazing career. Jamie with all of her research and knowledge has really made a huge impact on the fitness industry. I respect both of these ladies and have learned so much from both of them. I also have the pleasure of working with Jamie at Bodybuilding.com.
You are what you eat so start eating healthy, find a workout program that you are happy with and begin, take it one day at a time and utilize all of the information that is available to you for help and advice!! Surround yourself with people that have the same goals as you do!
Running and sprinting, walking on incline and the elliptical in reverse motion!
I do cardio everyday and I break it into two 30 minute sessions, I work abs 3 days a week (I pick 2 to 3 different exercises and I do 3 sets each with 20 reps) I work legs twice a week (leg press, dumbbell squats, leg extensions, lunges, step ups, hamstring curls, seated hamstring curls, ball squats: I will do 4 sets of each with 20 reps and light weights) 2nd leg workout is all plyometrics. I work upper body once a week (lat pull downs, chest press, shoulder press, bicep curls, tricep pull downs, lateral raises, bicep hammer curls, hyper extensions: again I do 4 sets of each with 20 reps and light weights)
6 small meals a day:
Meal 1: (1/3 cup oatmeal with 5 eggwhites 1 tblsp of natural peanut butter)
Meal 2: (4oz of chicken with 1/3 cup brown rice)
Meal 3: ( 4oz extra lean turkey with ½ cup green veggies and 1/3 cup brown rice)
Meal 4: (4oz low fat greek yogurt with ¼ cup berries)
Meal 5: ( 4oz tilapia with small salad and 2oz of almonds or cashews)
Meal 6: (1 scoop of no carb whey protein with 1tbpsn of natural peanut butter)
You are what you eat so keep this motto in mind: Do you live to eat or eat to live?
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