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Amanda Gano

How and when did you start training?

I originally started in June 2006 but in early 2007 I found out I was pregnant. Therefore, I had to restart my fitness goals anew in August 2009. I started with playing softball, and going to the gym 4 days a week to lose some weight and lean out.

In regards to weight training, can you give us an overview of a typical week?

Usually do 2 to 3 days of softball per week in addition to my gym workout.

Here's my workout routine:

How much and what types of cardio do you do?

I am not much for cardio I must admit. I use more diet to keep myself lean rather than cardio. If I do cardio it’s usually 20 to 30 minutes of uphill walking, elliptical, or step mill. I do like to do any kind of sport in place of cardio wherever I can.


What are the contents of your fridge?

Well along with my 2 year olds pudding, chocolate milk, and juice, my fridge has chicken breast, cheese, spinach, berries, turkey bacon, bacon, turkey sausage, milk, wheat germ, steak, and eggs.

What is your favourite healthy food?

I love fruit/berries…but turkey bacon is AWESOME!

Favorite cheat food?

I love olive garden bread sticks with Alfred sauce

Who are your favourite figure competitors, athletes
or fitness models?

Jamie Eason, Jennifer Nicole Lee, Jen Hendershott

What is your best body part?

Legs or Abs…Abs come kind of easy to me but I work hard on my legs
so I am more proud of their development.

…And your best body part in a man?

I love a great chest on a man…but it’s definitely a tie with Chest and Thighs….thighs as a whole…quad and ham combo! WOWSER! ☺

What is the number one philosophy you live by?

Don’t do things for your body or your health to appease others, do it for your enjoyment and your own aspirations for living a healthy, happy life.

What 3 tips would you give to any woman wanting to get a feminine, CutAndJacked physique like yours?

  1. Don’t expect it to be over night. Be steadfast and true to your goals.
  2. Don’t fixate on the scale, it’s a woman’s natural enemy and measurements are much more honest on your progress.
  3. Make sure to include your family in your fitness activities where you can, because a happy family life is more important than a tight rear-end in a bikini.

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