How Did You Get Started?
I've always been active, however after having 3 children did not have the time to go to the gym as often. I woke up going into my 39th year not happy with the way I looked and decided to do something about it. Registering for a show was the incentive I needed to get going and start dieting and exercising. I wanted to be the best looking 39 year old out on stage.
What Workout Plan Worked Best For You?
I do cardio morning and evening. My first morning cardio is done on an empty stomach. In the evening after work I go back to the gym do my weight workout and then after weights do another cardio workout. I love using the stair master (Gauntlet)you must pick your leg up. My weights would consist of a depletion for every major muscle group every other day.
What Nutrition Plan Has Worked Best For You?
My plan is get plenty of protein and less fat and carbs. I have a 3 on 1 off plan when it come to Carbs. I go 3 days low carbs (not no carbs) and then one day where I can have carbs. Breakfast consist of small amount of rolled oats, half of a grapefruit and 6 boiled egg whites. Mid morning snack would be a protein shake, Lunch, broiled chicken breast and some green beans, Mid afternoon snack, another protein shake. Supper would be some fish and broccoli, I love all kinds of fish but love Tilapia when training for it's flavour.
What Supplements Have Given You The Greatest Gains?
I started with Muscle Milk to help with gaining muscle and the taste made it easy to start drinking protein again. I switched to NeoGenix Mango protein for the isolate protein content and it had less fat. Off course I take my vitamins and minerals, (Flax seed, Omega 3-6-9., Co-enzymes Q10, a Prenatal Vitamin and CLA.)
Why Do You Love Fitness?
I love fitness/figure because anyone can compete in the sport - You do not have to have some magical ability. You just need the desire to achieve your goals. I also love that it sets a great example for my 3 girls. (Althea 18, Pamela 16 and Breann who will be turning 9 years old.) The girls can see a positive way to sculpt their bodies without fad diets and unhealthy weight loss options. With figure I find the competitors get better with age. I thought I would be the hottest 39 year old on the competition circuit, however the field is packed with awesome looking women. I am so proud to be a part of the group.
What Are Your Future Bodybuilding Plans?
I plan to compete in 4 competitions this year including my pro show in November with the IDFA where I received my Pro Card last November. I will be doing the WNSO FAME level 3 shows in hopes of getting my Pro Card with that organization as well . I am aiming for a Cover on Oxygen or at least to grace the pages.
What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?
Register for the competition early and start training early. I find when I register early I have a clear goal to aim for and I get very focused to achieve/attain that goal. You are also never too old to start. If this is something you want to do go out there and JUST Do It.
Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?