"I only have one kidney," replied Gina Aliotti when I asked her to tell us something that the Bodybuilding.com fans wouldn't know about her.
Although she only has one kidney, she has fulfilled two feature goals in her life - one was competing in the Olympia and the other will be ticked off when she stands onstage at this years Arnold Classic.
"Competing at the Olympia and the Arnold Classic have been my lifetime goals since I turned pro." I was honored to be at the Olympia, and now competing at the Arnold is icing on the cake.
For me, I think it is all about setting a goal and then accomplishing it. Of course I want to place well but standing on the Arnold Classic stage already makes me a winner. I have never attended the Arnold Classic so each day I am getting that much more anxious for the experience of a lifetime.
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The past year has been the most significant of her competitive history but Gina has pledged to not to put her family life on hold for the sake of her highly successful career as one of the worlds best figure competitors.
During her preparation for this show she decided not to discriminate against her normal surroundings and combine the both like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, hoping that it wasn't going to turn out like Sonny and Cher.
"Before my prep, I had to make the decision on whether to go on my annual trip to Mexico with my boyfriend's family (sorry she is taken guys). I knew it would be difficult to diet while in Mexico but I made the decision to go. It is such a shame to miss out on life and especially family occasions.
I told myself, as hard as it was... "I need to go to Mexico and do everything I can to get my training in and stick to my diet plan. Now I have learned how to diet at the same time whilst I keep my family as the priority," said an optimistic Aliotti.
Gina is as fortunate as a virgin recipient of a mail-order bride when it comes down to her fat assimilating metabolism. Her nutritionist, Kim Oddo, has prescribed a plan that allows her to eat more than in past preparations.
If they are not careful with her genetic gifts, she tends to strip down her body fat percentage too fast for comfort. This can prove beneficial for photo shoots but in this case she needs to benefit her placing in Columbus by peaking on the day of the show.
A habit that Gina has accustomed is her tendency to sprinkle Splenda over every piece of food she touches but she has been ordered not to have any at all in the last three weeks of her preparation. If you happen to see Gina using anything of the sort, please report the felony to her nutritionist/trainer - Kim Oddo.
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