Name: Yolanda Rosato
Age: 41 Height: 5'2"
Weight: 130 off season, 118 contest weight
Location: Hamilton, ON
Years Competing: 4 years in Bodybuilding / 3 years in Figure
I got started about 4 years ago by taking up kickboxing, and just loved the way it made me feel and look at that time. I jogged 5k as well every day, and did yoga 5 days per week. Then, it all went downhill. I ended up having the fear of becoming overweight, and I began overdoing my workouts and not eating enough to fuel them.
Right then I knew I had to do something about this, not for my sake but for my children's, so I did. With my faith in Jesus I prayed for Him to help me, and He did, by sending me to my first bodybuilding event, and that's when it hit me, when I saw these beautiful Figure girls come out on stage, and I knew that's what I was to do.
With the help of God and His Grace I am who I am now, all because of Him. God has blessed me with the people that He has sent to me, to help me to get where I am at now. I have come to learn a lot about the sport that I am in, and I love it.
I love doing drop sets with my work outs, all depending on which body part needs the most work. I train 6 days per week depending on if I am training for a competition. If so, then I take that up to 7 days per week. Cardio for me is 3 times per week for 30 minutes off season and 1.2 hours during competition prep.
My nutrition plan for off season is:
4-6 liters daily
For me it would have to be mostly food, but most recently one thing that has really worked for me is taking a supplement to help me gain mass called Thrust by Magnum Nutraceuticals, as well drinking SizeOn by Gaspari that's in the combination I use called Sport of Figure Stack by Gaspari. Others are glutamine powder and leucine mixed in with my shakes, taking a daily multivitamin/mineral pack by Cygen, 1 pack in the morning after my first meal, as well as one teaspoon NutraSea fish oils.
... because the way it challenges me to be the best I can be, on and off the stage, the way it makes me feel and look.
How very important it to me to set an example to others and family, children, it is to take care of your temple.
"You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
1 Cor 6:20
To see if I have what it takes to this sport that I am in ... Figure, all the way ... Thank you Jesus.
My ultimate goal is to go IFBB Master Figure Pro, and to open up my own gym/training camp sometime. IFBB ... all the way!
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