I am a national level bodybuilder. 37 yrs old. lifting for 19 years and competing for 10 years. my contest weight is 139# ,off-season is 165# I work as a registered nurse.
2) CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR BODYBUILDING JOURNEY AND TELL US ABOUT THE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR ROAD TO EXCELLENCE?
I have always enjoyed lifting weights since 17 yrs old. I did a little competing in powerlifting in college and started bodybuilding in 1994. I found a passion for sculpting a body and it works with my energetic personality. I like a challenge and I often feel that I have found the never ending challenge in bodybuilding. I think consistancy is the key to excellence and believing in yourself.
3) WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE BODYBUILDING MOMENT?
Winning the 2004 Jr.nationals in chicago . I tried 3 times before getting the title. I told you I like a challenge, right?
4) ARE THERE ANY FUNNY STORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
When they called my number at the USA Championships in july 2004 I stood there for a while before I looked down at my number and realized it was me they called. I stood there long enough for everyone to remember that I did that. Haha
5) WHAT ADVERSITIES DID YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME?
I didnít think I had what it took to be national level after 2 attempts at the Jr. Nationals. When I decided to do the show a third time I really had to swallow my pride and convince myself that I could be good at this sport. I had to overcome the thing that stops most people from ever even trying and that was fear and myself.
6) WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED TO KEEP TRAINING HARD YEAR AFTER YEAR?
My adversity to failure. I enjoy this sport and I can still see improvements in my future. I wonder how good I can actually be.
7) CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR ON SEASON+OFF SEASON TRAINING ROUTINE AND DIET?
Off season I do cardio at a moderate level, lift heavy and eat balanced and increase calories and add carbs for energy. on-season I diet hard, increase cardio, drop carbs, lift heavy until I get about 4 weeks out and then go at moderate poundages to avoid last minute injuries.
8) WHAT DOES THROUGH YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU HIT THE STAGE?
You can do this. Have fun. stay calm. This is the day you worked so hard for.
9) CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE HARDEST WORKOUT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH?
One time I hurt myself squatting and I had to take some time off from it to rehabilitate, the hardest thing was to get back in the rack when the time came that I could try again. I reluctantly started legs and finished with a true sense of accomplishment.
10) WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGE IN THE MUSCLE WORLD?
I would like to see the female bodybuilders receive more money for the pro shows and more coverage in the mags for people to appreciate the best built women in the world.