Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn... Unfortunately this show didn’t go well for me. This prep was my toughest yet. My body fought me, but I fought back. I gave it 100% with my only real goal being to beat my previous shape. I love seeing results and having it all come together in the end, but despite my efforts to fill out last week (including an emergency burger and fries at midnight on Friday) my body didn’t respond. I was beyond flat. When I woke up Saturday morning I knew I wasn’t going to be bringing my best package, or even a competitive package, to the stage. Part of me wanted to pack it up and go home right then. But, I didn’t. When I set my mind to something I follow through... I don’t quit.
So I suited up, carbed up, and pumped up the best I could, but ultimately I was disappointed with my look. As a result, my confidence level was low, my posing was off, and my placing was poor.
All the effort and sacrifice that goes into each comp prep all weighs on one day, so if it doesn’t come together as expected it’s very frustrating...especially when finally fill out and look great 2 days later.
I am happy I followed through though...keeping in mind ‘you learn more from failure than from success.’ So I didn’t walk away empty handed...I left with lots of lessons, a little hardware, and as always, I made some great new connections 💕💪🏼👙. If anything, this lights an even bigger fire under me for my next comp!! I’ll take what I’ve learned, and move forward. My body needs a little rest but the wheels for my next prep are already in motion... Thank you to everyone who supported me and reached out and wished me luck!! Special thanks to @carlasalotti for all your help and being there for me on show day ✨
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Monday is #internationalchestday right? Well, it’s usually leg day for me, but I have this clip from last week 😋. .
Notice how slow and steady my reps are - the old saying slow and steady wins the ace is absolutely true for lifting. Focus on form, keep the weight low, and during your sets make sure you’re keeping that tension! Form over weight! You can avoid injury this way, and will make a lot more progress. 💪🏻.
So in the last 24 hours I have given out to @martynfordofficial for calling me mate because I'm a girl 😆 and to make matters worse I then accused him of being a fake untill he sent me this video... I was fucking wrong!! 😆😆 Sorry MATE!
Martyn is building a small team That he wants to take on the world... He makes no secret of the fact that he is where he is today because of the opportunities that Rich Piana gave him... what Martyn is doing now is he's giving back...and being a Rich Piana fan I can only say it's a huge honour for me to be joining Martyns team and being given the chance to learn from him after everything he learned from one of the biggest icons in the bodybuilding world...! After spending the day talking with Martyn I can honestly say for being such a beast he really is one of the nicest guys and not only does he talk about training...he also takes an interest in his team's personal life...he takes the time to build a personal relationship which I agree with him is very important if your going to work together... @martynfordofficial your a complete and utter fucking physcopath and rude as fuck but I can honestly say it's truly an honour to be part of your team and I'm super excited to work with you and see what the future brings... definitely shitting myself for when we will train together but super super excited... 🤗 MATE!! #bringingmartynfordtocyprus#martynford#bodybuilding#bodybuilder#bikinicompetitor#bikinigirl
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Just a few weeks to get tickets
I pinky swear anyone working with physique competitors or weightloss clients is going to 💯 get some SERIOUSLY applicable science!
#Repost @traperformance with @get_repost
@paulrimmerphd putting together data for his upcoming TRA seminar on metabolic adaptations to weight loss...
Getting down and dirty with the latest research on metabolic adaptation to provide practical recommendations when working with bodybuilders and overweight individuals.
Just a few weeks to go now... links to tickets in bio
We all have demons.
Things that keep us up at night.
Things that weigh heavy in our decision making.
We all look for ways to silence these demons.
I silence mine with weights.
It’s my source of control that can’t be taken amongst all the chaos.
Aesthetics are great and all, but it’s the therapy that drives me to the gym everyday.
Find your why.
Find your reason.
Then make it count.
Full Body Circuit
Single leg deadlift 💀
Shoulder press 🙃
Single leg side step ups 💃🏼
Bosu ab work 🤓
Bicep curl to chest press 💪🏼
Seated/weight box jump 🤸🏼♀️
Been trying to focus on movements that will engage my core more so that I can improve on strength without actually doing abs. Using a kettlebell instead of a dumbbell in general will force you to use more stability muscles to make the movement happen. Add a band to the kettlebell to make it even harder to balance! Lemme know what you think! 🤗
Some pics from show day! It was such an awesome day! I walked away with 4th place and great feedback from the judges on how to move forward. Thank you Medina Roberts @mandmxtremetraining and your judging crew for the awesome feedback and, @staceychatman for putting on an awesome show. I look forward to next year! I’ll be seeing you all again on the show stage in October! Now I got work to do! Operation “Build A Booty” is in full swing!
Do I look like a real life sponsored athlete here??😂
@pescience please hire me 🙏🏻 .
Even though nobody asked, here is my review of @pescience Peanut butter delight vegan select protein. .
So I've been using @pescience chocolate cupcake & snickerdoodle select protein for the past 6 months but one can only take so much snickerdoodle. Plus regular proteins usually make my stomach a little bit uneasy. So I figured I'd try a vegan protein (I am not vegan). .
Based on the great reviews and my love of peanut butter I ordered the @pescience vegan peanut butter delight 7 serving to try and it is AMAZING 🙌🏻 .
I just put it in @lovemysilk chocolate soy milk, a banana & ice & it's almost as if I put regular peanut butter in there. I will definitely be ordering a bigger tub before the end of the week because this will be gone fast.
I woke up grumpy as hell and wasn’t really feeling Monday today. What did I do? I decided to #WomanUp (which is what my shirt says even though you can’t tell) and get a lift in during lunch. Lifting always boosts my mood! Back at my desk ready to tackle the rest of today! Oh yeah, and then back to the gym after work for some HIIT cardio lol 💪🏼🤨 #neverskipmonday#delts#upperbody#lunchlift
Life is full of moments and choices -
•You can choose to make yourself better or you can choose to make an excuse. • You can choose to move forward or you can choose to standstill.
• You can choose to have results or you can choose to stay the same.
A long time ago a made a choice to always improve. To always be better. To always choose kindness. To always choose right over wrong. To look to God for the answers when i was at a loss. To put my faithfulness in him first and turn my failures into triumphs. At the end of the day i want to be the best version of myself i can be, and never let myself or others down if it’s possible. I get asked where my motivation comes from - and, that is the answer. Holding myself to a higher standard. My clients, whom put their faith and belief in me- they deserve the best of me. My family, my friends, all of those i surround myself with. •
So, today - start holding yourself to a higher standard! Believe in yourself, trust yourself, and love yourself! Once you start doing that - the rest is easy. #MotivationalMonday 💪🏼