Hello! I guess you would call this a “physique update”. In March I started a wee diet which culminated in me losing 7kg and doing a bomb AF photoshoot. I did this via the time honoured tradition of “being in a calorie deficit”. That state is reflected in the left most photo. Since then, I have gained 7kg, with about 5 of them kg being muscle. I have done that via the time honoured tradition of “being in a calorie surplus”. This is reflected in the right most photo.
Am I sad that I am numerically right back where I started in March?
Why would I be sad that there is more of me? That I am bigger, stronger and know how to do more flips? Why should progress be synonymous with “getting smaller”? Love ur bod however it is and for whatever it can do. Don’t make what you put in your gob too complicated. Pet some dogs, lift some weights, and find happiness in the little things
I have no desire to do a show any time soon, but I do maintain. Maybe next year. Still hit hard on the weights.
Cutting right now so personal fun. After thanksgiving adding some size so that's fun! Especially during winter Lmao! Just enjoying life and my bliss at the gym. Even though you must cool interesting people at the gym. My time there is short and valuable. I don't have time to play games, but I do enjoy seeing the friends I've gain there. I'm soooo excited I get to have a cardio machine at home now. Debating... Stairmaster or Curve. Fasted cardio at home yes lawd! A starbucks across the street! Lol.
This exercise has grown to be one of my absolute favorite movements to hit my rear delts! • keep your arm at the same angle (don’t bend/straighten more at the elbow) for the whole movement
• don’t make your range of motion too big, keeping it smaller helps you target the rear delt and keep it out of your lat
• feel a stretch at the top of the rep
• keep the movement controlled! It’s not about how much weight you’re moving, it’s about engaging the correct muscles and using only those!
Try it out! 😁
As I write this post on my flight to NPC Nationals, I can’t help but get a little emotional.
Last weekend at NPC Easterns, I won OVERALL figure! The feeling when I heard number 199 called was every positive feeling one could possibly feel. My mind went to my prep, flash forward to Nats, the judges picked ME because they believed I brought the best overall package! I’ve always been my toughest critic..so this was huge for me.. ❤️😭🙏
Competing in the NPC has privileged me with some really great relationships, discipline I didn’t know I was capable of, and a true PASSION, like none I’ve ever felt before. Since I began this sport I’ve dreamed of being rewarded my pro card over and over again. Everyday, during cardio, I envision the moment I’m announced IFBB Pro on stage. I envision this when I’m lifting, when I’m driving to school, when I’m falling asleep at night. And every time, within a matter of seconds it brings me to tears.. that’s a true dream people!!
The past 16 weeks have been an uphill climb..I’m talking like Mt. Everest in the middle of dead winter kind of UPHILL CLIMB. And I’m so proud of myself to have made it this far. No quitting, no excuses, (lots of tears and whining)..but I made it!!!
Whatever happens this weekend I know that I gave it my all. At this time, I have to put it in God’s hands. (If I had to guess, my angel grandmother is bending His ear about it up in heaven right now..👼🏼❤️)
The opportunity to compete at NPC Nationals is a true blessing and I have very many people to thank for helping me get this far. First of all, THANK YOU from my WHOLE big heart to anyone reading this, thank you for following my journey, for the “congratulations” and the “good luck” wishes. I never realized so many people were that interested in what I’ve been up to and that makes my heart SO full. Love every single one of you ❤️😇
Thank you to my amazing family.. mom & dad for giving me all the support I could ever need to get through life (and these crazy cool genetics I didn’t know we had 💪🔥). Thank you to my sister for being the most (brutally) honest person I know ❤️ lol love you.
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Throwback to about 15 years ago where my passion for training began ( and when I had delts and long hair!😂) If you had of told me that after competing for 15+ years in over 25 comps in every federation in almost every category from bikini to physique and back to bikini ... That I would still love the challenge the stage brings, I would’ve said you’re crazy!
I thrive on challenge , I love raising the bar and beating the odds!
Don’t ever settle for mediocre , always strive to be the best YOU can be! 👊🏼💯 #throwbackthursday#delts#fitover40#fitnessdivapro#figurecompetitor
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#wbw to this summer’s pre-judging at the Toronto Pro Qualifier. I had decided to go for a softer, more feminine look but I just wasn’t lean enough. The problem with my physique is when I get too lean I do not fall into the Figure category at that point but more into physique. Aw well! I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing and hopefully it’ll all work out when I least expected it as per usual.. 🤣🤣 #figuregirlforlife ❤️ #figurecompetitor#figuregirl#npc#ifbb#aroundthecpa