I have been more than lucky to work with few great people who have influenced me in the fitness industry. From a long time friend who got me started with bodybuilding, to a co-worker who helped me succeed in winning my third trophy in the NPC figure competition. Not just a co-worker but also a great coach/ trainer. He taught me how to push my muscles and gain strength as well development. Opening your mind to the unknown and staying dedicated will make you so much more knowledgeable. Learning the science with weight training and body composition is my new love. Well I've loved the weight training since I was 15, but thanks to my mentor Mike Halpin, who is helping me for national competitions, I now understand the physiological approach. He opened up my eyes and mind to understanding of how to "let go"; less is more and will have a better impact on muscle growth. Thanks to him I think I've read so many books on bodybuilding. I started with Dan Duccaine, to Dr Pasquale, and finally read almost all of Lyle Mcdonalds books. I definitely am fascinated with Lyle Mcdonalds approach as well his overall sarcasm, he will dumb things down and keep you intrigued. Which is my goal as a female figure competitor in the bodybuilding world to give my views and experiences. No sales, no bull shit, just real approaches to get you motivated without having to feel stuck on a gimmick. Feel fit, get focused, because its time to be fabulous!
There's one main person that definitely keeps me motivated and is the reason I even started training. My baby girl, she gets me up and keeps me going. Competing is one of the hardest things to do, physically and mentally. To keep me sane and happy I just look at my little girl and remember why I am excited to compete. Yes to change my physique, yes to grow and learn new approaches, and yes definitely to challenge myself. I feel so driven by challenges and the changes I get to see within my body composition. But overall it's to show my little one that when you believe hard in something and you work hard, you will accomplish your goals. Quitting is not an option for me I love to at least say I've tried, and gave it 110%.
|As she looks up to me, I am motivated by her.|