Sunday, January 8, 2012

Gaining a little perspective.

I am THRILLED to be in a much better place, mentally than I was after my post yesterday. Sometimes you have to step back, reflect and gain a little perspective on things. Sure, my "before" pics or starting point isnt my ideal. Yes..I wish during the off season my diet, training and life were just perfect but the reality is that I did my best with less than optimal circumstances. If I sat around and waiting for shit to be perfect, I'd never get the fuck off my ass and go after what I want. I learned a lot along the way and that has brought me to where I am in this moment, so I'm taking it and running with it.

The whole point of progress pictures is to keep a time line and to SEE what work needs to be done and how far I've come. I took some time last night to look back and reflect through my previous contest preps and without a shadow of a doubt I am by far in the best position going into a prep than ever before. I am carrying the most weight that I ever have, while at the same time bringing the best conditioning to start a prep. Sometimes it's hard to see the total package when I look at myself daily but taking a moment to look back to where I've come from...I can wholeheartedly say that I am proud of where I am and excited for where I'm heading.

I have to push my limits and nobody else is responsible for my success or failure...not just in bodybuilding but in life as well...In the end, the responsibility lies on my ass and I have to step up and get it done but, the solid support system that I have around me is unmeasurable! I am so fortunate to have an amazing group of people who love and support me...who understand my goals, who WANT to see me succeed and want to be my shoulder to lean on when I need it...even more importantly, call me out on my shit or kick me in the ass when necessary. I cannot thank you all enough for believing in me, loving me and encouraging me.

Whew! Now onto the the task at hand....
While I am feeling MUCH better, the bug is still lingering a bit. Training today was decent, I was definitely sluggish and still a bit rundown so my numbers were nothing to write home about but no excuses...I'm getting shit done!


2 warms
160 x 5
185 x 5
210 x 3
200 x 5

Wide Lat Pulldown:
60 x 12, 12
90 x 8,
100 x 6. 6
2- Arm Bench Row:
20 x 12
35 x 10
40 x 8, 6

Seated Row:
80 x 12
120 x 12, 12, 10

Seated Leg Curl:
40 x 12, 12
65 x 10, 10, 10

BB Hip Bridge:
50 x 15, 15, 15


30 min SS (post training)

35g Fat
180g Carb
140g Protein

Multi-V and Vit-C
Champion Nutrition Fish Oil
Champion Nutrition AdrenNOl8 (pre workout)
Champion Nutrition Power Glutamine (post workout)
Champion Nutrition Amino Shooter Core (intra workout)
Champion Nutrition Whey (post workout/1 scoop)


  1. Your start pic's are nothin' to sneeze at. You have done a great job of keeping yourself lean while gaining size and strength. You know I am going to be following and cheering you on as I also make my way back to the stage in 2012. Keep kickin' it ;)

  2. Thanks girl! I loved following your prep and I admire your physique..I'm happy to have your support and I cant wait to see what 2012 holds for you!

  3. I wish I could eat like you. Damn ecto. :p
    Can't wait to see you on the pro stage.