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I DID IT! I'm a Figure Competitor!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010      59 comments

As tired as I am, I just couldn't go to bed without leaving a quick blog about tonight's events and some pics. So many of you have come on this journey with me over the past 18 weeks and I'm so grateful and it has been so motivating to me! ... Read more

9 Days Out...I Got This!!!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      41 comments

FINALLY, I'm feeling more excited than nervous about my upcoming Figure Competition. Last week I went to a group posing practice session as a guest of a new friend who is part of this group. Well it was terrifying to say the least. I wa... Read more

3 Weeks from Today I'll wear a bikini for the 1st Time (in front of over 2,000 people)!

Friday, June 25, 2010      41 comments

So I'm 21 days from my first Figure Competition. This has truly been the most challenging thing I've ever done. My personal trainer Stefanie recommended I do this on March 1st, the day after completing my first Marathon. I needed a ... Read more

Less than 5 weeks out now from the Figure Comp!

Saturday, June 12, 2010      30 comments

It's been a great couple of weeks. Thought I'd blog since I'm sitting here on my 42nd birthday wishing I could go out and have a wonderful dinner with some wine, but no...I decided to do a Figure Competition, so my dinner tonight will be 4 oz o... Read more

SIZE 2??? You're Kidding...

Thursday, June 03, 2010      53 comments

This will be short and sweet: I can't fit any of my clothes. Most are size 4 and they're all too big! I needed a pair of dress pants to wear to a business meeting tonight and after trying on EVERYTHING in my closet, had NOTHING. So ... Read more

45 Days Away and even I can't believe how I'm transforming!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010      14 comments

It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Workouts have been going strong, eating has been on point. I've just been excited about my results. Mainly because Ruben's been pleased with them and he sees way more than me when I look at my picture... Read more

55 Day Away, starting to see big differences in my body!

Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

This will short, but just 3 weeks ago, Ruben (aka FLEXCHEF on Sparkpeople) started coaching me. He lives 3,000 miles away so we've never met in person. He provides online coaching emails and obviously using Sparkpeople. His services include: ... Read more

Figure Competition Date Changed...but it's all good!

Sunday, May 16, 2010      10 comments

Well, I had gotten to the four week mark before the the Competition on June 12th, and it was mutually determined (by me, trainer and coach) that I'll have a better shot at doing the show on July 16th. I could have chanced it for June 12th, but ... Read more

Survived Mother's Day Brunch Buffet!

Sunday, May 09, 2010      12 comments

First I want to wish all the Spark Mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day! Well, I knew this would be a little bit of a hard day. Schedule was tight and I had to get my workout in. Gym wasn't open in time before church, I'm not supposed to ... Read more

6 Weeks until my first Figure Competition - Scared, but I'm going for it!

Sunday, May 02, 2010      31 comments

So I've been at this training for my first Figure Competition for 7 weeks now. 6 weeks to go and I'm ready to turn up the volume on my diet and workout! I've got to do this! I didn't come this far to fail. Failure is NOT an option! Here are... Read more

The Story of The Nail

Friday, April 30, 2010      11 comments

Wanted to share this little story because it has so much to do with us setting our goals and staying on track to lose the weight and lead the healthy lifestyle we so deserve. THE NAIL One day a boy and his father went to a pet store to... Read more

Checking In...It's Been a While! But All's Good!

Monday, April 26, 2010      10 comments

I can't believe it's been a month since I blogged last. Guess it's been pretty busy, but in a good way. A few things that have happened: 1) On 4/3 ran my first 5k of the year and placed 3rd in my age group! That was a goal of mine for th... Read more

Week 3 Training for Figure Competition - Amazing Results!

Friday, March 26, 2010      25 comments

Well after almost 3 full weeks of eating such bland food with no salt or sugar or (hot sauce), I'm used to the food and have been able to get creative with flavors! My trainer weighed and measured me on 3/10 and then again on 3/24. I was... Read more

CHAMPIONS NEVER SAY DIE!

Monday, March 22, 2010      6 comments

This is from one of my favorite self-improvement books called: 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class! There's something for every area of life and each "Secret" is just a page or two. This is my favorite one, I refer to it anytime I ... Read more

Women Sparkers Must Have a Naked Lady Party!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010      16 comments

From a Facebook post, I was contacted by a local news anchor about doing a segment on this, and I thought, what a perfect thing for Sparkers who are losing weigh and anyone really! If you haven't heard of it, it's a Girlfriend's Clothing Sw... Read more


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