Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jr. Nationals Weekend in Chicago

Go Terri, Go Terri! Terri won Class D and the Overall - yay!!!! You like her suit?? ;) It has winning vibes all over it now! My shirt is from Ana Tigre's new clothing line - so many cute ones to choose from!!
You can kinda see the massive carrot cake Ana Tigre had waiting for us all after the can't see the massive deep dish pizza we tore into after the show. You'd think I had been competing or something...SUCH a fun night!!

Good job to our client Ryan Everson!! She placed 12th in class D at her second ever national show. Ryan has made a huge transformation since working with us beginning in May of 2008. She will be going onto the USA's in 4.5 weeks!

Ryan, getting her sexy hair all done up for the show :)

Good job to our client Becky Youngberg! She has made AMAZING improvements to her physique over the past 6 months she has been with us. She is a tall class girl, hard worker and one of the sweetest people I know. Becky will also be in Vegas for the USA's.

I love Jr. Nationals in Chicago; I always have! The venue is awesome, and it's Chicago. Almost everyone from the industry is bound to be there, and the competitor showing is always huge. Just a fun, fun show to be at! My first ever national show took place here in 2006, where I placed 9th. 2007, I placed 12th, and the next year I got my pro card :) No matter what my placing was the 3 seasons I competed nationally, I always had a blast in Chicago. Maybe it was the convenient venue itself, maybe it's because it was my first national show ever, or maybe it's the amazing pizza...I think it's a combination of everything. Whatever the case, it will forever hold a special place in my heart! Congratulations Terri!! You did it! You worked your butt off for this, and I admire your perseverance and work ethic. You deserve everything good! I love you girl! Check out Terri in this month's issue of Flex Magazine - HOT!!!

We returned home Sunday night to 92 degree weather...our boot camp ladies love us even more right now..hahahaha, riiiiight :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Training and Eating in Jacksonville!

Dolores and I at Maggiano' this girl!
Mmmmmm! 3 appetizers to start: mozzarella, flatbread pizza, and fried zucchini! Only thing we are missing are the Goat Balls!! LOL

3 weeks into my off-season

I just got back from a great weekend training in Jacksonville with my friend Dolores. This girl has one of the biggest hearts and a true passion for fitness and going hard in the gym. The 3 of us had planned a little fitness weekend for a couple months now, which proved to be a lot of fun and definitely something to repeat soon! Friday we did a little cardio, Saturday morning I took some progress pictures. This is something I will continue to do periodically so you can see how I am progressing. I've changed up my diet and cardio and lifting protocol quite a bit, so it will be interesting to see how I respond. That morning went to the gym and trained shoulders, then did a boot camp workout for cardio, and then arms later. Saturday night we went to dinner at Maggiano's for our cheat meal and got the works!! Since D-lo is a manager, we got the whole thing free...nice hook-up I know ;) 3 appetizers, followed by chicken parmesean for J and I ! Dolores was a good girl and only ate a salad :( Later, J and I hit up Cheesecake Factory for our slice of Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple...SO good!! Yeah, we were pretty carb-coma'd after that and slept very nicely. We decided to take Sunday off, since all of us seemed to need rest - good to listen to your body!! Once we got home this afternoon I did my sprints and once again am ready to fall asleep....I will be headed to Chicago to watch Jr. Nationals this Thursday through Sunday - say hi if you see me walking around!
One last thing! Make sure to check out a picture from my photo shoot with Terry Goodlad on under, "What's New" :)