Weight: 150 stage weight |170-175 offseason weight
Single Mom of 8 yr old son | Fighting cancer
How did you get started?
I have always lived an active lifestyle. I played basketball and rugby in high school. Then in my more recent adulthood, I took to running 10k races and half marathons. A year and a half ago I was in search of something new, something more. I already loved lifting weights so when someone suggested I competed in bodybuilding, I jumped on board. I was instantly hooked. Soon after that, I met my coach and she led me to 2 shows. The most recent show I placed third in Figure and qualified for BC's. I plan to compete next in Women's Physique Division.
What motivates you to keep going and to push harder?
My absolute number one motivator is my 8-year-old son. I want him to see that he can do anything he wants if he works hard enough for it. I am also motivated by my desire to become the very best version of myself. Whether that means being leaner for my next show, a better role model for my son, or an active respected member of my bodybuilding community. I push harder to prove to those around me that anything is possible.
How has your recent cancer diagnosis affected your competition and bodybuilding plans?
I will have to postpone my next competition until 2018 after I have completed treatment. Although disappointed at first, I know that this is all part of the plan. I also know that if I had been diagnosed with cancer before I started bodybuilding I would not be as strong and courageous as I am now. And I am excited to share that strength with those who may not have as much as I do. My nutrition will remain similar, increasing vitamin rich foods to help fight the cancer.
What is your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
Without a doubt, my 3rd place finish at the Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic in March was my biggest accomplishment. I pushed myself harder than before, left no stone unturned. I am very proud of the package I brought to the stage. I look forward to pushing even harder next prep.
What does your supplementation look like?
With the guidance of my coach, I incorporate various supplements in my plan year round. Some of those include Vitamin C, Carnitine, Cinnamon, BCAAS, and Magnesium.
Favorite quote currently
'You've been assigned this mountain to show others it can be MOVED'