am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
I am married and have two children, 12 and 10.
I joined my
first gym in March of 2003 and was tipping the scales then at close to 200 pounds.
I started dieting and weight training and competed for the first time in June
of 2004 at the North Carolina Supernatural. I entered the Novice and the Women's
Open and placed DEAD LAST in both.
by Gene X Hwang, courtesy of GeneXMagazine.com
I went back to the drawing board, changed trainers and entered the 2004 Shannon
Meteraud Fall Classic, where I won the Middleweight class. In May of 2005 I entered
the NPC Palmetto Cup where I won the Middleweight and the Women's Overall, and
then three weeks later I entered the South Carolina State Championships and won
Middleweight and Overall.
I took the summer and fall off in
2005 to have some much needed shoulder surgery. (20 weeks NO upper body lifting,
so I trained legs twice a week) Then in October of 2005 I turned the heat back
up and began training for the 2006 Jr. USA. I competed there this past April where
I won the Middleweight class and Overall. I am currently training for the 2006
Nationals in Miami, Florida.
If I am not in the gym (which
is where I am the majority of the time), you will find me either at home (sleeping)
or running my kids back and forth to karate and cheerleading practices.
Friday: Back and Shoulders
Off season I do 45 mins of cardio six days
a week. Contest, two hours seven days a week. And HATE every waking minute of