I first began lifting weights, I was inspired by Rachel McLish and Gladys Portugues.
Both of these ladies were very sexy and appealing women. Their muscularity was
apparent, but not overbearing. More importantly they maintained their femininity.
They combined beauty with an aesthetically appealing physique.
I was never inspired to try and become excessively
muscular. It was a lean defined physique that I inspired to achieve. My goal in
bodybuilding is to develop a well balance physique, achieve the muscularity that
my body allows me to achieve and maintain all my feminine qualities.
to 2000, female bodybuilding seemed to have become overwhelmingly extreme and
lost its appeal to a majority of women weightlifters and bodybuilding enthusiast.
In 2000, new judging guidelines for athlete presentation were introduced. Jim
Manion (chairman of the Professional Judges Committee) made a declaration that
women would be judged on healthy appearance, face, makeup, and skin tone. The
criteria given in Manion's letter included the statement "symmetry, presentation,
separations, and muscularity BUT NOT TO THE EXTREME!"
deciding that I would not be capable of competing in bodybuilding due to the size
and muscularity of the current competitors I decided to compete in figure. At
my first national level contest in 2008 I was approached by the late Steve Stone.
It was apparent that I had developed too much muscle at 124 lbs to compete in
figure. He recommended I cross over to BB and be a leader in the transformation
of female BB.
I want to be part of this evolution within the
sport of female BB and be a forerunner of this evolution of change. It was sexy
bodybuilders like Rachel McLish and Gladys Portugues that drew me to this sport.
I want to be a part of bringing the sport full circle back to that physique once
again. With recent talks of the IFBB creating a physique class, I am interested
to hear what the judging guidelines dictate.
I recently signed
with iSatori Technologies. Being a part of the iSatori Team has inspired me to
a higher level of commitment to excellence. iSatori is a leader in the supplement
industry. Having the support of a reputable company backing me places me in the
forefront of the fitness industry. Stephen Adele, owner and CEO of iSatori, have
provided me with the best supplements, training knowledge, and nutrition information
that are required for me to achieve my goals of one day competing in the Ms. Olympia.