Friday, July 24, 2009

I've decided

not to compete in September.

I've been thinking and my butt will just not be ready by September. I need time to eat and build muscle back there. I've been dieting since January. We all know, I can't put on size if I'm dieting. I hate not to compete but it's not worth spending all the time and money to get my butt kicked by young 20 year olds:) I'm still doing cardio and training Hard and HEAVY, extra HEAVY in my butt/legs. It's actually like I'm on vacation because I've been dieting every summer for the last 4 years. I started last summer 1 week after Rozalee was born. I really don't know what it's like to enjoy and eat during the summer. Sorry, if I let anyone down but I just need more BUTT MUSCLE.
I know we are having a crappy summer in Indiana, hope you are having a nicer one wherever you live. Actually 1 year ago today, we were bringing Rozalee home for the first time.
Izabella had her T-ball awards last week:) We also surprised my Grandma w/ a visit from her daughter, who she hasn't seen in awhile. She lives in Maryland. That WAS SO neat to see the look on my grandma's face when Mary Rose walked up to her apartment door. I thought I would share a few pics.
I have some great pics from the show last weekend. We all had a blast. It was actually the first show where I got to see what really goes on backstage. It's alot of hard work but well worth it. Lishia and I got to celebrate at the After Party for a job well done.
Well till next week-e-mail me if you need anything or want to come train w/ me. I did get to torture a Phat Camper this week, she wanted to train legs and BOY did she train legs:) She did great but didn't like my porch by the time she was done.
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P.S. Don't forget to pick up the September issue of Ironman Magazine- Jen's on the cover and she will sign it at your next Phat Camp! Upcoming dates for camps

Monday, July 20, 2009

Congrats to Jessica, Renee, Morgan, Heather, Karey, Tammy, Mary, Susie, Shelley,
Shannon, Gina, and Yasmin (missing Laurie) on a super performance at the All Womens
Weekend competition for NPC Fitness, Figure, and Bikini. We are so proud of each of you!
More pics and results coming soon!

Congrats to our OVER ALL winners from the All Women's Weekend in Charleston, SC. Fitness
Winner Morgan Spoon, Bikini Winner April Curry, and Winner Shannon Ditmer stand proud at the end of a
GREAT night all about the Ladies. Special Thanks goes out to for the great photos and
coverage of this great event. More pics and results coming soon at

Friday, July 10, 2009

Killer Leg Day

Well, I was going to start out telling you all about Rozalee's birthday but I have to catch my breath and tell you about this killer leg workout I just did. I almost puked, it was actually worse than training legs w/ Kenny. (Which I did last Monday) got the workout out of Planet Muscle. I wanted to try something different. I've been doing 4x10 HEAVY on Monday and 4x20 on Friday not as heavy. I'm doing 6-8 different exercises. I've been doing lots of squats, lunges, leg press, hack machine, leg ext and much more:) Anyways, I wanted a change so Kenny told me he read this article and I should give it a try.
Here is what I did-hyperextensions no weight to failure ss w/ 12 deadlifts waited a minute and did hyperextensions w/ a 25# plate, 12 deadlifts-I didn't go much past my knee on these, wait 1 minute, 15 hyperextensions-no weight, 12 deadlifts. My deadlifts were as heavy as I could hold.
Then onto 4x20 db squats, 1x15 Heavier db squat, 1x12 heavier db squat
Yep, 6 sets of squats-next I put Rozalee in her walker and headed to the porch. Did I mention it is 89 degrees today-3x 25 walking lunges w/ bar then 5 more lunges w/out about 15 seconds rest inbetween. After I was about to puke I went and did 3x15 HEAVY hack machine-yep I wanted to hack alright. Finally 4x15 leg curls ss by 4x15 lunges (stationary and deep) hold light dumbbells.
I don't know if I'm allowed to copy this from the magazine but just wanted to share w/ you all what I just did.
I did sprints and ran 4 miles yesterday-so my legs were already fried when I woke up and only walked the girls in their stroller this morning. Can't wait till tomorrow:)
Ok, onto big and better things. Rozalee's 1st birthday went great. I've attached a few pics. She dove into her cupcake, mouth wide open. She left her hat on all day, I was surprised. We had lots of family/friends over. Kenny did all the grilling and mom and I did the other cooking. Izabella helped me make extra cupcakes-we only ate a little icing:)
I'm 10 weeks out so I attached those pics too. Alot has been going on, we have t-ball awards tomorrow, going camping, and I'm having my aunt & uncle visit for a week. I haven't seen them in about 2 years. We are going to surprise my grandma with their arrival. I do have to say I had another friend pass on-God Bless the Walker family. Life is so short, you just never know. I know so many people that are angry w/ their spouse or family members and I hate it. I hate that people live their life unhappy/angry. Make a change and be HAPPY. I can honestly say my husband and I never fight. Now, I may get mad because he doesn't put something away or something stupid like that but we always get over it shortly after. Don't leave the house angry or go to sleep mad. I hate it when people think they need to stay together for their kids. If your not happy, your're not going to make your kids happy. Take care of you first then worry about your family/friends. I watched this on the news this morning and it just hit home a bit. I wish my parents would of divorced when I was younger, because all they did was fight when I was growing up. But instead they waited till their 25th wedding anniversary and divorced. I was 25 at the time and I think it was harder being older.

Anyways, on a positive note, have a great weekend. I have to put my desk back together-Rozalee has torn it apart while I have been typing this:)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July Everyone,

I have to say that we attended a beautiful wedding last Saturday. Best of all, I got to see a few of my elementary/high school teachers and friends. I hope my elementary gym teachers reads this!!!! I did giver her a business card.... I haven't seen her since I was in 6th grade in 1999. I used to hold the record in a few of the long runs, she had us do. I used to hate doing them along w/ the wall sits, pull-ups and whatever else she used to make me do. I don't think she ever thought I would be doing what I'm doing today. I told her, that I still think of those school days and make some of my clients do some of the crazy things I had to do in elementary school. They may be old school but they work! I also saw an old high school friend that I hadn't seen in 12+ years. It was great talking about old times and some of the stupid thing we used to do. I can't believe both of us are married w/ children. I still can't believe some of the people I got to see and visit with. It was a great time.

I also got to go to my friends Joyce house and train in her gym. This was the first time in awhile that I got to workout somewhere besides my house. That was a nice change.

Little Rozalee will be a year old on Sunday-can't believe that either. It's amazing how time flies. I'll have some pics up next Friday of her party.

I hope you all have a safe holiday weekend. Spend as much time w/ your friends and family because you never know when it'll be your last time seeing them. I've had to attend a few funerals here lately and it's sad to say BUT you just never know.