AGE BEGAN TRAINING: 21
WHY DID YOU START TRAINING?: I started training because I was inspired by my mother, who had received a kidney transplant in 1993. I saw the ordeal she went through while being on a donor wait list, dialysis, and finally a donor match/transplant. There was such physical tolls on her body and she stayed strong through it all.
During her recovery, she would slowly make her way from her hospital bed and walk slow, painful steps around the nurses’ station. She gradually regained her strength, increased her endurance and “walked” herself back to health!
I saw that it was this daily routine and mini physical victories that gave her vigor back. That is when I started running and weight training.
2013 GNC Los Angeles Figure Championships – MASTERS FIGURE 35+ A 1st place and Women’s Figure B 4th place
NUMBER OF DAYS PER WEEK YOU TRAIN:
I stay active every day…
YOUR BODY PART SPLIT:
MON: Back and Shoulders plus 25 min HIIT (Treadmill)
TUES: 45 min cardio intervals (Stair mill), then an evening 90min Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class
WED: Pecs, Biceps, Triceps, and abs
THURS: 45 min cardio intervals (Stair mill), then an evening 90min Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class
FRI: Legs plus 25 min HIIT (Treadmill)
SAT: 6-8 mile outdoor run, Back and Biceps and Triceps, morning 90min Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class
SUN: Legs, abs and morning 90min Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class
SAMPLE LEG ROUTINE:
Leg extensions 3 sets 15-20 reps
Sumo Squats 3 sets 20 reps
Lying Leg Curls 3 sets 15 reps
Good mornings 3 sets 15 reps
Cross back lunges 3 sets 15 reps – each leg
Speed skaters 45 seconds
Leg Press Plie stance 3 sets 15 reps
Bulgarian split squats 3 sets 20 reps each side
Jump lunges 45 seconds
Cross over lunges 3 sets 12 reps each side
Leg Press Narrow stance 3 sets 15 reps
Adductor machine 3 sets 15 reps
Abductor machine 3 sets 15 reps
Pop Squats 45 seconds
FACTOID: I was a torch bearer in the Olympic Torch Relay in 1996, Miss June in the 2000 Hooters Calendar.