Thursday, October 18, 2012

A little about me....

  • I am....
  • A wife and mother
  • Wanna-be blogger and Yogi
  • Dog mommy
  • Wine and coffee loving
  • Fitness enthusiast

I can't live without
  • My son Kevin and my dog Lucky!
  • My husband Mr. E
  • Coffee
  • Vick's VapoRub
  • My Laptop
  • My iPhone
  • Sweets!

I aspire...
  • To travel
  • To live a fulfilled life

Favorite hobbies
  • Working out
  • Traveling
  • Shopping
  • Dancing
  • Reading
  • Listening to music

Favorite books to read
  • Self-help and inspirational books
  • Fitness, Fashion and Home Decor magazines

Favorite quotes
  • "This is who I am.  Nobody said you had to like it."
  • ~Unknown

  • "The soul needs beauty for a soul mate. When the soul wants, the soul waits." 
  • ~U2

  • "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
  • ~Walter Bagehot

  • ‎"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"
  • ~Dolly Parton

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In the pursuit of fitness

I've always enjoyed exercise, but tend to lose motivation very fast. I was also a runner and had spend the past year traveling around the country running in half-marathons, but I was a mediocre runner. I have always been intrigue by fitness athlete, but thought that a physique like that was unattainable.

One day while browsing a friend's Facebook page, I came across the profile of an absolutely stunning lady... Lauren Catherine. I was in total awe with her physique, and having the obsessive personality I have, I stalked her Facebook page until I finally found out how she attained such a sculpted body. She was a Mibolife athlete. I browsed the Mibolife website and decided that I if I wanted to obtained my fitness and health goals, I would need to enlist the help of Mibolife's president and owner, Ben Yosef.

When I first met Ben, I explained to him that I was interested in getting my clothes to fit better, and that I wanted to get into the shape of my life. But after meeting Lauren Catherine and the rest of the Team Mibolife Athletes, it was then that I made a decision... I wanted to complete in a figure competition. It was time to really get in shape.
About 37 pounds overweight and tired of just feeling mediocre, I started with a vengeance. The first phase of Ben's consisted on getting me lean, the second part consisted of building my musculature, and last was prepping me for my first figure competition. Ben customized a personalized clean eating plan for me, and we worked out almost every day for at least an hour.  Approximately 7 months and 37 pounds later, I was shopping for new clothes, and ready to step on stage for the first time.
I did not place on my first figure competition and didn't take home a trophy, but I got into the best shape of my life and I get to go home to a loving, supportive family.