Q. How long have you been training?
A. I have been training for competitions for the last 7yrs but working out has been a part of my daily routine since i was 18yrs old
Q. What was your body like before you started training?
A. I have always had a nice shape and very athletic. A little thick so now i am a lot leaner and I have a much better diet.
Q. How do you keep yourself motivated and on-track through the grueling dieting in the last few weeks?
A. I always focus on how i will look on stage whenever i feel like giving up. I meditate on my previous competition pics and i focus on the goal at the end. I smile when i think of how good the food will be the evening of the show
Q. Do you get more attention from the people now that you are in such good shape?
A. Yes i do and its nice bc it lets me know that my hard work is paying off. It makes you feel really good about yourself.
Q. What is the weirdest piece of advice you have heard in the gym?
A. Funny: do i live to eat or eat to live? makes sense!!
Q. What is the one key piece of advice you could pass on to our readers?
A. When you want the change it is difficult at first bc you have to break old habits but never use the word diet, try using healthy choices.
Q. What is your favorite energy/pre-workout supplement? Protein supplement?
A. I don’t really have a favorite energy supplement i have tried them all and they all work great… i really enjoy isopure no carbs whey protein powder
Q. How many days a week do you work out?
A. I train with light weights high reps 3 times a week and cardio for a minimum of 1 hour everyday.
Q: How many exercises per body part do you typically do in a workout?
A: I work my whole body every work out and typically i never stop moving in bw sets. different exercises each day but still the whole body.
Q: How much weight will you normally gain during the off-season?
A: I always stay within 10lbs from competition weight
Q. What kind of workout program do you follow?
A. My trainer mixes my workouts weekly so i work my whole body each training section but different exercises each time with cardio in between sets.
Q. Do you believe in workout programs like Insanity or P90X?
A. I do believe in the P90x,, same concept it works whole body but different exercises each time.
Q. What competitions have you participated in and what were the results?
2003 John Sherman (2nd figure),
2006 Orange County Classic (1st figure),
2009 Texas State (2nd bikini and 3rd figure),
2009 Nationals (13th bikini),
2010 Texas Shredder (overall figure, 1st figure, 2nd bikini),
2010 NPC Cali State (2nd bikini),
2010 NPC Redstick Classic (overall bikini,1st bikini),
2010 USA (6th bikini),
2010 Jr. USA (3rd bikini)
Q. What do you wish you had known before you started doing shows?
A. My trainer Ernesto Osorio, he has taken me to a level that i have never been able to get to until now since i began my training with him Jan 2010. Pro card here i come!
Q. Looking back on what you have accomplished so far, what is one thing you would change if you could, knowing what you do now?
A. I would have started a long time ago and I wish i knew my current trainer back then. however no regrets timing is everything and i am where i am suppose to be at this point and time!!
Q. What is one of the biggest sacrifices you’ve made, and was it worth it?
A. I give up a lot of social activities when i am in training but it is all for a goal so yes it is worth it to me 100%!
Q. What do you feel is the most important thing a bodybuilder/fitness/figure/bikini can have in order to be successful in this sport?
A. A good attitude and realize that as long as your body changes each time you are only competing against yourself and you have to be happy with that. I have learned something from every single show i have done and it has helped me in my personal life, in my work life, with my friends, my attitude and how i see things. I know that if i can do this there isn’t anything in life that i can’t do.
Q. As a new bodybuilder/fitness/figure/bikini competitor, how should one select which organization or event to compete in? And what are the major differences between the numerous organizations out there?
A. You have to choose the one you will be happy with bc it becomes your second family. I am not sure about the differences bc i have always been a part of the NPC organization.
Q. Is it not very hard to exercise and lift on such a low calorie diet? I am talking about the pre-contest diet. I know you follow a very low calorie pre-contest diet. Don’t you get hungry?
A. It is hard but once your body is conditioned to tolerate that you adapt to it. The body is amazing in what it can do..
Q. For someone who is currently a non-competitor, but wants to be as healthy and fit as possible, what would you recommend as far as diet ratios and workout plan (i.e. combination of weights and cardio, how many days, etc.)?
A. For someone who doesn’t compete i would recommend 5 to 6 small meals a day, with light weights at least 3 times a week with a minimum of 30 to 45 min of cadrio 4 to 5 times a week.
Q. Does your social life include others that are not into fitness or competition?
A. Absolutely, i have friends on both sides.. when training i tend to stick more with my friends in the fitness world bc they understand how i feel and what i’m going through but i have learned to balance which is great!
Q. Who is your favorite bodybuilder, fitness model, and/or athlete?
A. I don’t really have a favorite body builder all of those guys look great, Monica Brant is one of my favorites
Q. What is your favorite healthy meal?
A. Bj’s bbq ranch chicken ranch salad with honey mustard dressing on the side
Q. What is your favorite cheat meal?
A. Mexican food.. yummy i love queso and chips. caramel apples and tres leches
Q. What is your favorite exercise?
A. Lunges and anything for glutes….love running stairs and walking on incline
Q. What is that one body part that you just can’t seem to bring up or make it look like you want?
A. My glutes have had a ton of work this year and i almost finally have them exactly where they need to be
Q. What made you get into Fitness and Competition?
A. I have had a fascination with this since i was in high school.. Corey Everson was my favorite and i loved her legs and glutes.
Q. What is the best asset of your physique/body?
A. Glutes, tiny waste, legs and symmetry
Q. What are your methods for breaking through a plateau?
A. Cheat meals if i am not moving forward i have a whole cheat day to shock my system
Q. Do you like the whole competition process? And how does it feel to be on the stage in the front of the hundreds and thousand people?
A. I hated it at first but my heart had me continue to go back and i can’t explain it but i am addicted to it. i love it and what is better than doing what you love. I was very shy on stage at first and also did not like that part but now i absolutely love it. I see it differently now.