Why would any 14 year old girl want to be a gym rat? Well, for me it was stay at home and work on my home work or go to the gym with my mom. I chose to go to the gym.
The first couple of weeks I had "fun" on the stair stepper and other cardio equipment while my mom worked out. But, soon I was experimenting with the weight machines, barbells and dumbbells. My mom’s trainer noticed and asked if I’d like to sign on for some training sessions. I said,
FOR SURE! To trade for the training sessions my dad, who ran an auto shop, would fix his cars.
As I matured the one constant in my life was lifting and healthy eating. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in Health Education and Nutrition and I’ve spent the last 13 years working in the health food industry.
Anyone who has remained in the iron game that long has at least wondered at some time or another if they have what it takes to compete. I came close several times, but something would come up to postpone actually entering a competition. I was getting discouraged, but prayed long and hard and decided to give it one more try. I recommitted myself and focused on my diet and workout goals and contacted Todd Mills, the manager of Better Bodies, as a resource.
I met up with Todd every two weeks for the next 16 weeks to make sure that I was on target for my goals and would be ready to compete. At about 9 weeks out from my competition Todd suggested that I start carbohydrate cycling to help increase my fat loss. This took me right up to my first competition and I finally made it by the grace of God!