Saturday, July 24, 2010

Competition - next weekend July 31st

Totally excited! I'll be competing for the first time with my new routine and new outfit this coming weekend, July 31st just outside of Ft. Worth at The Sterling Building on Kroger Street. You can click on to my website for complete details under the competitions tab. There will also be muscle, figure, bikini, and of course Fitness. I'd love to see everyone's smiling faces and hear your cheers. If not, please keep me in your thoughts. It is not always about winning truly; it is about being in the moment. When I walk out on the stage - I own it! The minute I hit the stage, I am a winner no matter what just because I am there. All that being said, I am still a competitor - which is why I love coming home with the trophy - nothing wrong with that.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ms Fitness USA new costume

I am so excited. I went today to see my new costume design for the upcoming fitness competition in Reno, and it is EXACTLY what I had imagined and more! I can't release the exact details, because I want all of you to be as surprised and excited as I am. Trust me, I am dealing with the best designer in Dallas, TX and she has made my costumes for five years now. The costume fits my routine, which by the way - I NAILED IT TODAY! Stay tuned for updates; I pick it up next Monday. The attached pictures are not my "costume." This is the most incredible time away in the mountains with my baby Toy Miniature Schnauzer "Harley."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Do you ever get the feeling that . . .?

Do you ever get the feeling that if you lose weight, you really won't be the same? You might think differently about yourself. Your friends may look at you differently. Your spouse or significant other may not be able to relate to you anymore. I interviewed a lot of individuals while writing my book about this subject, and the feelings are so true. Anytime we may a change to ourselves, whether it be in our appearance or our approach to life, we feel concern how others may view us. Ladies and Gentlemen, please don't allow others to influence your decisions about your good health choices. If losing weight is something that could potentially save your life, help you become healthier, feel younger and more attractive, or just to fit in that favorite pair of old jeans -- then go for it! This is your choice. I am not saying anything negative about the choice to do otherwise, because that is your choice also. However, if making a change in your lifestyle produces a weight reduction, then go for it and don't allow anyone else to set your limitations. The people that I spoke with during my journey of writing my book were concerned about this very topic. I have heard the people treat them differently after they lose weight; there is even jealousy and resentment. There was one lady that I spoke with that said her husband would basically encourage her to eat more of the bad stuff and say bad things to her to discourage her. When we decide to make life changes including our appearance, health, education, careers, we may encounter jealousy and resentment. I have experienced this when walking into a gathering that is for mainly for people over 50, and they find out what I do (Fitness Competitor) and see me. I have been treated differently; the women sometimes won't talk to me and they are uncomfortable -- this is sad. I want to talk and share like anyone else; I just have different goals and ambitions for myself. I encourage anyone reading this to go with your instincts, ambitions, and desires to better yourself. Life a healthier lifestyle -- make changes for the better. You'll love it as I do.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fitness Over 50 article

What a BEAUTIFUL article that Peter with FITNESS OVER 50 just published about me -- I am in awe and must share!!!! He did an incredible job with presenting how being over 50 is one of the best times of our life and we should cherish every moment. Let me know what you think and visit Peter's gorgeous website by clicking the Fitness Over 50 link below.

 Fitness Over 50