I am a student of Oriental Medicine (acupuncture). Health and wellness is very important to me. I’ve been wanting to compete for a very long time and only recently competed in my first show. I am addicted and want to continue! I am married to a wonderful and supportive man.
Competing in the NPC Ft. Lauderdale Cup; also just getting to the place where I feel comfortable to compete. I look and feel so much stronger – physically and mentally!
While my weight didn’t change, I lost inches off my waist, and well as tightened up. I would get frustrated not seeing the scale change or measurements change, so I started posting my Day One photo and the most updated photo side by side on my fridge. Even though the scale didn’t show changes, and I couldn’t visualize it in the mirror, the camera didn’t lie. And that kept me motivated.
Pushing my own limits. Adding an extra 5 lbs, or trying the next dumbbell up just to see how many reps I can get. Even if I could only do half a set with the higher weight, I kept trying each time, and in time that would be my new start weight.
To continue to compete in shows, and place!
My own health, but I would like to be an example to friends and family, that anyone can get healthy and fit … even those with a sweet tooth 🙂
Her encouragement and quick respond to questions.
Early on, I was craving P.F. Chang’s tofu lettuce wraps, so I figured I could make my own cleaner version. I used half serving of oil and soy and A TON of veggies and tofu. It was more like a veggie lettuce wrap, and
a nice break from fish.
Julie is so encouraging and always responds very quickly!