At the early age of 3 my parents enrolled me into gymnastic to keep me under control since I was known for hanging and climbing on everything. I fell in love with the sport and competed heavily until I was thirteen. I would have loved to take the gymnastics further however; my body was much too tall for it. So I found other outlets to stay active with softball, track, cheerleading and some gymnastics in high school.
The start of my senior year in high school I slowed down the working out do to the lack of athletic activity. My senior year I decided I was done for good with gymnastics and although I did other sports instead, I didn't take them as serious. Soon changes started to occur to my body which I didn't like. My Body fat increased, and I started to gain unwanted weight that I have never experienced before. Unfortunately, I went about things in the wrong way in order to get back the lean frame I had most of my life. I tried starving myself, but I enjoyed food to much so I tried "getting rid" of my food. However, I knew it was wrong. I did this off and on for two years.
Finally in 1995 I met my husband who loved to work out and hit the gym. I was 115lbs at 5'9"; there was nothing to me, no lean muscle at all. It took my husband telling me that I looked unhealthy, and it was then that I realized I needed to change my ways. I started reading the magazines he got on a regular basis like muscle magazine, Flex, Muscle Media and I started to realize how beautiful these women looked. I discovered the myth "if you lift hard, women will get "bulky", is so UNTRUE. I saw pictures of Mia Finnegan at the Olympia and at the Galaxy, and I fell in love with her body.
I decided "one day" I will compete, but I never really wanted to do the diet part of it. So I continued lifting hard until 2003 when I discovered I was pregnant. I worked out during my pregnancy but I took it a little easier and took off a few months here and there. Afterwards, I started back to the gym and I really got into it heavy. I started to follow the diet to a "T" and realized how much I enjoyed the structure. I set my eyes on my first show, The Carole Simple Classic National Qualifier. To my surprise I did well, placed 4th, and qualified for the JR Nationals. I took some time off to grow since I was still very small for my height. I went back the Carole Simple Classic show in 2005 and won the overall. Since then I’ve been hooked. I did take off 2007 to have my second daughter but remained involved in the industry.
In 2009 I decided to go back to my roots of gymnastics and try out fitness since I wasn't having much luck in figure. I won my national qualification at the Arnold Amateur in 2009 and won my IFBB pro card at Fitness Nationals in 2010. As an IFBB pro I still didn't find my "home" until the new physique division opened up in 2012. Now I finally feel I have a place to show case my showmanship from fitness while still maintain a more muscular look.... we shall see how it unfolds.
I love showing other mom’s that even after having children we can still obtain a physique we can be proud of. I enjoy helping others prepare for their shows as well as competing myself. I look forward to working with you as well!
1st 2012 IFBB Greater Gulf States Physique
13th 2011 IFBB Houston Pro Figure
15th 2011 IFBB Phoenix Pro Figure
15th 2011 IFBB Europa Super Show Figure
14th 2011 IFBB Ny Pro Fitness
9th 2011 IFBB St Louis Pro Figure
6th 2010 IFBB Ft Lauderdale Fitness
2nd 2010 NPC Fitness Nationals (IFBB PRO CARD)
4th 2010 NPC Jr Nationals Fitness
5th 2009 NPC Fitness Nationals
2nd 2009 NPC Arnold Classic Fitness
15th 2008 NPC Jr USA Figure
15th 2006 NPC USA Figure
15th 2006 NPC Team Universe Figure
3rd 2006 NPC Iron Man Figure
1st and Overall 2005 NPC Rocky Mountain Figure
15th 2005 NPC Jr Nationals Figure
4th 2004 Rocky Mountain Figure