Saturday, September 29, 2007
SO I have 1.5 days before I leave on my long flight to OKC. I am very nervous, and I have no idea whats in store for me. Now for an update, for the past week I have been very sick. It started out with a cold and then a stomach flu. It was horrible. I couldn't hold food down at all. I didn't train or do anything for a few days. That killed me..lol. Lets just say I deflated real quick..lol. My weight dropped a lot. Okay enough of that. Well now I am getting better and my weight is picking back up, as I can hold food down again. I am going to train and do my aerobics today and see how I do. Being the die hard bodybuilder I am. I am frustrated as I lost a lot of energy and it will affect my workouts in the next couple of days. GRRRRR
But you know i am going to push myself to total failure and i will deal with the pain and suffering. As this is what I have to do. Howard is going to check my body fat, weight and see where I am. Not looking forward to that. lol.
not much longer till Dallas. 7 more fun weeks of pain.haha
Before I go, I need to locate my father. We lost contact a few years ago as we are not on good terms..haha. The last time I talked to him he was very sick. SO I have no idea how he is. he has been on my mind from time to time, and I just want to make sure he is okay.
His name is Frank Vasquez and he lives In Tampa, FL. He used to train at Golds Gym( I don't know which one). He is about 5'5-5'6, talks with a lisp, he walks with a limp, his age is around 48 or so. He is also a bodybuilder, has tattoos on his arms, dark complexion, reddish brown hair. He was also in the army for a long time in Germany.
I miss him a lot. If you know who he is please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Its been a tough couple of days. I have been battling a cold and a bad sore throat. I have been drinking echinacea tea, and taking advil. I just have to fight it out. I hope it goes away soon. it seems like its clearing up, but today I absolutly lost my appetite and have been drinking alot of fluids. My weight has dropped alot in just a couple of days too. I guesss thats a good thing in a way....lol. 7.5 more weeks. 4 days till I leave to OKC.
Well today was I got some bad news from a friend of mine. She told me that her friend's daughter got killed in an accident Sunday, the day after her birhtday. I dont want to go into much details, as it really broke my heart. here is the link to the story!
I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This weekend I went to Tim Gardner's "Hurricane and Typhoon Bay" bodybuilding contest. Tim Gardner is a great coach and trainer. Tim helped me out and he is such a great motivator. Tim has such a big heart and cares alot about his athletes. Its like where all family. It was so nice seeing him again after so long. i will be seeing more of him soon. You can check him out at http://www.bodytechonline.com/ Tim and his wife Brandi put together a great show. All the competitors walked away with a lot of goodies. The trophies given away to the competitors where the beautifully sculpted Neils Anderson http://www.nielsandersen.com/ss_bodybuild.shtml
I met a lot of wonderful people at the show and one of those was the very talented national competitor Diana Cook who won the Jr. Nationals this year. She has an incredible package and is going to have her pro card very soon. I got to hang out with my friends Marissa and her boyfriend Nick who competed in the middleweights and came in 3rd. We then went to Sam Seltzers Steakhouse and had broiled salmon which was sooooo yummy. LOL
My weight is currently .....none of your beeswax haha just kidding. Seriously though I am 176 lbs this morning. I know what your thinking..." she is a small fry".....lol. Well lets just say I have a few aces up my sleeve. Its so nice sitting back and not focusing on my weight for once . One of my aces is Howard also known as Big Daddy H or HHH. He has done some incredible transformations with his girls and they are all beautiful. I am not trying to knock anyone down but some ladies dont present themselves on stage the way a fbb should and they wonder why they place so low. But anyways, I leave to OKC in early October to get my training/beatings in....LOL. I have heard some wild stories about Howards training methods. I hope I will be able to move after my workouts They might need to call the ambulance or wheel me out of the gym..lol. I am looking forward to the transformation. Be sure to check out Big Daddy Hs site and his forum at http://www.thelaststronghold.com/ . Oh yes and my other aces I will mention later ...TBA :)
I want to give a shout out to Elena Seiple and her true love Brad. What a happy couple these two are. I am very happy for Elena, as this guy is "the one". It would be nice if NPC had a couples posing divsion in the national level as these two would be a hot item. Oh and want to say real quick that Elena Seiple has one of the BEST physiques hands down. It amazes me how catty some competitors can be with another competitor in the same class. Of course when you have a great physique like Elena a lot of girls would consider you a threat. So they become really jealous, talk crap and act very immature. It really annoys me as I too have had my fair share from some girls as well. Why cant we just act like a family and enjoy what we do and love. Cant we just get along people....lol. So to make my piont dont be hating and let her win what is rightfully hers ..the pro card. Thank God I am not in her class. :) Brad recently competed in a few shows and did very well. Brads physique is awesome, and he has a very tiny waist which is a big plus. Iam so happy for them both. DO I HEAR WEDDING BELLS......:) Check out her journal for pics of her man Brad from his recent contest the X-Calibur in South Carolina http://www.elenaseiple.com/journal.html You will be very impressed.
Congratulations to Lisa Aukland on winning the overall in the Atlantic City show this weekend. I also want to say congratulations to Joanna Thomas on her comeback, but I feel she should have been placed higher but thats my opinion. She is the one that taught me a few posing tricks a long time ago. We also went to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Birthday party in Los Angelas a few years back. And I got to shake his hand. I didn't want that hand for months...lol We also went with IFBB Pro Mike Morris who got he Governators autograph on a napkin..luck guy