Friday, April 17, 2009

Saving the Day

I want to start off todays blog and say way to go Susan Boyle!!!!!! When I watched her perform on Britain's Got Talent, I cried as I was so touched by her angelic voice. I also cheered, clapped and screamed my head off for her. Her story is amazing and I am now a new fan. Never judge a book by its cover. I highly agree with that statement. People like her inspire me. :)

Now on to Saving the Day...
I was doing a ride a long with BIG Dave yesterday as I love going to work and seeing him in action LOL. We came across a opossum and she had to be put down as she was very sick. It turns out she had babies in her pouch. David saved them as he had a friend of his take them to the animal shelter to make sure the babes get the proper care.

My schedule is going to be pretty hectic for the next couple months. Me and David will be doing a lot of traveling to bodybuilding shows, I will be dieting for the Ms. Olympia and I am going back to school. I love keeping busy. I also am going to be getting back into the culinary cooking thing. I love cooking and it was one of my drams to be a chef and open a restaurant. I still believe in this dream. :) I will have to take pictures of some of my yummy dishes :)

Have a blessed evening :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Greetings :)

Well training is going great and I am happy as I have a good amount of time to prep for the Ms. Olympia. Its going to be the most challenging contest prep I have ever had. Right now I'm staying positive, enjoying life and making the best of my offseason diet while it last lol.

I recently sent Andy some photos and vodeos clips of me training back and with the SRT 8. I posted some from those galleries( the srt 8 and the gym photo "pink").

I will talk to you more later.
Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Bunny (my bulldog) sends her love.

******Heres a old photo I found from a few years

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big Thanks to Jim Manion and the IFBB Pro League

I want to again thank Mr. Jim Manion, and the IFBB Pro League for giving me the opportunity to compete in the 2009 Ms. Olympia. Jim Manion and the IFBB Pro League made my dreams come true and again they didn't have to do that. I am honored and proud to be a part of the IFBB Pro League.

I am very excited and I got more excited when I received this huge blue envelope in the mail the other day. I opened it and there was this cool folder with the Joe Weider Logo and inside was my Ms. Olympia contract. I must have died and went to heaven. I started jumping up and down. I went and sent the contract off and yesterday I received confirmation from Robert Chang that he received my contract. So I am set and ready to go.

Here is the folder that the contract came in. I thought it was pretty cool.

front of the folder and the Back

when you open the folder at the bottom has 2008 Olympia
champions on the left side

and info on the other events such as the expo,etc., on the right side
I also need your help. I am collecting donations for my Regional Chairman Walt Oster, and Indiana State Chairman Ed Sanders. They are trying to raise funds for a Guide Dog for one of our their kids that is underprivileged. The training is provided by the State.
Walter Oster and Ed Sanders will also follow this dog and help with the vet bills and food. The boy they nominated for the Dog is very deserving. ED and Walt have a goal for $5000.00. I don't know how much they have now but I want to contribute to the cause. Walt and Ed do a lot of charity for the school for the blind, etc. I meet a wonderful guy last year at the Indiana State show by the name of Mark Harter who runs the website
I will be selling
*Signed autograph with a hand written letter by me for $5.00
*Picture with me for $1.00 (applies to appearances at shows)
*DVD with a few of my favorite training moments 10.00
I'm still coming up with ideas. :)
You can send a payment to my pay pal address at or to my
P.O. Box:
Isabelle Turell
P.O. Box 3824
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Any little bit helps and can make a big difference. You know me I love helping out when ever I can. I found out about this at the Southern Indiana show in Evansville, In on the 28th of March. I want to help out and I hope that you can help me on my quest. My goal is collect whatever I can. You can be an anonymous donor if you like too. This is for a great cause. If you have any questions please email me at

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tampa Pro Show Makes a Comeback for 2009

There was something really "INCREDIBLE" that happened yesterday for female bodybuilding. A lot of people thought it was a April Fools joke but it wasn't. The news broke out on

Here is a statement from Tim Gardner that was posted

Ladies and gentlemen of our vast and prestigious IFBB and NPC family, I am so honored to report today that the 2009 IFBB Tampa Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Championships will be intact just as its inaugural season with IFBB open men, IFBB 202 lb. men and IFBB open women bodybuilding in conjunction with the NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships.After careful discussion with Mr. Manion, his vote of confidence and the strong support from and, I decided to reinstate the female portion and bring it back stronger for the athletes and fans alike.
We have increased the prize money and added two more places to our contest as such:
*1st - $5,000
*2nd - $3,000
*3rd - $1,500
*4th - $1,000
5th - $500

* Olympia qualification

There will also be a best poser award of $500.This is a true testament to our bodybuilding community supporting its sport of passion without segregation of its forms of disciplines. This is short of being unbelievable, especially in spite of our current economic environment. I cannot speak highly enough of the positive impact that & have placed on our entire sport and not just for the love of female bodybuilding but the love of our organization(s). This will set a new precedence of enthusiasm and pride that will hopefully be contagious for all of our IFBB shows, the platform for our champion athletes.
Thank you.
Tim Gardner put together a donation for the Tampa Pro Show for the female bodybuilding division and in over 10 days thanks to all the fans and supporters they raised enough money to put the show back on and increase the prize money WOOOHOOO. Thats so cool isn't it.

You know I am a very passionate and a huge supporter of the sport and this is something that should be put in the history books. :) Now you and I know there are MANY that are not to crazy about us female bodybuilders and really don't care whether we have a show or not. Those same people claim that female bodybuilding will become extinct in a couple years. You know what i say about that.....


This is a special show and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to see our professional female bodybuilders from around the world compete in this show making this the biggest show in the year. This show has a lot of sentimental value to it as many fans and supporters raised money for it to be back on. Here are the names of all those that donated

this is a statement from Sioux from

I want to thank again all who donated. Thanks to our friends at who donated over $10,000.Thanks to all of you here who donated money and time to bring back pro women's bodybuilding to Tampa, FL.............. - $500 (I could not have donated that amount without our sponsors here at Thank you for your continued support! )
Debbie Bramwell - - $250
John Hawley - - $250
Dawn Alison - - $100
Andy Vogel - - $500
Helle Nielsen - - $250
Heather Colleen - - $250
Ed & Betty Pariso - - $500
Phil - Poster Musclesrsexy - $500
Beni Lopez - - $50
Michelle Brent - - $50
Vanessa Adams - - $100
Joel Goldberg - Poster Big J1 - $100

and many more.......

I want to be one of the many female bodybuilders to thank you all for what you've done for us. It really means so much to us and you have a special place in our hearts. Again thank you so much!