Friday, April 29, 2011

totally feeling it

I don't know what could be more exciting getting stuck on a bus with 60-80 years olds for 5 hours (courtesy of my friend Dessi) talking about welfare, minimum wage, etc. or being the very last person to board minutes before departure off the island lol. You know me, Ms. excitement and full of adventure. I love to have fun and somehow I always manage to have something funny happen to me. I'm a fun magnet. I had a wonderful time and have lots of stories to share. Will kiss and tell later
In Charleston I got to see for the first time ever the "the World" residences of the seas. You need to have at least 5 million minimum just to get on this ship. here is the website for more information on this immaculate ship.

 I cared so much for my friend I even got her name tatooted to my arm....:) as a joke of course.

Dessi being her silly self dancing the night away.

Till later i'm zoinked

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I couldn't sleep a wink all night as I feel like it's Christmas morning and I'm ready to open my presents. *wink. I'm hanging out downtown And then I'm on my way to the port and looking very forward to my latest adventure. I'm the most luckiest girl in world right now and blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. One thing I tell people is a qoute "when life throws you lemons you make lemonade" ;) . I make lots of lemonade lol......Your bound to come across a sour lemon and thats when you just put some sugar on it and be sweet as u can be .

Okay enough jibber jabber, it's time for me to get ready and board as I'm people watching in the market and it's quite fun and hot!!! Yuk! I got my suit on and I'm easy to jump in the pool and freshen up :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

there's a bright day ahead of me

it's not too pretty in Terre Haute today very gloomy and just nasty out there. Im sitting here waiting on the bird to land so I can make my way to see my friend for the Easter holiday. Its the evening here and not too busy. I can't wait to see Dessi she's so funny and her accent reminds me of Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Isabelle is hurting today. My back is sore!!!! lol I was training yesterday and did an hour of intense aerobics which consist of some out there things on the cardio machines lol. then I go and do odds and ends stuff like calves abs etc. well yesterday I saw my friends deadlifting so of course I'm itching to join in even though I can't see straight, I'm dead tired and hungry. I had no energy left in me yesterday but I jumped in only for one set doing 315. I got out 11 reps that's good for being totally depleted lol. I promise to keep you updated all week with my trip. The bright side is I'm some place warm and sunny;)

it's good Friday and happy earth day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little bad, Big Blue and the Bestest

Lets get the bad news out of the way, shall we. Many of you have already heard and if not here it is. I got word from the press that the Phoenix Pro has been canceled. So that is that, and I am sure some of you can already feel my pain especially since we already lost the NY Pro earlier this year. Hang in there my fellow IFBB sisters of iron, where one door closes another opens. I still have a smile on face and no ones taking this away as all we can do is be positive :) SO I'm sending positive thoughts through your computer now :)

Now some good news for me.

I got a phone call from a very good friend of mine. It turns out I am going to be meeting John Parillo and heading over to Johns training facility with my two friends. How awesome is that. When I was doing the 2006 North American which is in Cleveland, I wanted to drive down to Cincinnati to see the facility etc, as I am a huge and have been a fan of Mr. Parillos training methods and of course his Cap-Tri. I had a few books on His training and yes the cookbook as he has some awesome sweet potato muffins as well as other yummy recipes. I can't express how excited I am about this. John is known for his training and is a genius when it comes to the physique. So excited to see what he creates or molds with mine. I am so thankful and most importantly very very grateful to my friends as they made that happen and I can't say enough how touched I was when I heard about it as you know me and how I am about things. I really am happy about the opportunity and looking very forward to this.

Right now I am on cloud 10 as the NFL schedule came out yesterday and I am stocked or for some of you exhilarated. Why because I am a Colts fan and football makes me happy. I'm excited about the season this year and praying for a hail Mary that our boys in BLUE will make HISTORY by being the first NFL team to play in the Superbowl where the team is actually from. I hope that made sense LOL. Indianapolis is COLTS country and Indianapolis is also the Host of this years Superbowl. Speaking of which I am already signed up to volunteer for this event. BUT....if we get into the Superbowl and YES WE WILL then that will change things as I am going to be in a seat somewhere in there LOL. SO here is the Colts Schedule and of course Ideally I have selected the games I will attend. I still can't get over the schedule. :)

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 11 at Houston Texans, CBS 1:00 pm

Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 18 vs. Cleveland Browns, CBS 1:00 pm

Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 25 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, NBC 8:20 pm **thats a given :)

Week 4: Monday, Oct. 03 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN 8:30 pm

Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 09 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, CBS 1:00 pm

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 16 at Cincinnati Bengals, CBS 1:00 pm

Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 23 at New Orleans Saints, NBC 8:20 pm ***debatable**

Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 30 at Tennessee Titans, CBS 1:00 pm

Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 06 vs. Atlanta Falcons, FOX 1:00 pm

Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, CBS 1:00 pm
Week 11: BYE

Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 27 vs. Carolina Panthers, FOX 1:00 pm **who are the Panthers lol

Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 04 at New England Patriots, NBC 8:20 pm
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 11 at Baltimore Ravens, CBS 1:00 pm
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 18 vs. Tennessee Titans, CBS 1:00 pm
Week 16: Thursday, Dec. 22 vs. Houston Texans, NFLN 8:20 pm
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 01 at Jacksonville Jaguars, CBS 1:00 pm

Lastly, I have two more days before I leave to see my friend. I'm not excited about the journey by far but once I get to my destination I will be the happiest kid on the planet. Will keep you posted on that :)


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

something diffrent

I just realized this weekend is Easter. Just goes to show you hwo much I pay attention to Holidays except for Xmas, Halloween and my B-day of course. I'm doing something diffrent this year by going and spending some time with my friend for a few days instead. I always believe you got to try new things and live new adventures. SO I am :) It should be fun and I will take pictures :)

I am happy as the training is going nice and My weight has significally dropped down which is good good good. Well need to go to the gym now and get it on

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark on Broadway...Very Cool for Yours Truly

One of the many people on my list to meet in life is Stan Lee. He's a genuis and of course being the comic book fan especially Marvel I had to see Spiderman in the Dark. Spiderman Turn Off the Dark is one of the most expensive boardway shows ever put together. Your looking roughly at a cool 70 million dollars invested into the web slinger spidey. I really liked the fact that U2's Bono and the Edge
Some of the crowd from the evening. I also got a chance to take a quick shot as your not allowed to be taking any pictures of any kind. I need one of those nifty sky cameras or that camera pen lol so I can take  some good shots

Don't forget to check out the store too.

I really had a great time and felt like a kid all over again but I must admit to you I am already a kid at heart and you can never take that away from me. The music score I really liked a lot and Peter parker has got one heck of a voice. Oh Peter :). I had a excellent time and look forward to seeing the show again with its new changes. I think the one person who really made the show is the goblin. The actor really fit that role so well and hes the guy I'd want to hang out with as hes just plain old bad lol

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dog Rescued From Fire, Revived With CPR

I love stories like this. It really touches my heart. Hugs to Tammy and the Pit Bull :)

April 15, 2011 9:42 PM
Chicago firefighter Tammy Rodriguez appears with a pit bull she revived at a fire scene Friday. (CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago firefighters rescued two pet dogs from a Bucktown fire Friday afternoon and used CPR techniques to revive one of the animals, which had stopped breathing.
Firefighter and paramedic Tammy Rodriguez was beaming as she appeared with the resuscitated pooch, a female named Howdy, at a Friday evening news conference at the Engine 57 station.
Rodriguez said one of her colleagues carried the lifeless dog to her outside the fire scene, a three-flat at 1833 N. Wood Ave. She started working on the animal immediately.
“(The dog) was completely out,” Rodriguez said as the now-energetic dog perched over her shoulder. “And we just started putting the mask (on) and giving it straight oxygen. I started performing CPR, and for awhile there it wasn’t reacting, but I think just the positive pressure of oxygen made it start breathing, which was exciting.”
“All of a sudden she started opening her eyes and we’re like ‘Oh, my God’ … and then she got up,” she added.
A second dog, a puppy, was rescued from the fire and received treatment, Rodrigquez said.
Jorden Grennan, the owner of the two dogs, said the younger pet, a male named Hossa, was spending the night at a veterinarian’s.
No people were injured in the blaze, which began around 3 p.m., but the occupants were displaced. A cause was under investigation.
Rodriguez said she owns three dogs herself and considers them a part of the family. She was just doing her job Friday in bringing Howdy back.

“It was a great feeling,” she said.

the jokes on me

I need a pick me up.....badly. I can't do Starbucks as that was one of the things I gave up for Lent. :)
I'm looking forward to the summer as I mention before it's busy with shows nonstop here in Indiana and of course my own thingy with competitions as well as other things like finally taking that motorcycle class I always wanted to take. For me when I go to the Islands I always wanted to go riding around some of these cities like St. Thomas, etc. In a week I will be surprising my friend on the Fantasy as the last time I saw her was in October. The next time I will see her again will be more easy for me as she will be on the Destiny out of  Miami and I can just hop, skip and jump down there from Orlando when I visit my family(which hopefully will be with me). She likes crazy outfits and hats, and yes she is European which explains it. LOL I'm kidding. I care a lot about this women as she such a huge heart and means well. Not to mention she does have a quick witt too and has always treated me like I was one of her own children. I've got some great memories with her that I wish I could relive some of them again as they were apart of the best moments in my life. Here is were I insert a big *smile followed by a little *sigh ha ha. You know I thought about going to a costume shop and disguising myself with a wig, some prosthetics, and a pretty good accent. Of course I would have to hide my physique which is difficult. Maybe I can stuff some charmin in my brassiere (bra) and some other places and look like a funky person. I think I may be able to pull it off as she is fun to play pranks on :). Hopefully I can pull it off, the bad thing is I think we only have one costume shop in Terre Haute so I'm limited but I think I can get something good and "crossing fingers" fairly priced. She hates surprises, oh well she's just going to have to deal with it. I am sure she will know I am coming as she sees the guest list and I kinda already told her I was coming...But it doesn't mean she will recognize me. Some of you may think I am mean but I like to have fun and there's nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it ...take a hike LOL.

Recently I had a friend play a joke on me. You know I have talked about the Camaro SS, so they took the time and effort in helping me find one and here it is ...LOL How sweet was that LOL and its silver too. I like the Camaro in silver, black, lime green, and the Colts blue. I found it to be pretty funny and it would work if I was microscopic size but I'm not unfortunately I'm XXXL size.

Well I was sitting on the couch and Leo (Bengal) starts grooming Pookie. I kinda knew were this was going but just let it continue as I was hoping Leo would surprise me. He kept grooming and Pookie was sleeping and then finally . Now this is not Pookie saying cheese and smiling for the camera but its her reaction to Leo biting her neck. For a good minute he had a very good grip on her neck and would not let goMaybe he was hungry and wanted a light snack. He is a sweet but plays dirty and I consider him a real stinker as he thinks he owns everything. He won't leave my site as he always follows me everywhere I go and watches me or even joins me in the shower..what a pervert LOL. After the whole bitting attack he passed out next to me on the couchLike nothing ever happened. Boys will be boys....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Would you pay 92 cents for one hard boiled egg? After my workout this morning I went to the store and staring me down were these hard boiled eggs. I looked at the price and thought how many people would actually buy open or two or even three. Use the change and buy a dozen pack of eggs for the same price and get of the lazy wagon and boil your eggs yourself. It's truly not that complicated. The same goes for chicken. I'd rather buy my chicken slice it up and grill it myself then pay a hefty price for 1 breast which most of the time in restaurants it's a tiny breast which looks more like 3 oz which is small for my appetite.

I had a good workout this morning and plan to go back this afternoon for round 12 lol.
It's nice when you feel super duper ready to conquer anything mother gym throws at you. I was exhausted as I wore myself by doing legs....the worst day ever. I can't feel my legs. Lol

Will write more later

*high five

Monday, April 11, 2011

I know I've not updated the blog as much as I usually do, and of course I got a few emails about it. Imagine that lol. I can't even imagine my voicemail as I've even turned off my phone. My friends probably think the worst has happened to me like getting abducted by aliens or being stranded on some tropical island. :). I do have quite a good amount of readers which is a plus. Hey...I'm here and I'm doing very good. Don't worry your head off as I'm okay. I think about this funny video I saw on AMV (America's Funniest Videos) where the kid was on a ride and all he kept on saying was "I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm okay".  LOL....

I'm doing pilates again as it was something I did alot back home. Pilates really helps strengthening my core and helps my physique shape up. I need to get more yoga in. Shame on me..

 I need a big adrenaline rush about now like sky diving. Cedar piont would be nice and in June, I'm flying up my grandmother, mom and sister and it will be my Grandmothers B-day. I'm sure the last thing she wants to do is go riding on roller coasters. Its bad enough she screams when I drive and holds on the the "oh sh** handle in the car. Its funny. At least they will see me perform on stage. I just hope my grandmother doesn't embarrass me by saying something crazy in the audience..LOL. Shes quite a funny sarcastic lady. I get a lot of my humor from her. Everyone loves her, but she has her grandma moments. Shes a old fashioned New York Puerto Rican and they don't play around. :) To be honest I'd rather take my family on a cruise. In the summer my friend will be on the Carnival Destiny which is out of Miami. I think I will drive them all down and I can fianlly get them on the ship. :) Time will tell. They will have a blast.

Before I leave here, I just want to give a shout out to Nickolas Cages' twin brother. You know who you are and see I told yah I'd talk about you.

Friday, April 8, 2011


It's that time again where we all need to take a moment and unwind and relax. I'm at that piont as its called vacation lol. I have a very busy next 3 months ahead of me with prepping for shows, training for school, and taking on new adventures such as becoming a grill master. There is one thing I really would like to do and that is coach soccer. That's a nice little dream of mine. :) maybe actually a big one. For the first time ever I got asked "Are you a tennis player?" That must be a bad sign lol. I was wearing sprayed on jeans(lol) and a Aero shirt. I really don't think I stood out, but I guess I did to the piont to where I looked liek a tennis player. ha ha. I had a great time last night hanging out and haivng some aweeeesome laughs. I am a real funny person and that in my opinion is what life is about having fun and making the best of it. I am the life of the party. I love talking to people and joking around. I have my 70 year old moments too but thats only when ...nevermind :). Let's see I also got asked yesterday if I am Brazilian. ummm No. But I take that as a compliment as brazilians are very pretty.

So I have decided to go back to my old school methods of training and getting things done like I did back in the day of my first years of bodybuilding. Consider me the female phantom of bodybuilding. LOL I recently shut my phone off literally avoiding calls and texting as its distracting and I don't need it. I recall in my early weightlifting that I didn't really use my phone at all. I left it at home and off. This is going to be hard for me as my phone is my life support when it works. I have the worst luck in the world with phones. I'm serious. All jokes aside. Earlier this week my phone kept on dropping calls along with other things and thats when I said enough lol. I don't need it anyway ha ha. So since, I have been focusing more on my training as the weightlifter/bodybuilder, and doing things the old school training way. I hope none of my friends take offense to me turning off my phone but I'm sure they will as some don't understand the intensity of muscle buidling/cutting. Consider it like prepping for that really hard exam that your life depends on. LOL. My training methods can be insane and extreme for the weak. I don't like it myself as I'm the one lifting and training. There are moments when I just want to crawl back into the corner of the gym and die from the muscle fatigue and pain. The show must go on no matter how much it hurts mentally and physicaly. Then there is the mirror game. Some mirrors will fool you. You may look great under certain lights and mirror but when you go to another one "what happened?" lol. I have had this happen all the time. I personally like posing in natural light. A friend of mine taught me that this is the better way to take progress pics and see the change. They were right and I recommend that to anyone. I knwo I'm boring you hiss

talk with you later

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bulter Bulldog :)

Some dogs just have all the fun lol. A friend of mine sent me a ton of pictures. Because I just love Butler. I wonder why :). Can you guess why?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hey Hey Hey

Pookie Mouse sends her love. I captured her on video kneading my stomach which she constantly does followed by lots of head butts.

Congrats to the competitors who competed at the Southern Indiana this weekend promoted by Eric Schmidt, his fiance' and Nitro Fitness. We had some good competition in the men's open and in the figure class. The show its self was not as big as last years but that didn't put a dent in the quality of the competition. I got a chance to sneak in a workout Saturday afternoon with some friends who killed me on chest showing me a unique style of training. My chest is still screaming bloody murder lol. Its always a treat judging the shows and meeting new people. I especialy love chatting with the competitors and hearing their story as we all have a story of how we got there and how we got into it. Yes dieting can be hard. Yes training and cardio can be a bit too much for the average person to handle and Yes you do have to have to be strong mentally and physically to compete. But there's nothing like the feeling you get when you walk on stage in front of all those people showing off the body you worked so hard for during the last 12 weeks or so. "Here I am World".  Then afterwards every competitors wondering were the restaurants are so they can indulge in something taboo in the bodybuilding world like a cheesecake. LOL.

All in all I always have the lovely pleasure of meeting new people, making new friends and seeing my judging friends. I enjoyed myself and then some walking away with some comical moments I won't forget LOL...My real treat of the weekend was the Camaro SS I drove. Yes I have been talking mustangs a while back and now with the new Mustang BOSS out. A sweet ride and boy she looks fierce you can't beat it but its not a Shelby GT500. I do love the Camaro SS especially for the fact the technology is very advanced and the car is luxurious packed with some good power in under a few seconds. Yes "I drove it like I stole it". Just to let you know a little bit about me I like fast muscle cars and I especially love the exhaust roar. I went a lot back in the day to hot rod and muscle car shows. Very fun. Anyway, I won't tell you the speed I got the Camaro up to as well you know :) but I will say was 10 mph more than when I drove a Challenger RT a while back ago. Basically it was pretty fast and the amount of seconds it took to get to that blew my mind. I have been looking around at the SS but a friend a few days ago turned my attention to the new 2012 Z28. It is fast and sounds great!!! Its worth waiting for. Here's a sneak video. I would like to know where in Europe this was shot at

This is going to be a fun summer. Lots of bodybuilding contests coming up. I would really like to take part of the famous Alcatraz Swim meet in September but its a few weeks before the Olympia. It wouldn't work out in my favor. I'm sure there may be another swim meet I can do. I would need to take a lot of cold showers and lots of open water training as the water over there is a lot for my little body to handle. Imagine jumping into 57 degree water. It puts a big shock in your body. Time will only tell. I'm a athlete and well I love to try new sports. :)

In the tech world I think I am going to go back to Razzberry or as you all know it as Blackberry.
talk with you more later

Friday, April 1, 2011

Omg driving a camaro SS and this car is sweet as it has all the dings and whistles. Holy smokes. It's going to be a fun weekend
I want to say congratulations to Aaron Berry as he met the mayor yesterday and was honored a very prestigous award. Congratulations Aaron, I'm very proud of you.

I'm sitting here wondering if I train legs this morning will yours truly be able to walk this weekend. That is the question. As you know we have the Evansville show this weekend and I'm going to try to post pictures from the show and maybe a few candids here and there.

It's cold here right now in Indiana so bundle up.