Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Something I Love

Just something real quick.....

It's back to the daily grind as the long weekend holiday is over.

I want to share a song that I truly love. It is beautiful and deep. If you watched American Idol then I'm sure you remember this performance from Reeve Carney (Peter Parker,Spiderman Broadway show, Bono and the Edge. Bono by far has such a gorgeous voice and then when I hear Reeve sing..wow.  I am very lucky I got to see this production last month if you recall my blog and to hear his voice in person is truly amazing. I love this song and wanted to share it with you.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend Everyone!!!!!!

We salute the men and women who served to protect our country and gave all for our freedom.

As a tradition to celebrate the long holiday weekend, I'm sure a lot of you will be chowing down on cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and whatever else rocks your boat. As for me well I will just enjoy a turkey breast burger with romaine lettuce as my buns...doesn't that just make your mouth melt. :) It sure does mine lol. The main gym is closed for the whole weekend. I think even Monday. Lucky for me I have a 24 hour Anytime Fitness pass. Should be a nice weekend especially in Indy. We got the big parade today in Indy and you know who is trying to get in with all these people. I have a lot of practicing to do this weekend. Since now FIBO now is canceled it opens the door for me to do other things. I will let you all know that in do time. I am still going to be training intense as I may put in for a invite to the ahhhhnold :). Now that would be a great comeback of comebacks. Dont you think....I know I do

Friday, May 27, 2011

Start Your Engines

We have the Indianapolis Colts, Pacers, and then one of the most prized events ever with so much history the one and only the Indy 500. I'm sure you have seen a few limited edition orange Camaros with the Indy 500 on them. :) Here in town I've seen a white convertible Camaro pace car driving around :) If your in Indianapolis be sure to check out the festivities before the big race on Sunday.

It's going to be hot next week and I have been wanting to go swimming and get some sun. One of the things I love about cruising lots of water and sun.. I am curious about where are the best swimming pools to go are in Terre Haute as my place has a decent pool but its not big enough as the pool gets packed. Theres ISU
pool (indoor) which is nice cause they also have jacuzzis :) I'm thinking of going in there today actually.  I want an outside pool where I can get sun too. Picky aren't I lol. We have the little fair in town at the park called Banks of the Wabash. Fair food is so healthy and so nutritious for your buns. I remember going to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. Thats right Santa Claus (the city) Indiana. In Florida we have Christmas, FL where its Christmas 365 days a year. In Santa Claus its themed all Santa Claus stuff. So get your camera out. Holiday World has this ride which you see at fairs called the scrambler hence the name. I went on and half way through the ride......I was done. Consider me scrambled as it scrambles your brain and body. I was done for the rest of the day. It was aweful and I can't stand that ride lol.

Enough of me rambling let me get to what I really want to say here. I have some bad news. FIBO has been officially canceled. If you recall this is the show I was going to make my comeback. So now the only shows for the rest of the year are 3 which are all a week after eachother in June. Toronto, Tampa, and Hartford. Goodness!!!! Here is my take on that. As I have mentioned many times before we can't control what happens. I guess some may expect me to be upset?? Nah, no reason to be as it's not the end the world. I have been working very hard and will continue to do so in the gym. This little thing isn't going to rain on my parade. I will continue to stay in shape as I really like where I am at right now and it keeps getting better. Its the lightest I have been in a long time for a offseason. I might as well tell you I'm 135lbs right now......... Goodness I better not say that as some of you will believe it. ha ha. You know me, I just keep moving forward and training on, and staying in good shape.  I'm getting a vision....Fat Tuesdays, Flip Flops, beaches, and sushi :) soon for me :)

Next Friday and Sunday I'll be volunteering at the Special Olympics here in Terre Haute. That Saturday we have our big Indianapolis show which I will be one of the many judges. It will be a long day Saturday due to the number of competitors we will have at the show. Should be fun. My sister will be in town the following week and hopefully we can get her down here again in July for the Indianapolis State show. She loves the shows and loves seeing the people pose. I thought about dragging her on stage with me lol or I may just come down and embarrass her. Doing my ghetto robot dance which is a really really really bad robot dance impression.

Later today will be a fun day as I got invited to go to a football and you know how I feel about that. Its a pretty big game as its the rival high schools battling it out. I think its the freshmen football team playing. It will be fun regardless, hopefully the weather will play nicely today.

Time to get my day started.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Close but no Cigar

I trained yesterday and ended it early as I was starving and needed to take a nap. I did do 315 deadlifting again a day ago and that was a piece of cake still for me at this state that I am at. I may try to do it it again later today. Just have to go by how I feel.

Last night I decided to take myself out for dinner as I was yearning for a juicy steak. I was going to go to J. Fords Black Angus but decided to go to a place I was very familiar with....Outback. LOL. I had a nice meal and it's funny as the waitresses knew me from previous times I have been there and some of them came up to me and introduced themselves. They were wondering why I was in a hurry this time as I usually take my time eating haha. Well I'm not ordering half the stuff I usually order either lol. When I got up to use the ladies room I noticed as well as everyone else in the restaurant it was storming very bad outside. I was wondering why the lights kept flicking. The one waitress told me this used to be a bank and they have a basement etc. So we would be safe just in case. For the time being I was stuck in the Outback. So there I was sipping my unsweet tea and surfing Ebay and face booking. Finally the storm calmed down a little and it was my chance to get out.

Later when I got to the movie theater it was easy getting a good seat as I arrived early. Dead center in the middle. They had two theaters set up for the showing. I can't even imagine the other theater but in the one I was in there were very few ladies and tons of males on top of that they were country boys as the majority all knew each other in the theater and some of the time they were tossing dip to each other across the theater. Then I had some guys sitting next to me wearing all camo hats lol. It was a young crowd and boy this crowd was funny. Okay now I'm going to give you my take on the movie. The Hangover 2 did go a little farther out there with the last one with certain scenes and you will understand what I mean by that when you see it. its things that back in my time were not allowed to be on movie scene. SO be prepared to watch a lot of weenis moments lol. Now I have to say being that I must have watched the original Hangover so many times that movie I will never get tired of. This on the other hand I was not impressed at all. It has a good amount of funny moments and of course again the RE-TARD or better known as Alan is always the fun one to watch as well as the china man Mr. Chow and this time Stu is a freaking riot. My ultimate favorite character is the little monkey with his Rolling Stone jacket who likes to smoke cigarettes, likes weenis, and is a drug dealer lol. I love him as he is too cute and now I want one minus the bad stuff. LOL. Part 2 is not as funny as the first one.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

not the best but oh well

This isn't the best but since its been a while since I posted something why not show a picture right now from my off season progress. I needed a broom to sweep out my garage and went to Menards (which is like Lowes and Home Depot), well I had some interesting things happen. I was walking in the store and this gentlemen walks up next to me and ask " are you a bodybuilder?". I said yes I am and then he goes on saying you don't look like those girls on tv and then went on saying I was pretty etc. I didn't know how to take that but it was positive. Then I had a couple come up to me in the store saying how they saw me and were trying to find me so they can talk to me. They gave me some nice compliments as well and the husband asked me if I was a gladiator like American Gladiators lol. They were very nice people. It always is nice when someone who isn't in the sport acknowledges you for your hard work. I on the other hand to this day don't see what other people see and I'm very shy not to mention very humble. But I do have my fun loving quick wit sense of humor that I love.

I am excited about this evening as I am going to see the hangover 2 tonight at 12:01 am ..woohoo. I'm expecting it to be very good. School is almost out and I'm sure a lot of you are excited. I won't be excited as I'm sure I will be seeing some of these kids on a cruise this summer when I'm on the Destiny. Now when I go back on her in the fall it won't be too bad with kids. "I hope" :) 

Can you believe we are almost half way through the year.....

Monday, May 23, 2011

Not waiting for it

I got my serious game face on and I am ready for some lifting action.

 It was nice at the gym on Saturday as no one was there.......LOL. I can train at my speed and zip around to the equipment. Plus I can dance around and be silly. :) Here is a picture of part of the gym and as you can see its soooo busy. :)

 It was an exhausting and sweaty workout but I got it done regardless of how I felt and there are times that I just want to drop down on the floor and lay there looking at the ceiling. I can't do that as I know what lies ahead of me at the end of the tunnel.

I went to the movies this weekend to check out the New Pirates movie. It was awwwwesome and I highly recommend for the family. People were getting nutty in the theater about finding a seat. My entertainment during the movie was a older lady sitting next to me who talked through the entire movie with her husband as he was quiet LOL. I see who wears the pants here. She was funny and jumped during some of the moments in the movie and would randomly say silly things. I can't wait till the 26th as that's when the hangover comes out and you can be assured I will be there for the first showing. I'm really curious about this one. I think we all can agree the first one was fabulous.

I have been keeping myself busy busy. last week for the first time in a while I ran a mile and headed over to a local restaurant "well known" in downtown TH. I always wanted to go here but never had the time. So a friend of mine went with me for lunch after our run. As soon as we walked in we are waiting to be seated and we waited for a good while. The waitress sees us standing there and says nothing and then finally the girl says "can I help you" in a really snotty tone. That was strike number one. Then I said well we would like to sit down, eat, and get something to drink. I mean seriously why else really would I be there for??? Just to stand there and look pretty. Talk about superior service. So when I say what I want she then says we can sit at the bar. I guess she assumes I want to eat and drink drink. Ummmm are you kidding me lady. She was just plain nasty as could be. Strike number two. The place only had two tables with people and the rest was open. At this point I was already very disappointed in this place and can assure you I will never be back there again. Then the bar tender comes up and she says can I help you. I told her about the girl and how we wanted to sit at a table. She seemed a little nicer than the other girl. I told my friend I don't want to eat here as it put a sour taste in my mouth. She had water and I had a tea and we just payed $1.20 and made our way to Fitness Experts to have a protein shake. I have to admit when I got to the gym I had so much more fun there talking with my friend and one of the head trainers . It was great. I guess this happened for a reason. One of the head trainers is into marathons and guess who is thinking of trying a marathon in TH. ......ME. I am going to look at the calender on the runners association website for TH and see whats available. This week I will be doing power yoga. Should be interesting. I know that coming up next month I will be volunteering with the Special Olympics in Terre Haute. it is June 3-5th. I can't do the 4th as that is our Indianapolis show. But as long as I am there on the other days that will be fine. Indy 500 will be here before we know it too. I see that the Chevy dealers are really trying to push the replica Indy pacer cars around the state of Indiana and other places as well. I only know that as I have been Camaro researching. I'm being smart, and doing my homework.

Now its kiddy time....
Here's miss Bunny sleeping by the couch well she was till she heard my camera turn on. But isn't she the cutest thing. So small for a bulldog but compact. I love her so much and will always be very thankful for her being a part of my life. She is very special to me.

 Of course this is her famous pose when she wants something. I was eating my egg whites and she wanted a taste so this is what she does when she wants food or a treat.
 Then we have Mr. Cassanova here looking  very handsome for the camera. He knows he is all that and a bag of temptations.
 See he even sleeps liek he is king of the world. Where ever he wants LOL
 Pookie Mouse comes out to check the scene.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I'm still here

Ok I trained today and did my homework,now I'm sitting here in he movie theater getting ready to see Pirates. Yes I do like my Jack Sparrow and who isn't a fan of Johnny Deep......really :). The smell of buttery popcorn is all around me. No thanks for me.

will write more tonight as this is a quickie and I'm trying out the new Samsung Charge 4g lte with writing the blog. My iphone is in route to being fixed thanks to insurance. I am infamous for phone issues lol. Trust me. :) Apple is super duper in my book...

Friday, May 20, 2011

the dynamic duo this morning

You had me at Hello........that is the first thing that popped in my mind as woke up this morning with a huge smile on my face. That only lasted a minute as I had to get my serious game face on and go to the gym and do a thing or two. Oh its not over yet. I have a long day ahead of me. Especially this afternoon and not to mention later the ambulance this evening if all goes as planned. The Track meet was great my friends son is going to Regionals next week in Evansville for disc throwing in track. I had a good time and its always a pleasure meeting people from all walks of life :) and other things. There are a few other events coming up such as a North vs South game and then soccer and my favorite football.

Going to have to make this short. But before I take off. I want to say "good luck" to the athletes competing at the Junior USAs this weekend.
Till later on

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's almost here......

Recently I have been hearing its end of the world as of this Saturday the 21st of May as it is 7,000 years later from the time of Noah and the ark. I have srrn some people going bonkers. I just found this out yesterday. Lets see todays Thursday which leaves me to do everything on my bucket list in 2 days LOL! !!!!  Nothing is going to happen people so "CALM DOWN"......seriously. Some people with thier hype and drama trying to fill the minds of others with thier hoopla. Anyway there's your conversation over dinner tonight. l better get working on my list *wink *wink. I'm sure I will get some hate mail for this lol

Busy day ahead of me with training in the gym a few times today followed by a track meet at the high school later this afternoon to show my support to my friends son I previously mentioned in my blog.Tomorrow. ...hopefully if all goes well I will be on the ambulance in indy in tbe evening having fun and learning.The weekend its training and training. I feel wider and bigger. I guess thats a good thing *wink. FIBO here I come. I'm so excited

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I always love clowning around and love making jokes. There's nothing wrong with that. Some people think I should be a tight butt and not joke at all. Ummmm sorry to bust your bubble but that's not going to happen...no way. I say this as yesterday I ran across a few sour grapes. Holy smokes....Don't get me wrong we all have our days and nobody can always be peachy but some people really need to lighten up ..just a little. I was in the supermarket (I won't say where but I'm sure you can guess) and of course I said "Hi, how you doing?" boy..they must have had a bad day as I didn't get a response. So I said it again and again I didn't get response. Finally I just came out and said I was a secret shopper, etc and then there personality changed..LOL. It's not like I was bulging out of my clothes. Some people. As a customer you expect good service not someone whos behind the register having a bad day taking it out on everyone that comes through. oh well.

Tomorrow will be fun as I am going to another track meet at the local high school in town to see my friends son compete. This boy is only 14 and is HUGE. He is a freshman and plays football too. I hope in the future he gets scholarship to Alabama. I had fun at the last two track meets, and finally met the reporter that did a small story on me for the local newspaper in town. Very nice guy ad he used to be a big time powerlifter. Cool guy and boy he can talk your ear off :). I always love hearing stories about stuff.

Funny story for today. A while back I took my grandma and family out to eat at a high end Chinese restaurant. It was a great time. Well anyway, my sister is a clown and btw she will be coming up to Indianapolis next month to see her sissy on stage. I wanted to get my grandmother to come and she really wants to but her back is really killing her and I don't want her walking around. She refuses a wheelchair and I don't blame her but I consider it more of a comfort for her so she doesn't walk around. Anyway..sissy will be there with me. SO going back to my story, the Asian waitress brings out everyone's food and my sister says "muchas gracias" and then I laugh as the waitress was oriental. My sister is as funny and a riot. So anyway my grandmother comes out ..bless her heart lol...and sys to the lady "are you Spanish?' So then I'm sorry but I busted out laughing to the point where I was crying. hahahaha. The lady then replies "do I look Spanish?" and grams says no and then said" I thought I heard you speaking Spanish". That lady got upset lol. Then my grandmother took the remainder of everyone's food to go. The lady then quickly said I will pack it up for you. See I'm not a fool and I didn't want that lady packing my food after the Spanish incident. SO I told my grandmother after she walked away "look out that lady is going to put some stuff in your food that's going to have you all pooping all over the place". then I started laughing as my grandmother was like no she wouldn't do that LOL....that's what she thinks. Anyway that's my funny story of the day.

American Pride

Check this car out and the pay attention to the detail. Very cool car and it carries a lot of American Pride hence its name. That is one mean machine

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Special Moment

I was sitting in my car getting ready to step out to go and train and then I turn to my right and noticed this little guy on my car thingy. I sloooooowly got my camera out to take a picture. I thought it was the cutest thing and brought back a memory to me. A while back ago on one of the cruise ships I think it was Carnival Freedom or maybe it was the Dream. Heck it was on a ship lol. Anyway, it was a fantastic voyage and I always have fun. So there I was out getting sun and wanted to cool off in the outside showers, I noticed this a little tiny bird flying around and hiding on the deck he was hoping around and looked exhausted. Of course I was worried about the little guy and tried to catch him to save him from any harm. I know people thought I was nuts trying to save this bird but he was so tiny and fragile. I think I got my towel and finally caught him. He was so sweet. I called for someone to come and see he gets taken care of and I am sure like someone told me a few times they released him when i wasn't looking lol. Later that day I saw the bird flying again LOL so go figure. Well this little fella reminded me of that moment and maybe it was him saying hi. :) He was sitting there for a good while and then he flew off. I got my stuff and turned around to get out again and sure enough he was on the car again except closer on the driver window and I jumped as he scared me as I wasn't expecting that and then he flew away and I never saw him again. Cheesy me I took some photos and he is precious

Monday, May 16, 2011

up and away

Good Morning
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If you could see me right now I have a huge smile on my face and its due to my weekend. It was full of surprises and happy endings well let me change that to happy beginnings. I'm blessed and thankful.

Getting my dose of David Guetta this morning as I blog here for a few quick minutes and yes I will be back later this morning/afternoon with more :).

I want to send a HUGE "THANK YOU"to the Indianapolis EMS and the Indianapolis Fire Department for welcoming me over and making me feel at home in your house *smile. I met so many wonderful people who were down to earth and very cool. I'm still glowing from meeting them. I also want to thank a particular person (you know who you are), keyword....OVERWHELMING. lol. Al I can say is well....I'm actually still speechless for words can't even express it. We had a few runs and one was pretty funny but also on edge as you never know what to expect when you arrive on the scene. You have to ALWAYS be on guard. I will say what I learned in school with EMT and then what you see on the field is totally different. I highly agree with my friend that the best way to learn is hands on experience when you are out in the field. I will go more into that later. I didn't didn't get home till a little after 10:30am the next day I needed to go shopping before I went home at Wally World. You know my friend was telling me how they worked only 9 days out of the month. That's a great deal if you ask me especially with if I recall this right a kelly day. I'm sure I will be corrected. *waving
I look forward to many more runs and adventures..........

HUGE HUGS to the whole IEMS and IFD..see you soon and thanks for making me feel at home and special especially my close friend.  You have no idea how much your words, actions, drive, and your outlook on life inspired me.

I also want to say a big thank you to BIG ED and the Evil crew for welcoming me to the the chaos for Bloggers cruise 5. You can read big Ed's blog here http://ekonefe.wordpress.com/
Yes I LOVVVVVE cruising and I am a late bloomer with it. I would love to set up and host fitness oriented cruises that would be cool.

Before I forget my overwhelming friend also has a Bengal mix. I thought that was neato. Its white with the markings....looks cool and its a girl. Gizmo(leo) needs to make his moves. I've been trying to get my Bengal accustomed to the name Gizmo as this was my first pick of a name. I like this a lot more and its him all the way. He responds to it, and then again he does his own thing anyway. He is KING here and spoiled rotten. Which I end this blog with Gizmo(leo) and Pookie Mouse. I thought this was the sweetest thing. They are the best of friends and who would think lol. Here they are cuddling and sleeping

Bunny has got the green eye monster going on either that or I have a bulldog with laser beam eyes lol  

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's about time

I couldn't post a blog yesterday as Blogger was updating a few things. I have a long day ahead of me. I was up this EARLY this morning hitting the gym at Anytime Fitness. Had a good workout. I am very happy with were I am at this point being 20 weeks out from FIBO. Again that's unofficial. wink wink. I have to go to the gym again later and then this evening I will be on the ambulance with Indianapolis EMS (IEMS) till around 7 am Sunday morning. I'm going to be doing this a few times out of the month. Keeping me busy and pumping my neurons. I think a lot ha ha. Especially about things I shouldn't be thinking about but I can't help it ....Should be a lot of excitement since where I am based is a busy area and is also known for its high crime rate. I'm sure I will crash and burn when everything is over. I'm going to see if I can sneak a long nap in and a few pics. I need my Sponge Bob sleeping bag LOL. .

Sometime this weekend I will also be posting my Fantasy review which is long long long overdue. I'm excited about the summer as I will be taking my sister on the Destiny for her vacation. I have been wanting Erica to meet my BFF on the ship. . I can only take her for a few days as she has a busy summer planned. I'm goign to take her to the Grand Cayman to experience the sting rays. I loved it when I did it. I plan to go back to Grand Cayman after summer when all the kids are in school. No offense, but the parents understand. :) We will talk cruise talk later as I may have a interview as well in late June. Great opportunity, but need to sit on it LOL. I will keep you posted

My god daughter did great in her track meet and their school took first place ..Yeah!!!!So proud of her and her fellow teammates. Great kids. I had a nice time the other day and its always a pleasure.*BIG smile.....

Need to get some sleep then head to the gym.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oh yes its that time again

It's nice when you wake up and you have a huge smile on your face, grining from ear to ear. I love it and its a great way to start my morning.

Yesterday was hot and its about time we finally get some warm weather over here. I love the summer time. It sure isn't like Florida summer and "I count my lucky stars" that it isn't the dry heat like Vegas as I won't do that again LOL. Did you know that Indiana actually has a beach? I didn't know it either till I found out there "beach" is on a lake ha ha. Summer time is one of my favorites as I love swimming and playing in the water in my case a pool here and not the beach. You WILL NOT catch me swimming in a lake. I'm a water baby and there's something about it that makes me go goo goo ga ga. I enjoy laying out and catching sun and this is a thing I love to do on the sea days on the ship. I will say catching sun here versus on the beach and on the ship is a big difference and certainly not the same.  I got it down now to where I don't burn woo hoo. Another great thing is ice cream and flavored shaved ice. In my case at the moment, I can't have either. Well...I can have shaved ice but what the fun in it when its just water and no flavor..I have done this before actually with crystal light. That was super duper. I don't know why but when I diet I do crave ice. Is that weird or what or is it just me.

As much as I would love to take a day off today. I'm going to see if I can wear a tank top in my gym here (as they don't allow it for hygiene reasons), but I see girls and guys wear them all the time. I stick out a little more then they do though. I posed for half an hour yesterday and noticed my body has changed again. Well I still have 20+ weeks to go from FIBO. At this rate I WILL have a very conditioned body. Remember my BIll Dobbins photos lets just say by the time I hit FIBO I will be very SPOT ON more so than I EVER have been ...EVER. I'm really excited to tell you the truth. As long as I get my "treats" in there somewhere I am good. I love a fat juicy steak with the extra trimmings. Another cruise will do though as I can eat, train, layout, swim, repeat. :)

The track meet was good, HOT as I should have wore something cooler. Now that my metabolism is kicking in I am starting to sweat a lot more than usual. Its a good thing, but not when its pouring lol. My friends daughter competed in hurdle jump yesterday and she did good but would of did better if her competition didn't trip her. Well she is on fire and is going to be competing again today and she is going to take no prisoners. Other than that seeing the kids compete reminds me of my sports days as I was into everything. I just love competitive side of sports. Now I play fair unlike certain Laker players *cough* cough*. That guy got what he deserved and honestly he should of got more that 5 game suspension. He could have really injured that Maverick player. I can't stand bad sportsmanship. No reason to bitter cause the other person scored and made you look bad, or whatever. Two Words..GROW UP!!!!!!!!! Hopefully it won't be too hot like yesterday and this time I will dress a little cooler for the meet. Yes, I had a good time its was just hot and then a few other things added to the mix.  I just love going to the games especially the football ones. Next week starts soccer and I am excited about that. That's my forte. Sign me up. :)

I'm going to be riding in the ambulance in Indianapolis and I am looking forward to that. I need to buy a stethoscope and I have been looking at a particular Littman model which a "good" stethoscope is going to cost you a hefty penny. Then you do have those more affordable ones that will cost you around 40 bucks and are just as good. Decisions ..decisions..

okay need to get Jeeves to get the limo ready to take me to the gym.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My legs are sore!! I didn't really do anything yesterday besides sweating my buns off. By the time I left the gym it looked like I had an accident on my pants. LOL. I'm going to keep myself from checking my weight for the next few days. We will see how long that will last. I feel good,well not really. My jeans I bought a while back from Buckle keep falling off, and to tell you the truth I don't care for those jeans. Maybe its a sign I need to get rid of them. I don't like the way they look on me. The only thing I like is the bling and design on the back pockets of the jeans. To me they are just too bulky and take away the curves. Oh well, LOL...

I need to train shoulders and do cardio here in a little bit. How exciting. I may hot up some back in the mix too. I got invited to watch my friends daughter compete at a track meet this afternoon at the high school here in town. Should be fun. The last time I saw her daughter compete a few weeks ago and I just wanted to join in compete myself. I love competition. Just let me have a powergel before hand and then its game on.

You know for the first time I noticed Bunny my bulldog hops like an actual bunny. I never really noticed it till yesterday when we were playing outside. How cute she is hoping through the grass. theres no way I can record her but I will try. She hates cameras and runs away from them.

Bloggers Cruise 5 is March 4th the Sunday after the Ahhhhnold Classic sailing out of Galveston on the Carnival Magic. Should be lots of fun fun fun!!!!!!!!!!

Enough rambling and time to get on with the program

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Toooooooo Adorable

Well I'm certainly not talking about me lol. But this little sweetie pie. Isn't she just the cutest little thing.

I got poked at a few times yesterday as my weight has dropped and people aren't used to it. I guess they are used to me being filled out. I enjoy training and dieting. (lol on the dieting). I actually forgot how much fun it is really. ha ha. I won't give you my exact numbers but I'm under 170 lbs right now. I have the honor of guest posing soon and then after that I have a few months before my unofficial contest FIBO in Chicago. Yes, its still unofficial, but would be a nice way for me to end the year with competition season. If I land this job I have my eyes on, it can change things which is why its unofficial as I don't know how my schedule is going to be. The important thing is I need to do whats best for me and be in my best interest.

Random thought: You ever just want to go up to someone and give them a hug? well I do :)

I'm in LOVE ....With Haru
 He looks like something off of Star Wars. I would call him wookie or Chewie. He's very intelligent and super cute

Then my friend sent me this picture from their rooftop. Must be nice to have a view like that LOL....No worries I have a few more to venture on before the year is up lol. What a teaser !!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The goof ball I am. LOL

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh it's Monday!!!
Yep can you tell by my expression I am excited about Mondays :) 
Here is a more serious look which suits my Monday mojo.Its more of a "oh no here we go again *sigh*". Your not the one doing the training and screaming bloody murder lol. You dont want to be in my shoes I promise you.
l Need to run to the gym. gee imagine that.  The gym is my first home and thats a true fact. Ask the people in the gym and they will tell you. I had one trainer a while back tell me " your back again?". He was shocked I guess but he doesn't have a clue to what discipline it takes and some of the routines we do (cardio, weight training, etc.) to achieve the look we are aiming for. Which leads me to sweet and touching story. I spoke to a friend of mine from years ago and they knew of me before I made the bodybuilding transition. We talked about fitness and then out of no where they wanted to apologize to me for thier behavior from years ago on when I was getting into fitness. I honestly forgot about all that past stuff. Plus I can forget a couple things once in a while especially while low carbing *LOL*. Anyway, my old friend  then went on telling me how proud they were of what I accomplished. I am still speechess and in complete and utter shock as that was unexpected and who would ever think in a million years. It made me a little emotional as it was touching to me. I never heard from them again since. Regardless, it was a very touching and a kind thought. 

time for to split

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Friday

I wish all the mommies out there a happy mothers day. I remember when I was younger, I had an kitchen and everything to play with. I loved it so much. It was mothers day and I wanted to make my grandmother dinner. I made Belles special meatloaf. it was special alright. Let's just say it was a very raw meatloaf with a kids imagination put to it. My grandmother took the meatloaf and had this huge smile on her face. Now that I'm older she probably was making fun of me and wondering if her meatloaf was alive lol.

I have some pictures for you but iblogger is not letting me post them. Till later then

I was listening last night to "in your eyes" by Peter Gaberial. I love this song and yes it's Classic 80s. I always wanted to see Peter in concert. I would be in heaven.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A few random

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I need a wake up call

I'm up I'm up. I've been up since 5 this morning and the one thing I look very forward to is my breakfeast after cardio. It's the BEST thing in the whole world to me. Time to get flexing and pumping. I need a hot cup of coffee to get me going. Nothing like a burst of caffiene to get your heart racing lol. Till later

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Eye of the Tiger

Yes, I took my photo in the gym lol. Since I have a camcorder I thought I would start taking video of training again. I know many of you would like that a lot. But I haven't done it yet so don't get all excited on me. I miss my training videos too. I like to make fun of myself. I had a great workout today but very exhausting. This is part of the lifestyle of being a bodybuilder taking in the pain, exhaustion, and then still pushing it full force no matter how I feel. That was more than a mouthful and it made me tired just saying it. LOL. I use my mental focus to drive the muscles to the ground when I'm "in the zone". 

 All week long I have had people stop me taking photos with me and older people congratulating me on my hard work. Not to mention I had a young girl come up to me asking me about food choices and training, she was only 14. Very sweet girl. I met so many wonderful people on the ship. if you haven't already noticed I do have a fever for cruising and travel. Since I was a teenager I had always been surrounded by tourism and travel....you know being from Orlando helps. There is never a dull moment for me....ever. I have fun regardless and make the best of everything. You already know that so I don't have to tell you. I must admit I was indeed meant to be an athlete and fit. There's no doubt about that. I feel right now my body is changing. I remember Bill Dobbins telling me my body has a long way to go till the muscles mature. So right now or for the past years I have had immature muscles lol. I'm noticing some good changes ..at least I think they are unless my mind is playing games on me. I didn't want to announce but I know some of you feel that that I may be done competing and that I have throw in the rag. Not the case. Remember I'm an athlete and always been since birth. Its in my genetic makeup. I can't help it LOL. To get to my point I will compete as I got a fever and the only prescription is competing. ha ha.

THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL!!!!!! I have my eyes set on FIBO in Chicago. Knowing my last minute self depending on how things go I may jump into one of the shows in June. I will be guest posing in June in Indianapolis and also September in Lakeland, Florida. FIBO would be a very exciting show for me as with the rate I am going at now I will be in TOP or I should say my BEST condition ever with pretty lines and structure to match. I am 100% positive that their will be Olympia contenders there but hey that's what competing is ALL about :). To clarify again this is NOT OFFICIAL. What is holding me back from making it official is I MAY have a job offer and its one heck of a opportunity especially of this magnitude. Timing is everything. I can't say what yet but its a great thing and many of you would be very happy for me. Others will scratch their head and wonder why?? I DO believe things happen for a reasons and that some things in life ARE meant to be like me in the Athletic field. No matter how much I try to ease my way getting into something non fitness related, it always seems to find me LOL. On this recent venture it found me everywhere and because of it I MAY and that's a BIG MAY have a opportunity with this company. It will be a huge change for me. I still need to publish my review and I will get to that bear with me.  Ciao

Carnival Magic Setting Sail Today from Venice, Italy

The Magic is setting sail today from Venice, Italy on her first cruise. This is a very big event that is going to go down in history. This is indeed by far Carnivals most luxurious ship. The decor is simply MARVELOUS....Here is a picture of Carnivals first cruise ship the Mardi Gras sailing next to the Magic.  We have Number 1 next to Number 100 LOL. The Mardi Gras looks liek the tug boat for the Magic lol. My things have changed over the years. I know a few people who have been on the 1st boat and hearing the stories is amazing and I wish I could brag about being on the Mardi Gras. I can't even imagine what it was like on that ship.

The good luck coin placed on EVERY Carnival ship to ensure good luck and safe voyage

 Of course they have the best entertainers on the ship Senior Cruise Director John Heald leading the way. Here is a picture of John Heald and the CEO of Carnival Gerry Cahill. Mr Cahill is extremely a nice man and really goes out of his way for the guest and the employees. Super great guy and if you ever cruise On Carnival and get to meet him, its an honor. In the next few months till the end of October she will be in Europe with some very nice itineraries. Going from Barcelona and Venice. I'm very excited about this ship as she is a beauty and she has some of the finest things to offer on a cruise ship. You can keep up to date with her ceremony on  Carnivals Facebook

The Big Reveal

We’re at the Carnival Magic’s naming ceremony in Venice, Italy, and we’ve got our cameras with us! We wish you were here too, but wherever you are, you can follow along from home and watch all the best parts of the day’s festivities. Check out the schedule below and come back for fun throughout the day. If you have something to say, say it in the comments! And as if you weren’t already having enough fun, take the quiz below for a chance to win a 7 day cruise aboard Carnival Magic — wow! * Actual video times may vary slightly from schedule.
  • 9:00am ET - Introduction from John Heald and Q&A
  • 12:00pm ET - Cucina del Capitano: Behind the Scenes
  • 9:30am ET - Port of Call Feature
  • 12:30pm ET - RedFrog Pub: Behind the Scenes
  • 10:00am ET - Carnival WaterWorks: Behind the Scenes
  • 1:00pm ET - SportSquare: Behind the Scenes
  • 10:30am ET - Q&A with John Heald
  • 1:30pm ET - Interview with the Captain
  • 11:00am ET - Meet the Carnival Magic Godmother
  • 2:00pm ET - Carnival Magic Naming Ceremony
  • 11:30am ET - Q&A with John Heald

I truly wish I was setting sail on her today with the rest of my cruise friends. I will venture her in the future when we bring her over to the United States on the transatlantic cruise. Now there may be some good news for me coming....that's a huge maybe. We will see. I will keep you posted but its going to change a lot of things. Some pretty cool things on the magic is the new Sports Square, RedFrog Pub, Carnival Water Works (biggest water park on any cruise ship) and one of my favs Cloud 9 Spa, lastly Cucina del Captiano.
Okay I am not too crazy about it but here is a pizza combination they serve at the 24 our pizza joint on the ship

Here is the video of John Heald interviewing the sports director Eli. The Sports Square is AWESOME!!!

I will post some photos rom my trip later today too as well.