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#throwbackthursday πŸ”Ή Back to when my best friend, @cindee_em, and I competed in 2006. This girl knows me better than I know myself sometimes. Which is really tough to do because I have such an acute/hyper self awareness, self critique, self introspection that can be debilitating and thwart my efforts (like with my fiction writing . . . I'm trying to learn how to get out of my own way). πŸ”Ή We've known each other since 2002? 2003? As you can see, we used to compete together in Figure Class A. Cindy is the one who consistently pulls me off the ledge, who convinced me to not quit the year before I turned pro in the IFBB, who believed in me when I applied to graduate school, who has listened to my boy woes, job woes, mom woes. She's heard me freak out; she's leaned on me and let me be the chill one for her when she's stressed. She's amazingly smart, a mom of two beautiful girls and an engineer who is also in school. Oh...and she never ages. You think I don't age. This girl IS the fountain of youth. And we can go months without talking and then call each other and pick up right where we left off...which is usually us talking over one another. πŸ€ͺ I cherish her friendship...for it is the longest and most loyal relationship I've had...outside of Roxi, of course. πŸ˜‚ We look like twinsies here, in our almost-identical blue crushed velvet one-piece suits. Yep. I competed back when Figure wore one-piece suits. I still have this one and will never give it up or throw it out. It was custom made for me by a theater costume designer. It fit like a glove! I might never get married again so I can't wear it for my wedding, but I might ask to be buried in it. Or maybe @goddessglamsuits can make me a purple one because heaven help me if I have to cross the River Styx in anything but purple and sparkle. πŸ’™πŸ’œ
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πŸ’œπŸ’™ #tbt #memories #bff #friendship #gratitude #npcfigure #ifbb #ifbbpro #ifbbproleague #velvet #oldschool #memories #posingcoach #matchymatch #womenwholift #fitgirls #gofigure #figure #delts #fitness #contestprep #competitionsuits #loyalty #sparkle #shine #smile #beautiful #girlpower #beyou #shortiesrule

Great game...this dude is awesome πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ™₯️ #otayranch #winning #ridiculouslytall #shortiesrule #volleyballtime

Call me biased, but I πŸ–€ when shorties attend my monthly posing workshops. I'm like, "awww...she's just like me...but way younger and prettier!" πŸ˜‚ But seriously, thank you, @virginia.zuniga, for coming all the way from Louisiana to take part in this past weekend's posing workshop. I appreciate the time and trust all of my posing customers instill in me--tall or short, in heels or barefoot, male or female. Did you know I send a personal thank you to each and every person who comes to my workshops? I want everyone to feel welcome and to feel comfortable. It's not easy to put yourself out there and ask another person to look at your body and critique your movement. The process is so personal and scary. Goodness, it's YOUR body! Along with our minds, the body is the most personal thing we own. It's the thing that is truly ours, that carries us from point A to point B, from goal to goal, from disappointment to success. It can be built up and it can break down. And attending a posing workshop requires a competitor to set aside a lot of fears and fight the urge to run and hide. But constructive criticism mixed with purposeful encouragement can alleviate those fears. I hope I provide that to competitors like Virginia and everyone else who comes to me for posing tutelage. As long as I did that this weekend, then like my t-shirt from Target (for a mere $12.99) said, it was a good day on Sunday. πŸ–€ #theposingprofessor #posingcoach #posingclass #posing101 #contestprep #pride #shortiesrule #agoodday #bikini #ifbb #npcbikini #beyou #beautiful #unique #loveyourself #girlpower #confidence #darkhairdontcare #fitover40 #womenwholift #fitgirls #shelifts #bootygoals #strength #goals #target #tshirt #hardwork #dedication #practicemakesprogress

I don't want to toot my own horn but isn't my character adorable!! She is tiny and fiesty just like me. Teefie Lamisal is da best. #lalafell #shortiesrule #finalfantasyxiv #addicted

Happy International Women's Day! A throwback to the 2016 IFBB San Jose Pro Show. I particularly loved this show because of all the shorties who showed up! 😜 Women. We come in all shapes and sizes. From different backgrounds, different ethnicities, different trials and tribulations. In many arenas, we still aren't perceived on the same level as our male counterparts, aren't paid the same, aren't promoted at the same rate. It doesn't stop us though. May we keep growing butts, biceps, backbones, and brains bigger than the men around us. 😜 #internationalwomensday #womenempowerment #girlpower #womensday #beyou #strongwomen #womenwholift #girlswithbiceps #girlswithmuscle #throwbackthursday #tbt #shortiesrule #strength #goals #ifbb #ifbbproleague #fitover40 #womenwithmuscle #beconfident #inspiration #igfit #fitspiration

Super proud of @rylie_mcd and the girls basketball team for their first place finish at the CDSBEO East Region Basketball Tournament! And yes... one of my offspring made a BASKETBALL team #shortiesrule

Murves. When muscles and curves come together to create a unique physique. Muscles aren't "manly." They enhance curves. They embody power. They form density. They enable growth and invite independence. πŸ–€ I began lifting weights in college because I wanted my outside to accurately represent my inside. When I began lifting weights at the age of 18, I was 4'11" and 92 lbs, and though I was a freshman in college, I was constantly asked what middle school I went to. People assumed because I had a baby face and a tiny, short physique that I was helpless and unintelligent. When one is this short, people don't even see you. They walk into you, talk over you, spill things on you, forget about you. I wanted to walk in a room and have people feel my presence without me saying a single word. I just might have achieved the very thing I set out to do over a quarter of a century ago. What do you think? Have I impacted you to create murves for your body, your heart, your aura? πŸ–€ #tuesdaytransformation #humpday #bootygoals #bootygainz #bootybuilding #glutes #glutemotivation #girlpower #curves #shortiesrule #converse #shelflife #gymselfie #heart #legday #placesmychuckshavebeen #legwarmers #sneakers #offseason #lululemon #ifbb #ifbbproleague #womenwholift #fitover40 #goodnight

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#throwbackthursday πŸ–€ Baby faced. Taken almost 15 years ago...the weekend I competed in the 2003 NPC Junior USA's in Figure. Did you know I did 5 shows that year? Yes. 5. I finally earned my first ever top-5 national-level placing at the 2003 NPC Figure Nationals, missing my pro card by two spots. It took 12 more years for me to earn it. When I say I can relate to my posing clients--have patience, empathy, grit, and encouragement for them--it's because of my unique journey. Anyway, those Bebe jeans still fit me. But that's because they stretch...stretch...stretch. Like time and taffy. πŸ–€ #tbt #flexfriday #fitnessmotivation #memories #wayback #timemachine #stretch #taffy #girlswithbiceps #girlswithmuscle #girlpower #greeneyes #womenwholift #fitgirls #shortiesrule #babyface #flex #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #ifbb #npcfigure #babygotbabyback

Finally got my damn picture after ALLLL THESE YEARS 😍😍 #ShortiesRule #FeetMen #BlackExcellence #BlackPanther #MCM #MenOfColor

My current stats that are evident in this video form since I did get all twisty for the previous picture: 4'11", 129 lbs, 36-25-37. πŸ–€ I worked hard to get rid of lower back muscle I accumulated over the years from powerlifting. I had an extremely strong lower back, and my strongest deadlift was a 330-pounder in 2015, when I competed in the 114.5-lb weight class. I miss deadlifts and squats so much, but with how swiftly my body shed the muscle density from my obliques and spinal erectors, I know it will put it back on twice as fast. I never thought hip thrusts could do so much for glute development, but when done properly without engaging the lower back, they really are a staple for both men and women. πŸ–€ This is off season. Off season body and off season posing that is a bit rusty. I've begun practicing. My ability to pick out my own mistakes and explain how to fix them further enables me to help my posing clients fix their mistakes. It keeps me humble too. Yeah, I am an excellent poser on the bodybuilding stage. But I didn't get that way by insisting I'm perfect. For me, the front and back mandatories in the quarter turns are the toughest to master in a way that helps to maximize my lats and minimize my quads and glutes for the angle at which the judges see me...especially because of my proportions and lack of height. What do you struggle with? Reach out to me if you need help, or register for my next posing workshop on Sunday, March 18th. Link is in my bio. πŸ–€ #posingcoach #posingclass #posing101 #bootygoals #bootygainz #bootybuilding #curves #quads #girlpower #legwarmers #offseason #floffseason #hardwork #shelflife #bobcut #darkhairdontcare #practicemakesprogress #fitnessmotivation #glutes #girlswithbiceps #biceps #bodybuilding #womenwholift #shortiesrule #flexfriday #ifbb #ifbbproleague

Several months have passed since I last had a boxing lesson with Tom Blas of @bodyanddefense, who works with his clients at @extremeironpg. I thought I was a bit rusty in our 8 am session today, but Tom was pleased with my progress even without having had any lessons for so long. I hope to improve by seeing him more consistently: maybe twice a month, if possible. Tom noticed something I had never realized: I smile before I throw a punch. I am not totally sure what that says about me, but I think that would mean you shouldn't be on the other side of me if I'm really angry. Kidding...sort of. 🀣 πŸ₯Š #fitness #boxing #fitchicksrock #bootygoals #fitnessmotivation #motivation #bodybuilding #ifbb #ifbbproleague #womenwholift #fitover40 #lululemon #nikewomen #kravmaga #power #womenwholift #messyhairdontcare #shortiesrule #girlpower #likeagirl #dallas #rainyday #legwarmers #texasweather #heart #drive #hardwork #fitness #morningworkout #offseason #alwayslearning #trynewthings

Super proud of our little pocket rocket for swimming her little heart out at her first district swim comp today! She came 4th in her heats of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, 2nd in the 9/10 age freestyle relay, then filled in for the 11/12 age freestyle relay and they came 3rd! Not bad for an almost 8 year old! #proudmum #rubymay #swimstar #pocketrocket #sizemeansnothing #shortiesrule #montroseps

#throwbackthursday πŸ–€ Baby faced. Taken almost 15 years ago...the weekend I competed in the 2003 NPC Junior USA's in Figure. Did you know I did 5 shows that year? Yes. 5. I finally earned my first ever top-5 national-level placing at my 5th show that year: the 2003 NPC Figure Nationals. I missed my pro card by two spots. It took 12 more years for me to earn it. When I say I can relate to my posing clients--have patience, empathy, grit, and encouragement for them--it's because of my unique journey. Anyway, those Bebe jeans still fit me. But that's because they stretch...stretch...stretch. Like time and taffy. πŸ–€ #tbt #flexfriday #fitnessmotivation #memories #wayback #timemachine #stretch #taffy #girlswithbiceps #girlswithmuscle #girlpower #greeneyes #womenwholift #fitgirls #shortiesrule #babyface #flex #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #bebe #bebejeans #bluejeanbaby #ifbb #npcfigure #babygotbabyback

Happy Hump Day! And yes, I am a white girl. And no, those aren't implants. πŸ˜‚ Photo taken by @luigisoto during my workout at the @fitops_foundation camp last weekend. πŸ’ͺ🏻 #humpday #bootygoals #bootybuilding #battleropes #workit #hardwork #glutes #glutemotivation #motivation #fitness #bodybuilding #shortiesrule #betterbodies #rearview #fitover40 #ifbb #womenwholift #shelfts #shesquats #fitgirls #curves #offseason #floffseason

When you try to photo bomb you're babe, but you to short #shortiesrule #mybabe #dreamguy #loveyoubigtime

Missing my Eldest so very much today......I had to stand on a stool to clean out the top shelf of the fridge. #shortiesrule

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