I first had the desire to compete when I watched the figure show at the Arnold Classic in 2004. Thought it would be a great way to challenge myself as a retired college athlete and also promote my healhty restaurant, www.OctaneCafe.com, to fitness-minded people within the industry. I am thankful to be an IFBB Pro Figure athlete, and each show challenges me in new ways.
Why I Love it
My workouts are my form of meditation. I push myself beyond my comfort zone and gain a sense of accomplishemnt from each workout. If I can push myself mentally through a hard workout, I know I can take on challenges that life throws my way. Working out gives me more energy to achieve my goals throughout the day and gives me the confidence in my body to stand out in a positive way.