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Kristie Manning
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Choices and Lifestyles


Where do I begin? At 4 am at Kelly Oneils at the bottom of my 5th Johnny Black double? At the end of the worst relationship of my life? Leaving Vegas penniless 140 lbs and overweight? When is enough, enough? When did I decide to take my life into my own hands, charge forward and do the things I always talked about but managed to put on the back burner?

My life is a book, a movie Hollywood hit played by the deranged Angelina Jolie (the girl interrupted.) ok maybe not that dramatic… Because I found my way up.

If you must know a little bit about me. I ran away from home and spent most of my upbringing in juvenile detention where most of my misguided anger was directed at my parents. I had a child at the young age of 19, and have raised her alone, without a penny of child support for 12 years. After she was born, I got into the stripping industry. I don’t hide it, although most boyfriends would prefer I do, because you can learn great things from where I have been. Lesson one, you make the money, you don’t let the money make you. The majority of strippers have drug problems, daddy issues, or are single parents. Can you tell which category I fall into? I am the single parent going through school.

Although I do have a few stripper friends, I keep them to the minimal. Usually they are single parents, and we at least have that in common. I don’t judge if we go out and they decide to go to the bathroom to “powder their nose” they just know that I won’t be joining them. The same goes for me. While I’m prepping $1000 worth of clean food and they’re downing wine with their Bucca De Beppos, I made a choice, a lifestyle choice, that I want to be healthier. (;

Not only has training taught me discipline. I’ve learned to apply the concepts of success to all areas of my life. Create a goal, and charge forward, whether it be with school, a business plan or a weight loss goal. Last fall I found myself exhausted with 8 years in the night scene. In only 30 days I built a full time clientele personal training with my iHeart Fitness HI business. I charged forward without looking back and saw when I put my mind to it anything is possible.

2013 year was my first competition

at the Sting Rey classic 2013, I placed second place in tall bikini division.  I took 1st the following year.  I look forward to competing in 2017 and finally hitting the National circuit. Competing has kept me motivated. It gives me a reason to push beyond my limits. Find your why and stick to it. This isn’t a season. It’s a lifestyle change. After 3 years of living like this, I don’t see myself living any other way.




Help Me Get to North Americans 2016

UPDATE 10.26.16 

I am pregnant and am currently not attending nationals this year.  But I still have lots of brownie ingredients made fresh to order.


Thank you for supporting me on my journey to the IFBB Pro.  August 31st is the North American’s NPC National competition.  I am currently selling black bean, sugar free (sweetened with stevia), flour free, low carb, high protein, enhanced with whey isolate brownies to raise funds for nationals. #420 #madewithaloha #madewithlove.  Friends and family only. 808-377-0002 to support with an order. $10 each or $80 a pan (18 in a pan).



Ten Birthday Presents for a Fit Girl

1. The FIT BIT Surge


(in silver, gold or rose gold)



Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 $79


Ronnie Fieg Asics Gel Lyte V Rose Gold $320


Gel Lyte III Gold $165


4. Vitamix $449


5. Brazilian LEGGINGS!
La Bella Mafia $69


Zahler Black Butterfly $79




6. Who say’s you can’t have a fancy GUCCI gym bag?  $1,890


7. Karl Lagerfelds Boxing Collection by Louis Vuitton

Ok I’m dreaming.


8. a Spa Package at her Favorite Spa


9. Go Pro $399


10.  Hathaway Portable Volleyball Set  $70



My Supplement Regiment

So many people have asked me what supplements I take.  My bathroom counter is covered with preworkout and night time sups.  My closet is full of my stash and extra protein tubs.  My kitchen has my regular stuff and I even have a tub of protein in the trunk of my car.  I can tell you what I take, personally but it is different for everyone, so you have to learn to listen to your body and what it is telling you.  I add one new supplement to my regiment at a time, and I am very in tune with my body, so I understand the difference in my results and workouts.

What I recommend everyone take when going through a workout regiment.

1. protein.  Find a protein powder that works for you

2. glutamine and aminos.  Build and protect your hard earned muscle.

3. Vitamins.  Get a well balanced and quality complete vitamin pack.  Supps are not regulated, so there’s a lot of crap out there Vit B C, iron and calcium are important!.

4. Zinc Magnesium,and/or mineral complex helps build muscle.

5.  Fat burners, whether its something simple as green tea and raspberry ketones, or if you can handle something more intense like hydroxy cut, phenorex, lipo 6 and animal packs.  There are thousands out there, you just have to find out which one feels right for you.  I’ve tried all of those and they are effective but sometimes they can make you feel really sick, especially if you are eating low carb and get amped up on caffeine, it can make you feel restless, jittery and even nauseas and ruin your whole day. So please exercise caution when choosing a fat burner.  I always mix up my fat burners because it’s easy for you to plateau and get use to it. IMPORTANT.  I only take fat burners the last 4 weeks.  If you jump into a high intensity routine, dramatic diet, and high supplements, then you have no room to add.  Start off slow, don’t do an extreme diet, and slowly cut down, and increase intensity as you see results.  When you hit a plateau is usually when I introduce new supplements to the routine.

Here is what I take


Lean Active 7

At Nutrashop, the guys give me a buy 2 get 2 discount and a huge % off so I’m always in there grabbing stuff.  They also give me samples of everything to try before I buy,  and I’ve always been very impressed with the owners extensive scientific knowledge on the way things work and his recommendations.  My favorite flavor is oatmeal cookie, but I also have chocolate cake and strawberry sherbert.  Their flavors are unparalleled by any other protein that I’ve tried.  I use to take Intek (a small NY brand) for flavor, only to discover that this is there sister company.


Why I choose this protein.

A) flavor
B) more servings in one tub
C) protein blend.  It has soy, whey, egg and 7 different types of protein
D) loaded with BCAAs, glutamine, fat burning (including CLA’s), antioxidant blends and digestive enzymes.
E) bioavailability
F) high protein content, low fat and carbohydrate, making it a great food source to add to your macro diet, instead of egg whites when you’ve hit your carb and fat limit for the day.Beware when searching for proteins, some are not meant for a cut diet, and I like this  so I can enjoy my carbs and fats in whole foods instead of a liquid.

I love making shakes with cottage cheese, peanut butter and banana with the chocolate cake protein.
or coconut milk, spinach and pineapple with oatmeal cookie protein.
I also love orange juice with frozen mangoes with strawberry sherbert protein.

Lifepak Nano

These are hands down the best vitamin packs on the market.  I use to be chronically Ill, after taking these my chronic bronchitis cleared up.  I noticed when I stopped taking them regularly, my immunity got low again.  So, I continue to take them again.  They are bioavailable, so you can count on everything being highly absorbed by the body as well.  This is super crucial in choosing a vitamin. You can find a Nu Skin distributor to do a biophotonic scan to measure your antioxidant levels to see how you are doing.  I scan very high on these sups, but also when I am not taking them, when I eat 6 meals a day full of veggies, I also score very high, due to the high content of antioxidants in vegetables.  A 30 day supply is expensive, but I only take it once a day, making it a 60 day supply.  The company would like you to believe you need it twice a day, but I do fine at once.


Glutamine and Amino Acids

I switch between the cheap affordable Vitamin Shoppe brands and whatever else is on sale.  I have no preference in brand.


Pre Workout

I have used pre workout in the past, but lately I take nothing.  When I am 4 to 2 weeks out from a competition I may add it to my workouts as needed, but I don’t like feeling jittery, as most pre workouts can be pretty intense, especially when stacked with fat burners and thermogenic’s.  I like Mr Hyde.  It’s very strong, so I only take half a scoop.  I accidentally ordered Hyde, which is it’s non jittery, non-caffeine sister product.  But I find that comparable to Vaso Fuel, which I find Superior if you are looking for just a pump.  I was also recommended this product by the owner of Nutrashop and I love it.  I take a double scoop on upper body days and single scoop on leg days.  Just taking Vaso Fuel, I haven’t needed any other pre workout.  I see vascularity in my arms, and striations in my chest and shoulders, when I am not normally a very vascular person, and more strength in my workouts.  Hyde makes me amp and gets me through with high intensity, but I lose my mental clarity and focus when I’m amped out on stimulants.  I believe Hyde and Jekkyll are meant to be taken TOGETHER, but I am yet to try that combination.



Joint Repair GCM


Glucosamine is good for protecting your joints.  Anytime repetitive weight training is involved, your joints are stressed.  Usually when I start lifting heavy, or close to comp when I hit circuits and start hitting 5 sets of 20 and 6 sets etc, the weight gets light, but the repetitive, especially explosive plyometric movements can irritate your ankles, knees, elbows and wrists.  I tend to get painful flare ups from time to time, as I’ve switched through multiple brands of glucosamine.  The Nutracore Joint Repair GCM formula is great.  Nutracore/Nutrashop brands are often proprietary blends of multiple supplements in one product, which is why I use many of their products.

Pure Power Creatine

I’ve always been against creatine, as it is a supplement for a man.  It creates water retention, esp. in women.  This brand has no water retention.  I was skeptical, but again, the owner of nutrashop, Dave, he recommended it.  He gave me a couple days of samples, and advised me to stack it with the vaso pump.  My strength increased immediately I could tell the difference in my intensity.  So, a few days later, I returned and purchased a bottle.  I use this only pre workout for weight training.

Purify Ice Detox

This keeps my intestines clean, and tummy flat.  I notice it is a bit of a diuretic, but very mild  It has natural diuretics like dandelion root in it, so it will help with water retention. You can lose up to 20 lbs of waste in a poor digestion system.  I use this 4-8 weeks out before a competition.



I have vampire issues, and I am up late, up early to train, take naps in the afternoon.  My sleep patterns are WHACK.  Which is unfortunate.  I get the leanest when I get a solid 8 hours of sleep . We burn mostly when we are sleeping.  This helps you sleep and burn efficiently at night.  The Valerian and Melatonin help you relax, without hangovers in the morning, and gaba and forksholi are responsible for the burn.  Another great blend by Nutracore.  This product improves REM patterns.  I have a jawbone tracker to prove it.  I use this 8 weeks out during my cut.

Somatamax vs Arnold Iron Dream

I was recommended Somatamax by a friend.  It was a bit expensive.  I also had to order it on Amazon. I sleep poorly so I really like that this knocked me out.  But on some days I would have extreme hangovers, and it seems addicting.  This product enhances REM sleep, promotes muscle growth and promotes natural GH production.  I started using half and it was just as effective without extreme hangovers in the morning.  I bought Arnold Iron Dream as it was inexpensive.  These blends have anti-catabolic properties as well.  This has Gaba, glutamine, BCAAS, Fenugreek, Goat Weed and other mood enhancing sups like 5 HTP.  They both do seperately different things, but I prefer Somatamax to the inexpensive Iron Dream.

aclk vs  aclk

ZMK by Millenium Sports Technologies


Mineral packs and Kreb Cycle formula at night for night time anabolic activity and growth.


I try to eat them 3x a day, if this is unobtainable, at least always before I go to bed, and before big meals to help digest carbohydrates and keep me leaning out.


Please Help Me Raise Funds for my 2015 Competition Schedule

Please share this link!  I am raising funds to help pay for my competitions in 2015.



2015 Competition Schedule

Here is my new competition schedule.  Working with Olympia competitor Gen Strobo IFBB pro to size up for Figure, and flexible dieter and reverse dieter Mason Kernan for a more practical approach  Let’s see what 2015 has for me!  Operation PRO CARD! Les go!

Apr 4 Jay Cutler Desert Classic 2015 Las Vegas, NV


June 28, the Ikaika Bodybuilding Championships, Honolulu, HI

July 4, Team Universe Nationals, Teaneck, NJ


Ten Gift Ideas for a Fit Girl

1. Wireless Beats


2. Vitamix Blender


3. Asic Lite Show Kayanos


4. Lululemon Free to Be Bra


5. Withings Scale


6. Intek Evolutionary Athletes Stack


7. Jawbone Wireless Activity Tracker


8. the Athletes Cookbook


9. CJ Elite Bling Bikini


10. Personal training sessions with iHeart Fitness HI.  808.377.0002 for more info.

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