Choices and Lifestyles


tumblr_o6pi4svknt1unca3mo1_500

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.

#fitlife

15134580_1556039824422752_634149867143784594_n

Xoxo

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

Protein

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.

lean-active-7_1

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.

lifepaknano1

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.

914a25d660c611ee4a2fb2a42822c4e7

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.

VASOFUEL-TH

th

Joint Repair GCM

6a0d2b_4cfc4652d8b0489ea0c277b5c6174dff.png_srb_p_400_400_75_22_0.50_1.20_0

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.

6a0d2b_2732b560b65149649b412805e273c0be.png_srb_p_400_400_75_22_0.50_1.20_0

Somnitrim

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

130927-P28910

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

Enzymes

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.

aclkaclk

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.

11249164_1125992990760773_7526057303249363364_n

Mahalo!

http://www.gofundme.com/hsc45w7:49

TO my BEST FRIENDS. Aquariuses, Libra’s and other Gemini’s ( and a few fire signs )


What would we do without friends when we break up with our boyfriends, or lose our job, or get in a fight with our other friends?   When we have dumb hoe girlfriends who sleep with our exes? Or guys that end up being jerks and standing you up for the evening? Having good friends is what keeps me going.  I have all of them to thank for everything!

KELLY!  A Leo.  From the NS.  Out in Hollywood doing the actress/modeling thing. I  had to repost this blog because I forgot her! LOL! I MISS HER SO MUCH!

Jay

My Aquariuan friend, even from prison, you are still in my life every day, always listening to my problems, and give giving me sound advice. I hope I cheer up your day as well.  One of my closest friends in Hawaii (even though your on the E.C. right now) you knucklehead!

Ashley

My baby sis. My opposite Gemini.  She’s 24, going on 42. Living in Santa Monica.  A fellow Gemini like myself. How would I describe you in 3 words? Mysterious. Sarcastic. Free.

M Lo

My friends call him “Rocker Dude”. A Sagittarius to the max.  FIRE ! He lives in Hollywood.  He’s in a rock band, 9 Electric. Thanx for listening to me bitch about boy problems, even though I know sometimes you’re not listening anyways. LOL! He was raised Mormon, just like me. ;/ He doesn’t take any bullshit, and he’s a good friend that you can expect honesty from.  He’s a hopeless romantic ladies. Nobody know’s me better than Mike.

Noah

Punk ASS!  Another Aquarius, my former personal trainer.  Noah you helped me through some dark times.

Raquel

My Libra Bonita chica in 702.  We tear it up at XS!  I miss you!

Kent

the best roommate in the world!  He has a beautiful voice!  Loves to sing Karaoke.  A Pisces and hopeless romantic. ;D

Carol

Why are all my friends Libra’s and Aquariuses?  Another Aquarius.  My Chilean chica! ❤ u!

Grace

Another Libra. Another “Jack Mormon”. Another good friend. A wine and art connoisseur, also a realtor. She won the free breast implants @ my MIss-Candy.com website-release party at Skyline. And believe me, she needed them! ;D Always protective of me. Intelligent, beautiful, tasteful and always classy. But still has the “rugged Wailua girl” in her.

Na Ya

One of my rugged Waianae girls. But you would never know in this pic. 😉  Hottie!

Portia

I’ve known this girl since highschool, and she amazes me with her free flowing skills. I  know this girl is down and has my back! Crazy Leo.  I get along with fire signs too.  Back in the juvey hall lock down days and throwing up in the bushes at Rocky Point cuz we’re too fucked up.

Cory

ANOTHER AQUARIUS! One of my new friends.  SHe’s a cool ass chick! Sexy as hell!  Down to party!  Sexy pic mama. ;D

Erin Moore.

One of my new friends as well.  She is a crazy party girl like ME!   A Libra also. 😉

Denise

ANOTHER LIBRA.  One of my other new friends.  I met her at Morimoto’s Social Brunch 2 months ago, and she has proven to be a cool ass chick, with Samoan feet. ;D

Juan-Cho

CRAZY GEMINI!  My gym buddy, graphic designer, web guy, lover, friend, gym buddy,  baby sitter, dish washer… is there anything this Mexican (I mean Columbian) can’t do!?!?  JUST KIDDING!  I LOVE YOU JUAN CHO!  I took this picture at my pool in Vegas btw… Isn’t it fabulous? 😀

“Chili Tequila”

ANOTHER GEMINI. My fellow classmate at IADT, babysitter, and volleyball team mate, watch out for Phil, he’s gonna be a famous fashion designer, this kid got MAD SKILLS!!!!

Johnny Lopez

One of my oldest friends, a Cancer, loves to surf, a sioux chef @ Nicks Ficks Market in Maui.Best friend you could ever ask for.  He’ll yell at you when you’re wrong.  He’ll stand up for you and yell at his friends when they are wrong.  Positive vibes whenever we hang out.  If I gotta get away, going to Maui for some R&R is always nice.  I love you Johnny!  And I love your cooking too. ;D

xoxo

Workout 3: Arms


Modivation to work harder.
I did this routine w/ my personal trainer, Mr. David Baptista.  Thank You David!
Arms
super set
Skull Crushers (lying tricep extensions)
Barbell Curls (standing)                        3 Sets 20lbs-15x, 30lbs-12x, 10x
      
 
super set
Machine Tricep Extensions                  3 Sets  30lbs-20x, 40lbs-15x, 50lbs-10x
Machine Preacher Curls                       20lbs-15x,10x,10x
 
super set
Rope Extension                                        3 Sets  30lbs-20x, 40lbs-15x, 50lbs-10x-burnout
Incline Dumb Bell Curls                       10lbs-20x, 15x, 10x
 
Bench Dips (bodyweight)                     3 Sets  15x, 10x, 8x
 
Abs
 
Decline Crunches                               3 Sets 10x
 
Lying Leg Raises                                 3 Sets 10x

My Work Out: Workout 1:2 Back and Shoulders


This is similar to my other work out, workout 1.  Except I cut out the push ups and pull ups and added Russian Dead Lifts.  I forget to do pull ups at the beginning and I really think it’s ineffective if you do it at the end. 

I started with 30 mins of intense level 10 cardio

She has a perfect back. 

Row/Lat Pull Down Circuit Style

40 lbs -20
50 lbs -15
60 lbs – 10
30 lbs burn out (about 20)

total weight: 2,750 previous total weight: 3,360

I did 5 sets my first time because I was flirting with how much I was capable of lifting.  this time  I only did 3 sets, so next time I will aim to lift higher thant 2,750

Shoulder Warm Ups: Side Raises, Front Raises, Butterflies, Shoulder Press, Circles (20)
5 lbs Free Weight
3 sets of 10

Total Weight: 660  Total Previous Weight: 300

Shoulder Press Machine

20 reps at 20 lbs
15 reps at 30 lbs
10 reps at 40 lbs
burn out at 10 lbs (about 15)

Total Weight: 1400 Previous Total Weight: 1,460

again my previous weight was more, that’s because I did more sets.
Refer to my first routine.

Standing Rows, clean, double press

15 at 20 lbs
10 at 30 lbs
3 at 40 lbs (40 lbs got a little heavy)

Total Weight:  720 Previous Total Weight:  720

Hopefully I will build up to 40 lbs sets.

Fly Rear Delt Machine

20 reps at 20 lbs
12 reps at 30 lbs
8 reps at 40 lbs
burn out at 10 (appx. 20)

Total Weight: 1280 Previous Total Weight: 1240

Wide Grip Pull Downs

20 reps at 30 lbs
15 reps at 40 lbs
12 reps at 50 lbs
10 reps at 60 lbs
burn out at 30 lbs (appx 20)

total weight: 3000 previous total weight: 2710

Russian Dead Lifts

12 reps with the bar (about 40) 
10 reps with 10 lbs
8 reps with 25 lbs
Burn out with bar  (10)

total weight:  1900