Friday, November 9, 2007

The Life of a Fitness Freak

i know, i know, i haven't blogged. sorry, i work crazy hours with the personal training and then got involved in Bootcamp leadership which totally sucked any free time i had away.

well, all i can say is things are going really well. my body is changing on a daily basis. big T told me to keep a journal and take pictures almost daily if you really want major accountability and it WORKS!! really, Tony is the most amazing trainer. i don't know how he juggles all of his clients especially us girls :) we can tough at times :) i'm so happy with my results and he has taken me beyond where i thought i could ever be.

i'm now officially dating someone. his name is Mike and hes cool and into fitness. here are his stats;
dark brown hair
190 lbs (well built)
hobbies: he likes bodybuilding, fishing and reads more books in a week than I do in a year
movies: typical guy-action and horror (my favorite too though, hehehehe)

i confess i'm a very picky girl. i also confess that looks are very important to me. Mike is no Tony dicostanzo. funny story, when we got to know each other a little better i told mike about my trainer and so he went to the website ( I said, isn't my trainer gorgeous?? he said, are you seriously asking me that question? i said, yes, why? he said, forget it. i didn't mean to hurt his feelings but dam, tony is fine! i also like my men with big muscles. mike said he thinks tony looks like he may use steroids. i said, here is my phone, call him and ask him. he said no, i'll take your word for it (chicken!). I know tony would never use anabolics and mike's comment pissed me off. why do guys get jealous and then need to make statements when they don't know the truth? i know tony is against all drugs even over the counter fat burners! that is what made me choose him.

well, in the end, mike apologized. i told him if you mess with the T-man, you mess with me. he is also thinking about calling tony to help him pack on the muscle. tell me that's not funny??

oh yeah, i almost forgot, i'm thinking about buying a new car. went to a few dealerships and i hate those salesmen. the first dealership, the guy asked me out--the second dealership the guy thought i was stupid and tried to talk me into a pathetic leasing thing--the third dealership i finally asked my boyfriend mike to come with me. it helped but i'm still looking. any suggestions?

keep trainin hard my fellow Tony divas :0)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Love, Life and Muscle!

went out on a date last weekend. this guy has been on the prowl for a while. we met through a mutual friend and he has been relentless. so, how did it go? waste of my friday night. he kept asking me why i was eating this and not ordering alcohol and on and on he went. geeezzzzz, he annoyed the crap out of me :(

i'm overwhelmed with my workload and so i'm gettin up early, early for my extra cardio sessions. Tony has me on some short bulk-up cycle due to my rapid weight loss. it is working extremly well. muscle are poppin like never before. i asked big T if I could use some of the tricks on my clients (i'm a personal trainer as well), he said "go for it". So I will :)

if i don't get some new music on my Ipod, i'm goin to go out of my mind. here is a piece of advice i have been giving my clients but never following. if you don't change the music you workout to, it can effect your training negatively and you will not even realize it. that is, of course, if you're a music FREAK like me and can't train without it (hehehehehe)

till next time :)

Friday, June 29, 2007

I'll Go Through You!

Someone sent me these kool words recently so i thought i would share them. they came to me after I shared some personal stuff on another blog that had been trying to come back at me in my sometimes miserable life. anyway here goes............

"If you disregard my words, I'll go around you you. If you ignore my ideas, I'll go over you. If you laugh at my dreams, I'll go through you!"

my life???? pretty much been a life filled with goin around, over and through. not complainin, just sayin. it is what it is. if i had a dime for every time someone important in my life didn't believe in me, i would OWN bill gates and microsoft.

on the fitness front, i'm kickin it for real. I'm down a total of 14 pounds. my body is lookin tight, hard and vascular. my trainer (the one and only Tony) has been puttin the "mental" into my game plan and it has me flying high. don't want junk food and not gonna let it get in the way of my goals.

all for now. OUT!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Glimpse of Glory or it Ugly?

the other night at the gym i was doing my extra cardio and i turned to look at myself in the mirror. i'm my own worst critic. really, i don't think i have ever been happy with myself. although i have been told the opposite (mostly by guys tryin to get some), i just feel like i always want to change somethin about me. by the way, i've been told more than once by different people that i look like a cross between tyra banks and J-lo...WTF! WTF does that mean??? i don't see it....

anyway, as i was looking and beating myself up over what i saw (by the way, i look better than I ever have in my life right now), the guy next to me on the treadmill asked me if i had done magazine covers. i was like, whatever. he said, no really, you look like someone i saw on a fitness magazine recently. he was serious and even told me he would bring it in to the gym next time to show me. all i know is this, God sometimes brings things just when we need them. after he said that, i looked in the mirror and said, DAMN, i do look freakin HOT :) then i remembered something Tony ( told me once about how i need to understand who "i" am. he was right. no matter if that guy brings the magazine or not, i need to see the good and not the ugly. on another note, damn those shin splints :(

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Get out of my way!

Sometimes just the everyday momentum of life seems to get in the way. i was talking with a few girlfriends recently and they were telling me about personal issues and I was getting all bummed out. then they went on to start complaining about their bodies and their boy problems and I was like GIVE IT A REST! I listened and tried to help them out. we talked and talked. then they started to slowly depress me. wanted to know why i eat such clean food. wanted to know why i follow the directions of this HOT gorgeous italian guy ( trainer for those who do not know) who i never met. go eat girl, you look awesome. why you doin that? meanwhile, all they do when i see them is want to know what Tony has me doin...when did you talk to him last? will he train us? let's fly to NY and meet him,,,,,,blah, blah, blah. Like i would let them get anywhere near him :) hehehehehe

i realized something as i listened to them. i realized that they were truly affecting me negatively. then i remembered something Big T told me about surrounding myself with people who were positive and who shared in my dreams. i made a decision to make some changes. I will now really be aware of how i spend my time and with "WHO". i heard a figure competitor say the same thing this past week in my gym. Stay away from negative people.

So i will do that.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Don't Be the Killer of Your Own Dreams!

That is what Tony told me a few days ago as i shared some personal issues with him that were clearly holding me back. I don't want to share what I have struggled with because it is all over the place, but big T knew exactly where I was holding back. when he said, "Don't be the Killer of your own Dreams", my heart fell to the floor. it fell because he was so right. he then went on to tell me "how" I was doing it and "why". i don't know how he got in my head, but he caused me to look inside like i never have before. he also then gave me the tools to move forward. this guy has changed my life. even if he never talked to me again or kept me as a client, he changed my life.

enuff emotional stuff. on the training front i am kickin it like nobody knows. I told Tony about some workouts this week and he shifted some dietary things that seem to have me more energetic and more pumped. i can't wait to see what this week brings as i have a new focus and a new mind. i told T that he should throw some intense workouts at me since i feel like a new person. Ooops, mistake huh?

Being a dreambodies DIVA...yup, i'm addicted to how we kick it!!!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Progress, Plight and Pizza

Yup Yup, things are going really well. My body is changing by the minute and i'm getting lots of comments at the gym. For instance, this guy came up to me and said, "hey, looking real tight..are you going in a show?" i was like, yes, but not just yet. he says, "i'm a trainer and i can help you" i said, "i'm also certified, but i still have the best there is training me, but thanks anyway" he says,"the best, who is that?" i said, he's the one we call "T",,enuff said. act like u know fool. this boy is the bomb! the best trainer in the world. if he can crack me into shape, trust me, he be the best!

life don't happen without plight and pain. this comes in the form of a close friend of the family who just passed away of cancer this past week. she was dear to me and helped my moms when i was younger. sad. i'm sad.

my friends offered up a pizza to cheer me up. i said no thanks. i kept seeing tony's gorgeous face smiling at me every time they took a bite. i'm livin the life of a fitness chick gone wild and i got no time for fatty food.

this week i will be heading to Cali,,,,fornia , that is :) visiting some friends. already have the gym scoped out. this girl will not miss a beat.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

This Train Can't Stop

Okay, so I'm workin with the hottest trainer on the planet AKA "pretty boy" Tony Dicostanzo of dreambodies (my cousin met him face to face in NY and she said HOLY BEEF-CAKES batman, the boy is gorgeous). anyway, enough of my crush (its harmless). he is kickin my glutes like never before. i'm only a couple of weeks in and I lost about 6 pounds of fat. following the plan to the 't' and givin it all i can. it has not been eazzee givin it all because life has been tryin to mess with me. death of a friend and all kinds of family issues workin. but i'm already gettin comments. i think this program is soooo diffrent than any other. Tony is definitely one reason. he has a way about him i must agree with some others. but it is also the nutrition and the workouts are insane. i'm certified myself, but i never knew some of the things he taught me. intense and serious.

i'm off now to do extra cardio. gotta go and visit a relative tonight that i haven't seen in a while and it should be interesting -meaning-MORE DRAMA!

just wanted to update you all and thank you for all the encouraging words and bloggings. This "T" diva is takin it to the MAX babeeee :)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

I'm Ready to Go

I had my phone consultation with Tony and now i'm off and running. i already feel like i know i can do this. of course, life is already throwing curve balls. but i will push through them. i had a few bad moments this weekend with my grandmother who is ill. we were very close growing up and it is hard for me. i thank my cousin who helps me through. i also found a community of bloggers who always lift me up when i'm feelin down. maybe i spend too much time bloggin lately but who cares-it helps me to stay sane. i think i may be bloggin too many people too because i got some creepy guys e-mailin me a bit too much.

i will keep every one up on my workouts. my eatin. my ups and downs. when i find the courage i will post some pics for all to see.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Let the Games Begin!

I'm new to this blogging thing. Basically, I'm using it to hold myself accountable. I wil be starting a fitness program with an Online trainer soon. Here is where I will post my daily journals. That is, if I can post daily. My schedule is tough. I hoping to enter my first Figure Competition in a few months if my trainer thinks I can do it.

Stick with me and watch me reach for my dreams. I'm a damn good talker, but a better Doer :) I can use all of the encouragement I can get.