Thursday, March 8, 2012

West Texas Classic Lubbock - Watch Out!!!

How's everyone doin'?  Need some motivation?!?  Well, here are two amazing women who may do just that.  I write this blog, at the same time getting over strep throat and fever all week. I find blogging as therapeutic sometimes, which is needed during a busy season for me.  Well, this weekend is a big weekend for these two women: one, the West Texas Classic will be her third figure show and the other her very FIRST fitness competition.  Raise it up for Mrs. Tracy Payne (whom you all are familiar with from my facebook and blog) and Ms. Kristin Crabb! ....

Tracy I met back at LA Fitness as a group exercise instructor (bootcamp).  She also trained me for my very first fitness competition back in August of 2011: Dallas Europa.  Ever since then, we have become good friends and to this day, we share the same passion about living a healthy lifestyle and helping others achieve their weightloss goals ... although, Tracy definitely has the certifications and more experience in this field than I do (I'm an accountant lol), but overall, we share the same goal and that is to help others feel good about themselves not through crash dieting, but changing a lifestyle through clean eating. I continue to learn from Tracy about fitness and exercise and to this day refer back to the exercises she has given me for each muscle group.  Tracy is a personal trainer, entrepreneur, group exercise instructor, full-time mom, wifey and friend.  She is the owner and operator of Xtreme Fitness and her competition prep is sponsored/supported by City Blends Rowlett Healthy Cafe.  Like I've mentioned before in my other blog, there is no way you can miss Tracy at either 24Hr or LA Fitness.  She is always smiling (even a few weeks out from stage time which can be tiring), wears the coolest and most fashionable workout attire (with matching eyeshadow/glitter) and has the neverending energy like the energizer bunny.  She is your true fitness diva!  That's why we're friends, that's why when we run into each other at LA Fitness, we can't stop talk'n about exercise, foods, competition, you name it.  I just wish I had met her earlier when I was struggling w/ my own weight and journey.  Mrs. Tracy, good luck this weekend and know you are already a WINNER in our eyes and all the men and womens' lives you have touched and will touch.  Go Team Payne! ...

Okay if that didn't motivate you (doubt it), then Kristin will.  Kristin's story is sorta like mine add the height advantage (ahhh, 5'1 meee and lucky 5'9 Kristin) ...Not that height matters,  Kristin topped at her highest at 205lbs (see left picture) .. She was overweight, felt sluggish, didn't feel good about herself and knew she had to get to a better shape to live a healthy life.  Something had to change and it had to start with habits.

I met Kristin through my nutritionist coach, Adam G. (pictured w/ Kristin on the right) from MaxMuscle of Rockwall.  Kristin and I started talking back during my competition when we realized our journeys were so similar.  How we put our trust into MaxMuscle and Adam to help us get to a healthy and maintainable weight without the diet pills and/or crash dieting.  MaxMuscle and Adam also helped us both get ready for our first fitness competition.  Just like Tracy, Kristin and I connected because of our passion for fitness and clean eating.

This weekend will be Kristin's first competition in the West Texas Classic.  She has been training and dieting (and when I say dieting that is 6 small meals a day folks ... mix of lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fats - no skipping meals here).  Unless you've competed, it's nothing like you've ever imagined.  It takes commitment, hardwork, dedication and strong will to not cheat during those 12 weeks.  Kristin also works full-time and makes it a priority that she hits the gym to achieve her goals.  From my experience and I'm sure Tracy's and Kristin's, it's not all fun and games .. it literally is blood, sweat and tears (and a few bruises).  But at the end, when you step onto that stage, you know you are where many people cannot say they have been.  Well, Kristin is about to do just that this weekend and I couldn't be more proud of her.  She set her mind to do it, set a date, registered and stuck to it!  Good luck Ms. Kristin and you too know that you are already are a WINNER in our eyes.  You will rock that stage! ....

Kristin is supported by MaxMuscle of Rockwall.  If you are not looking into competing, but just want to change your habits/self, MaxMuscle offers a service to customize a meal plan that is right for you, typically 12 weeks long, as well as support and coaching with a certified nutritionist coach.  I tried it, recommend it and I am proof it works (see below on the right) ... this is Adam who customized my meal plans for my competition.  Glad to know he'll be there when I'll need him! ...

Best of luck ladies!!!  You are a neverending inspiration to me and the family and friends that surrounds you.  As I age into my 30s, I want to continue to get better for sure.  I am also sure you have touched one of the many ladies out there reading this and wondering ... "I can do that. Where do I sign up?" =) ....

The West Texas Classic is set to take place this Saturday, March 10, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.

As always, any questions you can leave me a comment here or "like" my My Fitness Journey fanpage and we can communicate there.  If you also want more information on MaxMuscle or City Blends, please click on the link provided above ...

Cheers!
Mrs. Chilly

2 comments:

Max Muscle Rockwall said...

YEAH!!! Go Kristin, Go! Adam will also be on stage this weekend for his first show as well. Best of luck to Team MAX!

Mrs. Chilly said...

Adam and Kristin will do great! Team MAX always brings it! =) ...