My first clear memory of seeing and communicating with faeries was when I was around one year old.

I named my Teddy Bear ๐Ÿงธ after a faerie that used to spend time with me in my bedroom โ€˜Hollamancoโ€™. I still clearly remember exactly how she looked sitting on one of the shelves on my bookcase.
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The faerie folk have been a wonderful presence and source of guidance and support in my lifeโ€ฆ the kind ones that is. I see them both with my physical sight and with my second sight. Many times they have been the bestowers of healing, advice, and wake up calls ๐Ÿ™ƒ, musical and poetic inspiration, locators of lost items and wise teachers in expanding my understanding of nature, the earth and the cosmos. It isnโ€™t just one sided, I also give to them in anyway I can ๐Ÿ’—
Froudโ€™s artistic depictions of them are the closest I have seen to how they visually appear. They definitely come in many shapes and sizes and exist all over the world as they coexist with nature and the elements. Generally humankindโ€™s relationship with the faeries has been eroded in conjunction with our connection to nature. Mostly faeries are now seen as childish fantasy; a view that is quite comical to me because they are as intrinsic to my experience of life as are the trees, birds and air. My ancestors knew and understood them, thus in a way I feel it is a part of my cultural heritage and legacy to remind people of the faerieโ€™s existence and importance. They are at the heart of nature and the Scottish name for their realm of existence is elfame which means โ€˜land of the living heartโ€™.
When we love and care for ourselves and nature we come closer to the faeries and the magic of their realm.

I wonder, what connection do you have with the faeries? I would love to hear about it.

#faeriefolk #faerie #faeries #naturespirits #naturespirit #magick #fairy #fairycore #fairytail #fairygodmother #johnsimmonsclassic

Painting by John Simmons

The world needs #strong women. #Women who will #lift and #build others, who will #love and be loved.

Women who live #bravely , both #tender and #fierce. Women of indomitable will.โ€ I was absolutely honored to finally meet @ifbb_pro_yeo such an #amazing #soul โค๏ธ I was kinda nervous which is not like me hahah #ifbbpro #npcwomensphysique #michigannpc #johnsimmonsclassic #strongwomen #muscleissexy #workoutmotivation

Monomaniacal - a psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas.

An inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject, or the like. In other words, DRIVEN. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜‹
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After reverse dieting from the past two competitions, I still felt that I had a little left in the tank. Spontaneously decided to compete this past weekend at the NPC #johnsimmonsclassic The hunger was real and again I just missed the overall placing 2nd to a stout Open Men's Physique Class. I have learned so much this year about my body, competing in this sport, and how the industry operates. I cannot be more proud of the placings I received in this years contests. Time to get back to work! Bigger and better next year! Let's go!
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NPC Mid Michigan
Men's Physique - 1st Local/2nd Masters/3rd Open

NPC Riptide Classic (Panama City, FL)
Men's Physique - 5th Open

NPC John Simmons Classic
Men's Physique - 2nd Open

Super proud of Gage! Got a couple top 3โ€™s in his first comp, dropped 80 lbs in a year and a half, and has been insanely disciplined the last few months ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜

#mensphisyque #rookie #johnsimmonsclassic #handsomehubby

What a great morning๐Ÿฅฐ #prejudging #johnsimmonsclassic

Best of luck to our employee, Kyle and our member, Sabrina as they step on stage today!

Youโ€™ve worked hard and now itโ€™s your time to shine! ๐ŸŒŸ Youโ€™ve got this!!
#evolutionfitnessmtp #npccompetitor #johnsimmonsclassic #youvegotthis #timetoshine

Looking forward to it ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฆˆโš”๏ธ

#seeyouthere #winanyway #sharkseason

#johnsimmonsclassic

Strong IS the new pretty!

I never want to forget my journey and my story that lead me here.

I never want to slide backwards to the girl that was hardened and bitter. She portrayed strength, but wasnโ€™t clothed in the strength and dignity that I now walk in.

I look forward to seeing what God has in store for me. Iโ€™m no longer in a hurry to get there. Iโ€™m just enjoying the journey of the becoming! His plans for me are so much greater than I have for me!! #trusttheprocess

#proverbs31woman #strongisthenewpretty #enjoythejourney #makingadreamareality #roadtothestage #npcfigure #npcphysique #johnsimmonsclassic #1weekout #focused #peakweekcomingforya #disciplined #driven #neversettle #staythecourse #watchmework #watchmegrow #emotionalintelligence #igettolive

โ€œThere sleeps Tatianaโ€by John Simmons personal favorite of mine #johnsimmons

#johnsimmonsclassic #renaissanceart #renaissancepainting #otherworldly #fairycore #fairycoreaesthetic #goblincore #goblincoreaesthetic #mushroomcore #waternymph #forestnymph #magic #oilpainting #ethereal #hiddenworld #fantasy #fantasyart #fairycoreart #fineart

Things only bodybuilders say:

I know Iโ€™m on the right track in prep when I canโ€™t get the razor into my arm pit!!

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8 weeks out!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #johnsimmonsclassic #npcwomensbodybuilding #contestprep #girlsthatliftheavy #thatshouldervein #thewreckingcrew

Trying to grow them wings! Finally feeling good again. Stomach has felt the beat it has all month.

Time to kill these next 15 weeks! #johnsimmonsclassic #npc #mensphysique #npcmensphysique #fitness #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #sizeupsupps #swole #lean #alpha #nodaysoff #gains #fitnessjourney #dadswholift

Less than 5 weeks out. Down 6 lbs since the last post.

Here's me at the end of chest and shoulders and a pic from check in this morning. I'm using drop set pins here and they're so fun while cutting. Keeps the pump up so well.
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When Mystical Creatures Attack is one of my favourite books of all time.

Female author Kathleen Founds rivals the post modern masters. Sheโ€™s like Vonnegut minus misogyny. Love it!

#whenmysticalcreaturesattack #womenwhowrite #womenwritingfiction #womenempowerment #womenauthors #womensupportingwomen #feminist #feministreads #feministwriters #booklover #bookobsessed #bookworm #reading #novelreads #goodbooks #goodreads #writerreads #postmodernism #postpostmodern #womensstories #mentalhealth #mentalhealthfiction #satire #shortfiction #shortstory #kathleenfounds #johnsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #feminists

So I'm doing the John Simmons even though I said I wouldn't lol.

Life's been a bit lame with everything getting in the way of previous goals so this is my mix up. Since I'm starting the cut today I decided to push a PR on deadlifts because I'm going to miss being strong ๐Ÿ’€.
445x1 then 405x3x2
Obviously this isn't a very long prep but I know if I put everything into this I'm going to show up looking my best ever. I'll keep you guys updated.

#bodybuilding #johnsimmonsclassic #classicphysique #backday #deadlifts #strength #stronger #notforlong #competitivebodybuilding #stillsmall

Sunday funday ๐Ÿ˜ค hit a PR on chest I've been chasing for a little bit now.

I was going for 5 here but lost balance on the last one so we'll call it 120x4. There's always next week ๐Ÿ˜‰. #chestday #pr #classicphysique #15weeks #johnsimmonsclassic #strength #stillsmall

@bendehondtfitness is experiencing his first leg with me. Wish him luck.

Heโ€™s in shape, but imma test his limits. @gamechangerathletics #firstprep #teamnoblebodybuilding #teamjones #classicphysique #bodybuilding @bruyninga @johnsimmons654 #NPC #Johnsimmonsclassic

Here's a #ThrowbackThursday to 2010 when I rolled into the Motor City, Detroit Michigan and rolled right back out with the WIN and my second Olympia qualification.

This was one of my largest stage looks.... pretty damn full and swollen!
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So I got my official stage shots and I'm posting my favorites from both classes.

Loved my look and lately I'm feeling so much potential for next year! I'm mad at myself for getting 0 pictures with the trophies but oh well ๐Ÿคท.
#bodybuilding #mensphysique #mensclassicphysique #physique #fitness #motivation #proud #justgettingstarted #johnsimmonsclassic

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Big Ups out to the man in the middle who is by far one of the realest dudes out there.

This prep and all these trophies wouldnโ€™t exist without his coaching and guidance. Never felt more comfortable trusting the process, even when it is just whitefish, salad and macadamia nut oil for weeks on end.. just waiting to hear the words 5 Guys ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Much Love Brotha!
#michiganbodybuilding #alteregofitnessarmy #motivatedmuscle #npc #npcmichigan #classicphysique #mensphysique #bodybuilding #npcbikini #npcfigure #ifbb #champion #trophies #michigan #michigannpc #ghostlifestyle #redcon1 #gains #johnsimmonsclassic

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Well I gave it my best lessons learned from this 1.

Get a coach 2. Posing is key 3. Have fun!! Thanks to @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro @sparzzz @danaw1389 @winwith.meag and everyone else who has told me to believe in myself! Back to the lab and rebuild this machine. #johnsimmonsclassic #michiganfitness #npc #npcphysique #mensfitness #showtime #truenovice #novice #openphysique #gains #shredded

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Donโ€™t worry coach @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro ..

in between all the excitement on #Saturday at the John Simmons Classic @raphaelwilliamsjr_ and I did some work! ๐Ÿ–ค Nothing bests #loudmusic , - an #empty #oldschoolgym !! Thanks @mind_muscle_gym for the hospitality.
Top & Bottoms: @one.rep.above.fitness #cantstoptouchinmyself
#johnsimmonsclassic #mindmusclegym #backdaybaby #ora #onerepabove #npcbikini #puttheworkin #biggoals #mygoals #stayfocused #bikini #effort #lovetheprocess #thejourney #alteregoarmy #buildyourarmy #bikinicompetitor #fitfam #blessed #grateful #overjoyed #1fitjokertanning #eidolonhairllc #sammielayne

Congrats to these strong, hardworking ladies that competed Saturday!

Shoutout to our coach/prep mama @natalieabrhiemifbb and all the time she puts into each of us ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’ช I canโ€™t wait to be back on stage this year! U the best Nat๐Ÿ˜˜
#npc #npcbikini #npcbikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #johnsimmonsclassic #bikinicompetitor

Donโ€™t worry coach @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro .. in between all the excitement on #Saturday at the John Simmons Classic @raphaelwilliamsjr_ and I did some work!

๐Ÿ–ค Nothing bests #loudmusic , - an #empty #oldschoolgym !! Thanks @mind_muscle_gym for the hospitality.
Top & Bottoms: @one.rep.above.fitness #cantstoptouchinmyself
#johnsimmonsclassic #mindmusclegym #backdaybaby #ora #onerepabove #npcbikini #puttheworkin #biggoals #mygoals #stayfocused #bikini #effort #lovetheprocess #thejourney #alteregoarmy #buildyourarmy #bikinicompetitor #fitfam #blessed #grateful #overjoyed #1fitjokertanning #eidolonhairllc #sammielayne

Started my prep on January 1st at 168 and got all the way to 147 by May 11th.

This prep was comfortable and this was the best shape I ever been in thanks to my coach @derekcharlebois and @pr_breaker. Took 1st place in novice and 2nd in open. Now we back to the drawing board to win that overall. Also thanks to @royal_oak_gym and all the people and coaches thatโ€™s there that supported me. #royaloakgym #johnsimmonsclassic #mensphysique #2019 #me #hardwork #gym #bodybuilding #prbreaker #teamjgm #inspiration #timetoeat

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Hard work pays off.

Won not only 1st place in my class for Menโ€™s Physique and Classic but won the Overall for both as well! Being my first time competing in Classic, I couldnโ€™t have been happier with the outcome. As proud of myself as I am, I canโ€™t help be more proud of @motivated_muscle_gym and @jessicadabs (their first show) for absolutely crushing the Bodybuilding and Bikini overall as well! None of this would be possible if it werenโ€™t for @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro always being there for us and pushing us to be at our very best. Thank you to all our friends and family that came out to support the team, Itโ€™s truly amazing to have such great people around us ๐Ÿ™ #mondaymotivation #koalafreak #michiganbodybuilding #champion #myprotein #johnsimmonsclassic #mensphysique #classicphysique #npcbikini #npc #bodybuilding #ghostlifestyle #personaltrainer #ifbb #detroit #clintontownship #carbcycling #keto #benchpress #squats #deadlift #fitness #edm #minutritionroyaloak #alteregofitnessarmy #LiquidSunRayz #1fitjokertanning

Dance Party at registrations. @mzprettymuscle

@fitpeggysue #npc #ifbb #bodybuilding #dance #johnsimmonsclassic #johnsimmonsbodybuildingchampionships

Open Heavy and overall winner! His work ethic is crazy.

Dude works some crazy hours but made time for everything including his family. Lol he just nods and gets stuff done. Congrats brother!!! #Repost @nikki_motivatedmuscle ( @get_repost )
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Being proud of you is an understatement, Iโ€™m so happy to be by your side through such an awesome journey.. Iโ€™ve always been proud to be your wifey because youโ€™ve never let me down but this was the icing on the cake! Youโ€™ve always been the champion in mine and Sophieโ€™s eyes but now we got a trophy to prove it ๐Ÿ˜ I love you so much and we are so proud of you!! Watch out for @motivated_muscle_gym to take off ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ we were so blessed to have such awesome team thank you so very much to you all! @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro @sparzzz @jessicadabs @aaronjenkins_ @johnsimmons654 #heavyweight #johnsimmonsclassic #fitness #fitfam #motivatedmusclegym #fitnessmodel #goals #teamnosleep #nike #lean

Woke up on my 50th Birthday with complete satisfaction knowing I smashed some kickass goals in my 40's๐Ÿ‘Š

50 & FITabulous.... I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. #fitandfab #fiftyandlovinlife #happyfiftiethbirthdaytome #johnsimmonsclassic #npcgrandmasterbikini #neverslowingdown #NPCBikiniMasters

First show in the books. A peak at my 16 week progress leading into the big day.

Stepped on stage at the #johnsimmonsclassic and took home some hardware. Not the outcome I hoped for but not a bad outcome nonetheless. See you next year Classic Physique. Coming for that national qualification ๐Ÿ˜ˆ 3rd place True Novice, 2nd place Novice, 3rd place open Class A.
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This has been a long 2 days and it was totally worth it! Watching the team prepare for this show and being not only an athlete on the team but the posing coach for the Bikini girls .I am beyond words.. Watching each of them hit the stage this year you wouldnt have known they have never competed in a show before! Their confidence and sass has grown so much and it truly is a blessing to be a part of that! Congrats @jessicadabs and @jjjessicalynnn on competing in your very first show and taking home some hardware and the Overall Bikini Title! Thank you @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro for trusting and believing in my visions. @heath815 and @jaerennaartistry for coming through on hair and makeup๐Ÿ’™ @berocketfuel for feeding us today with your delicious meals and thank you to my other bikini champ @sammie.layne @samnewberry for coming out today too๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ #fitfam #npcmichigan #npcbikini #onefitjokertanning #relentless #johnsimmonsclassic
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This has been a long 2 days and it was totally worth it!

Watching the team prepare for this show and being not only an athlete on the team but the posing coach for the Bikini girls .I am beyond words.. Watching each of them hit the stage this year you wouldnt have known they have never competed in a show before! Their confidence and sass has grown so much and it truly is a blessing to be a part of that! Congrats @jessicadabs and @jjjessicalynnn on competing in your very first show and taking home some hardware and the Overall Bikini Title! Thank you @jermichael_pratt_ifbb_pro for trusting and believing in my visions. @heath815 and @jaerennaartistry for coming through on hair and makeup๐Ÿ’™ @berocketfuel for feeding us today with your delicious meals and thank you to my other bikini champ @sammie.layne @samnewberry for coming out today too๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ #fitfam #npcmichigan #npcbikini #onefitjokertanning #relentless #johnsimmonsclassic
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So excited to see my very close friend, Julianne compete at the 2019 John Simmons Classic!

No matter the goal, it's such a beautiful thing to see when someone sets a goal, puts in the blood, sweat, and tears, and accomplishes that goal with such grace. Great things CAN happen when we bite off more than we can chew. I am so so proud of you, girl! You look so strong and so beautiful! #npc #johnsimmonsclassic #womensfigure #fitness #fitnessmotivation #setgoals #goals๐Ÿ’ช #goals #personaltraining #personaltrainer #bodybuilding #customtans

These girls owning the stage today! @diantracy1 @joc.bagley #johnsimmonsclassic #karenskrushers #proudcoach #mygirlsrock

I know Iโ€™ve been MIA. Iโ€™ve decided for the remainder of prep I will only be posting once a week at most.

46 day to be at my best and Iโ€™m not letting anything distract me. Iโ€™m coming to win. Video taken 3/24 around 3:30 after meals and a lot of water. Carrying some excess water still and even some fat in the hips and low back. But I will bring a package to stage that will shock everyone. Everyone who said I needed more time and that I would be ready by May 11th. Thank you all for motivating me. Especially the doubters.
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A huge thank you to those who have been helping me along the way especially @bruyninga for the posing and diet help recently. And @thriveboss @nick_cate13 @noahwalsh_ @jeremysayers @brenni.boi and so many more for being my extra set of eyes and keeping me on track with my prep. I appreciate all of you.
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Swipe! To see more clips of this awesome gym #mindandmusclegym in Clinton Township the posing clinic was a time and great learning experience.

I am exited to have a great coach and be working with a great team with my brother @josevera222 @jeffgiovanni32 @daniel_zhang520 #grindandperformance #latinmuscle #grindandperformance #bodybuilding #tranformation #hustleandgrind #mexicanbodybuilder #ambition #mindovermatter #stayhumble #stayhungry #classicphysique #posingclinic #johnsimmonsifbbpro #johnsimmonsclassic

Working on constricting and controlling my body.

For my first physique competition in May #johnsimmonsclassic #abs #chest #waist #arms It is much harder to hold a pose while constricting muscles and controlling blood flow. Compared to lifting weight.
Iโ€™m working #dominatingbodies #tattoos #tattoo #tatted #naturalbody #detroit #detroitfitness #absworkout #6pack ๐Ÿ’Ž #blackman #fitnessmodel #fitness #fitnessmotivation #lookinggood

I promised I would post more content but all I really have nowadays is workout videos, posing practice videos, random gym pics, and screen shots.

So hereโ€™s a #workoutwednesday post ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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Really though, all of my focus has been on getting ready for May 11th and the #johnsimmonsclassic Iโ€™m still not anywhere as close as I would like to be. But I have faith in my plan that it will get me there in the 86 days left until the show. Trusting the process ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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Inspiring Words from a long time friend James Tank @jimmywatkins8342๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡ (YouTube MrTanktv1)...

A Hometown hero on the Bodybuilding level that I always looked up to... We coming for the top... Kennel๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ & GainLife๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ
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๐Ÿคค... #throwbackthursday to my first official night of binge eating ๐Ÿฉโ€™s, @holymolydonutshop313 after #johnsimmonsclassic

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5.5 weeks to beat this package and step on the national stage with my man ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ time to kick it up a notch ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Huge thank you to my coach for pushing me and guiding me & my girl @jacquelynstoffel for getting

in those extra credit workouts with me and picking me up in a desperate time of need (tilapia debachery) lol. #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #womensphysique #physiquecompetitor #bodybuildinglove

Motivation #johnsimmonsclassic @cliffy_7 Iโ€™m taking it up a notch! Iโ€™m trying to be like you.

Just a few stage shots from this past weekend at the #johnsimmonsclassic

#teamesco #minutrition #doitwithyourheart #bodybuilding #lifestyle #cantstopwontstop #passion #dedication #dream #determination #everydamnday #aesthetic #fitness #fitspo #muscle #mevsme #steeltherapy #trainharderthanme #keepgoing

Had to shout out my client/friend @nestor1824 again. I rarely work with a lot of athletes anymore.

But athletes like this I can work with all day. Pure work horse and listens. Look forward to his next show because I know he is going all out. 1st place heavyweight and looking forward to improving on some stuff. #fitness #alteregoarmy #fitfam #johnsimmonsclassic #michiganfitness #life #bodybuilding #personaltraining #gym #health #fitness #spraytan #1fitjokertanning

At the 2018 John Simmons Bodybuilding Classic in Hazel Park, MI with two of my very dear friends Deandre and Kirsch!

#bodybuilding #johnsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #johnsimmonsbodybuildingchampionships #weshouldcompetebutwelikefoodwaytoomuch #lifetimebulk

Thankful! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธ. #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #love #physique #womensphysique #bodybuildinglove

Thankful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ. #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #womensphysique #bodybuildinglove

Transformation Tuesday prep edition ๐Ÿ˜ฑ left picture was taken February 2nd at the start of prep.

I lost 30 pounds between the two pictures and it was not easy. But, this shows that hard work and CONSISTENCY will get you to your goals. I gave every work out and cardio session my all. I had all my meals prepped every day. I was hungry for that national qualification. And I got it! Super excited to see what my package will look like on the national stage in 45 days ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Feeling stronger and healthier than EVER!!! Diagnosed with MS in 2015.. I gave that a HUGE F-U!!

I was D-O-N-E feeling sick, tired, In pain.. You only have 1 body. 1. Take control. The CRAP in our foods, drinks, supplements, medicines, chemicals, stresses, toxicity - LET It GO!!!! Itโ€™s all B.S. and you are better than that. Be smart. Know what youโ€™re fueling your system with. Check out my FB live tonight to hear what kept me on track and whatโ€™s next! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’• Thanks a BILLION for everyone who helped me get here... I couldnโ€™t have done it alone.
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Do what sets your soul on fire, find your passion and run wild with it.

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My homie Redd came thru! #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #love #physique #sexy #bikini #bodybuildinglove #familylove

What can I say When someone #believes in you and #pushes you Not only is she a #friend she

is #famiy we normally are such tomboys but today we are bringing on our #sexy #powerhousenovi #powerhousewestbloomfield #powerhousegym #squad #johnsimmons #bodybydupree #goals #fitover40 #sizeupsupps #teamsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #fitfam #tomboys #npcmichigan #bikinicompetitor @amandajuncaj

For all the sleepless nights, being hungry all the time, not getting enough time with family friends, hours of cardio, countless hours at the gym, eating 6 meals a day..thank you.

All these things played a major role in my success this past weekend. If you want something bad enough you need to be willing to put in the work and not give up regardless of what circumstances life throws at you. Be resilient, resilience is about being able to overcome the unexpected. Create a vision and break down all barriers in order to get there. This is just the beginning and I know itโ€™s going to get even harder and harder from here, and I say bring it because the grind is what I fell in love with! It was a pleasure to compete at the John Simmons body building classic, thank you for the opportunity!
1st place true novice
1st place novice
1st place open Class B
Overall menโ€™s physique champ
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All the feels from this weekend๐Ÿ’•!! My first show was a success!

Taking home 3 1st place trophies and am nationally qualified๐Ÿ˜! I definitely have some things I want to work on to really bring it in two weeks but am soooo happy with what we brought to this show! I have an amazing coach @nickkomodina and team @nk_athletics who has been so supportive and pushed me to bring the best package to stage. I started working with Nick off season and we really built up my calories and metabolism before starting this prep. He has been there for anything I needed this week and is always giving me the encouragement I need to be my best! We are going to push and bring a better package to GR in two weeks๐Ÿ˜ˆ! @candiceconroyifbbpro has been amazing helping get my posing down and even checking in with me throughout this last week and on show day to make sure we were on point! Donโ€™t know what I would do without you two๐Ÿ’•! So ready to go do some cardio and kill these next few weeks of prep!! @angelcompetitionbikinis suit and shoes and jewelry @theshoefairy_ ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜. #johnsimmonsclassic #nkathletics #bikini #prep #firstshow #truenovice #novice #openclassb #firstplace #soexcited #fitness #determination #trophies #angelcompetitionbikinis #theshoefairy #allthefeels #bodybuilding #showday #peakweek #detroit #hardworkpaysoffs #1stphorm

#johnsimmonsclassic when the little brother becomes the big little brother lol about to be some trouble trouble

@frenchp #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #love #physique #sexy #bikini #bodybuildinglove #familylove

Gym buddy came by to support #mindandmusclegym #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #wonensphysique #sexy #bikini #bodybuildinglove

Legendary Ron Love who always had an encouraging word for me. Especially on days where it was rough!

#johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #love #physique #sexy #bikini #bodybuildinglove #familylove

@tattedfitchick_ #johnsimmons2018bodybuildingchampionships #npc #ifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #love #physique #sexy #bikini #bodybuildinglove #familylove

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When @natalieabrhiemifbb intros you as โ€œthe aesthetic Botox nurse, that keeps us all looking young in the Michigan areaโ€ ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ you know sheโ€™s got you

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Great turn out at the John Simmons NPC Classic @johnsimmonsifbb #johnsimmonsclassic and Big Congratulations to all the competitors who competed today
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It is done!

@mike_fitness_iam and @puccalove2000 @wonderfoodllc Mike and Talethia looked fantastic & did a phenomenal job at the #johnsimmonsclassic 2018 #npc Mike took 3rd n his 1st Classic Bodybuilding competition and wonder woman earned 4th place and 5th place in her 1st ever figure competition! The grind it took to get this is some other level! Much respect! Crazy proud! Big thanks to #ronlove and #johnsimmons for their invaluable guidance! Stay tuned! #progressisprogressive #jcjbc4life #bodybuilding #figure #bodygoals

Canโ€™t say enough about my mentor, coach and friend.

Having a supportive coach who truly cares about his athletes and wishes the best for them is key to making it in this sport. I could not have lasted through this grueling 16 week prep without this man. We did it coach! True novice champ, novice champ, open class b champ, and OVERALL menโ€™s physique champ. We cleaned house tonight, and itโ€™s only the beginning. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
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Alright @sizeupsupps thatโ€™s a quality 10 dollar grab bag.. #johnsimmonsclassic #TheGymJonesShow

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Cheers to the best support structure I could ask for ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ All of you being here with me, was all I ever needed.


I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. โค๏ธ
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Cheers to the best support structure I could ask for ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ All of you being here with me, was all I ever needed.


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Cheers to the best support structure I could ask for ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ All of you being here with me, was all I ever needed.


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womern bikini I #johnsimmonsclassic

Off to watch Kheila at the #johnsimmonsclassic #npcbikini #npcmichigan ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘™

#johnsimmonsclassic men's classic physique

backstage #johnsimmonsclassic

Cheers to the best support structure I could ask for ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ All of you being here with me, was all I ever needed.


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Good luck to all the @johnsimmonsifbb classic competitors today!

Throwback to one year ago today when my beautiful sister took home some sparkle at this show!
#johnsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #throwback #saturday #npc #bodybuilding #bikini #compete #bikinicompetitor #npcbikini #npcbikiniathlete #athlete #vibes #feels #tbt #throwback

Just got off stage for prejudging! The show goes on!


#johnsimmonsclassic #teamesco #thisiswhatido #lifestyle #dream #bodybuilding #fitness #fitnessmotivation #cantstopwontstop #everydamnday #itsshowtime #prepcomplete #mevsme #aesthetic #passion #dedication #trainharderthanme #youvsyou #keepgoing #yougotthis

#Throwback to when I ran around the mall looking like an Oopma Loompa ๐Ÿ˜‚ But really what an amazing, unforgettable day.


Good luck to all the competitors doing the #johnsimmonsclassic today! Enjoy every moment and be proud of what youโ€™ve accomplished! Youโ€™re all rockstars ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Ž #npcmichigan #johnsimmonsbodybuildingchampionships

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Consistency is key. This growth is in 4 months. Iโ€™m eating completely clean.

I have 6 months to be right. This havenโ€™t even scratched the surface. Hard work all day. Good luck to those competing in the John Simmons. Good luck. #johnsimmonsclassic #happy #fit #calm #clearminded #focus #hardworking

1 day out!!!๐ŸŽ‰ Baggy clothes, ridiculously tan, all the carbs and so freaking excited!

All the feels today๐Ÿ’•. @nickkomodina and @candiceconroyifbbpro are the best coach and posing coach anyone could ask for!! They have been making sure Iโ€™m coming in on point all week and I canโ€™t wait to see what we bring tomorrow๐Ÿ˜ˆ! Big bowl of cream of rice left for tonight and hopefully Iโ€™m not too excited to sleep๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚. This prep has been amazing I canโ€™t wait for all the hard work to show tomorrow๐Ÿ˜. #bikini #prep #nkathletics #determination #johnsimmonsclassic #detroit #fitness #allthecarbs #tan #peakweek #almostthere #onedayout #lovinglife #abs #cardio #hardwork #soexcited

Before drying out, the spray tan, glaze and all the fun stuff that go before competition.

"Voluptuous" is the word my coach PSB used to describe me. I was grinning like an idiot๐Ÿ˜. Thank you to all who have been sending me well wishes. I'm hoping this is my most firece package yet and the judges like what they see. As always, I'm going to give it my best. This is for you, @fitpeggysue ๐Ÿ˜˜ #teambarberrocks #npcgrandmastersbikini #johnsimmonsclassic #gobigorgohome #birthdayweekend

#flexfriday 1 day out back shot. Tomorrow itโ€™s #showtime

#bodybuilding #lifestyle #prepisalmostover #keepgoing #everydamnday #mevsme #youvsyou #teamesco #johnsimmonsclassic #trainharderthanme #passion #dedication #doitwithyourheart #cantstopwontstop #fitness #fitfam #doitforyou

We'll be hitting the road soon! One more look from our amazing coach @fitpeggysue ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ˜ Team Barber is READY!

You can clearly tell Peggy is beaming with pride! #teambarber #johnsimmonsclassic #michigannpccompetitors

wonder what I'll look like next year

#johnsimmonsclassic

#npc #michiganfitness #detroitfitnes #powerhousegym #fitnessaddict #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #michigan trainer #detroittrainer #swolemate #success #fit - #regrannr - #regrann

I just want to thank the few who have stuck by me, helped in anyway possible, encouraged me or wished me well, and dealt with me when I wasnโ€™t so pleasant to be around while going through this prep!

If it werenโ€™t for you guys this opportunity wouldnโ€™t be possible. Thank you, I appreciate you all ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
#grateful #gratitude #lovemypeople #support #doitwithyourheart #passion #dedication #determination #dream #gogetit #itsshowtime #teamesco #johnsimmonsclassic #hangry #lifestyle #cantstopwontstop #bodybuilding #trainharderthanme #mevsme #youvsyou #aesthetic #fitness #fitnessmotivation #everydamnday #appreciate

Life's what you make of it, take it, embrace it, and take it, and savor it

Ain't about what you did, it's what you became from it - @nfrealmusic
#lifestyle #bodybuilding #showprep #johnsimmonsclassic #trainharderthanme #itsshowtime #cantstopwontstop #keepgoing #keepmovingforward #mevsme #youvsyou #everydamnday #likeitsyourlast #aesthetic #gogetit #beundeniable #passion #dedication #muscle #fitness #fitfam #fitspo

IT'S HERE!!!!! IM TIRED OF PEEING ALREADY LORD HELP!!!!!

#figurecompetitor #woman 'sfigurebodybuilder #peakweek #bladderonfull #nosleepgottapee #waterimdrowning #bodybuilder #cardio #sauna #womenwholift #johnsimmonsclassic #firsttimecompetitor #snatchcitywaistlines #wonderwoman #jcjbc #wonderfoodmealprep #wonderfoodllc

#wonderwoman @puccalove2000 @wonderfoodllc 9days out from #johnsimmonsclassic #gohard #errday #personaltraining #nextlevel #extraordinary

#superheroish #chasinggoals

Believe in yourself and what youโ€™re doing. Always look forward and keep your work ethic sharp!

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10 days out!! Loving how things are coming together, but lots to do in these last few days!

Back to work! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ 1.5 weeks to go! #npcbikini #npc #npcbikinicompetitor #johnsimmonsclassic #fitnessmotivation #fitness #girlswholift #flexinonem #MuscleFromTheMitten

13 days until showtime!! Vascularity is really coming in as I tighten up. Thatโ€™s fun ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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#gunshow at #bootcamp #wonderwoman 2 wks out from the #johnsimmonsclassic ! Crazy proud!

From 265lbs, wat an amazing journey! U can do it 2! #jcjbc4life #jcjbctestimonials

forgot to repost great posing session great to meet this shredded guy @mattfit21

#johnsimmonsclassic going to be a great show
Regrann from @mattfit21 - Thanks again to @the_nexus_body for a good insight on posing today. Definitely answered anything I was still questioning and was a pleasure to work with. Practice, practice, practice till showtime!
#posing #practice #thinkofeverything #beundeniable #likeitsyourlast #lifestyle #cantstopwontstop #mevsme #trainharderthanme #everydamnday #fitfam #fitness #fit #fitspo #musclehustle #muscle #bodybuilding #bodybuilder #lifestyle #passion #dedication - #regrann

When you catch yourself in the mirror while youโ€™re getting dressed for the gym and canโ€™t resist a โ€œprogress photoโ€ opportunity ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

A little over 2 weeks out, every day counts!!
#prep #showtime #saturdaynightlights #everydamnday #lifestyle #workfuckingharder #bodybuilding #fitness #gogetit #mevsme #aesthetic #everythingigot #cantstopwontstop #fitfam #fitspo #gym #muscle #johnsimmonsclassic #teamesco

last then a month til the #johnsimmonsclassic
good luck to this year's competitors

#npc #michiganfitness #detroitfitnes #powerhousegym #fitnessaddict #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #michigan trainer #detroittrainer #swolemate #success #fit - #regrannr - #regrann

This is where we typically spend our Friday nights. ๐Ÿ˜‚ #FridayNightLights #DateNight
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To look your best, you have to book with the best! @eclypse_tanning and @eclypse_mua will be at ALL Michigan NPC bodybuilding competitions AND a few national ones too!


Visit eclypsetanning.com to book your tan and contact @amberlynnbarbie direct at 810.299.1356 to book flawless hair & makeup!
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One last rep, every last time. #getserious #10weeksout #johnsimmonsclassic

No truer words spoken than these from my coach @fitpeggysue ๐Ÿ’ช

I'm pretty competitive but mostly with myself. I want to beat the old me. New nutrition plan in hand โœ‹
Ready to bring it with my team๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ
#bringingmybestyet #timetoshred #johnsimmonsclassic #allthewayup #pittsburghnpcchampionship2017 #dontcheatonyourdiet

As soon as I walked into the gym I saw
theeeeee... I mean the Legendary John Simmons!!!!

If you don't know this true Powerhouse of an athlete then attend his show this year, google or ask somebody in the bodybuilding community! He told me "don't come back without Rhonda Jones @rhondaj_pro ๐Ÿ˜—โค #humbled #respect #johnsimmons @johnsimmonsifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #Fitness #HeCoachesMyCoach #powerhousegym #body #muscles #weights #npc #ifbb #bikinigirl #sylfit

@hollylslay and I #slayed our workout tonight. #Legday is way more fun with a friend!

Thanks for the push lady! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

First posing clinic of 2018. I don't know what was more fun.....traveling down with my teammates and all the laughs we shared or the practice itself.

Great Sunday! 118 days until I step on stage. Seems like a long time but there's a lot of work to do. ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘  Thank you @melissafrabbiele ๐Ÿ˜˜ #johnsimmonsclassic #npcmastersbikini #npcgrandmastersbikini #fitfabfortyplus #lovemyteammatesโค๏ธ #vspink #lululemonalign #ellieheels #teambarber

๐Ÿ‘™strike a pose๐Ÿ‘™
First team meeting with Team Barber today and I was so inspired by @fitpeggysue pep talk I did a little practice posing in my new summer bikini.

๐Ÿ˜Š(side note: I pick up a new suit from Target the minute they come out before they get picked over.)
We got a lot of hard work ahead of us but Team Barber is going to kill it this year! ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ†Love my team๐Ÿ’Ÿ #teambarber #johnsimmonsclassic #michigannpc #nationalqualifier #goingforgold #targetismyaddiction #targetshopper #newbikiniforsummer2018

Weigh in first week - new month. Happy to say I didn't gain any unwanted weight over the holidays.

Enjoyed some goodies but made smart choices 90% of the time. Second day of prepping for my next show. ๐Ÿ‘Build๐Ÿ’ชBuild๐Ÿ‘Build๐Ÿ‘Š
Team Barber
#teambarber #willpower #buildbuildbuild๐Ÿ’ช #johnsimmonsclassic #newmonthnewgains

Count down is on to the #johnsimmonsclassic show. We create willpower, not find it.

When things come against you, God has something amazing in front of you! We only become stronger thru our struggles! ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฏ Have faith. May 12th NPC @johnsimmonsifbb #johnsimmonsclassic #npcbikini #fitstrong #fitgirlsinspire #fitmom #fitover40 #keeppushing #mindbodysoul #bodybuilding #gymshark

Donโ€™t mind the crooked angle ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค“. Started up heavy and worked my way down to a plate ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

Seeing improvements every single day. Great thing are coming ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ.
Btw, my headphones arenโ€™t wireless.. kept them on to look cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜†.
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#20weeksout #johnsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #mensphysique #imcoming #dontsleeponme #overall ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿฝ.

Got yer back ๐Ÿ’ช
Progress pics for my coach. 164 days๐Ÿ‘™๐ŸŽ– #johnsimmonsclassic #progresspics #peggysueclassic #gotyourback #buildmyback

Happy birthday to my amazing friend, workout buddy and teammate!

@shanaya_fitndancin #TeamBarber #npcteammate #michigannpcnews #johnsimmonsclassic #myteammatesohot #suitsbysassy

I love seeing all the competition pics popping up and I can't believe this season has officialy come to an end!

Reflecting back on my prep this year has really made me miss the process. I love training with meaning, food prepping meticulously, and having goals that scare the crap out of me. So I'll be working on a much tighter physique for 2018 ๐Ÿ‘Œ #bodybuilding #npc #bikinicompetitor #2018 #goals #npcmichigan #npcbikini #johnsimmonsclassic @fresh___start___fitness

Time to get serious prep time comes in a week๐Ÿ’ช Here we go @johnsimmonsifbb.

Time for me to step it up! There is nothing like the feeling of feeling great, driven and accomplishing your goals!! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿค— #goals #johnsimmonsclassic #mindbodysoul #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #beyou #fitgirlsinspire #fitstrong #bodybuilding

Starting a new training program today- the goal is to beat this physique next year on stage and get stronger for powerlifting this summer/fall.

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This stud is only 16 years old! Coming off ๐Ÿฅ‡at John Simmons classic. Awesome work, keep it up.

Make sure you keep up with this prodigy in the making. @zackjenningz
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Well... I got my birthday wish. ๐ŸŽ‚I wanted first place in both my classes this weekend (or at least one!) I took 1st in Grand Masters and second place Masters bikini๐Ÿ‘™

Couldn't be happier! I brought my best package yet and was thrilled. I worked so hard for this goal and I was happy that I crushed it! Qualified for Nationals again so this means I got to keep going and push forward. On to the next goals!
So many people to thank that stood behind me and supported me. I am incredibly blessed!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ #npcbikinigrandmaster #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuildermom #npcqualifier

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At the #johnsimmonsclassic watching @nrbelieve do her thing in Masters Figure

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NPC John Simmons Classic in the books!

Came in leaner and darker then two weeks ago๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐ŸพGreat competition and was lucky enough to bring home some hardware๐Ÿ† Placed 2nd in Novice,4th in true Novice, and 3rd overall for my open class. Met a lot of awesome people and had a blast! A huge thank you to @keithzoeller and @f4agym for all of their help and support! Couldn't have done it without them ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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BOOMSHAKALAKA!!! So proud of these ladies! They rocked the stage!

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Stepping out to support my teammate @babygirl4849 and coach in the #johnsimmonsclassic This was the show I was #training for but I fell a lil short.

As much as I wanna get down on myself cuz I wasn't ready..I pick my head up and keep the ๐Ÿ”ฅ #LIT #redhot
There's no way in my crazy head that I can look down on my #progress and the BEST IS YET TO COME!!! #workharder #finetune THIS MACHINE #nextlevel #neverlookback unless you looking at Your ASS... #letswerk #14weeks #digdeeper #igotthis #womensphysique #nightout
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I cannot begin to explain how proud I am of these girls!!

Erin and Andi, you both looked absolutely STUNNING on that stage! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ @beautyandthebells who persevered through a tough prep, even getting engaged and planning her upcoming wedding. Then a posing client, @ladyandifit who just had a baby 6 months ago!? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Her prep coach @brolic.fitness did a great job! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ
Thank you for letting me be a small part of your big day and for newfound friendships. It was so fun! โค๏ธ
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Let's go 112! ๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ’ช I know ya'I'll have been waiting for a sneak peak so here she is in all her amazingness!

@lindseyb_rlf This is the first time out on stage in bikini true novice division. She crushed it. #npcbikini #michigannpcnews #michigannpcbikini #michigannpc #johnsimmonsclassic #johnsimmons2017

Team Swift Results is coming home with some hardware !

Final show tonight at 5pm #Teamswiftresults #girlsthatlift #momsthatlift #strongwomen #strongissexy #fitchick #summberbod #bikinicompetitor #bikinibodybuilding #bikini #preplife #hustleforthemuscle #fitnessinstagram #fitness #johnsimmonsclassic #johnsimmonsclassic2017 #teamswift #swiftresults

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What a Great Show. PreJudging.


Can't wait for the night show. ~5p~ ......Came Home #MOTIVATEDAF so I Shot up the ice cream truck ๐Ÿ˜œ.......๐ŸฆCan wait. I've got work to do.
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You did an awesome job @sculptingmybeautiful and you look so good๐Ÿ˜.

You are goals for real ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ! #ifyoustayreadyyoudonthavetogetready #fitandfine #johnsimmonsclassic #girlswholift #strengthtraining #totalbodyworkout #nodaysoff #noexcuses #beastmode #gainz #gymlife #fitnessmotivation

SHOWTIME ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘™John Simmons Classic 2017 #johnsimmonsclassic #npcgrandmastersbikini

Honored to compete in John Simmons Classic ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘™ @mindmusclegym #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilder

Brushes are cleaned & primed, lashes and lips are ready to go for all of our competitors at the John Simmons today!

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Good luck to everyone today and thank you for booking with us!

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Always amazed at the changes in my physique just a few days out from a show.

Besides sticking to my nutrition plan the extra HIIT workouts get me where I need to be. I'm ready ๐Ÿ‘Š #bikinicompetitor #johnsimmonsclassic

To hear the words, "I'm so PROUD of you" from my coach Michelle means the world to me.๐Ÿ˜˜ I stayed

faithful to the nutrition plan she has always given me and I'm coming in at 10% body fat for John Simmons show! I am beyond excited! Thank you Michelle for not only being an awesome coach but an amazing friend. Love you bunches!,๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ #johnsimmonsclassic #npcbikini #ilovemycoach #leanmeanmachine

Monday Motivation ๐Ÿ‘™
Pulling out my favorite PINK suit for this weekends competition.

Could never bring myself to sell this suit because I love it so much. Suits by Sassy ๐Ÿ’– #suitsbysassy #johnsimmonsclassic #npcgrandmastersbikini #fitoverfortyfive

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Less than TWO weeks from the #johnsimmonsclassic ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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Less than 2 weeks until the NPC John Simmons Bodybuilding Championships on May 13!


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Peak week carb load baby ๐Ÿ†4 days out #bodybuilding #classicphysique #npcmidwest #battleatthefalls #johnsimmonsclassic #minnesotastatechampionshipnpc

Crazy veins game only 8 days out from my first show this year.it's gonna happen on my birthday may

6th so I need to get my self some big trophies to celebrate ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ฏyes I will ูจ ุงูŠู‘ุงู… ุนู„ู‰ ุงูˆู„ ุจุทูˆู„ุฉ ู‡ูŠ ุงู„ุณู†ุฉ ูŠุง ุฑุจ ุชูˆููŠู‚ูƒ #siouxfalls #ironviking #minnesotastatechampionshipnpc #johnsimmonsclassic #battleatthefalls #npcmidwest #classicphysique #bodybuilding

8 days out from my first competition and 15 from my second! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

#ngaglassscepter #johnsimmonsclassic #ngaphysique #npcphysique #debut #fitness4all #f4all

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Last time I competed or worked out was back in 2014 then Stoped in 2015 &2016 got back at it in 2017 lmao it's all just numbers I still got this,and the stage will be mine soon #battleatthefalls #siouxfalls #johnsimmonsclassic #minnesotastatechampionshipnpc #ironviking

John Simmons approved @simmons7450 looking for the Best Meal Prep around come see me at Powerhouse Health Cafe inside Powerhouse Gym in Novi๐Ÿ’ช where muscles are made!!

Powerhousehealthcafe.com #losefat #johnsimmonschampionship #johnsimmonsclassic #muscles #npc #powerhousegymnovi #mealprep #lunch #eathealthy #macros

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#TBT #athletespotlight #repost @guerra.ana17 *May14th* The day I stepped on stage for the first time and conquered so many fears.

Growing up with very low self confidence and battling some disordered eating, putting on that bikini and being judged on my overall appearance...was huge for me. Winning my class and being just shy of having the overall title proved to me I can do anything I set my mind to. I am currently busting my ass this off season to bring an even bigger and better package next year. I am blessed with the best to help me chase down my goals and dreams. This is only the beginning. Fitness has saved my life, and am motivated by helping others learn to love themselves. Self love is a never ending daily battle, but us females have to stick together and raise each other up. It's not always a competition, empowered women are the coolest!! (I'm the tall giraffe in blue on far right) โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘ญ #girlpower #throwbackthursday #myfirstshow #imissit #johnsimmonsclassic #digdeep #top3 #opentallfirstplace #nationalqualifier #bootyshot #puremichigan #elitebodybuilding #teamjuggernaut #igdaily #fitfam #picoftheday

Finally found a back double bicep for a #transformationtuesday from my beginning days.

Came a long way with the help of many. I'm hooked now and I'm excited to show what's next. Stay tuned. #transformation #nomorefatguy
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Just posted my routine and awards video up (link in bio).

It's been a couple weeks, but better late than never. ๐Ÿ˜€ I've already come up with a game plan for next year and I'm well under way. I was very happy with the results from this show, but far from satisfied.
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I couldn't resist putting up a few stage shots from last weekend at the #johnsimmonsclassic โค๏ธ

Such an amazing experience to get on stage (FINALLY after a 15 year "off season")๐Ÿ˜‚ and #4babies later. So thankful for an able body that allows me to push the limits. I am so #proud of how I got to this point, following a plan that works for this #momlife ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ And #humbled by all of the awesome #athletes that rocked the stage with me. ๐Ÿ˜ Find what makes your heart sing, keeps you #challenged and always wanting more. Can't wait for next weekend!! #round2 #michigannpc #bikini .
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Spent some much needed #familytime #postshow and am even more fired up for the next 2 weeks!

LOVED my first experience on stage at the #johnsimmonsclassic โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ It is official I am hooked. ๐Ÿค“ I am laser focused on training, diet and posing for the next one on May 28th. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Ready to just do my best and have a blast with friends! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ Emery is even taking me through #morningcardio with motivational trophies near by. #noslackingwiththiskid ๐Ÿ˜‚ And sporting my 2016 competition shirt @simmons7450 as proud as a peacock ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿค— #letsgo #soexcited #fitmom #bikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #cardio #posing #family #balance #girlswithmuscle #momswholift #fitness #fitlife #muscle #happy #thankful #motivated

This is just the beginning ๐Ÿ’Žโš’๐Ÿ’Žโš’ #johnsimmonsclassic
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John Simmons believed in me even before I believed in me.

Always told me I could do it if I wanted to and never stopped pushing me to improve right up until the end. A true ambassador to the sport and proud to call him a friend of mine. Those that know John will attest, he's just a great guy. Put on a great show this past weekend and I am still honored I was a part of it. My first show ever and I'm glad it was yours. Thank you John!

I got 4th out of 7 in
Open. And didn't place in Novice.

Still have some work to do!



#finished #madeitoutalive #proud #onlyupfromhere #JohnSimmonsClassic #bikinicompetitor #NPC #NPCbikini #npcbikinicompetitor #bodybuilding #bodybuilderlifestyle #npcmichigan #michigan #Detroit #HazelPark #Michigan

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†Great time tonight!!! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒŸ

#johnsimmonsbodybuildingchampionships #johnsimmonsclassic #michigannpc #npc #npccompetitor #winner #trophies #bodybuilding #aesthetics #mensphysique #muscles #gains #fitfam #swolfie

Sooo let me tell you!!! We were beyond excited to see @nicoa13 compete today and I must say, he frickin KILLED IT!!!

He was lucky number five and took home five trophies tonight! Taking first place for four of the categories!!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช Did I mention this was his first competition ever!!! It was so great to see him do so well!!!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Good job Nic, you deserved every win ๐Ÿ™Œ I have Nothing but respect for everyone who went on stage tonight, major motivation indeed!!! #johnsimmonsbodybuildingchampionships #npccompetitor #bodybuilding #mensphysique #winner #michigannpc #npcmichigan #swolefam #fitfam #aesthetics #johnsimmonsclassic #muscles #gains

I've known this dude @1darkside damn near 2 decades and i FINALLY get to see him #compete

I would like to say i brought him some good luck as he walks out with 5 awards but it is truly his #discipline. and #dedication that sets him apart! #npc #physique #classicphysique #johnsimmonsclassic

I LOVE THIS SHIT!!! ๐Ÿ’Žโš’๐Ÿ’Žโš’ #johnsimmonsclassic
#TeamClassicFitness

#imcomingforyouDLB #wpd #physique #gymflo #partyinthegym #animal #inspire #girlsthatlift #girlswithmuscle #strongisbeautiful #npc #GYMFLOARMY #musclearegirlsnewaccesories #Nspire #getbetter #1stphorm #stronglikebull #savage newaccesories #Nspire #getbetter #1stphorm #stronglikebull #savage #REL #GRRRLarmy #iam1stPhorm #WORKFNHARDER

From beginning to end first place novice first place lightheavy and my first guess posing #johnsimmonsclassic #FITNESS #fitnessaddict #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #michiganbodybuilders #training #npcbodybuilder #npc #detroitfitness

At the #JohnSimmonsClassic. Good luck to all competitors, love that the bodybuilding season is in full swing.

#MichiganNPC

First call outs for @petrellzzzz #51. Awesome job!

#teamswiftresults #bikiniprep #bikinibodybuilding #bikinicompetitor #johnsimmonsclassic #npc #nationalquailifier #girlsthatlift #chicksthatlift #momsthatlift #hardwork

Show time show time! @petrellzzzz is going to kill it today !

Go #51 #chicksthatlift #noexcuses #girlsthatlift #teamswiftresults #momsthatlift #bikinicompetitor #bikiniprep #bikinibodybuilding #johnsimmonsclassic #npc

Showtime.

#showtime #JohnSimmonsClassic #NPC #npcbikini #npcmichigan #michigannpcnews #stillnervous #excited #gladtobeback

Both up ready to have a great time His blessed #johnsimmonsclassic #powerhousedetroit #powerhousegym #npcbodybuilder #npcwomensphysique #MICHIGANNPC #michiganbodybuilding #michiganbodybuilders #FITNESS #fitnessaddict #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #

Michigan bodybuilding fans todays the day John Simmons Classic come out watch the show stop by love meeting new competitors.

Prejudging starts at 11 night show 6 #FITNESS #fitnessaddict #mchiganbodybuilding #MICHIGANNPC #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #fitmichigan #detroitbodybuilder #powerhousedetroit #powerhousegym #npcbodybuilder #npc #training #succes #gainz #johnsimmonsclassic

Well tomorrow is the big day for me! I can't believe after all these months of grinding at the gym are finally going to pay off when I hit the stage tomorrow.

This has been one of my goals to do a bikini competition for awhile! I've been really nervous about this show and haven't really talked about it or posted much but this past week I can't even explain how happy everyone has made me by reaching out to me and pumping me up for this! I just wanted to say thanks I appreciate it more than you know๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• #NPC #nationalqualifier2016 #johnsimmonsclassic #ImNumber52 #TeamSwift #CantWait4Cookies #Goodvibes #LayLowSetGoals #BirthdayMonth

Registered.

#finally #nervous #npcbikini #NPC #npcmichigan #michigan #michigannpcnews #bodybuilding #physique #fitness #bikini #competitior #JohnSimmonsClassic

Detroit come on out to the John Simmons Classic stop by my both pick up some gear then check me out guess posing #johnsimmonsclassic #detroitfit #FITNESS #fitdetroiters #fitdetroit #MICHIGANNPC #npcbodybuilder #detroit

2 days out!
No training just cardio and #posing yoga & stretching!!!


Almost game day baby doll!
My God seeing my girl @tkofitspiration watching me with tears in her eyes...
That right there was my win!!
Now time to win the whole THANG!!! Lol
Much love fitfam... Stay focused!
Live in your own fantasy
Love the experience!
#classic #bodybuilding #npc #powerlifting #classicphysiquedivision #lift #strength #fitness #gains #liftheavy #posing #ifbb #michigannpc
#Johnsimmonsclassic # #classic #physique #muscle

5 days!

#JohnSimmonsClassic #peakweek #bodybuilding #NPC #bikinicompetitor #npcbikini #crunchtime #michigannpc

Burn, Baby. Burn.

Leg day did the abs some good. Starting to see my cheat shed off.

#mishap #cheatday #carboverload #fail #legday #daylate #strongmindstrongbody #bodybuilding #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #backontrack #NPC #npcbikini #bikinidivision #bikinicompetitor #bikinigirl #JohnSimmonsClassic

Practice for Perfection.

Thank you for the great shot!

What a wonderful experience and opportunity to work with IFBB Pro @natalieabrhiemifbb
#poseoff #posingpractice #LifetimeFitness #bikinidivision #npcbikini #npc #johnsimmonsclassic #sassafrass #workit #alwaysstriveandprosper

Today marks 3 weeks until my first competition ever. Nervous, excited, scared as....ya know.

Gotta get a quick ab check in while they're there before getting this Sat going. What did you do today to achieve a goal?
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Progress pic.

Almost exactly 2 months ago!
On the left was from today's training session, April 2nd, and on the right was February 7th at a posing clinic.



#progresspic #twomonths #transformation #watchme #npc #npcbikini #johnsimmonsclassic #6weeks #fitgirl #fitgurl #fitchick #girlswithmuscle #girlwholifts #getripped #getfit #getlean #eatclean #eatcleantraindirty

Suits by Sassy is proud to announce we will be giving away this beautiful figure suit to the overall winner at The John Simmons Classic on May 14th.

It's valued at $1000! #suitsbysassy #npcbikini #npcfigure #npccompetitor #npc #johnsimmonsclassic

Got to take my shirt off outside for The sun exposure this year, in michigan lol we will kill for

20mins in the sun here lol, no but super excited I'm coming along nice just over two months out now from the #johnsimmonsclassic. I'm working everyday to get better and I'm planning setting the bar high for anyone else who steps on stage... Anyone!! Loose skin or not... Dammit I love good!! Lol #life #work #mastermind #thegame #bodybuilding #powerlifting #biglifts #muscle #dedication #classicphysique

10 Weeks, Baby!

#npc #npcbikini #bikinicompetitor #johnsimmonsclassic #arnoldclassic #Columbus #Ohio

Still lots of work to do but we are getting there...

Ron says he believes I will be ready for the #JohnSimmonsClassic
Which I believe is May 19th I have to check either way wow what an amazing journey getting advice from ppl like John Simmons Ron love, all champions i dreamed of meeting, I now have manifested into my reality.
Life is a movie and you are the ๐ŸŒŸ remember that! #insta #istafam #workout @tkofitspiration #transformation #monsterlifts #questnutrition #bodybuilding #npc #fitness #yoga #improve #improvment

~One Of Te Greatest Journeys In Life Is Overcoming Insecurity And Learning To Push Through Every

Barrier To Fulfill Your Dream.~ #throwbackthursday This is my first #bodybuildingshow that I received #overallchampion at the #johnsimmonsclassic 2015 in April #shredded compared to my first #bulkingseason just recently #leanbulk Can't quit the #hardwork now. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Thanks @kentrailjamar for the great photo shoot! #minutrition #bodybuildingmotovation #trainharder #powerbodybuilding #classicphysique #discipline #arnoldclassic #mbw #flex #ironaddict #starwars #semperfi #IFBB #NPC #gainz #nobeastmode #imsoalpha #humblewarrior #painandgain #killit #Ahayah #shredz

#throwbackthursday Not that long ago but this was my First 1st Bodybuilding competition winning the Light Heavyweight Class and the OVERALL CHAMPION in April 15'.

Not bad for someone who committed to this 7 weeks out #blessed ๐Ÿ˜Š...From left to right IFBB pro Mr. John Simmons #simmonsnutrition ,IFBB pro Hall of Famer Mr. Ron Love @ronlove_ifbbpro ,and 8X Olympian Miss Lenda Murray @themsolympia I pay these folks high respect for not only making it to the professional level, but also being good genuine humbled people.๐Ÿ’ฏ Make sure you go and follow them! #johnsimmonsclassic #simmonsnutrition #michigannpc #nationalqualifier #minutrition #IFBB #flexmagazine #shredded #dehydration #hungry #champion #gifted #thankful #Bodybuildingmotovation #dreamcatcher #thisiswhathardworklookslike #athlete #fitness #hardworkpaysoff #cutts #beast #youcandoit #pushittothelimit #motivation #disciplined #doubletap

5/25/15-Shot out to Mr. Kentral Jamar @kentrailjamar_ for his role in photography.

Thankyou good Sir and I hope you go far reaching your Dreams! #npc #johnsimmonsclassic #flexmagzine #liveyourdrems #retrofitnesspontiac #train #imsoalpha #gains #alpha #betterbodies #bodybuildingmotvation #MInutrition #blackmen #greatgenetics #beast #ironaddict #motivation

'Daydreaming On The Future'-April26 leak pic- the next day after wining my First Bodybuilding Show I went out poolside to start planning ahead for what's next.

#johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #grind #blessed #imsoalpha #beast #me #intamood #swag #sun #cool

#flashbackfriday to my favorite pic from the #johnsimmonsclassic next on the agenda for @drombachxo and I...

powerlifting #flexfridays #meatballs #retiringtheglitterbikini #girlswhopowerlift #girlswithmuscle #fbf

Took third place at the John Simmons Classic last month.

I'm happy with my placement, I am now qualified for national level shows. I'm learning more about the sport and myself every competition. But now it's time to take it up a notch! I have much to work on before entering a national event๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ #johnsimmonsclassic #mensphysique #bodybuilding #eatclean #eatlean #nextlevel

@drombachxo found our pic... never got my shirt though #meatballs #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift

#Regrann from @donnaricephotography - #fitness #physique #bikini #bodybuilding #dope #donnarice #donnaricephotography #muscle #Detroit #johnsimmonsclassic #movebigweight #mbw

My #wcw goes out to @danirose.piper. She kicked butt in her first #npcbikini competition this past weekend at the #johnsimmonsclassic.

Training and nutrition was done all by her! How's that for a coach?! Amazing! #ilovelifting #bling #npc #goodfriends #liftingisalifestyle

#Repost @jemerie3 with @repostapp. โ€จใƒปใƒปใƒปโ€จWhat an amazing experience for my first time stepping on stage!

Taking home a 1st place trophy! It was more than anything I could have asked for and SO much suoport that it humbles me entirely. I am without a doubt blessed everyday that I am able to do things that ive dreamt about. ๐Ÿ’œ #fitnesspageforall #fitlife #fitsagram #girlswholift #aesthetics #aestheticarmy #instafitness #pushpullgrind #npcfigure #sizeslimunity #sizeslim #npc #npcprep #johnsimmonsclassic

With the bodybuilding legend Michigan own Ron Love #ronlove #npc #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #detroit

I had such a great time. First competition got to meet alot of freat people and made some new friends.

#determinationiskey #fitnessaddict #mensphysique #johnsimmonsclassic #motivation #greattimes #funwithfitness #bodybuilding #shreddednation

#Repost @cazz_a_fraz with @repostapp. โ€จใƒปใƒปใƒปโ€จYou become like those you surround yourself with.

Surround yourself with people you lift you up, and continue to grow. Excited to hang with my girl @littlebeast_e We bout to kill the stage soon. #npcbikini #procardquest #sizeslim #johnsimmonsclassic #simmonsclassic #bodybuilding #positivity #beauty #fitnessdivas #fitchicks #bikinimuscles #nationals #beautybeasts

Our tanning client @elisedelgado after her first show ever and taking home some serious hardware!

1st place bikini true novice, 1st place bikini novice, 1st place bikini class B and bikini overall! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† Watch for this girl to do some great things this year!! #eclypsetanning #teameclypse #bikini #johnsimmonsclassic #johnsimmonsclassic2015 #npc #ifbb #michiganphysiques #spraytan #powerhousegym #detroit #trophies @enfreakegzz @gracedenton @tess_jimkoski @kyrstyn_niespolo

#Repost Our client @chantalraz1 with @repostapp. Amazing job! ใƒปใƒปใƒปโ€จ1st place!!!!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†.... #figure #fitgirls #girlswithmuscles #girlswholift #powerhouseclintontwp #muscles #pose #weights #abs #legs #back #delts #booty #ass #glutes bodybuidling #johnsimmonsclassic2015 #johnsimmonsclassic #1stplace

With the lovely @kadian_rn at #JohnSimmonsClassic

This is my client Elise Delgado who stole the entire #npc #johnsimmonsclassic show.

At her very first competition she took 1st place true novice, 1st place novice, 1st place class B bikini and Overall #bikini champion. She proved with consistency and dedication that she is a true champion. @elisedelgado stay humble and strong and lets get to the next level!! #npc #fitness #fitfam #lean #enfreakeconditioning #fitchick #coach #stunning #1 #hardwork #lifestyle #dedication #champion #athletic #sports #ifbb #humble #muscles #bodybuilding #model #gym #glutes #powerhouse #physique #fun #sassy @physiqueposing

For my first physique show ever I took 2nd overall in both of my classes at the #johnsimmonsclassic #novice #physique

That moment when all your clients make 1st callout and are battling it out for that 1st Place Spot!

#proudcoach #bikini #fitchicks #johnsimmonsclassic #michiganfit #kyrstyn_niespolo

This little sassy thang!๐Ÿ’ My client @jeurban318 taking home 4th place in true novice, 4th place in novice, & 5th place in open at her very first competition!

Great job mama!

Posing Prep Coach:
kyrstynniespolo @gmail.com
Tan by: @suitsbysassy
Suit by: @angelcompetitionbikinis
#npc #ifbb #bikini #sassafrass #michiganfit #johnsimmonsclassic #posing #fitchicks #kyrstyn_niespolo

2nd and 4th at my first competition! !

#mensphysique #determinationiskey #fitnessaddict #musclehead #johnsimmonsclassic #motivational #fitcouples #bestfriends #gladyouwerehere #bodybuilding #spraytan @kayytothela

Andy came in 3rd place in the light heavy weight class!!! So happy for you!!

#beastmode #doyouevenlift #perseverance #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilders #workoutpartner #besties #spraytan #annฤ“chevelle

3rd place in novice class A and 3rd in open class A! I'll take it. Feeling pretty good.

Always ready to improve and do better but took home some hardware for my first national qualifier of the season! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ #npc #bikinicompetitor #warriorteams #watchmework #fitfam #fitgirls #girlswholift #trainhard #dedication #bikiniprep #johnsimmonsclassic #strength #positive

The champ is here!!! #johnsimmonsclassic #ronlove 1st place lightheavy weight and overall champion!!!

#movebigweightmovement #movebigweightteam

Great job Andy!! So proud of you!!! A LOT of hard work and dedication goes into this sport.

I still don't know how you do it! You are a BEAST!!!!!! #beastmode #doyouevenlift #trainhard #perseverance #nevergiveup #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilders #workoutpartner #besties #spraytan #annฤ“chevelle

You become like those you surround yourself with. Surround yourself with people you lift you up, and continue to grow.

Excited to hang with my girl @littlebeast_e We bout to kill the stage soon. #npcbikini #procardquest #sizeslim #johnsimmonsclassic #simmonsclassic #bodybuilding #positivity #beauty #fitnessdivas #fitchicks #bikinimuscles #nationals #beautybeasts

#Repost from @melanie745 with @repostapp #npcbikini --- So proud of @mulattopantz and @danirose.piper at the #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #bikini #competition #fit #fitness #npc #booty

#Repost from @melanie745 with @repostapp #npcbikini --- Shout out to @mulattopantz and @danirose.piper for their awesome job at the #johnsimmonsclassic #bikini So proud of them!

#npc #competition #fit #fitness #strongisthenewsexy #booty #abs

Shout out to @mulattopantz and @danirose.piper for their awesome job at the #johnsimmonsclassic #bikini So proud of them!

#npc #competition #fit #fitness #strongisthenewsexy #booty #abs

So proud of @mulattopantz and @danirose.piper at the #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilding #bikini #competition #fit #fitness #npc #booty

At the John Simmons Classic with my best friend Andy!!!

Just waiting for the night show to see how well he placed. #johnsimmons #johnsimmonsclassic #bodybuilders #workoutpartner #besties #girlsthatlift #girlswithtattoos #trainhard #showtime #spraytan #inkedgirls #instalike #strongnotskinny #annฤ“chevelle

Posing with @kadian_rn #johnsimmonsclassic #waynestate #TheLoudFactory #movebigweightmovement #thisiswhathardworklookslike #gainz #hardworkpaysoff #npc

The show is starting! #johnsimmonsclassic #waynestate

#thisiswhathardworklookslike #hardworkpaysoff #johnsimmonsclassic #TheLoudFactory #detriot #waynestate

#thisiswhathardworklookslike #johnsimmonsclassic #TheLoudFactory

#johnsimmonsclassic #bethere #insanebanefitness #muscle #physique #bodybuilding #Detroit #health #fitness #diet #weightloss #gainz #goals #motivation ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

@lacroixwater #LoveMYLaCroix #delicious #refreshing #figuregirl #johnsimmonsclassic

Three days out from the #johnsimmonsclassic ๐Ÿ’ช #bodybuilding #mensphysique #npcmichigan #fentonpowerhouse

First cardio session of the day is in the books! Last heavy back day tonight after work followed by some more cardio.

Throughout this entire prep my workouts have remained the same primarily focusing on heavy compound lifts trying to stimulate the muscle group I'm training with overload and incorporating any isolation movements towards the end of the workout. I let my diet and cardio frequency dictate how lean I get. Just under two weeks out! #johnsimmonsclassic #believeachieve #back #health #fitness #fitspiration #workout #motivationmonday #npc #mensphysique

The John Simmons Classic 2015 from Wayne state University.. April 25th 2015.

First NPC Qualifier of the year... #johnsimmonsclassic #npc #waynestate #teamjuggernaut #simmonsnutrition #suitsbysassy #powerhousegym #teamNemesis #detroit #waynestate

The John Simmons Classic 2015 from Wayne state University.. April 25th 2015.

First NPC Qualifier of the year... #johnsimmonsclassic #npc #waynestate #teamjuggernaut #simmonsnutrition #suitsbysassy #powerhousegym #teamNemesis #detroit #waynestate

#bigideas #doepicshit #worlds #ironmanmaryland #johnsimmonsclassic #gobig #missyousugar xoxoxo