Archive for July 29, 2010

It’s Been a Minute….

This will make you laugh. I was bored the other night and made this…haha

HA! Anyways… Wow, that’s the longest I’ve gone without posting since I started this blog.

I needed a break, and I can’t say that I’m 100% back yet, but maybe…


Going amazingly right now. I am LOVING my workouts and seeing better results than EVER!! I’m lifting heavy and really can tell a huge difference in my physique.


I feel better than ever. I am eating a liberal contest diet. Meaning, I’m actually eating carbs every single day (in my first 2-3 meals) and I haven’t felt this good in a long time. My weight has been holding steady the past few weeks, as my body got used to having carbs again since I wasn’t really having much in preparing for the USA’s.(more on that below.) My clothes are getting looser though, and my mind is in such a great place.


If you didn’t know already, I’m NOT competing in the USA’s this weekend. I made the decision that I am going to do this the right way. The right way is different for everyone, but MY right way is slowly leaning out. None of this no-carb crapola for me. My body does better with high protein, moderate carbs and moderate fat. My activity level is high enough to support that and it is the way i started this whole thing. I got too wrapped up in “having” to do the show, that I started to do what I’ve always said not to do: eat too little. My body wasn’t responding as well and I knew I needed to get into a long-term mindset.

Future Plans

As of right now I’m not sure. I’d like to compete in a national bikini show this year, but part of me is really turned off by the sport and the judging/posing. I am really considering doing figure. At this point, I’m not finalizing anything because I really just am having a good time working out hard, leaning out and not having a timeline…….


It’s becoming a lifestyle. The workouts have always been, but the eating too. It doesn’t feel like a chore anymore these days and it’s what I want to do.

Basically, I’m loving life right now, getting back into music again, training for the fun of it, getting amazing results, and enjoying every moment. I do plan on competing before the year ends, but I’m seeing where this road takes me.


Where was i?

I was here, just doing my thanggg. My workouts have been GREAT. I have been lifting HEAVYYYY and my body is responding so well. Loveee it.

Some people have been asking about my competition plans and I’ll get into that later, but for now just know that I’m still eating and training to compete.


Lately I feel like my mind is shifting. In a really good way. That whole lifestyle click has finally started to come into play. It’s changed my thinking about my training and lifestyle a lot, but in a good way. I’ll do a post on it in the near future.


What are your hobbies?

I’ve been playing guitar on and off for years, but have been getting back into it big time lately. My recording classes are also starting up again(for those of you that don’t know, along with ASU, I am in recording school :)) and I couldn’t be happier. Music really does make up a huge portion of my life and who I am. It moves me in ways that nothing else does. Don’t mean to get all spiritual on you guys, but seriously, I need music in my life. Whether it’s listening, playing, talking about, or recording music, I appreciate so many different types and would be a lost soul without it. Working out + Music + Hanging with cool people + making fun of myself, others, etc. = happy kiddo right here.

Here’s a video of one of my favorite glute exercises 🙂 Enjoy!

Just a quick one…

I don’t have much time to post but a few things to catch you all up…..

I set up my Facebook page for Fit Lizzio Training-check it out!!

Here is the link to my newest article on GLUTES on the Xyience website!

New article coming in the next few hours on FitGems Nation

Check out AllPro Supplements…they have some really great deals if you’re in need for supplements!!!


This post looks like a freaking commercial, but I’m not being paid for any of this if you were wondering. I only promote things that I believe in and I believe in all of the above!!

Training is going great, boot camp today was like a sauna(105+ degrees PLUS humid) andddddd I have tomorrow off! Woo hoo!! Happy Saturday 🙂

The Secret

Let me just tell you, I’m a blessed person. I have a lot of ugly things in my past, but they are made up for by all the amazing things that I have. Great friends, family(most of them ;-)), drive, ambition, a support system, the list goes on and on. There are also a lot of “extras” that I have and I am asked pretty frequently “How did you get hooked up with that?!” or “Where did they find you?!” This is usually referring to different sponsorships or deals I come across. Well, I’m here to tell you that a magic fairy didn’t just show up at my door one day and bring me those things.

I did something different. Something that most people don’t do. It’s really simple, and it isn’t rocket science. I don’t have some special way of talking to people to convince them that I’m different than anyone else (although I AM known as a little bit ….non-traditional? Weird, crazy and nuts have all been used in the same sentence as my name but I’m cool with that because normal people are boring. :)) Now that you’re probably fearing for your life, I’ll tell you the big secret to my success.


Although I definitely do NOT get everything that I want and am turned down just as often as I’m given opportunities, I do apply this strange, unheard of phenomenon………..

Shocking right?! Your life just changed didn’t it? Well probably not. It seems like an extremely obvious thing to do, but let me just tell you that most people do NOT ask for what they want. They just expect that if it’s supposed to happen then it will(which I actually do believe that, but not in this case.) If you want something you usually have to work for it. It won’t come falling in your lap, and sometimes it DOES fall in your lap, but since you just stood there quietly, it gets up and moves on to someone else. Asking is not rude. The worst thing that will happen? Someone will say no! No big deal, just move on and try again.

You’ll never know unless you ask. SO ASK for what you want!

The Breakfast Club


This morning started out with a torturous boot camp. I say this because they keep getting harder and harder! To give you an idea, today’s boot camp went like this:

-10 bleachers with plyometrics in between the first 5 and jump squats down for the second 5.

We then were broken up into groups by fitness level and were thrown into a crazy course that included: parachute sprints, water pipe lunges across the football field, sled sprints, lots of different types of jumps and other plyometrics, suicides, and more bleachers.

It’s really motivating to be with a group of super competitive people. When you want to quit, you don’t.

After bootcamp, we all hit up Starbucks and then a smaller group of us headed to a local breakfast place to chat and chow. It’s really easy to order really clean when you’re with 6 other people who are doing the same thing 😀

I got the egg white and asparagus omelet and it was SO good. Good times for sure.

I’m now sitting at work. I got homework for the week done, finished up two classes yesterday, and am just finishing up writing one more workout plan and then I’m OFFFFFFFFFFFF tomorrow. No work, no appointments, no school, no workout(maybe ;-)). Absolutely NOTHING. Just me, the sun and a pool. Ahhh, I’m so excited to sleep in (oh dear God please let me sleep past 6am :)) and just laze around.

See you Monday with a lobster face 😛

Is Pressure a Good Thing?

Hola! 4 weeks out from NPC USA’s woo hooo!!! 🙂

Pressure: Good or bad?

So I’m curious to know what you guys think. Do you do better or worse under pressure? To be honest, I’m not really sure where I stand on this subject. In ways, the pressure of my sponsors and coaches to be ready for this show in 4 weeks has made me push myself harder than I ever would have on my own. But at the same time, any doubts or fears that they have about me being ready kinda bring me down. I feel like the pressure can really get to me sometimes and make me want to give up, but it is the same thing that is driving me to work so hard. Kind of interesting to think about and it’s just one more part of the learning process on what works best for me.


How does pressure affect you? Does it help you or does it make you less motivated? Even if it makes you uncomfortable, do you prove greater results with the presence of pressure??