Somebody somewhere told me you are from Ohio.
I’m from Columbus, Ohio.
Tell me about your fitness journey.
First, I had to start with losing 115 pounds when my youngest daughter turned a year old. I had enough of being unhealthy.
Sidebar: What? Wow!
After losing 115 pounds, I felt like I had to run to fit America’s viewpoint of what women should do at that level of fitness. I ran one of every race. I finished with a marathon in 2013. After that, I wasn’t sure what to do. I had a coach introduce me to Strongman. After that, my goal was to get to the Arnold Sports Festival.
Not only are you at the Arnold, but you compete as a pro correct?
Yes, this is my third time competing as a pro. Amateur was within my first year.
Tell me about the process of going from an amateur to a pro.
I had to work my a** off. My goal was to turn pro even before there was a pro class. I accomplished that in August of 2016. I made it to the first pro stage here at the Arnold Sports Festival 2017.
Do you eat clean?
After the competition, you must add in some comfort food because that is going to help you recover and stay chilled. Every day, I have about 2 to 4 cups of rice and 2 pounds of beef.
Tell me about your workout.
I train with world record powerlifters. That way, I can have longevity in the sport. It is very taxing on the body. I train 4 days a week. I do some other things for recovery. At this point in time it is about how much sleep I get and not how much work in the gym.
Anything I should have asked you but didn’t ask you?
I am a single mom of two girls. Any woman can compete.