Posted in November 2012

Toma-wha’?

Toma-wha’?

Okay, I’ll get this out of the way right off the top: I, Lisa Moskaluk, have never had a V8. It’s true, never. And, before you ask, no I do not walk lop-sided. Alright, I probably just aged myself there… Why do I share this information, I can hear you ask? Well, I was recently … Continue reading

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

D.O.M.S – A necessary evil?

Ahh, that “I worked out so frickin’ hard my muscles are screaming” post-workout feeling… It’s called “D.O.M.S.” and it’s a love-hate relationship. So, just what the heck is D.O.M.S.? And, is it a necessary evil to build muscle? The “What” D.O.M.S. stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, which is basically that achy muscle feeling you … Continue reading

What you think is not what others see

What you think is not what others see

It’s been a few weeks into the post-competition season. I’ve been avoiding writing a post about body image, and how competition plays tricks with your mind that is not dissimilar to an eating disorder. One of the reasons is because I’ve been in denial, another is because I thought the feeling would go away – … Continue reading

Need motivation?

Need motivation?

Figure911 isn’t a transformation blog, there are plenty of those out there. I chose to do this post as a little tribute to some lovely ladies I met over the last couple of months. They are MY motivation. I don’t have a transformation story. I’ve never been “over weight”, I just harboured a muffin top … Continue reading

Remain “on” in your off-season

Remain “on” in your off-season

Just because the competition season is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to throw on the “stretchy pants” and slack off. Being fit and healthy should be your lifestyle, not a part-time job. For many competitors the end of competition season can go one of two ways: Totally off the rails by eating everything you’ve been … Continue reading

PB & Choc Chip Dough Bites

PB & Choc Chip Dough Bites

Are you sitting down? I’m about to change your life… Okay, that’s probably a little extreme. But, seriously, sit down for this… What’s better than PB and chocolate? How about PB, chocolate, honey, and… chickpeas! No, I’m serious. Hey, if we can make black bean brownies, then damnit, we’re using chickpeas! And, get this, NO … Continue reading

So, you want to compete…

So, you want to compete…

Before deciding on which federation you should compete with, or even which category is best for you, when considering competition, it’s best to do a little homework first. Read about the federations through their websites. A few of them are: Ontario Physique Association (OPA) Canadian Body Building Federation (CBBF) International Drug Free Athletics (IDFA) World … Continue reading

IDFA Round-Up

IDFA Round-Up

The 2012 competition season is now “officially” in the bag. Ending with a 2nd place finish at the IDFA World Championships & Pro Universe competition in Mississauga, Ontario. We picked up our athlete goodie bags and numbers on Friday, at registration. It was nice to bump into some familiar faces from July’s IDFA competition. I … Continue reading

VLOG #9 – 3 Days Out!

VLOG #9 – 3 Days Out!

I’m angry. REALLY angry. NO, it’s not because I’m carb depleted – in fact, today is day #1 of carb load phase before the show. Check out my VLOG to find out what I’m ticked about, and other rants… Btw, the PH strips are to check that my body isn’t too acidic. It’s important to … Continue reading