Hi, I’m Lisa, a full time shift worker, and part time figure competitor.
After 3 years of competing with the OPA and CBBF, I finally achieved my dream of achieving my IFBB Pro Card. If you’re not familiar with those acronyms, it doesn’t really matter, this blog is still for you. There’s something for everyone; healthy recipes, reviews, training tips, and competition and training advice.
Figure prep takes willpower, dedication and time, which leaves a lot of room for excuses. I don’t use, nor do I accept excuses. I created this blog to prove that having a demanding full time job, being a little “older” in the game (I’m 38 years old), and having an intense love for food, it is still possible to be successful when it comes to looking after number 1.
A little about me…
I work hard, at everything I do.
After graduating College in 1996, I moved to England by myself and created success with just $500 in my pocket. After spending time in Germany, training Olympic show jumping horses, I moved back to England to pursue my radio career. Soon, I was employed as an entertainment presenter at one of the biggest radio stations in the country. When it was time to move on, I successfully ran my own PR company in London, I.D. Publicity.
From there, I moved to Thailand to pursue a career in underwater photography. I survived the 2004 tsunami, when my friends did not. I remained to help clean up and, when there was nothing left to “clean up”, I moved to the Philippines where I continued a very successful career as an underwater photographer and videographer, shooting still and filming dive destinations throughout the Philippine islands for Scuba World, which I would then promote and show my films at dive conventions throughout the world.
When I returned to Canada in 2006, I made the most out of what little I had. I worked at GoodLife Fitness as a Customer Services Representative and made the most of the access I had to the gym. I picked up an Oxygen magazine and decided I wanted to try my hand at figure competitions. I entered my first show in May 2007, and placed 2nd.
Later that year, again I re-invented myself and picked up my journalism career, getting hired by Corus Entertainment. I worked my way up from overnight news anchor, to breakfast news anchor for their 3 stations (AM640, Q107 and 102.1 The Edge)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Life is too short to waste. Do as much as you can, and have a good time getting there.
No excuses, no excuses, NO EXCUSES.
There is ALWAYS time to workout. There is ALWAYS time to eat good clean food.