Monthly Archives: August 2012

Patty Zariello IFBB Figure Pro

Patty Zariello is one the the most disiplined and hardest working women I know. No surprise she earned her PRO card at the 2012 Team Universe show on July 8, 2012. I asked her to share with our readers what keeps her motivated. Read below for more

My family motivates me to live a healthy lifestyle. We have a history of health problems in my family including heart disease and diabetes, which can be avoided by taking better care of our bodies by eating right and exercising. It hurts to see loved ones suffer especially knowing that there is something they can do to help themselves. I want to be able to live life to the fullest, to be able to enjoy an active lifestyle with my kids for as long as I can, and to set an example for them. I’m also motivated by my awesome husband who always supports me.

 

As far as what motivates me to complete I would say that comes from within. There’s something inside of me that just pushes me to work harder. I love the feeling I get from setting a goal and going after it with all I got! I have a very competitive side of me that feeds off the challenge. The more impossible it seems the more I need to find a way to do it. I absolutely fell in love with this sport and I’m having so much fun. I truly just enjoy it so much that it doesn’t take much to motivate me. I just want to become better and better at it! I also want to help others. I enjoy giving support and encouraging others (especially other moms). It inspires ME even more when someone tells me that I inspired them or helped them in any way. To receive letters of thanks or being recognized by other women with the same dreams is an amazing feeling! I love the feeling of making someone else happy.

To read more about Patty check out her sites http://www.pattyzariello.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pattyzariello

Rachelle Dejean – Bikini Competitor and Fitness Model


Briefly share with us your background (Education, Interests, etc.)?

I LOVE being active and feel weird sitting still. I am actually a two sport Division I athlete.
I was active all of my life, but started focusing on one sport once I got to high school. I went on to play Division I volleyball at Bradley University with my twin sister (She actually plays the same position…but we always loved & thrived on the extra competition!).

I am (my twin sister, too) short, but have a HUGE heart and passion for the sport. That’s all you need to play BIG in a tall sport:) My volleyball career at Bradley was definitely roller coaster of experiences with volleyball. I had 2 head coaching changes and 4 assistant coaching changes in a matter of 4 years, not to mention so many girls coming and going on the roster.

I was never given the full aid I was promised by the head coach that recruited me; I didn’t let this defeat me though, and went on to break and set a new school record for Bradley Women’s Volleyball Career Digs! I love being an underdog and still pushing to succeed. I learned hear that “Success is a journey..!”

My last semester when volleyball eligibility already concluded, I decided to join the Women’s track team and sprint for my final semester keep me in shape! I also had my eyes on my first body building competition in the bikini division just a week after graduation!

I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself…and I knew diet would be my toughest bet..So I found a friend to advise me with workouts & put together a meal plan and WENT FOR IT!

I graduated in May with a BS in Advertising, and minors in marketing and graphic design. I LOVE graphic design and would love to eventually merge the two of my biggest passions together: being creative & living a healthy lifestyle. Whether that means magazine design, or marketing design, I don’t know just yet…. 🙂

Who has inspired you the most to succeed as a Fitness Competitor?

The summer before my final year as an undergraduate was when I realized that I wanted to join the fitness world. Icons like Jamie Eason & Amanda Adams became huge motivators for me as well as resources to change my mindset and keep improving my lifestyle! My parents and family have always supported me through years and years of recreational and competitive sports, so their support always inspires me to keep challenging myself.

What competitions have you made appearances in? From these, what were your
placements (titles won)?

Kevin Noble’s NPC Grand Prix – May 19, 2012 where I placed 4th out of 12 competitors in Bikini Short Class; Tim Gardner’s NPC Extravaganza – July 7, 2012 where I placed 1st in Bikini Short class out of 4 competitors, and also took the overall Title (Short vs Tall Class). I was also in the July 2012 Online Flex Bikini Model Search as an online contestant.

When is your next upcoming show? What will be your competing class?

My next competition is in 18 days! It is Gary Udit’s IFBB North Americans in Pittsburgh, PA. I will be in Bikini Class A (5’2″ and under). I am excited to step up on stage for my first show! I gave two very different looks at my first two shows, and I have been working hard to bring an even more refined package!

Where can fans find out more about you?

Fans can learn more about me here on my blog- Success is a journey–> successismyjourney.blogspot.com or on Facebook.

I am working to keep my competition prep interesting…by making a ‘ “Bare to Bake” One Girl, One Meal Plan and a HUGE Sweet Tooth’ Challenge. I take ONLY the things in my meal plan, and create recipes fit for a top chef in it!;

Fans that are interested in marketing themselves/services or promoting events can also look to my online portfolio. I offer great rates for promo designs! –> rachelledejean.weebly.com


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Tyra Love WBFF PRO


It is always exciting when someone we know wins their pro card. Especially when you haved seen their journey. That dream came true this year  for Tyra Love of Ontario, Canada. In May she won her Pro card, WBFF Pro Fitness Model.

Tyra Love in a certified personal trainer, professional fitness model and bikini model. She has been published in Canada’s #1 Fitness magazine “Inside Fitness” . She was also named one of the Hot and Fit 100 fitness models in Canada.

Congratulations Tyra!!!

Tyra Love (May 2012) WBFF Pro

 

https://www.facebook.com/TyraLoveFitness


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Summer Newsletter


Summer is in full swing! Warm weather, barbecues and fun in the sun.

Just because it’s Summer, does not mean that your health should take the back-burner to Summer fun. In this issue find tips and easy recipes to stay healthy while having fun this Summer.

Ripple Bikini Model Search 2012

Musclebombshell and Ripple Swimwear team up to host 2012 Ripple Bikini Model Search. Enter for a chance to Win a Ripple Swimwear Bikini and a Feature on MuscleBombshell.com as The Ripple Swimwear 2012 Bikini Model Winner !!  “Like” Ripple Swimwear’s FB Page http://www.facebook.com/RippleSwimwear. Vote up to 10 times per day. Submit your votes … and share so others may also vote !!

 

Barbeque Rosemary Chicken

By Angelique Kronebusch

  • 3lbs chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cajun spices
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced rosemary

Mix all the ingredients together and coat the chicken and grill 15-20 minutes.

Rosemary Infused Cucumber Lemonade

Previously Posted on EatingWell

  • 3 large cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup or stevia

Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish. Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber; transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber juice; stir until the agave is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

Beat Cravings with 2 Words

By Angelique Kronebusch

When the next sugar or salt craving hits, use the words “I don’t” rather than “I can’t” to beat your cravings. You may be asking “what’s the difference?” Using the words “I don’t” when it comes to food signals empowerment and determination rather than using words like “I can’t”, which can signal deprivation. Studies have shown that empowered refusal can increase feelings of control and self-awareness, especially with food. These studies have found that when it came to deciding whether to eat certain foods, saying “I don’t” was nearly three times as effective as saying “no” and about eight times more effective than saying “I can’t.”

Try it, you may surprise yourself with new found will power!

My favorite low calorie summer beverage

By Margie Mack

Sometimes on those really hot days of summer, I give myself a treat. It’s a 10 calorie beverage that quenches the thirst. The Pellegrino gives it the bubbles and the Crystal Light Pure gives it the flavor. I like using the Crystal Light Pure because it is sweetened with Truvia instead of Aspartame.

Simply mix the Crystal Light Pure with 8-12 oz of Pelligrino. Add ice and enjoy!

 

 

Featured Athlete

Susie Hall, mother, nurse, and National Figure Athlete

 

 Healthy Barbeque Tips by Nikol Klein

Often the hardest part when planning a barbeque is finding the right foods to eat that won’t ruin all of the hard work you have done in the gym and in the kitchen. Making a few key choices or substitutions can make a world of a difference come meal time.

Pasta salad or potato salad are always a presence at cookouts but they can leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Why not make a quinoa salad instead? Add grape tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, feta, and some spices to complement the rest of your meal. If you absolutely cannot go without pasta salad try using gluten free pasta instead of regular or whole wheat.

Resist the temptation to make potatoes, french fries, or other heavy carbohydrate rich foods. Instead why not grill some veggies? There is way more flavor and variety in grilled veggies. You can grill zucchini, corn on the cob, asparagus, and portobello mushrooms for example.

Hot dogs and hamburgers are a staple when it comes to grilling, so why not go the extra step and find a healthier alternative, like chicken sausage with gluten free buns.

Skip calorie dense deserts and go with watermelon instead. Melon can actually help stave off hunger due to it’s high water content that creates a feeling of fullness. This also means that you will be less likely to over eat.

Find more healthy tips on Nikol’s blog

Contributions by Angelique Kronebusch, Margie Mack and Nikol Klein


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