|Brad and me mucking around at Ginas in Symonds Street||Partying hard with Miss Ribena who had his birthday on that day||Crazy sisters...|
'I'm the life of the party... even when it lasts 'till 8pm'
Well I haven't exactly cried just yet, that may happen during the final few hours on the 15th November, but for now I have to say I have had a hell of a lot of passive moments, ok hours, and nights stressing about my life in the 50 year old category... and I haven't been out past 8pm much lately as I'm too wrapped up on what to wear at 49.90 years of age.... Short skirts are out, tight jeans and small tops are out, slut shoes are out unless standing on K road, push-up bras with mesh tops are out, fishnets are out, leopard fabrics are out.... that means I don't have anything to wear nowadays and I need to go shopping at Postie Plus. So I stay home and dwell on old age.
Now the scary thoughts about my coming of age are about my 'state of body' which may change at any time now. I freak out with thoughts of waking up one day a wrinkled mass of skin with no muscle and grey hairs so bad my hairdresser will avoid me no matter what money I offer. My hairdresser incidentally is hairdresser to NZ's current top model so the comparison between the two of us is like chalk and cheese to Olivia. Errrgh - young sexy full bodied 18 year old model to older stringy haired 50+ burly bodybuilder... oh poor Olivia. She has her work cut out for her for sure.
Now, I'm definitely not known for my outrageous personality, my extreme beauty, or my immense wealth (that's a joke) but my physique is recognised around the world within the bodybuilding fraternity or it was anyway. I have been placed 1st in the Worlds in Budapest, even if it were in the masters class and 1st at the Arnold Amateur in the lightest class of females - I was lucky to be accepted into the bodybuilding class as many people asked if I were in the fitness class - grrrrgh.....
So now, I'm working hard on maintaining the physique I have now by weight training a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 days per week, and I keep the fat at bay by running 4-5 times per week.. I teach one pump class per week ( soon to be 2x per week) which keeps me fit plus I love being totally bossy on stage and showing off, cos I can.... lol... so lets just say I have my work cut out for me trying to stay a 30 something when I am really a 50 something.
Diet wise, I go pretty much low carb in my daily nutrition, but very high protein every single day with minimal veges, cos I'm a vege HATER from way back. Although I love high carb, high sugar gorgeous fruit, it does not feature as a biggee in my diet either. I do love fruit but unless you include the grapes in the wine I drink in the weekends then I don't have much of the stuff that grows on trees or bushes at all. I do have a habit of which I will come clean with. Wine! not alot of it ' but just enough for medicinal purposes. Only in respected amounts and dosages recommended by sites I have found on the internet and I do believe them cos they are on the internet!!! So don't question me!!!
I have investigated my wine habit (off season only) extensively and found that my white wine habit will give me 32 percent less chance of getting cataracts than non-drinkers. Wow , now this is the No.1 reason I drink the stuff cos I can't chance getting eyes worse than they are now..
No 2 reason.. More Evidence shows that moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent so now I have one bottle of red and one bottle of white of a weekend reason being: I give my poor little overworked colon enough grief by eating kgs + kgs of protein to keep my muscle up, so the least I can do is reward it with the benefits of red wine..... (see I'm forever thinking of my insides)
3rd Benefit: Slows Brain Decline immensely ' although at the time of drinking this amazing formula of grapes acid and sugar, the brain does appear slower for a period of time ( and I say appears cos I don't believe for a minute that it actually is s.lo.w.e.r. ) however walking becomes more complex for people to watch but not for the people performing , speech becomes slurred to the outside ear but not the inside ear of the participating person, and another funny side effect, but perhaps a handy one, is one doesn't notice when boob tubes have slipped down or flys are left undone - totally unnoticeable to the wearer but very noticeable to the viewer but it can show off ones physique without a thought of posing so thats all good. All in all the 3 reasons for drinking white or red piss ' I mean wine, are that it really does enhance ones total wellbeing and social acceptance, and once the hangover and dry horrors have passed, no1, no2, and no3 reasons are more than enough for me to indulge.... anything for longevity I reckon.
GEREATRIC FATNESS: Right now as I am today, I'm neither skinny nor fat, just burly should we say.
I tip the scales at 66 kgs, thats without putting too much weight on the scales as I don't want to overload them ' they were expensive and I'm treating them with consideration!. Anyway I take my weight seriously and I go to the doctor regularly where she tells me I'm way off the BMI graph but she still has that jealous look in her eye when she eyeballs my abs so I don't take any notice. I just ask for another prescription for my osteoporosis medication.
I've always been big for my age. When I was 12 my mother noticed my budding breasts, and took me to buy my first bra cos she said I was going to be a big girl. I should of known when the assistant said I needed a bigger back size than cups size but then I didn't know the difference between the two..
I swear my boobies never grew another centimetre after that day, maybe my nipples did but not my boobs ( shame they cost me near $35,000 from then till now but thats another story). So genetics from my parents made me miss out on everything my mum had, her great boobs and long gorgeous legs to inheriting everything my dad had, amazing strong legs, strong arms, and the mental and physical endurance with a high testosterone to boot. My physical history is another story in itself which I should tell one day.. it is definitely interesting.
Ok getting back to now, my skin is in great condition for my age, still elastic and not a dry patch in sight ' or out of sight, it just means I go through one whole kilogram of of Nivea skin firming lotion per week after showers. Some people stock up on toilet paper, I stock up on Nivea and had a pellet delivered last week so I'm all sorted.
My eyesight is ummmmph passible, unless you ask me to read the back of a tub of protein powder, then I have to wing it cos I will never admit to wearing reading glasses. I normally say with a squint in my eye 'ok how many scoops do you have? Yep thats enough for ya!' close the subject.. lol..
My twice yearly botox around the eyes is still doing the trick although the doc does say 'Is that all?' with this weird look on her face, at the end of the consult which leaves me thinking I should be having more... I do like her, but I cry all the way home..
BODYWISE - So far I've had no hip replacements, tummy tucks, bum tucks, vaginal tightening or vaginal lubrication as some over 40-50-60s require. So things are nicely oiled and running smoothly.. although some parts may require replacing in time, they are at the moment doing the job nicely.
The only other false things about me are my acrylic nails and my breasts, (incidently the 3rd pair, I go through a pair every 5 years but I'm making these latest ones last till my 60th where I hope to have enough money saved to get 'E' cups... I may even start the fundraising now) For my fundraising bank account please email me privately.
OTHER 50 SOMETHINGS: I thought that turning 40 was pretty ok...people were finally going to take me seriously. I would be classified as a MILF or a cougar and I wasn't a young scatty wannabe anymore ' just an middle-age scatty wannabe. Then 45 was unnoticeable ' I can't even remember that birthday at all, but the big 50 is just plain scary really...
My first friend to turn 50 was Naera Johnson, whose party I didn't attend for some reason (I think I was scared of looking older than her)... and whose photos I looked at the week later and thought, god she looks good for 50 in her black leather dress. She did look stunning.
So anyways, after I searching 50 year old woman I found Kim Basinger (Im going to the fridge right now to source some food and see what happens in 9 ' weeks) , Madonna (I'm looking forward to the next 4 minutes and Justin Timberlake turning up to dance with me ' hope he can match me ) , Kim Catteral ( bet she can steal Mr Big from skinny boney Carrie and if she cant I won't even bother trying ) and Michelle Pfeiffer ( I have the cat woman suit to fit already ready to be her body double). After studying the gorgeous gals of glamour, I admit that although they aren't guilty of having half their faces cut away by Dr Palmer, LA's famous plastic surgeon , they have still got a generous budget for natural cosmetic enhancements/treatments and products, far more than my meagre supply of Avon or Nivea.
Anyway that is about it for today's thoughts on turning 50...... Tomorrow everything might change and I might be feeling completely different about turning half a century. You never know, I'm a constantly changing person at present. Bye darlings..
|amost 50 years, well 10 days off it||showing the body off while I can...|
Then a new blog starts cos I�m working on being hot hot hot for the day of my �coming of life� begins... I can�t help thinking how things may change for me..
I can see myself whizzing around Wolfs gym on my bright pink electric wheelchair complete with the optional extra vibrating seat - for that little extra excitement during times of need, and of course a magnified rear vision mirror mainly so I can top up my lippie accurately. I will still be bossing the young ones around the gym as normal, teaching them how to get wickedly huge or gorgeously skinny, along with teaching them about improving life longevity by working with weights and consuming 1 x growth hormone fed chicken per day, rather than the excessive sexual activity that they seem to think or hope will keep the aging process at bay.. Mind you, excessive sexual activity was good at the time of my experimentation, but it meant that everything else in my life suffered, no free time for work, hence no money, being confined to the 4 walls of the bedroom, and my monthly battery bill was more expensive than my monthly power bill.. Anyway moving on......
So my 50 year preparation has began.. I have booked in for my cataract operation early 2011, and my hysterectomy in 2012. Actually I shouldn�t really tell you this but I may still need my ovaries and womb so Im putting this op off as I'd like to enter into the Guinness Book of Records as the Oldest Female PRO Bodybuilder to have Phil Heaths baby � Im hoping to meet up in Aussie soon if he agrees but I�m sure he will value the exposure after the Olympia. I have a back up plan though with a 75year old aborigine bodybuilder who wanted to father a child and enter the record book too so that could be an intersting combo )
I�ve also booked in for hip replacement 2013, and a vaginal rejuvenation during the same op which entails a lift and wall tightening -2013, in short a general shrinkage.. .. ( Note to oneself - change order of operations, this would come in handy now in case of my Guiness Record plan eventuates)
I have IPL �d my hmmmph you know what and where ,so in the near future I don�t start growing any long wirey �greys� or look like I have one of the Jackson five members in a headlock between my legs.. thank you www.rubywaxx.co.nz
And finally I was going to book for another boobie operation but I think that with 3 past operations ( and $35K later) and still not looking liking Dolly Parton, I may as well give up on that area.
| So I think I�m pretty well sorted bodywise for now. However I shall keep researching and finding ways to stay ahead of mother nature as best I can.
So anyway next week starts my "Tighten the Tush" programme for me.. So I will keep you updated on a regular basis, promise!, and post some pics etc to keep us all motivated....
PICS: I have attached a pic of me and Lesley Rothera after our stadium bootcamp this morning.. Thats her on the right. Notice her butt is smaller than mine at present cos she is two weeks out from competition...
And Im told that less makeup is more for the over 50's but I say more botox will put it all right, and my drag friends all say with make up "More is more" so Im listening to them..
It has been a weird few weeks. With the terrible earthquakes down in Chch I have worried about my sisters quite alot. I dont know how my eldest sister coped. I dont think I could of.. She lives in Kaiapoi where alot of the worst damage was done, alot to do with sewerage.. Yukky problem to have. They had a portaloo in their street to use. Now that is what I couldnt cope with. Just the neighbours seeing me going in, and fearing that they would be timing me or something would scare the crap out of me. No I definately would of been checked into a hotel. My sisters were both lucky enough to lose alot of their personal valuables but nothing serious thank god. Those of us who are safe well away from there probably could not even contemplate how bad the situation actually is. I had a text from Glenda and Tracey from Bodybuilding Bikinis fame and their shop has been pulled down. I have known Glenda and Tracey for a long long time, almost 20 years and seen Tracey build her business up from just dream. I know they will rebuild their business but in the meantime they are working from home so keep the orders coming in for them. They definately need our support now more than ever. www.bodybuildingbikinis.com
Its hard to comprehend how the earthquake affects different people. My sisters have their families so they look after each other but I felt for the old people living on their own. How terrifying. Many of them may of recently lost partners and not used to being alone. My auntie and uncle have a son who is 7 and is being treated for leukemia.. They travel to the hospital twice per day for Shaun and I know the return drive twice daily would be very scary for them.
We can only hope that everything settles soon and Canterbury can get back to some kind of normality and the public can go back to sleeping in peace again and rebuilding the damage.
Talking about anything else seems very selfish to me but life goes on. Training is ok for me but hasnt been top priority lately. Work has been incredibly busy with most days being back to back with clients. Gone are the days when I get long runs in during the day. Nowday more often or not I'm trying to quickly fill my protein shaker with water to drink while working and missing one two many meals. Still I have no contest goal at present and just training and cardio'ing to maintain what I do have.
The contests are coming up soon, and Im looking forward to seeing some of them.. You have read about Julia's progress so seeing her on stage will be good... Lesley Rothera is going to look amazing for her first NZ event on October 9th...Monty is coming up - Wahoo.. Giselle McCarthy will be competing too in Figure. She is looking brilliant too, and the wolfpack are going "awesome". I forgot to take my camera to the gym for practice on Sunday but I will this week.
I had a horrible day today.. I woke up not feeling so bright and a number of things went wrong all in a couple of hours... then my sister texted to say she was having a bad day and it was the 4th anniversary since Dad died. Im a shocker with dates - anybody who knows me well knows that, but as soon as I realised then my day went from bad to worse. So today was a day of really missing my Mum and Dad, my sisters in Chch and my daughter in London. So to say it was a teary morning was an understatement. I had to work so really had to pull my head out and get there for my clients. Even so the old eyes have been ready to turn on at a flick of the feelings. I nearly didnt go to the gym for leg training but knowing I had to meet Dylan made me get ready and head there. And it is definately not a good way to be - depressed and feeling fat - not a good combo.
So tonight dinner could of easily been a bottle of wine and some comfort food, but I cooked up my eggy custard dessert instead. It was gorgeous and I loved it. It felt like I was pigging out but I still got my protein... Ok - so only the desparate "no carb eaters" would fall in love with it but it does it for me. Talk to you soon.xx
|My eggy pudding...... love it, sweet, custardy and just the thing to satisfy my sweet tooth||Trying to stay lean, and a little mean off season ...||My sisters and I the last time we were together with Dad 4 years ago|
To kick the evening off we got there about 6 oclock, me being tradionally late as usual but the que was lining the footpaths etc when we got there in the taxi. We met Beth Bates (of 20/20 fame) and reporter of the soon to be televised doco on the Kevi, Brad and Edwards weight loss efforts, and Tamati Coffey was there and in great form(TV3 Breakfast weatherman ) Tamati was hilerious - I loved meeting him, although he didnt give us any weather tip offs for the following day. From then on it was non stop fun and laughs meeting -well some very colourful people. There was brilliant entertainment, lots of Absolute Vodka and wine - mostly in the same glass, and laugh after laugh.. Hanging out in the drag room is such fun with costumes galore and opportunitys to over-stuff ones bras and not feel at all out of place. I was home at 10.45 and feeling good the next day which is something that cannot be said for others I know well. No names, promise.. Great party, great music and really good company.. thanks Miss Ribena for inviting me.xx
|Jordie and I got to share some of the Birthday cake and froze the rest||Amazon - the amazing Brazian dancer||The very outragous Miss Ribena|
With being in this industry for 20 years you would think that I would of heard it all but not so. Some people still surprise me with with their total blase attitude to their own contest nutrition. I guess from the word go, when I first set my heart on competing, I worked out pretty quickly that what went in my mouth affected the final outcome of how I would present myself on stage. I remember being so tempted to throw in some extra egg whites into my omelette or wondering if I could get away with having peas at night with my skimpy piece of fish and deciding to not add it just in case. Looking back now I could of had far more than I was giving myself at the time but I wanted to be ripped and took no chances what so ever. It wasnt even worth gambling with.
There are no short cuts in this sport - If you want to get hard, then you have to go damn hard in all aspects of contest prep. The training, the nutrition and the mental training.... The mental training is the hardest for most - I dont know why I find that easy but I do - but it wasnt always so.. Training your mind to say no when debating whether to induldge in that packet of biscuits. Training yourself to weigh up the pros and cons of every food you put in your mouth is very important and I guess one of the most important strengths a bodybuilder should have. It is easy to look subjectively at a food and decide whether it deserves a place in your contest diet but following through and keeping to the plan and best choices is a problem for alot of people. Lets see a competitor the other day made a decision regarding chinese fried rice or home cooked rice with a can of tuna. He made the chinese pork fried rice decision until I put him off his meal.
Chinese fried rice white rice
Calories 162 Calories 130
Total Fat 6.6g Total Fat 0.2g
Sat. Fat 2g Sat. Fat 0.1g
Sodium 563mg 23% Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs. 19.7g Total Carbs. 28
Protein 2.4g Protein 6.1g
Below is an example of a competitor who 2 weeks out from international comp tried to tell me that there was noting wrong with a Latte with full milk of course..Naturally there is not anything wrong in normal circumstances but compared to a nutritional balanced protein shake when you are coming into a crucial part of competition, a serious athlete would choose a protein shake without question. My competitors reasoning was she didnt think coffee was wrong..Black coffee of course is not a problem but I wonder why she didnt stop and think if I had removed her yogurt and cottage cheese why would I give her permission for lattes 2 weeks out? That was one opportunity that as a serious competitor,she would not of made the mistake thinking she could get away with it.
Nutrition Facts LATTE - starbucks BSc Hydroxy Burn Protein Powder
Calories 136 calories 155
Total Fat 7g Total fat 0.7 g
Sat. Fat 4.4g Saturated fat 0.4
Sodium 104mg 4% Sodium 145
Total Carbs. 11g Total carbs 3.8
Sugars 9.6g sugars 1.8
Protein 7g protein 30.5grams
Calcium 240mg calcuim 53mgs
So as you see it makes serious sense to have a protein shake as opposed to a latte which is only giving you 7 measly grams of protein as opposed to 30 grams which your protein shake can give you for a little more calories and far less fat
When you look at this comparison the only thing the Latte was good for was calcium content, which we can gain from calcium supps. So do your homework when making choices.. Really there is not alot of choice... If you accept from the beginning that the food is basically low carb, low fat high protein but still very nice food, and that you cannot have whatever your little heart desires much of the time unless you are so ahead of target you can make those choices sometimes, then you will do well.
On a similar note,alot of competitors take so many chances just cos of the word low fat or low carb.. to the point of ridiculous really. So instead of one protein bar per week as a treat, they would add two per day to replace some meals, just cos it says low carb on the wrapper... Not giving a lot of bother to the fact that the bars themselves may be high GI and make them crave sugar even more so. I myself have brought one protein bar during the last 6 months. I cant imagine them being a replacement for the real food I enjoy and just cant stand the constant cravings after the high GI effect has taken over..
So write your food down.. Make comparisons. Look at each and every food to ask yourself if you are eating that food for an energy source or a protein source. Timed right, your carb foods are invaluable, timed wrong and in the wrong quantites, they can be the difference in losing weight oe gaining weight. The same with your protein - they can be the difference of growing or maintaining muscle mass or losing it.
Dont gamble with your nutrition.. its really not worth it.
|Salmon Frittata I make just with veges and egg whites||another vege frittata with kumara chips.|
Training is going very well despite not having a competition lined up for myself.. But I am training some awesome disciplined people at present so that is enough for me. Just knowing that I trust that they are training well when away from me and eating what they are supposed to be eating and telling the truth makes a big difference. So yes Im really happy about my team at present.
I am also loving another part of my job at present. We are doing some filming for 20/20 again with Kevin, Brad and Edward who happen to be Drag queens in their spare time or as their jobs. The are the funniest and also the most motivated bunch as their weight loss and muscleing up is being covered by 20/20 reporter Beth Roache.
Kevin has lost 20kgs in 6-8 weeks and Brad who started at 190kgs, lost over 40 kgs by himself before coming to me but has lost 6kgs in 4 weeks plus put on a huge amount of muscle. Edward trains at Les Mills in the city and is trained by George but I have been helping him out with posing etc as well. Edward has just competed in Germany at the Gay Games and although he didnt place, he had an amazing time. Very brave for this being his first competition ever. Edward is competing at the Marks Qualifier on October 9th so Im looking forward to helping him through that one. I will keep you up to date with the filming with 20/20. I can tell you now it is going to be one very interestng/funny episode.
Well all things going well with the 3 amazing events coming up, Well 4 really including the Australian Nationals. Marks show on the
9th of October is going to be awesome...
We at Wolfs gym have a team competing and our posing has already started on Sundays every fortnight at present. The group has expanded over the last 2 weeks as well so Im quite excited about it.. Some awesome physiques in the group too. Yep we are putting Wolfs on the map.
Well my site has been down for 3 days now and I am so pleased to get it back up and running.. I have some new bloggers starting next week so that will be very interesting reading.. Im off to a girlfriends now for the night so will update again in the weekend. Lots to tell since I havent been on for awhile.
|Me and client Monique who is competing in Rarotonga in 3 weeks time -Good Luck||Edward before he left for Germany for the gay games..||Brad, my client and myself during a night out..|
on my facebook page. I taught him his posing and then sent him to Tony LigaLiga for his routine. I was banking on Tony designing an amazing routine for Edward which would make NZ and Edward proud. Of course Tony succeeded. So Friday night Lesley and I performed on stage with Edward (Dressed as Buckwheat) while he did his posing routine. Lesley and I were Buckwheats Beauties and we did a short pose before Buckwheat came on and posed to Byonces "Halo". It was awesome being on stage with Edward and the packed nightclub loved him..
I may of already said that 20/20 are filming a doco on the 3 men and their journey of their weight loss. It is going to be an amazing story and Beth the reporter is loving it. These guys are so funny, and training Kevin is a laught a set. Im loving this period of my career and absolutely loving being able to help them. I want to take this opportunity to wish Edward all the very best in Germany and Im looking so forward to helping him compete in the October 9th event.
|Lesleyand I at the club before going on stage as angels||Buckwheat, If only I can do my makeup as well.||Nightclub wear...... Im afraid it was a case of the dress wearing me and not the other way around, .|
Well as I say training has been awesome.. Training hard and heavy. We got 9 more pieces of new equipment at the gym this week and that has made training so amazing.The equipment is the best of the best and Im loving it. I only managed 4 days training this week but back to normal this week again. I havent done cardio at all. well apart from 10-20 mins on the stairmaster but I havent been for a run at all for well over a week. shameful I know but I feel ok without it, but would feel brilliant with it.
I have something pretty special coming up so getting to do that. Doing abit of work with Kevin (Miss Ribena) Brad (Miss Ford) and Edward (Miss Buckwheat). I have been training Kev and have recently started with Brad for a weight loss goal and Edward for posing so getting to know the 3 of them and have something lined up. Will tell you more about it in later updates.
I got gifted a new workout outfit and cant wait to wear it. It is from www.nzbody.co.nz and I absolutely love it. I showed the outfit to Amanda Foubister today and she was impressed also. The fabric is similar to some outfits by a brazlian company which I brought a few years ago which is still in perfect condition even though I wear it heaps... So Im looking foward to processing an order with them as I cruised the site and fell in love......
This week I have a few thing to mark off my check list:
1. order my new supps from bodyscience and get into hardcore training again regularly
2. go for some runs, if not runs, then some cycylng at home - I want to get my fitness up to where it used to be
3. work out what + where I am going with my training and what and if any contests??
4. cut my carbs back which have sneaked back up again
5. enjoy some school holiday time with Jordie
The next couple of weeks are a little quieter for me at work so will update a lil more. Have had some requests about what to put on site so will get stuck in and get some of that done.
Train hard everybody.xxx