Issue #27


by Juan Carlos Lopez

20 Questions with Cover Model and IFBB Figure Pro Tara Scotti

Video Interview with Cover Model and IFBB Figure Pro Tara Scotti

Contest Prep for Jr. USA's Part 3
by Jean Jitomir

Tara Scotti, Holly Powell, Rebekka Armstrong, Shaushi Zike, Christy Resendes

Video Interview with IFBB FBB Irene Andersen

Summer Montabone's
Nutrition & Exercise DVD

The Cost of Competing
by Rebecca Slatt

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro DJ Wallis

Ask Misty
by Misty Green

Breaking Through a Plateau
by Jean Jitomir

Video Interview with IFBB Fitness Pro Mindi O'Brien


Ask Misty by Misty Green

Misty Green

It seems that the plethora of emails I have been receiving lately have to do with needing extra motivation. I’ve been asked countless times: “How can I stay motivated”, “I’ve hit a rough rut and can’t seem to get my groove back”, “I’m getting ready for a show and still have 12 weeks to go, why do I feel like giving up”, “Everything just seems so hard and I can’t get the energy back that I had in the beginning, what do I do”……and the list goes on and on. I have a framed poster in my office that lists the ABCs in achieving your dreams, it is my all time favorite! I thought this might be something perfect to share with all of you, especially if it is one of those rough moments/days/weeks…I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

ABCs in Achieving Your Dreams
Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits
Believe in yourself
Consider things from every angle
Don’t give up and don’t give in
Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches
Give more than you planned to
Hang on to your dreams
Ignore those who try to discourage you
Just do it
Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier
Love yourself first and most
Make it happen
Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal
Open your eyes and see things as they really are
Practice makes perfect
Quitters never win and winners never quit
Read, study and learn everything important in your life
Stop procrastinating
Take control of your own destiny
Understand yourself in order to better understand others
Visualize it
Want it more than anything
Xcellerate your efforts
You are unique of all God’s creatures nothing can replace you
Zero in on your target and go for it!

Something my Daddy always says is “We all choose to feel how we are feeling”. So only you have the power to choose to be happy, sad, motivated, frustrated… Sometimes when the going gets tough, it’s nice to read something or talk to someone who makes the day just a little better! Now go out there and work your booty off!

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