I have been sportive all my life, since my mum signed me up for a Ball Room dancing when I was about 5 years old.
When I was 18, I used to go to the gym which was run by man who was a bodybuilding champion in Latvia and his wife, who I think held the title of Strongest woman of Latvia. Can't remember their names :( Anyhow, they used to bug me, were trying to get me to do bodybuilding. At that time I used to work as a croupier in a Casino, plus being only 18, of course I refused, on several occasions :))
And now 14 years later, now living in UK, I get the same suggestions, actually a few options, or a fitness competitor or a figure, these two will suit my body type and lifestyle better. So I thought, why not to try? May be it is my destiny, if professionals in this sport are saying that I can do it, I will give it a go!
My major health problems to overcome and to work with are severe RSI, Diastasis Recti, and spine/back problems(some docs said spinal hernias when I was about 15y of age, slipped disks & etc in the past)
That was me summer 2011
And that is my goal, Erin Stern is gorgeous!
2012 Arnold Classic Europe Figure Championship and Candids! With Arnold himself :)
Until now,for the last 14 years, all I did was body-weight training and light cardio at home and not regularly.
I have joined the gym about 10 months ago, but started heavy weight training only about 3 months ago, when I have agreed to go for a competition.
So, wish me luck and you are welcome to follow my journey, comment, advise, support and so on ;))))
Stay cool :)