Friday, November 20, 2009

Photographer in Michigan

Ok - I look at all the photo shoots on Sioux and have seen the work done by many in my own State........If I ever do a Photo Shoot I want it to be like art because that is what I feel the body is, Gods gift our Temple. Being that I have 2 daughters I want them to see their mother in a respectful light i.e. no T and A shots.

Anyways one my oldest and dearest friends Dawn we literally have remained friends since the 10th grade I was in her Wedding whom I must say married the nicest man ever about 14 years ago and let me tell you people he has the eye of an artist when it comes to photo shoots, I have already explained to him that when it comes time for my next Comp. he and only he would shoot me because I trust him and his artistic ability.

Well instead of keeping him all to myself I thought I would share his Website, just to let you know he is well respected......he is a photographer for the Lions and many other Organizations.

So this is his Website for all to check out:

If you are thinking of a great person to shoot you this is your main man!

Lisa T.

Sometimes it is ok to Quit!

it's ok to Quit....." Motivational Speaker - Veraunda Jackson

1. Quit arguing with people about the same old foolishness! Respect their
position and keep it moving!

2. Quit telling people your secrets when you know they are not going to keep
them! And if you keep telling them, then quit getting mad when they tell your

3. Quit trying to pull people on your journey who don't want to travel with you.
Either they believe in you and value you...or they don't!

4. Quit complaining about things you can't and won't change!

5. Quit gossiping about other people! Minding our own business should be a full
time job!

6. Quit blaming each other for things that in the big picture aren't going to
matter three weeks from now! Talk solutions...and then implement them!

7. Quit eating things you know are not good for you! If you can't
smaller portions!

8. Quit buying things when we know we can't afford them! If you don't have self
control, then quit going to the stores! Quit charging things, especially when
you don't NEED them!

9. Quit staying in unhealthy relationships! It is not okay for people to
verbally or physically abuse you! So quit lying to yourself! It is not okay to
stay in the marriage for the children! Ask them and they will tell you that they
really would prefer to see you happy and that the misery you and your
spouse/partner are living with is affecting them!

10. Quit letting family members rope you into the drama! -Start telling them you
don't want to hear it! Quit spreading the drama! Quit calling other relatives
and telling them about your cousin or aunt! Go back to #5 minding your own
business should be enough to keep you busy!

11. Quit trying to change people! IT DOESN'T WORK! Quit cussing people out when
you know that they are just being the miserable and jealous people that they

12. Quit the job you hate! Start pursuing your passion. Find the job that fuels
your passion BEFORE you quit!

13. Quit volunteering for things that you aren't getting any personal
fulfillment from anymore! Quit volunteering for things and then failing to
follow through with your commitment!

14. Quit listening to the naysayers! Quit watching the depressing news if you
are going to live in the doom and gloom of it all!

15. Quit making excuses about why you are where you are or why you can't do what
you want to do!

16. Quit waiting on others to give you the answers...and start finding the
answers for yourself! If what you are doing isn't working for you...then quit

17. Quit settling and start making your dreams a reality!- Quit being afraid and
START LIVING YOUR LIFE! CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT! If you want something different than what you have had in the must quit doing what you have done before and DO something different! JUST QUIT IT ..... And START DOING

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspiration of the day

I just swiped this photo off another bloggers site (sorry Tawana!)
This is my inspiration of day people,one day!

Peace,Love and Muscle,


Tear drops

If you have followed by journey since last year you will know that my goal was for a nice booty and legs.........can I just say I was wearing shorts at the Gym today and I swear doing leg extensions (switching off between 21's one week and the other conventional leg extensions) I saw with my own eyes the makings of Tear drops, little old me with true muscle definition in her legs! I really have been switching things up every 4-6 weeks for muscle confusion and it must be working, the body is a wonderful thing if you work on form, add weight every week and keep your mind on your muscle working it to fatigue with proper rest periods before hitting it again your body has no choice but to respond! Another exercise that I have been doing is deep squats they hurt like a mother but I leave the Gym really feeling like I have done something! People we are talking deep squats, it hurts so good! Sorry I guess I am a little sick because I like the burn, makes me feel like I am really working it!

Another thing like today doing the deep squats was my mind was on my competition this might sound horrible but I kept thinking in my mind F. so and so I am running after you F. you. hey people if it works to keep you motivated do whatcha gotta do.

Anyways I found a picture on my dads facebook so I thought I would post for the mom's out in the World that think after you have a child you can never have your body can if you really want it back.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Putting a feeler out

OK this might kill me to sell but I am seriously considering selling and want opinions on what price range to ask........please note this suit I hand did with 2000 stones! Still think I am a little high from the glue!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lisa's Revaluation

OK yesterday I was at the Gym and had a revaluation......Lisa you need to go back to the basics of weight training and really focus on your form! Yes I must leave my heavy weights and go lighter but form people is everything, I want to really feel the muscle working that I am engaging. Yesterday was Chest and I really want to build up my upper chest connecting to my front delts so I did incline flies with dumbbells with the correct form light weight and you know what it must have worked because today I would like to die! Full out inclines elbows with a slight bend, next week I will add another 5lbs. Also I did tri's which a friend of mine gave me a different exercise that works both the tri's and the upper chest so you really get that squeeze when you get to the chest part.......I want that nice cut right down the center of my chest.

Anyways my workout was a short one, back to killing it in an hour, faster reps shorter rest periods....must always keep my muscle confused kind of like myself always just a tad bit confused! LOL

Have a great day everyone,
Love, Peace and Muscle


Monday, November 9, 2009

The Arnold

Putting a feeler out into the Universe to the girls who have done the Arnold........worth doing or not? It is not a National Qualifier but something to strive for. Not completely sure if worth my time and efforts. If anyone has an opinion please post a comment. I have to say last year watching from home and seeing the updates I did get a little bit of that competitive spirit in me, like I wanted to be on that stage.

So for the girls who have done the show what did you think? Cattle call or an exciting time on stage with all the eyes watching and seeing the great competition, the girls who will eventually go onto Nationals and what it takes at that level?


Monday, November 2, 2009


I had to do something very hard the other day and wanted to do this completely on my own a test you could say to myself......had many offers of help but knew that if I could muster up the courage to do want needed to be done just maybe I had more inner strength then I have given myself credit for in a long time! You know what? I do and I handled a tuff situation on my own, people can tell me anything they want but deep down at the core of my being I have a strength that can not be taken away. It felt good in the knowing that when bad things happen I will always be able to reach inside myself and find what God has given me, he will give me as much as I can handle. I am in control over my being that is partly why I still crave competing. That challenge that most could never do or even dream possible of doing even though the want is inside of them. Like the body our minds and spirits are always growing, granted we have many curve balls along the way but how do you grow if you are not tested. Everyday is a gift people not to be taken for granted.

The other day at the Gym I noticed someone who had most likely been in a horrific car accident and could barely lift up his head see to me that is strength otherwise he would not be fighting the good fight, he was trying even though his body was limited to a wheelchair his spirit was still in inside wanting to shine through and fight. So as I do my chin ups and push the heavy weights how can I not feel blessed because my body is working and I know I have the strength to get through things on my own........I don't have to do things on my own but without a support system I could make it!

C. you are so right in your blogs I wish everyone would read them, you have a God given talent of writing and I do not understand how you do it but it touches me every time I read one of your posts. So thank you for opening up your Blog once again for all to read. If you do not know who I am speaking of look up Cynthia Herndon. She may not know it yet but she has the gift of the written word!

Peace, love and muscle

Lisa T.