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 Post subject: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:59 pm 
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New blog instead of training journal, so I can post periodically in regards to my journey as a vegan in the mainstream world of Modeling, Competing & Personal Training.

Staying busy doing the above as well as articles for mags and of course running a household :)

Background for those who are new, I have competed in 9 shows in figure, fitness model and bikini. I am 100% natural and tend to stick to shows that are both drug tested and polygraphed. My journey has been incredible thus far and I feel so blessed to be doing what I love and helping others to reach their goals.

I'm a single Mom and have had 5 children, I'm now 38 and was 184 after my last child at on 5'5". I do not accept excuses from myself or my clients... insert "But I have had a child", "but I don't have the genetics" "but, I'm not 20 something anymore" "I have no time" etc etc. I've been there and done that and overcome!

This year (and the unforeseeable future) I will mostly be competing in the fitness model and bikini divisions. I model professionally now, and my stubborn legs which are a bear to put muscle on turned out to be a god send as now I am also a professional leg model (who knew?). Life is a strange thing indeed.

Stay tuned to here me ramble on and on about my scheduling, my friends and my kids! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Cool! I used to love your ramblings! no joke, I did! Looking forward to them again :-)

I hear ya 100% about not accepting excuses from clients. I've heard them all, SAID THEM ALL and tried them all. Ultimately we all decide how bad you want a goal and excuses don't move anyone any closer toward a goal, do they?

I have a lot of respect for you knowing the kind of discipline it takes to get as sculpted as you have on a Vegan diet. It is hard stuff sista, and you are one disciplined chicky-poo! xoxo

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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wow, we have talked many a times and not once did I ever hear you had 5 kids. lol

Yeah Im lookin forward to hear how everything goes too. Your journal was one of the ones I used to read when I first came on here and remembered(your home gym and such...).

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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look forward to following your log. i agree with u 100%!

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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Sweet, I can't wait to read more as well. I'm happy to see more stories about badass single moms too. <3

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:51 am 
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veggieprincess wrote:
I hear ya 100% about not accepting excuses from clients. I've heard them all, SAID THEM ALL and tried them all. Ultimately we all decide how bad you want a goal and excuses don't move anyone any closer toward a goal, do they?


Yes, been there done that helps for sure!

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wow, we have talked many a times and not once did I ever hear you had 5 kids. lol


lol, yes my first child is deceased, my next two are both in college, 18 & 16, and my youngest two are 14 & 12, my 14 yo decided to become a model a bit back and my 12yo just decided to give it a whirl as she idolizes Audrey Kitching and wants to continue to push her AR & Green living (majority of clothing from thrift, re-new re-use).

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look forward to following your log. i agree with u 100%!

thank-you!

vivalasvegans wrote:
Sweet, I can't wait to read more as well. I'm happy to see more stories about badass single moms too. <3

lol, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:06 am 
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Wonderful! You are a great example to your clients. Though I think the excuses are made more out of fair of failure than laziness... they are afraid they won't be able to so they figure it's best to not try, then try to justify that reasoning. I think it's incredible that you help them overcome their fears and transform their bodies the way you have.


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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i think u must b a v ery inspiring trainer 2 clients

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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MaryStella wrote:
i think u must b a v ery inspiring trainer 2 clients


That is def the hope :)


Yesterday (Monday):
Morning:
Cardio 20 min treadmill

Late Morning:
Squats 4 sets of 8
Bench Presses 4 sets of 8
Bent-Over Rows 4 sets of 8
Overhead Barbell Presses 4 sets of 8
Stiff-Legged Deadlifts 4 sets of 8
Barbell Curls 4 sets of 8
Calf Raises 4 sets of 8


Today (Tuesday):
Cardio 20 min on tread

Core Training:
Planks
Side Planks
V-Ups
Bicycle Kicks

Planned: 20 min cardio on tread late afternoon

Working towards a couple of goals. I have to get in a wedding gown by the 15th :) .....don't congratulate me though! it's for a magazine shoot I'm in they are shooting in Detroit. Seems I have been in a wedding gown twice, both for shoots but never wore on for either of my weddings :lol:

Next shooting for the online vid game I'm casted in, being second in command to the rebel army, my character has a muscular but lean build and I have to attend both shoots for it as well as live events (comic book & gaming conventions) ... so attempting to get "harder" for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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good luck meeting your upcoming goals.

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:48 pm 
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I'm here still! :)

I relocated suddenly back "home" to the Eastern Shore of MD. Why? Because at the young age of 38 with two children in college and my youngest turning 13, I am expecting. Joining the stats of the % where birth control failed. I was in total denial as I was dieting down and training hard to come in for my shoots, but was gaining weight and starting to feel worn down and sick (morning sickness). I finally broke down and decided to find out why (I assumed it was stress of the move and such). After the initial shock wore off I had to do some serious planning, and am very blessed that God has entrusted me with another soul to raise.

Since I am a fitness model and personal trainer by trade, that put a damper on my plans and income (as in hit REALLY hard!). Obviously had to cancel all my shoots (over 30 of them) and don't feel comfortable spotting anyone. The photographers were more than gracious and many offered me other types of shoots. However I decided to move "home". I have shoots booked here for ads for family portriat studios where these studios (all over the country) advertise that they do maternity photos. Usually they use one of their clinets, but now have a model who is expecting, which works better for them. Also maternity clothing/catalogs/ads and artistic (think demi moore). So aside from that I have been in touch with some mags I work with on doing articles on fitness and pregnancy and recovery. Writing a book and doing fitness DVD's... these will also go through post partum. Let's face it if someone my age who has had as many as I can be fit and healthy and recover... there is no excuse! And.... since my diet is plant based, there simply isn't much information out there on.

So revamping my training once again! Will continue Yoga, staying away from core exercises and moving towards more isolated, keeping cardio at a nice steady rate

Ahhhh AND, still plan to compete.... but will be 2011 now :D


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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lobsteriffic wrote:
Congratulations!


Thank you!

Work on more articles tomorrow, finishing up client plans so I can get them sent off tonight ..... Monday is generally my program tweak day for them :)

Tomorrow I have appt in the morning, but willl work on some of my schedules and start diet plans etc for the pregnancy programs


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 Post subject: Re: Denise Nicole's Modeling, Competing & Personal Training Blog
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WOW! congrats!! and welcome back home! =) I was camping @ assateague not too long ago and meant to write and ask if you knew of some secret place that has vegan food. I can never find anything out that way

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