Monday, December 27, 2010

Wrap up!!

Wow.... I had an incredible Christmas, and I really hope you all did too! This year was my first year "hosting" Christmas dinner, I have to say it WAS a lot of work and I would love to do it all again but I have decided to go away on a trip instead and only spoil the kids next year!!! Don't you think Christmas IS just for the kids anyways?? I DO! Hehehe well... Guess I'll just have to see what the rest of my family thinks of this. Lol hopefully I'll be able to recruit everyone and we will still be able to spend the holidays together. :)

On another note: I had an amazing trip to Vegas for a friends wedding on new years I think it was a great idea to go on a vacation before my contest prep, by the end of the trip I couldn't wait to start "on-season". I made some great new friends in LV, and I feel very blessed to have them in my life. Amazing supporters!!

(LEIGH "IFBB Bikini Pro Superstar" BRANDT) name tag at the wedding LOL

Well I'm shaping up for the Max Muscle contest and making an appearance the Arnold Classic. I'll be helping out @ the Whey Gourmet booth for that weekend, so make sure you pop by and say hi to me. I'll be a few weeks out from the max muscle show then too.

Everyone always asks what my diet consists of so here is a sample of what my diet looks like right now:
Meal 1- protein shake & 1 scoop Whey Gourmet, 1/2 cup of berries & fibre
Meal 2- 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp of almond butter
Meal 3-mixed green Salad, balsamic dressing, 4oz chicken or turke
Meal4-1 grape fruit & 1 Whey Gourmet Bar
Meal5- asparagus, 4oz fish
Meal 6- post training---chicken, brocolie, 2 pieces of pineapple, 1/2 cup brown rice
Meal7- Protein Brownie with fibre

I'm doing a full 12 week prep, I usually only do 6-8 weeks but decided to do 12 this time and come in a little tighter! I've been taking
Pharmashred every morning before my cardio sessions on an empty stomach and then I have Xtravol while I train weights in the evenings. I'm still continuing my same training style but I've added heavy weights.

I have to make a huge shout out to my clients they are all so unbelievably motivating and seeing them reach their goals, set new ones and continue to succeed and see changes is what training is all about!! Keep up the hard work ladies it's a new year and you've already made a new new you!!!

Favorite quote this month:
"never under estimate the power of dreams and the Influence of the human spirit. We are all the same on this notion: the potential for greatness lives within each of us" - Wilma Rudolph

New pics :

Xox LB

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beat the winter blues!

With the Cold air creeping up on us and Christmas next week, are you feeling the winter blues? Getting nervous about over indulging and putting on a few extra pounds? … well don’t be! With this training program and diet it will help get you through the winter, keep it tight, AND allow you to enjoy a little!

Meal #1 - cook up 30g or ½ cup measured dry of oatmeal and 1 scoop of whey gourmet peanut butter chocolate. Mix it all together and spinkle with cinnamon and splenda

Meal #2 - 15 almonds & an apple

Meal # 3- Green Salad with lots of veggies and 4 oz of chicken or turkey with balsamic vinegar and 1tbsp 369 oil.

Meal #4- 1 scoop of Whey Gourmet Cookies & Cream, 3 ice cubes and some water blend together and make a shake

Meal #5- 4 oz of fish- salmon or halibut and some steamed green veggies for dinner!

Meals#6 - Protein Bownie! 1 scoop of chocolate whey gourmet 1 tsp of chocolate fitlicious a pinch of cinnamon ¼ cup of water and microwave for 45 seconds or until it rises in the microwave! … you’ll think your cheating!!

Keeping a low carb diet during the Cold winter months and during the Christmas festivities will allow you to have that little extra cheat. Just don’t go over board!

Blast that “winter coat” with this crazy ab exercise…. Laying on your back on a bench, place a exercise ball between your feet. keeping your back flat and legs straight slowly lower legs down and slowly back up again do this 15 times for 3 sets. Keeping your abs contracted and tight you’ll feel the burn immediately. Note: Its okay to bend your knees if you need to, this may help to keep your back flat and its a little easier.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Check check it ooooout!!!!!! HOw Cool is this.... me and Melissa Pittman goofing around onset at our OXYGEN magazine shoot in August, and it gets PUBLISHED!!!! in the 2010 December issue!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sacramento Pro & BIG news

This past weekend wrapped up the Sacramento Pro Show, which i competed in AND placed 6th!! i'm super happy with the results, i placed 4 spots higher then my last show, and am hoping this is just a sign of what is yet to come!! The IFBB Bikini Ladies all looked smokin' and it was a pleasure competing with them all, definatly a tough class :)

I have to make a HUGE shout out to my NEW SPONSORS ... Whey Gourmet & Legare Wear! Both these companies ROCK!! Also a BIG thanks to all my family and friends, and especially my husband. He was along for the trip all weekend supporting, tanning me, taking pics, getting food, you name it... he was there... put up with little carb depleted me. But like Marilyn Monroe said "if you cant handle me at my worst, then you dont deserve me at my best" lol he got the best of both this past weekend! ahahaa

I'm happy to say that i will be doing some video blogs for whey gourmet!! Gonna show everyone how to cook with the BEST protein! Make healthy eats n' treats, with chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry banana, cookies n creme and so much more... AND STILL LOOK AMAZING!!

With Xmas just around the corner, lots of dinners etc coming up i've gone back to my "all Season" plan. Little less carbs to keep it tight during xmas and i'm sure i'll make up for it during the big festivities. I've also decided to have christmas dinner at my house this year so i know what is going in to all the prep for dinner. This is going to be my first time cooking christmas din and having both my side and my husbands together. I'm looking forward to it!

my ALL season must have supplements:... i say "ALL" because i use these year round, even during prep!!!
Whey Gourmet PB Chocolate
Whey Gourmet cookies & creme
Maxx Multi Vitamin
PVL Xtravol blue Raspberry .... sooooooo amazing! best recovery ever invented!!

Stay tunned... more videos to come, along with pic from my photoshoot with CR Photography

here are some pics from halloween, my show, and signing with Whey Gourmet....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Joes & Smoes!

So far October has turned out to be quite a busy month! I made a guest apperance at Fitness Fanatx in aldergrove for their 11 year anniversary party, it was so much and i was rockin cindy's new gear "legarewear" love love love it!!

I've started personal training clients now, they are all livin the lifestyle..."eat, sleep, train, repeat" its going great and i'm very proud of everyone for following their diets and staying active. Its not easy doing what we do! It takes alot of commitment, organization and dedication. you have to WANT it, and these ladies sure show that they do!!

I've been stressin out lately which is horrible, i know! Definatly not something you want while your trying to diet down for a show- makes the process that much harder. Here's the short version of the storey- i had to send in for a new passport, and its being rejected and i STILL dont have it back!!! UGH!!! AND i only have 2 weeks till my show!!!.... which i'm super excited about, my body it changing day by day, week by week and i'm feeling great!

I have an audition tomorrow for a commercial, not something i usually do but this one got my attention, well actually the doller signs did!!!hahaha i'm sooooo nervous though, i'm not good at talking in public or even on a camera, i get all nervous and stuff. LOL .... wish me luck!

A week after my show is the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic here in New Westminster, should be a great show with TONS of athletes as usual. This show is the start of the season for those athletes wanting to Qualify for BC's and then Move on to Nationals. I'll be Volunteering during the show again this year, i love being there helping everyone out so stop by and say hi if you get a chance!

After the SWFC i'm off to MEXICO!!!! CABOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! so stoked i need a little vaca!! i'll try to bring some sun back with me! haha

With Halloween coming up in a few weeks make sure to stay tuned for my Costume pics!!! haha i LOVE IT, me and my girlfriends tag teamed and did a "group" costume! its sexy and rocks!

PS Dont throw out the Pumpkin seeds... they make a great treat!! just add some sea salt and bake in the oven till crispy and golden brown :)

until next week!
yours in Health,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crustless Pumpkin pie recipe!! :)

Crustless Pumpkin Pie
This is an excellent recipe for a crustless pumpkin pie that makes a great low carb holiday diabetic dessert!

3/4 Cup Splenda
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (may leave out if you don’t like spicy pumpkin pie)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Large Egg Whites
1 15 Ounce Can Pumpkin (NOT Pumpkin pie mix, just pumpkin)
1 Cup Skim Milk

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a round 9 inch pie pan with non stick cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, combine Splenda, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.
3. In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites well. Stir splenda mixture into the large bowl. Stir in the can of pumpkin. Then slowly stir in skim milk.
4. Stir until all ingredients are uniformly mixed.
5. Pour into prepared pie pan and bake at 425°F for 12 to 15 minutes.
6. Reduce temperature to 350°F. Bake pie an additional 30-35 minutes at 350°F.
7. Remove pie from oven and cool.
8. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Nutritional Facts
Makes 8 servings. Each serving contains:
35 Calories
0.2g Fat (0.1g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat)
0mg Cholesterol
178mg Sodium
255mg Potassium
6.5g Carbohydrates
0.8g Sugar
0.5g Fiber
2.7g Protein

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Olympia was last weekend, and i have to say i had such a great time. Each year gets better and better. The booths get better, competition gets harder- some companies were even having competitions at their booths- like who can do the most pullups.. geez what some people will do for a free t'shirt LOL.

It was alot of fun and i had the pleasure to meet and visit with some incredible athletes and fellow competitors. Cant wait till next year, although i plan on being IN the show next year! hehe Congrats to Sonya and Erin on their big Olympia wins!!!

While i was in Vegas i had the chance to shoot with Michael Palmer, the photos turned out great and i had a ton of fun as always.

When i got home from Vegas i had this waiting for me:

Its a 5 page spread in MUSCLE EVOLUTION magazine, a South African mag. There was even a picture on the front cover for the spread inside. Photos are from a shoot i did with Michael Palmer last year.

I'm switching shows now - my flights were not working out for the Houston show so i've been training hard for the Sacramento Pro a little closer to home too. Dieting is always a challenge with no cheats so this is what i've been having to kill my craving

Protein Brownie
1 scoop of protein and 1/4 cup of water sometimes 2 scoops of nutracleanse and then mix all together and microwave for 35-45 seconds then sprinkle a packet of splenda or stevia over the top. Its sooo yummy! Enjoy!

here are a few pics from vegas:

Me - My husband (Mr.Ripped Freak)

Robert Kennedy - Me - Tosca Reno @ Oxygen Olympia Pre-Party

Me - Tannis Miller @ Oxygen Olympia Pre-Party

Lisa Marie - Jayme Galloway(Arnold Champ)- Me

Eat, Sleep, Train, repeat!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MaKiNg A MoVe

September already! i'm heading to the Olympia in Las Vegas next week with my husband and friends, this is the biggest show of the year and i always look forward to attending. This year i will not be going with Nutrabolics as i am no longer on their roster of athletes. Instead i'm going to scope out the scene, check out the booths, meet tons of fellow competitors and have fun! I'm currently working on a new sponsorship with an amazing company one that i am very excited about! i incorperate their products into my daily regime and baking! so stay tuned for some NEW healthy treats!

Well, this weekend i'll be 5 weeks out from my next show! I will be competing at the Houston Pro. I'm so excited to step back on stage again, i really miss it! i've been practising my posing 1-2 times a week - it aint easy walking in those shoes, let me tell ya! haha! You'd think being a women i'd be a born natural, but its tough! I've ordered some cute new bikini's too!! heres is a recent training video of me, check it out:

I'm so excited i LOVE "bikini"!!! You get to have fun with your posing, were super cute bikinis and you can change them from morning to evening if you want too!! I've switched trainers and im back training with my husband Dean Brandt, hes an amazing trainer, knows what works and what doesnt work for me AND we get to spend more time together! LOL. Its hard when your training for a show, your life is " Eat-Sleep-Train-Repeat" so your social life kinda fades... especially when you are this close to a show and you work full time & taking a course. Trying to fit everything can be challenging, and this is where organization comes into play.

Plan everything ahead: cook up a bunch of veggies and have them available to make quick meals, add them into anything!! i also like to cook up my fish and chicken so i have it available to just toss in the microwave.

Here is a recipe that i made so its easy to travel with and they sound gross but taste REALLY good- you feel like its a cheat! haha

Pre-heat over to 350
2 real whites (7grams of protein)
2tbsp water
what ever veggies you want i've used 1 cup of broccolie or green beans
1 piece of fish (3.5 - 4oz)
1 tsp chillies

i used my pederno its like a "magic bullet" and you just chop everything up and then through into the magic bullet till its creamy.
spray baby muffin tins with pam spray so they dont stick
pour in your creamy mixture
bake for 15 mins or until done. stick a tooth pick in. you'll see the edges turning brown. then you can eat them hot or cold....hope enjoy them as much as i do!

LASTLY: has been updated! check out the new photos!

Take Care,

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Hey everyone here is the Curry Chicken recipe. Its not creamy like curry but it definatly taste like it! its really yummy give it a try!


1 lb of boneless/skinless organic chicken breast
1 zuccini
20 green beans
1 cup mushrooms
1 carrot
1/3 water
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped or crushed ginger
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or I used 1 tbsp Chillies
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Curry Rice:

1 med head cauliflower - 20 oz
1/2 teaspoon ground curry
1 green onion - finely chopped
dash of cayenne pepper or i used 1 tbsp chillies, sea salt, ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Start by heating up diced chicken on the stove.
As it cooks, fry up the mushrooms and zuccini till brown place aside in a serparate dish. once chicken is no longer pink through in the carrots and green beans add the water and lemon juice and put a lid on it low heat to steam the veggies. once the carrots and beans are a little soft add in all the spices and put the mushrooms and zuccini in. put the lid back on to keep warm until the cauliflower is done! If its a little watery take the lid off and let the water cook away!

The fastest and easiest way to do the cauliflower is to chop them to small florets, then microwave them for a few minutes until they get soft with a little bit of water to steam them. Then, toss them in a food processor till they are in tiny bits then toss it into a hot pan with pam spray and just stir fry it like you would have rice.

enjoy everyone! and checkout my faceook for a picture of this delicious recipe!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

VIAGRA aka the little blue pill

Let’s get down n’ dirty, and take your libido from so-so to off the charts! We have all seen the commercial on TV where the wife is sitting there giggling as the husband is telling the story of how they have been up all night, and felt young again after taking the little blue pill. Well this got me thinking -what would naturally boost your sex drive without the little blue pill? So I did some research …

Libido- which means sexual desire, a person’s sex drive or sexual urge varies from person to person, male to female. If you Improve your exercise and diet, you’ll not only feel confident naked & look great, you’ll INCREASE YOUR SEXDRIVE!!! Did you know that every form of exercise can have a positive impact on your sex life? especially lifting heavy? I didn’t! AND stress and fatigue lower your sex drive! So try to decrease the stress in your life and Make sure your getting a good night’s sleep (after you’ve got down n dirty under the sheets of course). !!

Working out regularly increases testosterone which is the hormone that raises and lowers your libido & sex drive for both men and women. So in order to be “off the charts” try adding some of these foods to your diet, along with regular exercise to NATURALLY increase your libido:

Raw oysters: High in Zinc – Raises Testosterone & sperm count

Asparagus: Contains Vitamin E- Stimulates production of sex hormones

Figs: High in Amino Acids – Increase sexual stamina

Almonds & all nuts I general- good source of fatty acids – raw material for men’s production of hormones

Bananas: High in Potassium & B vitamins – Improve male libido

Eggs: Vitamin B5 & B6 – Fights stress and boost female fertility

Brown Rice, Cheese & Turkey: All sources of Zinc- Testosterone is dependent on zinc

Salmon & other fish: good source of B vitamins- Important in keeping good reproductive health.

There you have it! There is no excuse not to eat healthy and workout, in fact it’s more of a reason to get up and get going each day. Forget the little blue pill and boost your libido, you’ll also increase your stamina which in fact could help you go all night long! LOL Keep yourself and your partner happy BOOST THAT LIBIDO.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Low Fat Date Squares

Hello Everyone,
I'm prepping for the Olympia and on the search for some yummy diet friendly treats! and i found this one below, check it out-make them- and let me know what you think!! this website has lots of great recipes!

Low Fat Date Squares Calm Mind Busy Body

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

**Something Sweet**

Well i definatly didn't get this stomach from this recipe but its a good little cheat to enjoy! LOL
Hemp Almond Squares

3 Cups raw sliced almonds
1 Cup hemp Hearts
3 med eggs
4 tblsbrown rice flower(or regular if no allergy & oat flour works too)
1/2 cup organic or regular honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 300F
2. in a bowl - combine honey, eggs & cinnamon. blend with a fork then add flour and mix well.
3. add almonds and hemp hearts and mix until well blended
4.line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread out mixture very thin and evenly
5. bake at 300f for about 20 min or until golden brown
6. remove from over, cut into squars while hot. let cool then ENJOY!!

this was a recipe from a friend of mine. they are so delicious! you can even add raisins & craisins and even some chocolate chips if you want or drizzle chocolate over the top or just enjoy plain.

Happy baking!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

~*Mystery Girl*~

So i've been hearing a lot that people think i don't work! haha I'm known as the "mystery girl" in the industry! I'm a stay at home wife with a sugar daddy and a mom to two cats and a dog! hahaha. Whats wrong with keeping the work place separate from your personal life. "Don't mix business with pleasure" hehe

Here's the dirty little secret, the truth is out! I work in the accounting dept. for a Dodge dealership. I've actually worked there for 8 years, started from the bottom and moved to the top. I do some personal training on the side. and just recently started "Xtreme Promotions Ltd." with my husband. We will be the new clothing suppliers for all "Reflex's" across Canada. With my plate being this full, somehow i still manage to get all my training in.

so there you have it, its not a mystery anymore.