Yes to pizza?
Yes to bagels?
Yes to candy?
Yes to silence?
Yes~on their Planet.
No to tank tops?
No to water jugs?
No to deadlifts?
No to T-bar rows?
No to squat racks?
No to real iron?
Yes~ on their Planet.
Well… that means…
No to any real gains.
So not *MY* planet.
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Yes to pizza?
The established champ went down like a little rag doll (I felt kinda sorry for her) during UFC 193 and crowds all over the world went wild!
Holly Holm was focused with the intent of taking the women’s Bantamweight title from Ronda Rousey last night. I’ve been a Rousey fan since way back (see all my posts), but I was for the underdog from my home state this time. I had a feeling about the New Mexico native since I saw how much muscle she put on for this fight (check out her thread on my site to see why).
In March of 2014, Holm made the “ABQ’s Fittest People” list in Albuquerque the Magazine. I remember being rather disappointed when I saw her physique in that issue. But after seeing her in interview footage about a month and a half ago, it became clear to me that she was intent on taking that belt. She had really put on muscle!
I’ve been following Holly for a few years now, and have posted about her a good handful of times. I felt so inspired by her in 2012 when I posted video footage of Holly’s training program, which includes her running in the Sandia Mountains. I could feel her heart and drive through that footage. I felt so proud of her last night and got teary eyed when she took that win.
All of Holly’s training paid off. Take that… to all the haters and doubters who saw no chance for her. Her secret weapons in that fight were not only her deadly fists, but her monstrous quads! Much of her super power came from those stems. That woman put in WORK since I saw her spread in Albuquerque Magazine in the first quarter of 2014. It so paid off.
We had a big fight party last night. The party was complete with gloves by the TV, beer, good food, and the candles and fire ablaze. Our living room was seriously on straight fire with ravenous cheering as we watched the beat down of a champ in amazement. I don’t think I’ve ever stomped my feet so hard in my life!! Every single second of that fight was awesome.
Holly Holm broke the mold by setting a new standard for women and men in the UFC, champions, and for everyone else. She made international history last night. Most importantly, Holly Holm made New Mexico history. This notable New Mexican made the fight to become champ seem effortless.
(P.S. Now go hit those legs if you want to be as tough as a soon to be 35 year old Burqueña with killer quads! Rousey is 28.)
(P.P.S. Holly’s shoulders, abs, and biceps looked hella tight too. Really doe.)
(P.P.P.S. What did I hit today? LEGS!)
Wow!! You haven’t heard from me since Saturday because I’ve been super busy! I’ve been swamped from: the gym; to the printer; to meetings and a hearing and more meetings to come; to homework and school politics; and the completion of my Killer Frost cosplay.
This busy week is far from over. I still have: two all day meetings; an early morning to work magic, become Killer Frost and turn D into The Scarecrow; and a Friday night dinner party at my house! It never gets easier, but it’s all worth it and rewarding when I can breathe!! So what do I have to report?? Hear is the best news from the last four days.
On Sunday, I hit my personal best on the dumbbell bench press with two 50 pounders for 12! That means my 1RM for that movement may be 70z!! I love it!! It’s straight comedy to Google pics of women using dumbbells for this (which is why I choose this pic). They are always like 3 to 5 pound weights. Commmee on! Really?
The Tony Hillerman Writers Conference is next week and I completed the program. I met with the printer yesterday and signed off on the proof. Yeayyyyy!! The final looked awesome and I added great quotes from writers this year! I had some resolution issues with Adobe InDesign, but got it all figured out in perfect time. Phew!
Tonight I put the final stitches into my blue velvet, Killer Frost dress. This cosplay keeps with the trademark icy theme of this super villainess. I attached icicles to the bottom of the dress. Tonight I stitched in the sparkling tulle and silver snowflake cape. Hopefully I can pull this frozen look off. I’m hoping this cosplay comes together just right early Friday morning.
I was HQ in 2013, though I liked Poison Ivy better in 2014. Interesting that this year in the news, Harley Quinn is the Most Popular Halloween Costume Nationally on Google Search. That’s old news to me. This year be like a sea of Harley Quinns. Like Young Jeezy says in his awesome song Me OK… “Mister if I’m talkin’ you should listen, game is free OK.” Maybe in 2017 everyone will be Killer Frost?
OhhhMaaaGawd!!! I just found out that Dana Linn Bailey and Rob Bailey are coming to train at my gym on either September 13th or 14th from 12-3! I’m so there! I will take the 14th off if I have to! They are on their Flag nor Fail Tour. They only selected one New Mexico gym to make an appearance at and it is Mandrill’s!! Go figure! Even the pros know that Santa Fe runs shit.
DLB was the 1st woman to become a professional physique competitor (NPC and IFBB)! She was also the 1st woman to win the physique competition during Ms. Olympia (2013)!! In 2014, she placed 2nd. DBL was on the June 2015 cover of Muscular Development magazine where she was called “The Baddest Bitch in the Gym.” Damn… I thought that was my title?! She made an appearance on American Ninja Warrior this year, but didn’t get that far on the course. She’s still a bad bitch though.
Her husband will be here too! He is also a bodybuilder and photographer who makes music with producer Charlie Hustle. They have mashed-up all genres under the name Ron Bailey and the Hustle Standard from 2012 to 2015. It is all workout music with names like Beast, What I Live For, Run This, I’m Not Done, Go Forever, Plan My Attack, Hold Strong, Hungry, and Never Settle! If you have watched any workout videos, it is highly likely that you have heard this stuff. Beast seems to be the most popular.
Anyhow… Can’t wait to get a chance to not only meet these two, but actually watch them lift!! It should be an awesome and exciting experience. Finally… someone worth a hell will be there for a photoshoot!