S: NANBF Northern States Natural Classic October 16, 2010
BC: We did it!
FC: NANBF Northern States Natural Classic
1: I decided that I wanted to do a figure competion in October. I was training for Cuervo Games in Vegas the end of October and wanted to be in very good shape. Training for this show was difficult because I broke my wrist in May and finally got out of my brace the end of August. I didn't have much time to lift weights. I focused on my diet. It was tough but I got down to my lowest weight ever 132.6. | Week Weight 7/26/10 138.1 8/2/10 137.7 8/9/10 137.5 8/16/10 138.0 8/30/10 135.9 9/6/10 135.4 9/20/10 136.5 9/27/10 136.9 10/4/10 136.3 10/11/10 134.7 | LEAH | ALEX | My approach for my first bodybuilding competition was just to get my feet wet and learn some new dieting and training techniques. I was forced to make some big changes to my diet like cutting way back on sugar and upping my water intake. I switched to training one body group a day and including more cardio, it was very tough but also rewarding. | Before 7/27/10 | 137.8 | 200
2: PRACTICING POSING AT LIFE TIME FITNESS ST. LOUIS PARK | St. LOUIS PARK LTF FLEXING
3: MAKING MEMORIES | Many hours went into practing posing, especially for Alex.
4: The Night Before | Alex gets ready by flexing his muscles. Today is a nice day to relax before the competition.
5: Alex helps Leah put her new tanning product "Jan Tanna" on. They put on a couple layers. Leah is so excited for the compeition tommorrow, she is down to her lowest weight ever! | Time for one last meal tonight. Chicken and peppers. Yum!
6: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share.
7: Met many people at the show. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Shared butt glue with some girls, and others shared with me.
8: Leah's Comparison Round
9: Lots of posing and flexing. I'm suprisingly in the tall category. There is very tough competition.
11: Alex's Comparison Round
12: Leah's Presentation Round
13: Leah loves being on stage. Here she is waving to all her fans (AKA Ann Ellering).
14: Firing it Up!
15: Alex's Bodybuilding Routine
16: Leah & Ann after the show. Ann came to cheer us on.
17: Leah & Alex showing off their hard work. | Leah & Alex did not place as good as they would have liked, but definetly have things to work on for their next competition.
18: BOSTON'S SPORTS BAR | Alex, Leah, Ann, & her boyfriend decided to go to Boston's to celebrate Alex & Leah's accomplishment. Leah and Alex got all the yummy food they had been craving. Ann & Leah also got some shots that were great for the fall: applesauce and apple pie.