Training is going well, I am 17 weeks out and on my 5th week dieting, my strength is still good and the FORZA BLACK supplements have been great, the Alchemist L- Carnitine energizer capsules have definitely helped with energy!! It is often hard to maintain strength and high stamina when dieting but I have to say I'm coping well. I went to the Body Power 2013 Expo last weekend, it was amazing and so inspiring. This show only happens once a year and it is the biggest in the UK. All of the stars of UK bodybuilding and fitness attend and this was my chance to build some contacts and learn from the best. I was fortunate enough to see IFBB PRO Bikini Athlete Heather Schofield (Pictured Below). Heather is a lovely girl and is so dedicated; I know that great success is in her blood.

UKBFF North East Championships selfie

I was also lucky enough to have met 2 time Mr Olympia Phil Heath, he is a mountain of a man.  In addition I was privileged to have met some other pillars of the bodybuilding community including Ronnie Colemen, Shawn Ray and Shawn Rhoden. Importantly for me I also met one of my heroes at the show Miss Britain title holder Emma Foxton (See below). Emma is a total inspiration for me and without seeing her perform I may be doing something other than chasing my dreams.

I'll keep you posted on my progress, but for now ... Wish me luck!   Mariah x