I have a job, family, friends, and other hobbies that I like to spend time doing too. Honestly, I am still trying to figure it out but to me its fun, no obsession from it. I have a love-hate relationship with it, and looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing. If you haven't heard the news, God blessed our little Angel, Adley Rose Baxter, into the world on Monday, May 20th 2019. This includes what exercises I choose to do, my rep ranges, how heavy I go, etc. I have to spend extra money getting things tailored, so I tend to live in my gym clothes most days. I weigh in at about 122 pounds before cutting water, and off-season I stay at around 140 pounds. It made me realize what is important and how precious time truly is. It has made me who I am today and will continue to as I grow in this bodybuilding journey. Bodybuilding has been my life for over a decade, it pulled me out of my clinical depression, it has helped me into recovery from bulimia nervosa, my self-esteem has increased,  and overall it keeps my life whole. My husband and I are blessed with this miracle as I have been told since I was about 11 that I would never be able to birth children due to the extensive damage and Infertility damage I caused with my bulimia nervosa. Went through my entire post pregnancy process and my show prep during quarantine, posting everyday. It’s a conversation starter, for sure. I am that Bodybuilder who Got Pregnant. More than 100,000 people were following my journey, some copying my training in hopes to achieve a look, the strength or the motivation that I had hit. Its hard because you don't know the severity of this epidemic. I think their are many of you who find your escape from the problems of the world through the weight of the iron. In fact you can probably still find it on the World Wide Web. My time spent on my platforms has dropped from  mins a day to around 8 mins a day. I still have a relationship with Bill. My dad always told me to be proud and to take things as compliments. And that’s what I did. I began getting more hate messages and trolls spamming my page about how disgusting female bodybuilders are. I’ve been photographing female bodybuilders and physique athletes since the 1990s. Off-season calories add up to 2,500–3,500 calories per day; contest-prep calories are between 1,200 and 2,000 per day. I spend this week coloring with my daughter, reading and rereading her favorite books, watching Halloween movies and making cards for the family. Followers surpassed 100,000. Facebook was about 20mins per day...okay nothing crazy. In 2009 I started my first platform on Facebook that I actually monitored regularly. Figure, fitness, and bikini athletes usually don’t flex in competitions, but they do perform a series of poses. When the shelter-at-home order was issued my depression set in immediately. What’s a surprising thing you experience by having the physique that you have? But I have a huge sweet tooth, so I enjoy desserts every now and again. The physique and body you idol is made from his expertise. Day. 4 days later with my new Instagram starting to get recognition, I decided to jump onto the Twitter platform and see what the hype was all about. https://www.instagram.com/warroomnutrition/. I do it, you do it. My 10 month old daughter and husband are by my side and we are trying to cope and handle each day as it comes. So going back a bit on the likes and gratification of the audience of Instagram, I began to notice my self esteem grew, my confidence grew in myself and my hobby as a bodybuilder was so widely accepted on this new platform that I felt like I could express myself and began to really show my audience why I could compete and stand my ground in this new hobby of mine. I’m dedicated to lifting weights, eating clean, and trying to live as healthy as possible — it’s what I’m most passionate about. Not knowing for sure if there is an end in sight, when is the end? A razr flip phone that you had to text off the keypad; going on the mobile internet was unheard of as the price per minute was outrageous and MySpace was still cool. Finding Relationship Bliss in a Pandemic Feels Like an Act of Rebellion, What We Get Wrong About Golden Gate Bridge Suicides, Trump’s Most Ridiculous Tweets Since 2016, Translated, My Hair Is Natural: 5 Black Women on Their Journey to Loving Their Hair. I don’t keep track of calories; I mainly just focus on consuming roughly 25–30 grams of protein every few hours, which on average ends up being 5–6 meals per day. I’ve been weight training seriously for 18 years. Off-season: 165–170 pounds; 14–16% body fat. the last couple of years, so I have put on significant size and would no longer suit either of those categories! Bill did an amazing job. I met Bill through a mutual friend who referred me to him as my previous coach just stopped helping me. Let me reiterate, a picture that we want you to see. I still write in cursive, did you know that almost 70% of people I meet cannot even read it (and I do not write sloppy). Since that first shoot, I’ve seen the female bodybuilding community grow from a small subgroup that participated in one big bodybuilding contest to a worldwide community of a variety of athletes who compete in different divisions and categories, including bikini, figure, fitness, and physique.