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Re:Gingernut's journey to NABBA Northwest 2012 2017/08/02 12:46:31 (permalink)
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All sounding positive!
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Re: 2017/08/02 14:20:22 (permalink)
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Thank you, it is.

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Re: 2017/08/30 14:32:24 (permalink)
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I've had a few challenges in the last few weeks, one of which has been coming to a head for a while. 
 
Basically the gym I train at lets members do whatever they want. I've been aware of a wall of disrespect from a hard-core of male members for a while. At first I put it down to getting used to me, but it's gone on and staff do not stop it they only shrug and tell me it's the way it is. Over the weekend someone has vandalised the photo of me which the owner has displayed, and covered their handiwork up by placing an adult dvd they found lying around over the frame. I noticed the dvd, staff didn't. Then I noticed the damage which required the photo to be taken out of it's frame, doctored, then replaced in the frame. 
 
The gym can't be bothered to plea for help or approach me with an apology, they managed to post a plea for the culprit behind a broken off skipping rope handle the day before. 
 
I've brought up the attitude issue to be told there's nothing they can do, it's the men who don't like women training in their domain. Not sure how that excuses the dirty shakers, glasses left out, weights not put away, and rude parking right up to the front door ignoring pavement and double yellow lines. On top of this the building is extremely cold most of the year, and has a leaking roof. 
 
I know I've been finding training there difficult for a while, and when I train in other gyms where away from home, there's a significant difference in my level of focus and I come away feeling relaxed and satisfied.
 
For now I'm training payg, will float around and also look at joining a local 24 hr access gym as fall back. 
 
It's been really upsetting that in this century men and women can't share the same training space, plus of course lack of action on behalf of the management. 
post edited by gingernut - 2017/08/30 14:39:08

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Re: 2017/09/05 12:50:14 (permalink)
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What gym is that???
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Re: 2017/09/05 13:09:33 (permalink)
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A small independent gym in Ulverston. Happy to supply name by PM.

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Re: 2017/10/14 12:21:32 (permalink)
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I'm now at my lowest pre-contest weight ever, and by quite a long way.
 
There's nothing to me, condition is well, scary..............competition is next weekend.

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Re: 2017/10/14 13:14:57 (permalink)
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I've had a few challenges in the last few weeks, one of which has been coming to a head for a while. 
 
Basically the gym I train at lets members do whatever they want. I've been aware of a wall of disrespect from a hard-core of male members for a while. At first I put it down to getting used to me, but it's gone on and staff do not stop it they only shrug and tell me it's the way it is. Over the weekend someone has vandalised the photo of me which the owner has displayed, and covered their handiwork up by placing an adult dvd they found lying around over the frame. I noticed the dvd, staff didn't. Then I noticed the damage which required the photo to be taken out of it's frame, doctored, then replaced in the frame. 
 
The gym can't be bothered to plea for help or approach me with an apology, they managed to post a plea for the culprit behind a broken off skipping rope handle the day before. 
 
I've brought up the attitude issue to be told there's nothing they can do, it's the men who don't like women training in their domain. Not sure how that excuses the dirty shakers, glasses left out, weights not put away, and rude parking right up to the front door ignoring pavement and double yellow lines. On top of this the building is extremely cold most of the year, and has a leaking roof. 
 
I know I've been finding training there difficult for a while, and when I train in other gyms where away from home, there's a significant difference in my level of focus and I come away feeling relaxed and satisfied.
 
For now I'm training payg, will float around and also look at joining a local 24 hr access gym as fall back. 
 
It's been really upsetting that in this century men and women can't share the same training space, plus of course lack of action on behalf of the management. 




I don't get this; how is this allowed to happen? Often glad I train at home to be honest. And I'm a bloke [just]. Feel for you.
Good luck for competition. Get some pics up.

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Re: 2017/10/14 13:18:24 (permalink)
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I've had a few challenges in the last few weeks, one of which has been coming to a head for a while. 
 
Basically the gym I train at lets members do whatever they want. I've been aware of a wall of disrespect from a hard-core of male members for a while. At first I put it down to getting used to me, but it's gone on and staff do not stop it they only shrug and tell me it's the way it is. Over the weekend someone has vandalised the photo of me which the owner has displayed, and covered their handiwork up by placing an adult dvd they found lying around over the frame. I noticed the dvd, staff didn't. Then I noticed the damage which required the photo to be taken out of it's frame, doctored, then replaced in the frame. 
 
The gym can't be bothered to plea for help or approach me with an apology, they managed to post a plea for the culprit behind a broken off skipping rope handle the day before. 
 
I've brought up the attitude issue to be told there's nothing they can do, it's the men who don't like women training in their domain. Not sure how that excuses the dirty shakers, glasses left out, weights not put away, and rude parking right up to the front door ignoring pavement and double yellow lines. On top of this the building is extremely cold most of the year, and has a leaking roof. 
 
I know I've been finding training there difficult for a while, and when I train in other gyms where away from home, there's a significant difference in my level of focus and I come away feeling relaxed and satisfied.
 
For now I'm training payg, will float around and also look at joining a local 24 hr access gym as fall back. 
 
It's been really upsetting that in this century men and women can't share the same training space, plus of course lack of action on behalf of the management. 




I don't get this; how is this allowed to happen? Often glad I train at home to be honest. And I'm a bloke [just]. Feel for you.
Good luck for competition. Get some pics up.




Thanks I'll get some pics up when I'm ready, my coach isn't in this country, so seem to spend half my life taking photos to send and put on facebook over the course of my prep, which is enough for now. There'll also be plenty floating around when I compete.
post edited by gingernut - 2017/10/14 13:20:05

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Re: 2017/10/25 13:40:15 (permalink)
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Did the first show, came in lightest and leanest ever no usual vit c / herbal diuretics just sensible carb up. I'm so lean it's painful to press my knees together on side 1/4 turn, never had that before.
 
The line up on Athletic was phenomenal, winner of the Arnold's 5 weeks ago won, and it was a line of of who's who nationally. I placed outside top 5, so no placing. 
 
Enjoyed the stage, tan we put on worked brilliantly, bikini provided by my sponsor Anabelle Edgar fitted beautifully. There'll be official pics on my Facebook page when they arrive. 
 
Felt terrible Monday morning, had first rebound in ages both mentally and physically and hated it. Yes I ate stuff Sunday night, not as much as could have and 1/3 of it was clean stuff like fruit, carrots, cottage cheese, oat cakes etc. Am looking in arranging photos day after the next competition, and asked coach for guidance on what to eat that night to hold me for the next day. If I loose if after the shoot so be it, just want to prove I can hold it when I get off stage. 
 
Next show in 11 days. 

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Re: 2017/11/08 13:45:35 (permalink)
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OK so I went forward to the NAC Open British, and I'm now 2017 Miss Figure o/40 champion. This qualifies me for the British team heading to Hamburg at the end of November.
 
I've also had a fabulous day after photoshoot with a local photographer.
 
Back on it 2 weeks, 3 days and counting.
 
Plenty of photos floating around on social media folks.

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Re: 2017/11/15 13:01:25 (permalink)
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I'm now being reversed into the competition which is wierd, in the past it's always been about pushing condition. This time I've achieved it and we need to 'fill out'. Very strange not to be hammering it, part of me wants to eat everything, the other part of me doesn't want to eat more for fear of gaining fat.
 
Coach tells me to trust him I can also see it will, after a short lag reduce the danger of binging post show. All ready I'm starting to 'recover'.

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Re: 2017/11/27 13:21:34 (permalink)
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At the weekend I represented the UK at the NAC Universe in Hamburg, out of a class of around 20 competitors I didn't place top 6. Everything went well, my tan was a bit too dark on my legs which happened because the 2nd coat wss too light so we planned a 3rd coat before the time to leave for the venue. With the too light coat on his mind, D got a bit heavy handed. By the time I noticed, he'd covered my legs and it was a bit too late for them! 
 
Here's a link to some photos of the class   http://www.freyfoto.de/Me...ure-over-40/index.html there are also photos by other photographers and competitors on social media.
 
If the link doesn't work look for the freyfoto.de website click on the Universe banner, look for Ladies Figure-over-40 and click on that.
post edited by gingernut - 2017/11/27 13:24:01

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Re: 2018/06/27 13:14:36 (permalink)
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Wondered if this was still here, and it certainly is!!!
 
I've had my best and most structured off-season ever, stayed lean didn't bounce up made some long awaited gains in the deltoid area...........now preparing to compete in tested competition this Autumn. I have a few different feds and categories lined up which are going to provide a challenge and make the most of all my competitive experience to date. This will also include the category I came into the sport to do, which having realised I'm more suited to another category I'm chucking in for fun.
 
It's going to be ace.
post edited by gingernut - 2018/06/27 13:18:13

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Re: 2019/01/26 13:27:53 (permalink)
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Ooh it's still here.
 
Well last season I took a few wins;
 
BNBF Northern 1st 
UKDFBA Heart of England 1st Masters Figure + 1st Women's Bodybuilding
ICN UK Championships 1st Women's Physique
BNBF British 5th Women's Athletic
UKDFBA UK + International Championships 4th Master's Figure
 
Invited to ICN Worlds in Oz but the notice (2.5 weeks) was too short to make sensible arrangements - and no costs covered.
 
Food successfully increased whilst staying lean, I'm on a new training plan now all under one umbrella instead of two different coaches. Aim is to redo the tested organisations, and possibly throw in an open show for fun partway through.
 
Other progress is with my diet/EDs I can now eat chocolate, cheese and icecream without being triggered - this is a HUGE step and I'm day 29 binge free which is a record for off season and another day makes it a record for any season. Taken a lot of work to do this, there's always been something there whether it be alcohol, drugs or food - even just sugar free chewing gum.

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Re: 2019/03/11 16:53:14 (permalink)
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It would seem the gym albatross swoops again.
 
This time complaints have been made about my grunting, gym staff have had a chat to make me aware...............and if I can keep it down.
 
I'm a tidy trainer, put stuff away, don't drop the weights..............most times I train there there's either no-one else in own or others I have a friendly banter with are also training.............
 
Absolutely gobsmacked.

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Re: 2019/03/12 14:15:00 (permalink)
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gingernut
It would seem the gym albatross swoops again.
 
This time complaints have been made about my grunting, gym staff have had a chat to make me aware...............and if I can keep it down.
 
I'm a tidy trainer, put stuff away, don't drop the weights..............most times I train there there's either no-one else in own or others I have a friendly banter with are also training.............
 
Absolutely gobsmacked.




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Re: 2019/03/12 14:41:29 (permalink)
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Bit late to the party here but it looks like you had a good 2018 results wise, well done.
 
Shame that you are being treated badly at your gym, sounds like its being run by a bunch of c0cks. Hope you find a new one although I'd imagine it can be quite difficult at times for a woman wanting to train properly.

 
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