Q: I am intrigued with the changes that you have made in your physique, Monica. Obviously your pre-determined personality and genetics have played an important role. I am hoping that you will share the diet and training changes you've made to create such great definition and hardness, without the bulk.
A: Determination is the key word here. Through all of my competitive years, what has worked best is consistency. Consistent training, consistent diet, and getting proper rest consistently. My journal is one of the most important tools I use to help me fine-tune my physique. It enables me to refer back to previous years of training and competitions, then make appropriate adjustments in the present. It isn't just one or two changes that I have made throughout the years, but a combination of everything that has ended up being the right prescription for obtaining my physique goals. Remember that everyone is different and will follow different routes to their own goals. Staying consistent and learning about your body will help you reach those goals faster!