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Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:46 AM
To: Roger Riedinger
Subject: Oh My God!!

I'm still in shock.  Just got back from the San Francisco North American Bodybuilding 
Championships.  I'm afraid I may get a reputation of being a trophy hog or 
something and felt a little uneasy about my decision to do this but...
I competed in the novice and open divisions.  

I originally signed up for the novice but saw my competition and 
thought I should go for the challenge and the promoter suggested doing both.

So here I sit in shock...I got both overalls and the trophy is as big as me!!!  
And heavier than I thought it would be!!  What a great way to
celebrate a belated birthday (it was yesterday and it sucked being at 
home doing nothing in prep for my last show) and the end of the year.

Not sure I'll keep doing shows though I've been encouraged by many in the 
industry to keep going with it because of my great potential.  However, 
I achieved all that I set out to accomplish and much more than I ever 
dreamed in this last month.  So only time will tell if I take this any further.

Thanks you once again for your support and guidance.  I'm still working on the article for you!
Hugs,
Michelle 

And... here’s the article:
bicep flex while reclining on beach For seven years I dreamed of competing. This year Beverly International made it reality.


A Seven Year Dream Becomes Bodybuilding Reality

By Michelle Woo, Women’s Overall Winner North American Natural Bodybuilding Championships


Wow! I’m still in shock! Here it is 2 days after my third contest of my first year competing. A seven-year dream has finally become a reality. Not only did I achieve my goal of competing, I went above and beyond my wildest expectations. I won four 1st place trophies including the Open Overall for the North American Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships.

My interest in weight training began way back in high school during rehab for a pair of chronically dislocated kneecaps. During college I continued weight training by taking classes offered by the Phys. Ed. department (my undergraduate major). The more I learned about training – the greater my interest.

By the time I finished my Masters in Physical Therapy, my appreciation for the human body had crystallized into a dream. I wanted to compete in a bodybuilding show. I hoped my PT coursework had given me the physiological and anatomical knowledge base to train in the most effective manner.

I especially appreciated the comprehensive supplementation regime that Beverly provided. There was no way I could have retained every ounce of lean mass while stripping my bodyfat in half without Beverly supplements. I used quite a list and it paid off – 3 first places in a row! back double bicep

PHOTO CREDITS: John Woo

I was fortunate enough to have connected with a wonderful training partner for one and a half years when I first got out of graduate school. He introduced me to a plethora of exercises and got me psyched about training different body parts to an intensity I never knew existed. “Thanks ‘Dave’ for starting me on the right path.”

For the next seven years that dream of competing kept sitting in the back of my mind. Each winter I sent holiday greeting cards with the same message… “Still lifting at the gym every morning but no thoughts of competing. I just can’t diet…or too much stage fright…. or both,” whatever excuse fit that season.

A new millennium and with it a new mindset. No more excuses! 2000 was the year to DO IT! It was time to step up my intensity and buckle down on eating. Temptations abound in the hospital setting where I work, especially from Halloween to Easter when goodies are always readily available. My co-workers were amazed at the incredible amount of focus and dedication I exhibited. (The recent acquisition of retainers for my teeth didn’t hurt either. I still thank my orthodontist for her role in helping me resist all the temptations to cheat on my diet!)

Here I was 8 weeks out from the first show, at 13.8% body fat and 115.5 lbs. I hired a choreographer to put together my routine and I started practicing posing on a semi-regular basis. But there was still one big part of my contest preparation that was incomplete – nutrition - I knew what I shouldn’t eat – but what should I eat? And how much? And what about supplements?

lean and ready to win I took the recommended Beverly Nutrition supplements religiously throughout my entire contest preparation. I made massive orders and utilized recycled film canisters to hold my scheduled supplements throughout the day. Boy, did that stuff help!

One day while searching for answers on the Internet - I struck Gold! I found the Beverly Nutrition site, www.beverlyinternational.net. From there I went to the No Nonsense Newsletter archives and found one account after another of competitor’s stories who were initially very similar to mine (who would’ve ever thought I’d be writing one of these today?) and had achieved their bodybuilding dream.

I sent in the workout/diet via email, along with some pictures to show my current physique. (Funny how I look at those pictures now and am amazed how I ever thought I looked "really good" then). Within a few days, Beverly responded with a comprehensive eating, training and supplement program tailored to me, allowing me to continue some aspects of my current program and making suggestions for adjustments on other aspects.
What a service!

With Beverly I had the comfort and science of a structured, regimented program laid out for me. The meals seemed balanced and the scheduled carbo-loading 2 times a week sounded like heaven, something constant to look forward to twice a week.

I especially appreciated the comprehensive supplementation regime that Beverly provided. Having a medical background, I knew I’d need to supplement my diet to get adequate nutritional support during this body stressing pre contest process but to figure out what I actually needed on my own was a total puzzle.

The supplement business is basically a zoo with every company touting their own product as the best and essential. Yet I’d found very little science and nutritional research geared toward female athletes.

Beverly provided research and made individualized adjustments to my supplement schedule specific to a female athlete’s need, rather than just making one blanket prescription for the general population. My instincts told me Beverly was the “real thing.”

But, I rely on science - not guesses. I still had to do a little more research before putting my full faith in Beverly. Every thing I read and everyone I talked to (including a number of “supplement store” proprietors that didn’t even carry Beverly), confirmed Beverly as producers of the highest quality proteins/products available today. What a reputation!

So now I was "hooked," another "Beverly Believer." I took the recommended Beverly supplements throughout my contest preparation period. As the contest approached my days were typical bodybuilding -- filled with working out, posing, practicing my routine, tanning, cooking, and eating.

Throughout this entire stressful process, I remained healthy and strong. I attribute this to Beverly’s Advanced Antioxidant Vitamin Compound, Muscle Mass BCAA’s, L-Glutamine and Muscle Provider, the strong whey immune potentiating protein.

Not to be an official commercial billboard but it’s true, despite lack of sleep due to nervousness and my work, I kept my energy up with Beverly’s Lean Out and the Ultra 40 Liver tablets (along with an occasional nap in the middle of the day when I could sneak one in.)

Contest day arrived and I was full of nervous energy; I couldn’t sit still for the life of me. To make things worse my trainer (former as of that day) failed to show up at the contest.

Luckily, Beverly had sent me a pre contest guide that turned out to be my bible for the day. When everyone else had their trainer to help them prepare I utilized my Beverly Precontest Seminar guide and the kindness of the other competitors, to get me through my first show and win my first trophy.

My final body composition two weeks prior to the show had me at 7 percent body fat and 107.5 lbs. My appearance, posing and routine continued to improve…. enough to win 3 more 1st place trophies! My overall win at the North American Natural makes me eligible for my pro-card in the ABA.
While everyone else had their trainer there to help them prepare – mine didn’t bother to show up. Luckily, I had my Beverly Precontest Seminar guide to get me through my first show....
side chest pose My "Beverly Transformation" has been the experience of a lifetime!

This has certainly been the experience of a lifetime. I can’t express enough my deep appreciation to everyone at Beverly International for their wisdom, advice, and support throughout this whole process. In this industry where I found people to be very undependable, Beverly was always right there for me! I love their “no nonsense” approach! I have told them many times that I only wish they were closer to me here in California instead of clear across the country in Kentucky. Their service and wonderful and powerful supplements were just invaluable. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Here is the exact diet I followed 12 days prior to my first contest. This was very typical with the exception of the occasional higher carb days throughout the final six weeks of my contest prep.

Supplements: Cycled various supplements from the categories below throughout the ten-week precontest phase.
Fat Burning:


Lean Mass Support:
 Diet:
8:00am: Grilled Turkey Breast Burger, 2 Egg Whites, 1 Whole Egg, and 2 TBS Salsa
10:30am: Beverly Muscle Provider 1 scoop, 1 tsp Flaxseed Oil
1:30pm: Chicken Breast (5 ½ oz can), Sweet Potato (2 oz), Salad (2 cups),
 MCT Oil (1 TBS)
3:50pm: Beverly Muscle Provider 1 scoop, 1 tsp Flaxseed Oil
7:00pm: Chicken Breast BBQ (4 oz), Broccoli (1 cup), Sweet Potato (2 oz)
9:00pm: Grilled Turkey Breast Burger, Salsa (2 TBS), Lettuce (1 cup)
Daily Totals: *The addition of the Mass Aminos and Ultra 40 Liver Tablets increases total protein to 200 grams.

My activity log for the same day showed:
Stationary Bike (warm-up – 5 minutes)
Weights (Back, Shoulders, Posing – 60 minutes)
Treadmill (Intervals – 35 minutes)

    TIPS!

Before starting the Beverly program I did some research. Here’s what I found: “Every thing I read and everyone I talked to (including a number of ‘supplement store’ proprietors that didn’t even carry Beverly) confirmed that Beverly produced the highest quality products available.”
before pictures

These photos on the left were taken exactly 8 weeks out from my first contest and 10 weeks out from the “after” photos (top) throughout my article.




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