Nicki Bucci – January 2013 Blog Oftentimes people ask me what it is that keeps me motivated with my training and diet regime. I think when they ask this question they’re hoping to hear some magical recipe or they want to hear that I’m different somehow, so that they have an excuse because I must not be human or something. I probably let them down in the worst way. I’m not some kind of Energizer Bunny. I have daily struggles with energy levels and would LOVE to be a couch potato at times! So, in terms of being “motivated”; I’m not! Let me explain……………. To me, motivation is fleeting and while it was what started me on my fitness journey it’s not what keeps me in‐line day to day. I was initially motivated to be fit and muscular instead of being the pudgy lump of a person I was. I wanted a change, a challenge and (I’ll be honest) to look HOT! In all the years of hard work that followed and at present, what keeps me on track isn’t motivation but momentum. I’m one of those people who needs to be doing something almost constantly in order to stay interested. I need to IMMERSE myself into it, live it, BECOME it. This is why I only take a day or two off per week – anything longer and it’s the BIGGEST struggle to get back in the game! It’s just not worth it to me, I would rather suffer through when I’m not feeling “into it” and keep up momentum than give in and be sloth‐like, then struggle to get started again. This is of course while still listening to my body – if I’m feeling sick or something on a day that isn’t a scheduled rest then that’s a different story. You can re‐arrange your schedule to work with your body while moving towards your goals. So you see…..momentum is key! The bottom line here after all this ranting is that I have an evolving goal and I put in the work to make it happen. Even if I no longer have pounds to lose or a competition coming up I still continue to work out, eat healthy and take my Nutrabolics supplements to support my efforts. I don’t want to undo the results I’ve worked so hard to achieve, OR even worse, become unhealthy or diseased now or in my advancing years. Maybe it’s fear that drives me? Who knows, but I figure why work for something so hard for let’s say 3‐4 months out of the year to let it all slip away in the off‐season? Then, you have to start all over again! On those days when my bed looks a lot better than the dumbbells (trust me, it happens maybe more than I care to admit) I have to literally kick myself in the ass to get started, but I’ll do it anyways. Sometimes my workouts are lackluster but isn’t it better to have at least tried? Everything in nature ebbs and flows – human kind isn’t immune to this phenomenon. Remember that even if you’ve had a crappy workout, you’re still doing more than anybody who is sitting on the couch. The moral of the story: The next time you feel like you just “don’t wanna”, know that EVERYBODY has days like that. Everything in life is a choice (this is an ongoing theme for me….you’ll read this line a LOT). You can either choose to let lazy take over or you can choose to be your BEST “you”. I hope you make the right choice! - Nicki Nutrabolics Athlete www.nickibucci.com Follow me @NICKOPATRA
Athlete video blog
IFBB Fitness Pro & Nutrabolics Athlete Nikki Venzara updates us on her prep for FIBO POWER, in Germany. FIBO will be the first competition of 2013 for Nikki, and we are very excited to be rooting her on. Follow Nikki on Twitter @nvenzara, and stay tuned for more video blog updates as she kicks off the 2013 Pro Season.
First of Nutrabolics clothing line has arrived
Nutrabolics Hats & Toques Now Available ONLINE STORE
JUST ANNOUNCED - RELEASE OF CREATINE 2XC
Creatine 2xc™ - Now Available http://muscle-insider.com/news/nutrabolics®-launches-creatine-2xc™
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH FEATURE
Congratulations to our January Athlete of the Month - fitness model & competitor Nicki Bucci. Just recently included in the Inside Fitness Hot & Fit 100, Nicki is a proud representation of Nutrabolics. From Ontario, Nicki is on the Nutrabolics Toronto demo team. Watch for her at a local Popeyes Supplements. UPCOMING DEMO - February 11th at Popeyes Downtown TO from 5:30-8:30pm. Haven't tried CARNIBOLIC™ yet? Nicki will be sampling out this new L-carnitine product.
THINK MASSIVE Challenge Update
Our THINK MASSIVE contestants are now 8 weeks into the competition, with 4 weeks to go. Both contestants were chosen from Bodybuilding.com Bodyspace to go head to head in a 3 month beastly logging opportunity! They received 3 months worth of Nutrabolics products to get huge. The logger with the biggest & baddest gains, along with the best log will emerge victorious, winning even more product. jludwi started at 194.8lbs and is up 9.8lbs. pwicks started at 195 and is up 8lbs. Who will win & see the best results with Nutrabolics products? Check out their logs below. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=149968793
WIN A YEAR'S SUPPLY OF PROTEIN
How Does Not Buying Protein for an Entire YEAR Sound? One very lucky Nutra Fan will receive their own personal anabolic arsenal of our triple isolate, sustained-release protein, ISOBOLIC™. We're talking 365 servings (that’s 25 lbs of pure protein!) How do you get in on this insane opportunity? Simple. - Snap a photo of yourself and post it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to be creative; YOU must be in the picture! - In your post, "TAG" the retailer where you purchase your Nutrabolics supplements. - "LIKE" and "SHARE" the post Now just sit back and cross your fingers; once we hit 50,000 LIKES on our Facebook page, we will be randomly awarding one of our photo submissions with a YEARS SUPPLY OF ISOBOLIC™! Good luck!
NUTRABOLICS SIGNS FITNESS MODEL BREE LIND
Nutrabolics is proud to announce the signing of renowned fitness model Bree Lind. Bree is an accomplished athlete based out of Calgary, AB with an incredible report card of competition victories and top rankings. We are very excited to have her join us and feel that she is an excellent final 2012 addition to the Nutrabolics team.
MUSCLE INSIDER REVIEWS HEMOTROPIN 2XC
Internationally acclaimed Canadian bodybuilding magazine Muscle Insider just released their latest supplement review on our 2x concentrated growth hormone support matrix, HEMOTROPIN 2XC.™ Scott Welch takes an in-depth look at the formulation behind this natural GH powerhouse.
ATHLETE PAGE 2.0 LAUNCHES ON NUTRABOLICS FACEBOOK PAGE
Hey Nutra fans, we are pleased to announce that our brand new team page has gone live on Facebook! Athlete Page 2.0 offers a slick new interface where our fans can access exclusive videos, info, and biographies on their favourite Nutrabolics athletes. Enjoy!
COMING SOON: THERMAL XTC POWDER
Our signature extreme fat-loss and energy supplement will soon be available in our new powdered form. THERMAL XTC™ contains innovative ingredients like Red Raspberry Ketones, African Wild Mango Extract and Green Coffee Bean Extract. These superior thermogenic and euphoric ingredients are designed to provide massively increased fat-burning, enhanced focus, and a clean, consistent energy high, so you can stay slim and in the zone. Look for Nutrabolics THERMAL XTC™ powder in FLEX magazine's February issue in anticipation of its 2013 release.
MIKE JOHNSON TAKES OVER POPEYES POINT-CLAIRE
IFBB Pro and Nutrabolics athlete Mike Johnson made an exclusive appearance this month at Popeye’s Supplements Pointe-Claire location, near his hometown of Chateauguay, QC. Mike met and greeted fans and staff at Popeyes, signed autographs and let fans in on a few supplement secrets. He also came loaded with samples of our newest supplements, including the explosive preworkout, SWOLLEN. Quebec residents will not want to miss their chance to meet the 2011 Mr. Canada; stay tuned for news on his 2013 appearances.
NEW FLAVOUR: ANABOLIC STATE WATERMELON
Anabolic state is a high-tech muscle catalyst designed to proactively stimulate muscle growth, speed up recovery, and reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness. With 10,000mg of HICA, BCAAs, and aminos, ANABOLIC STATE is a critical component to any precision training strategy. Now available in our new mouthwatering watermelon flavour.
HARDCORE WEIGHT TRAINING WITH MIKE AND DURRAH
Heavyweight bodybuilders Mike Johnson and Mahmoud Al Durrah team up for a hardcore weight training session powered by SWOLLEN™.
NUTRABOLICS SIGNS IFBB FITNESS PRO NICHOLE VENZARA
Nutrabolics is proud to announce the signing of IFBB Pro Fitness Model Nichole Venzara. Nichole is a 24 year old from Orlando, Florida who turned pro after her first trip to nationals and only three previous competitions. When she's not on the stage Nichole is a registered pediatric nurse. Though she trains and competes for fun, Nichole has an immense love for the bodybuilding sport and has been a long-time supporter of Nutrabolics. "I am very excited for this opportunity: being able to promote Nutrabolics through my prep, training and occupation," says Nichole. Nutrabolics is very happy to welcome Nichole to the team and wish her the best of luck as she finishes the final few weeks of her competition prep for the Miami Pro Show.