My name this Trudy Ireland. I was born in Abilene, Texas February 20, 1957. Yes, that makes me 49 years old, I am proud to be more muscular and stronger than I have ever been in my life.
I began training in 1982 while rehabilitating my left knee after a bilateral tibia plateau fracture. Since then I have had seven knee surgeries and need a total knee replacement which I am putting off as long as possible. :) I entered my first show 6 months after beginning to train. I only weighed 102! I won the lightweight class at the Tulsa BB Championship in 1983, plus Best Poser. I was hooked on training and on competing. I continued competing, only taking a little time off when I had both of my sons, Casey in 1986 and Colin in 1988, in Oklahoma till 1990 when I competed at the Junior Nationals in New Orleans where I placed sixth. At this time I decided to retire from competition due to family obligations.
I continued working out but working full time for the US Post Office and raising a family did not leave much time for contest preparation. I decided to do one last show, HA, in 1998 I did the NPC Oklahoma and won the Masters, the Lightweight and the Overall. So much for being the last! Since then I have done several local shows and a couple of national level shows.
Above all else, I love weight training. I love the gym. Lifting heavy weights and watching my muscles grow bigger and stronger is the ulitmate! My training philosophy is train hard, train heavy, eat clean and get big! Simple! I love the bodybuilding lifestyle and have been living it for almost two decades.
I want to thank all the kind people who have written me or have come to see me. You make it all worthwhile! Thank you!!! And I hope to someday be one of the big girls!
Height 5' 3 Â˝"
Biceps 15 Â˝
Forearms 13 1/2
Quads 25 Â˝
Calves 15 Â˝
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