Recently turning 40, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would have already achieved IFBB Pro status. It all started ten years ago, back in Indiana training just to lose a few pounds. My trainer at the time used to compete and thought I would give it a try. Within three years, I was on the National level stage at the Team Universe and more importantly, representing the United States at the IFBB World Championships. Not only did I earn that wonderful opportunity once, but I did it three times!! Thats right, I won my class at the Team Universe in 2003, 2004 and took the overall in 2005! Those three wins were by far most important in my bodybuilding career, however, representing the U.S. and going to Santa Susana on Team USA was a honor and achievement I will never forget!! All three trips to Spain, I was blessed with family, friends and great teammates!! Special thanks to Linda Wood-Hoyte, another IFBB Pro that traveled with us from the NPC. She is a role model and mentor who I will always look up to. Her advice and criticism is always appreciated and taken with the utmost respect.
My first attempt on the pro stage was not as sucsessful as I would of liked it to be. I didnt even place in the top 15 at the 06 Atlantic City Pro. I knew going into I would be on the 'small' side, but it was a rude awakening. I'm not done yet, just taking some time off to grow.
Along with training hard to prepare for another pro show someday, I have started a new life in sunny Florida. I still can't believe a year has passed that I sold my house, and relocated to Bonita Springs. I love my new location. Minutes from the beach, warm weather and a happy quality life. The only regret and something I could'nt help, but moved away and then started dating my current boyfriend, who yes, lives in Chicago. God works in mysterious ways! It took for me to move away 1200 miles for him to come into my life. So, I'm single, but unavailable.
Outside of bodybuilding, I enjoy anything outdoors. I love being on the water, boating, fishing, I love it all! One of my greatest fish tales, was reeling in a 9ft long hammerhead shark. 265 pounds of fish that I pulled in all by myself!!! I feel I have good balance in my life and love spending time with family and friends.
Debbie does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!