front squat: 145KG/130KG
back squat: 170KG/152KG
power snatch: 90KG/80KG
power clean: 105KG/95KG
When did you start weightlifting?
I STARTED IN DECEMBER 2001.
Was it before or after your pregnancy?
How old were you when you got pregnant?
I WAS 16 YEARS OLD.
What influenced you to keep lifting after having Darielyx?
I FELL IN LOVE WITH WEIGHTLIFTING SINCE I STARTED, SO AFTER HAVING MY DAUGHTER, I STARTED A MONTH AFTER GIVING BIRTH. ALSO, I KEEP LIFTING BECAUSE I WANTED TO KEEP COMPETING AND TRAVELING AND SOMEDAY MAKE MY DAUGHTER PROUD WITH MY ACCOMPLISHMENT.
Your schedule must be busy juggling parenting, work and training. What does a typical day look like for you?
WELL, BEING A SINGLE MOTHER, WORK AND TRAINING IS JUST A CHALLENGE. I AM A PERSONAL TRAINER, SO I GO TO MY CLIENTS HOUSES AND WORK WITH THEM DURING THE MORNING, I GOTTA BE HOME BEFORE 11:30 TO GET MY DAUGHTER READY TO GO TO SCHOOL (KINDERGARDEN IS JUST HALF DAY) I HAVE A FEW HOURS WHEN SHE IS AT SCHOOL TO DO SHORES AT THE HOUSE, THEN GO TO THE GYM AND COACH KIDS (WEIGHTLIFTING), THEN I GO GET MY DAUGHTER, GO TO MY OTHER JOB AN HOUR AWAY WHERE I HAVE MORE CLIENTS AND BETWEEN THAT, I DO MY TRAINING. I GO HOME, EAT AND SLEEP.
Does your daughter ever watch practices or competitions? If so does it distract you?
SHE IS AT ALL THE TIMES WITH ME. SHE ALWAYS HAS. SHE LOVE SEEING ME TRAINING AND ESPECIALLY COMPETE. SHE IS MY BIGGEST FAN. SO IT DOESNT DISTRACT ME, SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO.
Do you think you're daughter will be an elite athlete when she grows up?
I THINK THAT IF SHE REALLY WANTS IT, YES. SHE HAS THE GENETICS AND SHE LIKES WEIGHTLIFTING.
What is your favorite part of being a mother?
MY FAVORITE PART... :) HAVING HER WHEN I NEED A HUG, HAVING HER BY ME, I THINK I NEED HER MORE THAN SHE REALLY NEEDS ME. WE ARE A TEAM THATS HOW I SEE IT.
We think being able to handle all that you to at the level of weightlifting you're at is amazing! what the the hardest part?
THE HARDEST PART IS WHEN I HAVE TO LEAVE HER FOR A COMPETITION OUT OF THE STATE OR COUNTRY. ALSO, WHEN SHE GETS SICK AND OUR DAY JUST CHANGES COMPLETELY.
What would you like to say to single and/or young mothers wanting to pursue an athletic career?
NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT! KEEP YOUR DREAMS AND GO FOR THEM! I AM MOTIVATED BY MY DAUGHTER, SHE IS THE ONE THAT TELLS ME, "COME ON MAMI! YOU CAN DO IT!" WHEN I FEEL ITS TOO MUCH. IT'S NOT EASY BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE. A LOT OF SACRIFICES BUT I AM BLESSED HAVING HER.