For Charlene Ralph, art imitates life. Charlene is not only committed to training, but loves to draw bodybuilders. In her own words,
â€œ My artwork centres around an appreciation for the muscular human form. From the time I was very young, I have been impressed with super hero images such as Batman and Supermanâ€¦ This appreciation for muscular bodies is expressed in my artwork to show strength of character and spiritual passionâ€¦ Part of my character is that I love a fierce battle and as such I have a great desire to be physically strong and healthy and spiritually fit and read to fight. Thatâ€™s what I like to express in my drawings and paintingsâ€¦â€
45 year old Charlene is active in her Church, a motorcycle enthusiast, a wife and mother, and passionate about her training. She trains 4 days a week with weights, plus cardio and some military-style endurance training. She sticks to a strict diet regimen consisting of 30 grams of lean protein every 2-3 hours, and modified carbohydrate intake.
â€œI get teased at church sometimes because on Sundays, I always need to eat a protein bar in between Sunday School and the service.â€