Ready, Set, Achieve

About the Authors


Yuri Diogenes, MS, MBA, technical speaker, NPC competitor based in DFW Texas and author of more than ten technical books published worldwide. Yuri started his lifestyle change in 2011 and in the first year he lost 100 pounds by following a specific nutrition, training program and by changing his mindset to focus on the balance approach in life. It is this balanced approach that he will describe in this book. You can follow Yuri Diogenes on Twitter @yuridiogenes and on Instagram @ydiogenes.

Jodi Leigh Miller is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English and a lifetime secondary teaching certification in the state of Texas for grades 6 through 12.  Jodi taught ninth-grade English for six years and later became an instructional leader for an educational reform organization, The New Teacher Project, where she trained and managed new teachers in the public schools.  Jodi has competed  in multiple divisions of the bodybuilding industry, including Figure, Women’s Physique, and Bodybuilding.  She recently earned her professional status in the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) and placed fifth in her professional debut.  Previously, she won the lightweight bodybuilding division of the 2007 NPC Team Universe and participated in the IFBB World Championships in Spain later that same year.  She earned the Ms. Natural Olympia title as a professional competitor in the PNBA organization in 2011 and 2012.  She has also broken state and national powerlifting records in the APF (American Powerlifting Federation) and competed in the 2014 WPC Championships, where she set new world records for her division.  While her background is in education, she is currently a personal trainer and a competition posing coach at . . . destination Gym in Plano, Texas.  You can follow Jodi Miller on Instagram @jodileigh, on Facebook, and on Twitter @jodileigh2128 as well as visit her website at