Budget Friendly Competition Prep

This is the side of competing that no one talks about - money.  Competing gets incredibly expensive very quickly, as all of the little costs add up.  I know that when I first started competing, I felt like I had to buy everything my coach recommended if I wanted to win and get as lean … Continue reading Budget Friendly Competition Prep

Unofficial 2019 NPC National Contest Schedule

I wasn't able to find an easy list of NPC National Contests on NPC News Online, so here's my unofficial compilation. Other than the Arnold Classic and Olympia Amateur,  which are open to all competitors, the other national contests require: U.S. Citizenship for all except Bodybuilding (can be U.S. citizen or legal resident alien) Top … Continue reading Unofficial 2019 NPC National Contest Schedule

What Does Off-Season Look Like?

Hello!  It's been a while since I've posted anything.  I've made the choice to wait until December to start my next prep, and so I've just been cruising for the last four months in a nice, long off-season. I reverse dieted.  I got over my post-show blues.  I'm doing If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) … Continue reading What Does Off-Season Look Like?

Easy, Homemade Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Recipe (Low Fat, High Protein)

I'm a lazy cook, and I hate making food that takes a lot of effort even if it's supposed to be really delicious.  Usually when I'm on competition prep, I don't have the time or energy to figure out what the macros are for a new recipe - which prevents me from branching out from … Continue reading Easy, Homemade Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Recipe (Low Fat, High Protein)

WonderSlim Review

Disclaimer: I am a WonderSlim affiliate, but I would never recommend something I haven't tried myself and fully endorse. As a bikini competitor, I'm always looking for low-calorie, healthy snacks that help stave off some of the cravings that I have.  Most of the time, I'm craving sweets and candy, but it's hard to fit … Continue reading WonderSlim Review

The Importance of a Reverse Diet

The human body is a wonderfully adaptive thing.  Your physiological systems are built so that you survive - we wouldn't have made it this far as a species if our bodies didn't adjust well to periods of low calorie intake, like during a famine. The same physiological mechanism that allowed us to survive this long … Continue reading The Importance of a Reverse Diet