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?
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
This post may be Not Safe for Work: there are several photos of me in a bikini and in my mandatory bikini back pose.The dust has settled, the competition photos are back and posted on NPC News Online, and I'm ready to talk about my experience. I competed at NPC/IFBB City Limits Championships on 4/14/18 … Continue reading Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)
Proper posing is such a fundamental part of stage presentation. You want to find a posing routine that highlights your physique's strengths, downplays its weaknesses, while conveying grace, poise, and a nice dose of stage presence. You have to smile and control your facial expressions as you contort yourself into unnatural ways of holding yourself. … Continue reading NPC Bikini Posing: The Basics
Motivation is great for inspiration. Something you see or read can inspire you to start working towards a new goal. You make plans to achieve those goals. You might even start - you get a gym membership, you enroll in a new class, you buy supplies for that new hobby you want to start. You … Continue reading When Motivation Fails…