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

Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

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)

Bodybuilding Competition Packing List

Here are some free printable competition packing lists!  I know prep brain can set in and make it hard to remember what you need to bring - so I got your back. Download Men's Packing List The Men's list is pretty straight forward as they don't have as many items to get ready for stage.  … Continue reading Bodybuilding Competition Packing List

Low Calorie Condiments

Eating healthy foods doesn't have to be all sad and bland chicken breasts.  You can mix and match a number of condiments and seasonings to pair well with your protein of choice, whether that's turkey, a lean cut of steak or pork, or even white fish.  For example, I can make a delicious cod with … Continue reading Low Calorie Condiments

Am I Stage Ready?

Getting stage ready in time is every bodybuilding competitor's driving motivator.  No one wants to work hard for months and still show up 'softer' (less conditioned/less defined) than the rest of the competitors.  It's easy to start doubting yourself and your coach, wondering if you need to work harder or if you should just give … Continue reading Am I Stage Ready?