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)

Oral HCG and the HCG Diet

If you've been reading my posts for a while, you'll know that I am very skeptical of get-skinny-quick methods and fat burning supplements.  I always advocate for sustainable fat loss methods through a moderate caloric deficit because I think those will lead to long lasting, lifestyle changes with minimal harm to your metabolic or emotional … Continue reading Oral HCG and the HCG Diet

Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Daily changes in scale weight are completely normal and to be expected, even if you're not trying to lose weight. I've seen my own weight bounce around 3-5 lbs within the same day, and it depends on a lot of things: how much sleep I've gotten, how stressed out I am, if I currently have … Continue reading Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Making Cardio Less Miserable

Cardio is important for heart health and also for meeting your physique goals.  While it is possible to lose weight without doing any cardio at all, many people prefer to put in the extra 30-45 minutes so they can eat a little bit more per day. 30-45 minutes of cardio can feel incredibly long if … Continue reading Making Cardio Less Miserable

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fat Loss?

I see a lot of fitness influencers - both on Instagram and on Pinterest - recommending that people take apple cider vinegar (ACV) pills or shots.  I've been recommended by a previous coach to use ACV as a salad dressing of sorts to encourage fat loss - while it was pretty delicious, I have not … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar for Fat Loss?