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)

Eating for Sustainable Weight Loss

"If It Fits Your Macros" (IIFYM) sounds like a gimmick at first.  "Eat foods you love with no guilt!"  "Restore a healthy relationship with food!"  "No food is bad for you or off limits!" All of this sounds way too good to be true.  For some reason, diet culture has tricked us into believing that … Continue reading Eating for Sustainable Weight Loss

Gratitude

Ever since last June, I've been putting in at least two hours a day at the gym every single day.  I wake up, take my supplements and caffeine, and go straight to the gym.  It's just routine at this point.  I don't think about whether I want to go or not, I just go.  My … Continue reading Gratitude

Surviving in the Wild: Staying on Diet

Imagine this: You're out running errands and it takes longer than you planned. Unfortunately, you've left your meals at home, and it'll be hours before you can eat again.  Oops.  It happens to the best of us.  Yeah, the problem could have been prevented by always bringing two prepped meals around with you, but you're … Continue reading Surviving in the Wild: Staying on Diet