Competition Bikini Shopping

I have always dreaded competition suit shopping.  It's incredibly stressful - not only are there a million combinations of fabric colors, crystal colors and patterns, and connectors, but there are also numerous makers out there, each with their own preferred suit cuts for the top and bottom, as well as sizing.  Competition suits cost anywhere … Continue reading Competition Bikini Shopping

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)

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)

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?