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What a Week of Fitness Competition Training Workouts Look Like

I’ve been asked quite a bit lately about my training regimen. My coaches have me on a 5 day on, 2 day off program – also known as a “lean bulk” phase. Bodybuilding.comhas a great article if you’re interested in learning more about lean bulking. Essentially, the goal is to build as much muscle mass… Continue reading What a Week of Fitness Competition Training Workouts Look Like

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It Doesn’t Take a Whole Day to Recognize Sunshine

There are very few times in life when someone says something to me that stops me in my tracks. That silences my voice and makes me go “Hmmmm.” It was during a heart to heart with a best friend earlier this week when he said something so simple that it nearly brought me to tears.… Continue reading It Doesn’t Take a Whole Day to Recognize Sunshine

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Lessons Learned: 2nd Week of NPC Bikini Prep Complete!

Happy Tuesday, Readers!   I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend. I’m happy to report today is the mark of week #3 of my road to my first NPC bikini competition and I’m feeling great!   Memorial Day weekend was full of fun events – I taught a great barre class… Continue reading Lessons Learned: 2nd Week of NPC Bikini Prep Complete!

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6 Lessons Learned: First Week of NPC Bikini Competition Prep

Fitness is 100% mental. It’s not easy spending hours in the kitchen prepping meals. It’s not easy leaving an all day music festival to eat a piece of salmon out of your car. It’s not easy socializing with friends at a weekend cookout with lobster tails, cake, and snacks flowing – and saying no. I’ve begun eating before… Continue reading 6 Lessons Learned: First Week of NPC Bikini Competition Prep

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Meal Prep. Like.A.Boss!

The Plan For the next three weeks, My coach Steve Payne has me on a strict nutrition/workout plan so we can see how my metabolism and body responds. The diet is super clean, and thankfully I’ve never been a fan of condiments, sodas, salad dressings, etc. so eating plain/bland foods is fine by me. But my sweet tooth?!… Continue reading Meal Prep. Like.A.Boss!

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The Time I Tried… To be Fearless

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If you know me, and/or read this blog, you know I’m a goal-oriented person. So it’s no surprise to hear that yes, I do like to set resolutions. Every December I typically write a whole slew of things I’d like to accomplish in the coming year (along with the… Continue reading The Time I Tried… To be Fearless

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Three Things to Stop Romanticizing

1)  The Past  You want a surefire way to be the thief of your own joy? Live your life consumed by your past. How much fun you had in college, how little pressure you felt before becoming financially responsible, how amazing that ex was (news flash – they really weren’t!). The past is the past. The… Continue reading Three Things to Stop Romanticizing