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Week 7 of NPC Bikini Prep!

WorkoutsHammies and calves ON FLEEK (that’s what the kids are saying these days, right!?) Oh man did it feel amazing to slip on a pair of Loubs this past weekend and see my calves popping! Coach Steve has me training them practically everyday, and it BURNS! Nice to see the hard work paying off. And… Continue reading Week 7 of NPC Bikini Prep!

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7 Things I Learned Once I Quit Drinking

1. My social life has diminished… And I’m okay with it.  Being the only sober one at the bar gets old. So does explaining to everyone why I’m “just drinking water.” Why is everyone worried about what I am or am not drinking?? It’s been fun watching potential suitors get creative in planning dates, coming… Continue reading 7 Things I Learned Once I Quit Drinking

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Lately I’ve Been…

Happy Hump Day! We’re halfway to the weekend 🙂 The other day I saw a post on one of my favorite blogs, Carrots N Cake, and Tina shared some random insights from everyday life, and I thought I’d lighten to mood over here and share some of my musings as of late. Enjoy! Lately I’ve Been…… Continue reading Lately I’ve Been…

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6th Week NPC Prep + A Letter to Myself

WorkoutsBooty, booty rockin everywhereeeeee!! I must say, 6 weeks in I am getting SO excited. It’s hard when you look at your body every day – sometimes you don’t see the evolution as clearly as others. But over the past week or so, I’ve really been motivated with the changes I am seeing in my… Continue reading 6th Week NPC Prep + A Letter to Myself

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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat

I recently stumbled upon an article titled “8 Overlooked Factors to Overcome Failure – in Sports, Business, Relationships and Beyond” by Garret Kramer and wanted to share it with you all. Kramer writes that we shouldn’t try to control our thoughts as we progress through the stages following a perceived failure, but challenge ourselves to… Continue reading Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat

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2015 Bucket List – Better Get Crackin!!

Today I stumbled upon a list I created the first week of January – a whole slew of things I wanted to accomplish in 2015. Thankfully, quite a few of these bad boys can be checked off, but boy – I still have a ways to go!! Good thing the year is just about halfway… Continue reading 2015 Bucket List – Better Get Crackin!!

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Week Five: NPC Bikini Prep Complete!

Well, hello Week 5! You came fast 🙂 Workouts OMG. This past Saturday I had the brainy idea to run a 10k trail run up in the Goergia Mountains. Coach Steve warned me since I’ve been out of the cardio game for 5 weeks and basically work my legs to complete exhaustion with heavy weights… Continue reading Week Five: NPC Bikini Prep Complete!