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NPC Contest Prep – 11 Week Recap, 15 to Go!

Well hello there! Let’s go ahead and start things off with some stats:Current body fat:15.5% (I was nearly 26% this time last year!!)Goal body fat (by 11/7/15): Somewhere around 12-13%Bust: 32 inches (down from 33)Waist: 25 inches (down from 27.5)Hips: 33 inches (down from 36.5)Some recent PRs worth noting: 115lb back squat/320 leg press/65lb preacher curlsYay… Continue reading NPC Contest Prep – 11 Week Recap, 15 to Go!

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Week 10 Recap… and the Gift Fitness Has Given Me

I’ve been asked countless times why I entered a fitness competition and what prompted me to take a plunge into the fitness world. The answer is a long one, so let’s get to my week 10 recap first!WorkoutsI’m still lifting heavy and pushing for PRs each and every workout. It’s fun seeing my delts really take shape – probably because… Continue reading Week 10 Recap… and the Gift Fitness Has Given Me

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NPC Prep – 9 Weeks Down, 16 to Go!

HOW exciting! WorkoutsI think the moral of the story here is, lifting heavy weights will NOT make you bulky, ladies. Eating cookies and doughnuts and drinking a crap ton of wine will. I’m lifting heavier than I ever have, yet I’m the smallest I’ve ever been. Now that’s science I can get behind. Speaking of behinds…… Continue reading NPC Prep – 9 Weeks Down, 16 to Go!

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The Time I Tried…Loving the SH*T Out of Being Single

Sooooo…. I’ve just gone on 14 dates in the past 14 days.I’m not even quite sure how I survived this little experiment, but I did. I’m sure your first question is, where did these potential suitors come from? Men don’t grow on trees! Well, considering my past experience with Tinder, I figured give it a… Continue reading The Time I Tried…Loving the SH*T Out of Being Single

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Month #2 Done! The Road to NPC Continues!

Wow. Two whole months of competition prep are now behind me. My show is 18 weeks away this coming Saturday. Time sure is flying. Let’s get right to it: Workouts All sweaty after my last workout of month #2! Let’s hear it for getting stronger!! I’m continuing to push myself on heavy lifting – and… Continue reading Month #2 Done! The Road to NPC Continues!

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First-date Hot Spots that Aren’t So HOT

When it comes to being single, I am so relieved to be a woman. Don’t get me wrong, dating as a female has its own set of challenges. So many questions constantly swirling, the pressure of balancing your standards and not setting any expectations, and now not being able to go for drinks or eat on… Continue reading First-date Hot Spots that Aren’t So HOT