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The Beauty of New Beginnings

If we take pause from our busy lives, it’s apparent that new beginnings are everywhere. Each morning when we rise – the beginning of a new day. Each time we strike up a conversation with someone new – the beginning of a budding friendship. We embark upon a new exercise program – the beginning of… Continue reading The Beauty of New Beginnings

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NPC Bikini Prep 10ish Weeks Out… I’m Sick!

This will be short and sweet, folks. The past week has rocked my socks, and not in the positive way you might imagine. Traveling during this last phase of prep has proven to be quite challenging. Managing my workload, two hour insanely intense workouts, my kicked up diet plan, buying and renovating my first single… Continue reading NPC Bikini Prep 10ish Weeks Out… I’m Sick!

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated When All You Want To Do Is Nap

Don’t lose sight of how far you’ve come. I love progress pictures for this very reason. It’s easy to only pay attention to how far you have to go, rather than how far you’ve come. For example, last night while my coworkers ate dinner and had drinks on the water in south Florida, I was… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Motivated When All You Want To Do Is Nap

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NPC Bikini 12 Weeks Out – Lots of Changes Happening!

For those of you who have been following me on this journey for the past three months, thank you. From the bottom of my heart – thanks for reading and listening as I complained about PMS, FOMO (fear of missing out), what it’s been like giving up alcohol, what it’s been like dating when you… Continue reading NPC Bikini 12 Weeks Out – Lots of Changes Happening!

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NPC Contest Prep Week 12 – And How to Get Your Happy

Hi there, Week 12 🙂 It’s hard to believe just three months ago I was running and spinning my little heart out, weighing in nearly 10 lbs and 10% more body fat. I was a skinny fat, cardio bunny thinking I had fitness by the balls.  Pardon the terrible picture quality (and that is a… Continue reading NPC Contest Prep Week 12 – And How to Get Your Happy

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The Time I Tried… Giving Up On the Notion of Fairytales

I did something new last week. I listened to a sermon entitled: The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating – led by Andy Stanley.  Andy Stanley is the Senior Pastor of a few well known churches here in Atlanta, including Buckhead Church. I’ve heard my friends discuss the Sundays they’ve spent listening to meaningful… Continue reading The Time I Tried… Giving Up On the Notion of Fairytales