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NPC Bikini Comp – 4 Weeks Out

4 Weeks Out. You’re probably all thinking, “You can do it! Only 4 weeks stand between you and the finish line!” But here’s the reality. Unless I get hit by a bus on the day of my show (please lord, don’t let that happen!), life will go on.  Let me say that again. Life does… Continue reading NPC Bikini Comp – 4 Weeks Out

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NPC Bikini – 6 Weeks Out Update

Although at times it sure doesn’t feel like it, were getting close folks!! I’ll be honest and say this is where it’s getting tough. I mentally debate quitting every day, but thanks to the awesome support I consistently receive from friends, fellow competitors, and amazing coaches, I’ve been able to power through.So let’s cut to the… Continue reading NPC Bikini – 6 Weeks Out Update

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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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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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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!