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More & Less in 2017

I used to be one of those people that had to make a New Year’s resolution. I just had to have goals to keep me on track. I credit that to 1) being driven AF and 2) being single. I was on a full-fledged quest to become the very best version of myself. Competing in… Continue reading More & Less in 2017

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5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

In 2016 I committed to living life a bit simpler. The year started out with my boyfriend and I in a cross-country relationship, I was completing a full-house renovation, juggling my career, making time for friends and family, and figuring out post-fitness competition life. It was a hectic – yet amazing- time and I knew… Continue reading 5 Ways I Simplified Life in 2016

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The “Love Your Legs” Workout

I have good news and bad news, y’all. Bad news? This following workout will have you crawling to the bathroom in the days that follow. Good news? I have the perfect remedy for your sore, achey muscles. So let’s get to work. I happen to love training legs. Quads, Hammies, Glutes, even Calves. I love… Continue reading The “Love Your Legs” Workout

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What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

I recently came across a snippet of Victoria Beckman’s British Vogue interview in which she penned a letter to her 18-year-old self. I found the article heartwarming – and it got me thinking. What would I say to my 18-year-old, college-bound, spitfire self? I know you’re not the thinnest. I know you wish your hips were… Continue reading What I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

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Life’s Too Short for Shitty Workouts

I get it. Not everyone loves to workout. It hurts. Sweating is gross. The couch sounds like a better idea. There’s an infinite number of excuses you can give as to why you hate working out. But here’s the thing. It doesn’t need to be that way. Hear me out. Working out doesn’t have to… Continue reading Life’s Too Short for Shitty Workouts

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NPC Bikini: 2 Weeks Out. Brain-Dead, Tired and Hangry

17 Days. I can do it. I can do iiiiiit. Can’t I?!  Mental State: Hunger. Intense feelings of hunger – aka HANGRY pains. I literally think about food 90% of the day. The other 10% I’m asleep. Doubt. Am I ready? Since this is my first show, I have no benchmark on how I should… Continue reading NPC Bikini: 2 Weeks Out. Brain-Dead, Tired and Hangry

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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