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Protein-Packed Green Cakes

I’ve decided life is too short to eat the same ol’ boring breakfast every day. I’ve also decided to quit thinking about food as inherently “good” or “bad.” If you’ve ever prepped for a show or tried to adopt the mentality of “eating clean” you’re well aware of the stigma that exists in the fitness… Continue reading Protein-Packed Green Cakes

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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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Promises to My Partner

On the blog I’ve talked quite a bit about practicing self-love and making promises – promises to love ourselves and strive for grace over perfection – and it got me thinking. What about making promises to our partners? As we all reflect on 2016 and what we aim to achieve in 2017, I encourage you… Continue reading Promises to My Partner

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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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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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Grateful. 

It’s almost hard for me to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I can’t seem to go anywhere these days without hearing Christmas music playing on repeat… which leads me to the realization that the holidays are upon us.  One of my all-time favorite things to do over the holidays is reflect. Take a few moments to… Continue reading Grateful. 

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3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating

How’s that for a sexy title?! If I haven’t lost you already, thanks for sticking with me!! I’ve talked high-level on my blog about suffering from an eating disorder as a teen and young adult and I’ve talked extensively about the dangerous eating habits I willingly subjected myself to during contest prep for my first… Continue reading 3 Ways to Release the Guilt Associated with Eating