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Bathing in Mustard and Other Random Fitness-Related Faves

Bathing in Mustard. Okay, hear me out. Maybe you body build. Maybe you CrossFit. Maybe you run long distances. Or maybe you work a corporate gig and always feel tight, stiff and achy. Shy of shelling out major bucks on massages every week, what are we supposed to do to alieviate sore muscle pain? If you’ve… Continue reading Bathing in Mustard and Other Random Fitness-Related Faves

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Carbs are NOT the Enemy!

Confused about carbs?? It’s amazing how often I hear people say they’re going “low carb” or how they’re scared to eat that morning bowl of oats… and I just want to scream out “Carbs are not the enemy!!!”Now, that’s not to say I’d suggest hitting your local greasy spoon for a tall stack of pancakes… Continue reading Carbs are NOT the Enemy!

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My First NPC Bikini Competition Recap!

I did it! On 10/31 I competed in my first NPC Bikini Fitness Competition at the Lee Haney Games here in Atlanta, GA. I competed in Bikini A Novice – for women under 35 years old, under 5’4 and placed in the top 5! What an emotional experience prepping for my first competition has been.… Continue reading My First NPC Bikini Competition Recap!

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NPC Bikini Post-Competition Life: I’m Ready!

“What are you going to do after the competition?”   Hands down, this is the #1 question people ask me lately. I have precisely 3 days that stand between me and show day and to distract myself from the grumblings coming from my stomach, I have been doing a ton of thinking. Thinking about what… Continue reading NPC Bikini Post-Competition Life: I’m Ready!

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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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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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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