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33 Lessons in My 33 Years

I’m 33! Thirty-freakin-three! How do some days move so so slow but suddenly you turn around and a whole year has gone by? I am officially three years older than when my mom was when she had me (and lord knows I thought that was SO.OLD.)! For reasons unbeknownst to me, my birthday has always… Continue reading 33 Lessons in My 33 Years

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Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Usually writing pours out of every one of my pores. Whether it’s a light-hearted blog post or a highly technical press release. Interesting or bland. Writing comes naturally for me. Except this post. This is difficult to share. However since it is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and I know just how many women (even some… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday. Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

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Getting Out of Our Minds and Into Our Bodies

In a time when life can seem chaotic and the to-do lists are never-ending, there’s something I choose to do to center myself. To get out of my mind and into my body. I meet my yoga mat. Those first few moments connecting with breath on my mat are filled with racing thoughts. My mind… Continue reading Getting Out of Our Minds and Into Our Bodies

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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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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