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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: 12 DAYS Out. Someone Give Me a Cracker! 12 Days. 288 Hours. 17,280 Seconds.  But whose counting?! Mental State: We truly all do get by with a little help from our friends. My girlfriends have stepped up in the biggest way possible lately. From coming over for tea, to coffee dates, to hourly check-in… Continue reading

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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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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 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!