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My Latest ClassPass Experiences and Why I Decided to Quit

Before I get to a few reviews of recent ClassPass experiences, let me first say despite cancelling my membership, I am not knocking the service entirely. I think it’s a great option if you’re looking for variety and affordability. However, I feel as though the brand has grown at rapid speed and I have become… Continue reading My Latest ClassPass Experiences and Why I Decided to Quit

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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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4 Ways I Make Health and Fitness Part of My Every Day Life

Have a buddy. Having a friend meet you at the gym or check out a new spin class is a really great way to keep yourself accountable AND have fun. You share the experience (what’s that saying about misery loving company?! Ha!) AND if time permits, you can enjoy catching up over coffee, lunch, shopping,… Continue reading 4 Ways I Make Health and Fitness Part of My Every Day Life

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Lately I’ve Been: March Edition

Cooking: All sorts of fun recipes! Last month in Cali, I made Julie’s Beef Bulgolgi for the boyf and I honestly think it may have been the best, most flavorful meal I’ve ever made. I ALWAYS get too lazy to make everything a recipe calls for. 9 times out of 10 if it calls for some… Continue reading Lately I’ve Been: March Edition

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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