You Can’t Be Both Elite and Balanced

November 13, 2018

My competition season this year is best summed up by the phrase: 2nd Place. Regardless of my two 2nd Place rankings this year, the first one in my height class of 12 women at the Yorton Cup and the second from this past weekend in the Masters Over 35 division, I feel like I won…

How Discipline Takes Over When Motivation Stalls

November 7, 2018

Bikini Prep – 11 Days Out – My Husband Forgot

October 16, 2018

My husband forgot I was competing this month. He turned to me in the car yesterday and said, “You’ve been completely different this time around.” In my brain, I jumped for joy. I think I did a little car dance as well. My goal in each of my preps is to always be sure that…

Prep Update – I’m Not Ready

September 21, 2018

If you saw my social media last night, you know that I made a big decision (in my little world) to cancel my first show this fall. This was a tough decision for me for many reasons. First off, I am a stickler about commitment. You said you were going to do something, then do…

Bikini Prep – 4 Weeks Out – Do as I say NOT as I do.

September 16, 2018

“Mom can you hold these. Daddy will eat them.” My daughter said to me as she handed me her bucket of fries at the County fair this afternoon. Even she knows that fries aren’t part of my plan at the moment. Lately, I feel like a walking advertisement for what NOT to do in order…

Bikini Prep – 5 Weeks Out – Be Your Own Motivation

September 10, 2018

It’s “Monday Motivation,” a catchy hashtag that social media came up with to get people to post pictures of what motivates them. Right now there are close to 12 million photos on Instagram with the hashtag #mondaymotivation. These photos range from quotes to posed selfies with people making duck faces, meal prep pictures with containers…

Why I almost quit, but I didn’t. The hormone that may be hindering your weight loss.

September 2, 2018

If you had asked me a week ago what the title of this blog would be, it would have read something like, “Why I quit my daydream. My decision to stop competing.” My daughter and I hit a rough patch in August. We returned from the beach where we spent a lot of time this…

It's 4am. Why the hell am I awake?

July 31, 2018

It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake? I thought the same thing at 3:24am when my eyes opened up and my daughter was in bed beside me. I faintly remember her crying earlier in the evening, but my husband took over because he knew I’d had enough. Sitting on the couch before bed, nearly…

Hi, it's me.

July 17, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything, not because I don’t have anything to say but because I have so much to say that it’s hard to narrow it all down. I’ve learned so much this year, about health and wellness and about myself about how life can be so simple if we allow…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins

November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving week! From our family to yours, we wish you health, happiness and lots of delicious food this holiday week. If you’ve signed up to bring a baked good to an upcoming holiday party, consider bringing these pumpkin muffins along. You don’t even have to tell anyone that they’re healthy. Gianna and I have…