Cycle, Weight Training, Running, and More

Cycle, Weight Training, Running, and More

Date Night at the Colosseum

Date Night at the Colosseum

It’s date night. Dressed up. High heels. Fancy dinner. Lots of hand-holding and endearing moments. Right? Well not this week. This week’s date night was a bit unconventional, when we headed to the Colosseum for a training session with my coach Joe Bender. My husband works his tail off, 7 days a week for 8…Continue Reading

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“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been embracing the lazy lately. Well, not really. I’m still cranking away in my full-time job, enjoying my fitness passion and raising a toddler while my husband finishes up the busiest part of his football season, but when I’m not doing one of those three things,…Continue Reading

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The #1 Way that Women are Destroying their Metabolisms

The #1 Way that Women are Destroying their Metabolisms

How many calories do you need to eat each day for your body to work the way it’s supposed to? 1200? 2000? 4000? The answer is simple. It’s DIFFERENT for everyone. This is the #1 topic that I educate my clients on when I coach them in my macro groups. Proper nutrition. nutrient timing, and…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 1 Week Out – PEAK Week!

Bikini Prep – 1 Week Out – PEAK Week!

It’s kind of like Christmas morning, except you can’t eat those soft, warm pecan rolls straight from the oven. My mouth was literally watering as I wrote that sentence. I guess the second plate of white fish, spinach and asparagus I just had for dinner (repeating the same dish I had for lunch) isn’t satisfying my appetite just right.…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

It’s no secret that I love treats. I’ve already planned my post-competition, food-fest party which will include everything from Stoney River’s Carrot Cake to Levain Bakery’s double chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, shipped from New York City. I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and even during prep, I try to trick my taste buds into thinking…Continue Reading

Bikini Prep – 9 Weeks Out – Strike a Pose

Bikini Prep – 9 Weeks Out – Strike a Pose

At 9 weeks out, all of the puzzle pieces are starting to come together for my fitness competition on November 19th. I’ve made all of the muscle gains possible in the 12 weeks of training so far. I have about 2 weeks left of solid training in the gym to make any additional improvements possible…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 10 Weeks Out – Say Yes to the…Bikini

Bikini Prep – 10 Weeks Out – Say Yes to the…Bikini

I knew exactly what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. Lace, form-fitting, open-back, fancy belt. Tried on 2. 1 was $8000, 1 was $1200. Sold at $1200. Done and done. I wasn’t one of those girls who had visions of how I wanted my wedding to be before I met my husband. I…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 13 Weeks Out – Gym Bag Essentials

Bikini Prep – 13 Weeks Out – Gym Bag Essentials

I thought of a product that I can take to Shark Tank next season that will surely get me a deal from the sharks: a gym bag fanny pack. Once I get to the gym, it takes me a solid 5 minutes after I put my bag down at the lockers to “get ready” to…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 14 Weeks Out – Macro Counting, Explained

Bikini Prep – 14 Weeks Out – Macro Counting, Explained

I feel like a broken record at times when I talk about macro counting, because someone asked me just this weekend “if I eat ________.” The answer: YES. Even in prep, NO FOODS ARE OFF LIMITS…yet. Despite the fact that I CAN eat ANYTHING I want as long as it fits my macros, when I…Continue Reading

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