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Bikini Prep – 11 Days Out – My Husband Forgot

Bikini Prep – 11 Days Out – My Husband Forgot

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…Continue Reading

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Prep Update – I’m Not Ready

Prep Update – I’m Not Ready

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…Continue Reading

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

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

“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…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 5 Weeks Out – Be Your Own Motivation

Bikini Prep – 5 Weeks Out – Be Your Own Motivation

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…Continue Reading

It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake?

It’s 4am. Why the hell am I awake?

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…Continue Reading

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Hi, it’s me.

Hi, it’s me.

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…Continue Reading

“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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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

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