Thursday, June 22, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that I announce....

With tears and feelings of defeat... I have come to the conclusion that I won't be making it to London to attend Worlds in August due to financial reasons. I won't be finishing what I started. At least not this year, or the next year. I have already started my exit strategy for reversing out of my current comp prep to transition back into normalcy and real life with a balanced diet and deloading from comp training.



Sunday, June 18, 2017

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Enlightened Ice Cream






















I can't think of one person that doesn't like ice cream. I never ate it often throughout my life, especially during weight loss. Don't get me wrong, I love ice cream, but it was a once in a blue moon type of thing for me. I never felt the need to have to HAVE it..... until now! 😩

But luckily for me and everyone else, we can have it without all the calories, the guilt, and the fat thanks to brands like Enlightened!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mizuno Wave Sky Review























When I got news that I would be testing out the new Wave Sky running shoes from Mizuno, I was stoked to say the least. I have been a fan of Mizuno shoes for quite some time now and I was super impressed with my first pair of Mizuno's (Wave Inspire 12) that I've ever owned.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vitagene Ancestry: Discovering My Past And Shaping My Future





















Have you ever been curious as to where your ancestors came from? I'm sure at one point or another you have. I have always been curious. I was told by my gramma at a young age that we had German in our blood. When she told me that I wanted nothing more than to learn the language and study up on Germany and the culture as a kid. To get me started she bought me a German dictionary, which I ventured through daily for a couple of months. Nowadays, there are much easier ways to learn a language. I wonder how fluent I would be with the German language today if I had access to those types of programs as a kid and actually stuck with it... 🤔

Friday, May 19, 2017

WBFF Fitness Atlantic Weekend Recap























My weekend at Fitness Atlantic held at Mohegan Sun was nothing short of magical and life changing. I pushed my anxiety disorders and fears aside and graced the stage in the transformation division to show off my 150 lb weight loss transformation. It was one of the most stressful, scariest, exciting, and overwhelmingly amazing experiences. The road to get there was long and difficult (will save that for another post discussing my first prep). There were many hurdles to get over and hoops to jump through to make it here, but it was so worth it!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

I'm Writing A Book...






















If you missed my most recent interview with international magazine Premae Magazine, then you missed the HUGE announcement I made. 😁



"I'm also working on a book that will tell my story. I will address everything from self-love to advice and tips for a successful weight loss and fitness journey"


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

U by Kotex® FITNESS*: How to Survive Your Workouts During Your Period






Alright ladies! It's time to get a little personal. One week out of the month all of us strong women deal with the aches and pains of our menstrual cycles and sometimes it can make it hard to do anything let alone working out. I am pretty sure that working out is the last thing on a woman's mind during a period, especially if it happens to be a painful one.


"Do you let your period get in the way of having a good workout?"



Thursday, April 20, 2017

prAna: Spring Weather Calls For A New Wardrobe






















Spring is here and it has me all kinds of excited!! With spring, usually comes a new wardrobe. If you know me, then you know I love to wear things that are functional in more than one area of my life. I love wearing my active wear casually when I'm not working out. I need my apparel to work in multiple areas of my life. I want an outfit that I can hike or workout in as well as go to the grocery store in comfortably.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Competition Prep - 4 Weeks Out to Show Day

















In 4 weeks I will be rocking the stage at Fitness Atlantic in the transformation division. Wow! I can't believe I am at the 4 weeks out mark already. The time really has flown by. I am full of butterflies trying to go with the flow. Starting now is where my anxiety disorder is really going to start testing me and I won't let it win. I can't let it win. Throughout this weight loss and fitness journey I have learned that I need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable because nothing great ever comes from playing it safe in your comfort zone. I am 29 days out from doing something that I never thought I would ever be able to do or would even dream about doing just 5 years ago. Standing on a stage in a tiny bikini in front of hundreds of people strutting my stuff and showcasing what I have worked so hard to achieve for the past 4 years. It all seems surreal. I am slowly becoming that person I never thought I could be with anxiety... anxiety so severe that it is officially diagnosed a disorder and have almost claimed my life multiple times. I can't believe this is me and that I am going to do this. My mind is absolutely blown right now.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hang on tight, it's going to be a crazy ride...





I have had a lot of extra time than I normally do to spend some time on the blog today. It feels really great to be able to just sit down and spend some quality time on the blog without being rushed. There is nothing more relaxing than being able to sit down in a comfy spot and write/share your thoughts. It's so comforting. When I don't get a lot of time to be able to sit down in deep thought with concentration and comfortably write without feeling rushed and throwing together a post in a hurry, then it stops becoming something that I enjoy because I don't get to do it the way I want to. I still continue to fight through the times when it's not enjoyable because I know that it will not always be that way. I let things get the best of me and my time and it is my responsibility to make time for the things that I enjoy.