Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Did you see me in STRONG Fitness Magazine?!


Hi guys!! You may or may not have seen my posts on social media regarding my latest feature in the Sept/Oct issue of STRONG Fitness Magazine. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜œ 



I may not be in Chicago at the @ladygaga concert or in London at @wbff_official Worlds competing for a world title this weekend, but I am in the latest issue of @strongfitnessmag hitting newsstands any week now! ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค˜ I'll keep you all updated! #sneakpeek Words can't even begin to express the amount of gratitude, love and appreciation that I have right now. It is such an honor to grace the pages of this amazing magazine with a full 2 page feature in the fall issue alongside all of the other strong and beautiful women and athletes! Thank you so much Strong Fitness. I can't wait to read it! Thank you for giving me this mind-blowing opportunity to continue inspiring and sharing my journey with the world. I am forever grateful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽ‰ @strongfitnessmag @paul_dillett @allisondillett @wbff_official @fitnessatlantic @davidfordfoto
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The feature appeared in their, "Get Inspired!" section. The article discusses bits and pieces of my story and my weight loss/fitness journey. It also mentions a few details on how I lost the weight. I thought the article was really well thought out and written. The headline quote that was used is just........ pure awesomeness! They couldn't have picked a better quote!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Comeback Is Always Stronger Than The Setback

Hi again! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

As most of you know, I decided to take some time away from blogging and sharing my journey (read here). As you can see just from that post and things that were shared leading up to that post that it was much needed and I am sure some people saw it coming.


"Lord knows you can’t trust your head when you're standing on the edge. 
I’m breaking down.
Lord knows you can’t trust your head when you're hanging by a thread. 
I was breaking down." -Sia (Footprints)

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! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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... ๐Ÿค”

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. ๐Ÿ˜



"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.