I've entered a new phase in my bikini competition prep, and my goal is to lean out (or some would say....I'm losing weight) I'm not far from where I want to be, but it's amazing that the last few pounds (3 or 4) can make all the difference when it comes to being stage ready. For those of you who don't already know, I spend much of my time in my beautiful hair salon (loca... read more
People who attribute a high level of fitness to good genetics
Yesterday I was on instagram, and I saw a photo of a friend of mine who is a beautiful (and high level) WBFF Bikini Pro. The picture was of her in a sports bra, and she had tight, toned abs and a physique that any woman would love to have. I almost died when I scrolled below the picture to the comments and saw a random woman&r... read more
I’m always looking for new ways to target and lift the glutes. Feet elevated glute bridges are a surprisingly challenging way to lift and shape your flutes. Performing this exercise with one leg at a time is beneficial for several different reasons. 1 It makes using your bodyweight as resistance more challenging 2 It helps to correct imbalances in your body 3. Your abs and c... read more
1. What exactly is your goal? Write down the specifics: When, where…how does it look, and specifics you have.
2. Why do you want it? How is your life not as wonderful as it could be if you had what you wanted? Write down what your life will look like in 5 years if you don’t change the habits that are keeping you from your goal, and in 10 years. This exercise can actually... read more
There's something about a lean, defined midsection. It's a bit of a rarity to see these days, and it isn't something that you can buy. You, and only you do the work to create a six pack, and it shows a certain level of motivation and dedication that most people may not be willing to commit to. I’ve heard people talk about celebrities and say how easy it must be for them becaus... read more
Have you ever had a goal, and gone after it for weeks or months, only to discover that what you were going after wasn't what you wanted at all, it was actually what someone else wanted for you, or something that you thought you should want, or would make someone else happy? The process of goal setting can be a tricky thing, and when distinctly setting your goals, it's crucial to know that... read more
What do you think when you imagine the stretch between late November and January 1? I hear so many people say things like: I can't deprive myself, or: I'll get myself back on track after the holidays.... What if you could stay on track? (I think maintaining during this time is not only acceptable, but something to be proud of).
I used to gain 5 to 8 pounds throughout the holiday sea... read more
I'm competing in a WBFF competition in November, and I'm working to prepare myself better for this competition than I did for the last. I love, love the training, but I always slack on my stage preparation, perhaps because it isn't something that comes naturally for me. As you may or may not know, I have a tendancy to be a little shy, and have always been nervous to stand up in front... read more
Lately I have been bloated at times when I wouldn't normally expect it. Help! What can I do?
Okay, so this is a bit of a long answer, but here are some things that can cause bloating..... get ready, it's not a short list.
Flying. This is the worst. Chewing gum, fake sugar, dairy, swallowing air, foods that you have... read more
I've noticed a trend in myself lately- taking pride in completing a task while giving a 50 percent effort. Where did I notice this trend you may be asking? Sadly, I noticed it as a pattern within myself. Saying things like: "I broke a record with my weights today, EVEN after two glasses of wine last night!" Or "considering I didn't really focus on my training, I did PRE... read more