If you have been following my blog over the past few months, you know a little about my background. I have trained so many different ways over the past 7 years. My goal has always been to build muscle. Yes, I of course wanted to lose some baby weight too, but the ultimate goal was… Continue reading Progressive overload: the best way to build skeletal muscle naturally
Do you find yourself frustrated by the constant fluctuation of your scale weight on check in day? Don't worry! You aren't alone. I have been weighing myself now for about 10 months daily for my current training regimen. Yes you read that right. Every day. As soon as I get up in the morning, use… Continue reading The truth about scale weight
I haven't been in the bikini competition realm for very long but I have definitely already noticed a change in my perception of the sport. When I first decided I wanted to try and compete it was strictly for the personal battle. I wanted to see if I could push myself to be ready for… Continue reading It’s OK to be competitive!
Does the thought of prepping an entire week of meals stress you out and also sort of nauseate you? It does me. I have never liked cooking vats of food and individualizing it for the whole week. I can't even think of eating the same chicken over and over all week long. I know that… Continue reading An alternative to meal prepping
So you are being told that you need to eat more protein. You think to yourself, there is only so much chicken breast and fish I can eat in one day! I know the thought of eating nothing but boring chicken breast in every meal can be nauseating. Granted, chicken is a great option for… Continue reading Non traditional high protein foods
I have tried quite a few protein brands over the past 7 years and I thought I would share my opinion of each. I am not an ambassador or athlete for any of these companies so I will give my truthful opinion with no bias. I know for some it can be overwhelming searching online… Continue reading Protein powder review
If there was one thing I would say that I have ever been complemented on the most it would be my complexion. People are always asking me how I keep my skin so clear. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am a freak about keeping my skin clean and moisturized. I am that… Continue reading My secret to a clear complexion
I have had this question asked to me several times over the past year, so I want to elaborate a little on why I benefit from having a coach. Over the past seven years I have weight trained myself, had a personal trainer for a period of time, attended a few boot camps, did a… Continue reading Why do you need a coach?
Ok so this isn't going to be a long post but I wanted to share. Some people naturally enjoy their cardio sessions. There is nothing wrong with that! But for some of us 30-45 minutes of a treadmill, elliptical, or stair climber is pure torture. Now I have always been one to enjoy listening to… Continue reading How to distract yourself during a long cardio session
Since deciding to count macros as part of my lifestyle (not going to say diet because this is permanent) I have learned several tricks to cooking to save on calories. I will say that all of these substitutions are so subtle in a meal that none of my family realizes it is any different than… Continue reading Cooking ingredient substitutions that will save you some calories!