November 2014 archive

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Creepers

Well I’ve got a blog. A forum to talk about whatever I want but this wasn’t ever a topic I intended on. And I’m addressing it because I have an opportunity (although it be through unfortunate circumstances) to increase awareness. I was groped at Target by a strange man. I was by myself (no kids […] Read more…

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Reckless or Badass?

I am engaged in a hobby/sport/passion.. whatever you call it, in which your body is pushed to its limits. Intense exercise is hard, strict dieting is hard, and your body might just fight it. Your brain fights it. But I feel like with proper knowledge and coaching, it can be done safely and in a […] Read more…

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The Downside of Competing

There’s a lot of reasons people don’t compete who want to, so I’m going to tell you all the reasons why it sucks lol.. It’s expensive.  Here’s just a layout of what a typical show costs, based on my experience: Coach: $500-1200 depending on who and how much time you need and if they train […] Read more…

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Supplement Basics

I’ve been asked quite a bit about supplements. So I’m addressing women who may have similar goals to mine, in that they want to lose weight, and build muscle but be lean, and “toned.” All of the above right? =) Weight training should be a part of everyone’s routine, and to encourage growth, you gotta up […] Read more…

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Competing From an LDS Perspective

I don’t mean to be controversial, and I owe no explanation to anyone, but these are my thoughts.. I’m an active member of the LDS church, always have been and like it that way =) In our religion, we believe in chastity and modesty, so I can understand if people believe I’m contradictory in my […] Read more…

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Posers

Despite the seemingly flawless photos of competitors or fitness models, or people on social media posting their best, most flattering selfie (guilty), just be aware that many if not all of them have insecurities and flaws. I’ve spent lots of time while in contest prep browsing photos of pro competitors, to get an idea of […] Read more…

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This One’s for the Mamas

This post is really personal (and embarrassing!!) but it’s real. Lots of people have been here. I’ve told countless friends and clients to chuck the scale, and base progress on pictures because that’s been eye-opening for me. And here’s a **disclaimer** This was not a crazy fast transformation. This was a year and a half […] Read more…

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Competition Diet

I dunno if this is news to anyone, but you can’t out-train a bad diet. The nutrition aspect is usually really hard for me. I know how to shop clean, cook clean, and eat clean, but in normal settings, I give myself wiggle room for treats, and parties, and eating out. During this prep, I […] Read more…

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Train Smarter

Piggybacking off my last post, and what people most ask about is the diet and exercise part of prep! Keep in mind, I can’t give away specifics. I pay my coach good money for her plan! And she designed it especially for me and my body and my goals. But there’s some very important and […] Read more…

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Finding a Coach

Most people who compete already know this, but a personal trainer vs. competition prep coach are 2 different things. I got my degree in exercise science and went on and got CPT certified, but I would not feel comfortable nor qualified to get someone ready for a show. There’s a lot of nutrition tweaking especially […] Read more…