Tag Archives: bikini

May 14

The Results!

Its been one week since the Spring 2016 season wrapped up and the whirlwind of excitement has finally calmed down enough for me to sit down and capture the end of the season.  Where to even begin? If you’ve been following along on social media (IG: @shestrongorg), you’ve already been bombarded with my bikini/trophy spam. […]

April 23

1 Week Out: Scaling The Wall

“Your body will want to quit – your mind will need to convince it not to.” For anyone that has run a marathon, you are likely familiar with “the wall”. When I was training for my first marathon, I remember hitting my 20-milers on Saturday mornings and thinking, “the wall? Pshhht. I’ve definitely got 6.2 […]

April 17

2 Weeks Out: Polish & Gratitude

“This is my favorite part of prep,” – a phrase I’ve found myself repeating on almost a daily basis this week. And I really mean it! Why? We’ve reached the point where months of discipline, sacrifice, struggle, dripping sweat, flowing tears, and unrelenting mind over body strength all come to a head. These last few days […]

April 03

4 Weeks Out: Competition Month!

Prep in a Zip-Loc Bag: I’m currently writing from the sky, on my flight to Tampa for work this week (last trip during prep – woohoo!)  Every April, we have our annual sales kick-off event in Florida and last year was a doozy because it was just 2 weeks out from stage day. Thankfully, this […]

March 13

7 & 8 Weeks Out: Prep on the Road

Oops! I skipped my post last week due to business travel (sorry, y’all!) but I am back home for a few weeks before I have one more biz trip before the shows. Whew – I forgot how challenging travel is when on prep, especially this close to the show when my food is laser-precise and […]

February 28

9 Weeks Out: Farewell Tour

My entire outlook on competing this spring changed with one piece of news: We’re moving! Yep, that’s right, this week we found out we’re relocating to the east coast this summer. Translation: This prep will be my LAST one with Team Chrome and in the PacNW bodybuilding community. In the blink of an eye, my […]

April 29

3 Days Out: Video

Almost there! The week is flying by and I am so, SO excited to step on stage! Here’s my 3 days out video update:

April 29

4 Days Out: Video

Oops! I meant to post this on the blog on Monday. Anywho, here’s my 4 days out check-in!

September 07

Week 10: The Great Pancake Experiment

I’m proud to say I’ve officially smashed 10 full weeks of comp prep! WOW! If you read last week’s post, you’ll know it was one of the toughest I’ve battled yet. I’m bursting with energy right now to announce: this week was SOOO much better! I’m back and unequivocally better than ever! Here’s how my […]

August 18

Week 7: The Return of Cardio

Wow. I’m sitting on my comfy couch, wrapped in a fuzzy blanket and sipping water from my monstrous, “you must be a body builder”, 2-liter jug and am savoring this moment. I am about to capture a week that turned out to be a major turning point in my competition prep thus far. I treasure […]