Tag Archives: muscle

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 10

3 Weeks Out: No Finish Line

6 of 7 days this week were spent on business in Tampa, FL. And guess what? I followed my plan exactly and was rewarded with some significant fat loss. No cocktails, no awards banquet carrot cake, no sleeping in and skipping my daily workout. I did it! And now, I am officially done with ALL […]

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 […]

September 14

Week 11: Low Carb Character

The last 7 days have been a roller coaster in every sense of the word. The lows were tear-jerkingly low and the highs euphorically high. Here’s the weekly rundown: Low-Carb Character: On Thursday morning, I woke up in tears. It was 4am and the hunger in my stomach would not let me go back to sleep. […]

July 29

Week 4: Struggle + Triumph

Week 4: my first real teeter-totter. Here’s a recap: Struggle – The Great Carb Challenge: my nutrition plan was intentionally altered this week to reduce my carbohydrates temporarily, and boy, did I feel it. If you’ve ever done a low-carb diet, you’ll know how hard it is to maintain energy and focus. I felt foggy, […]

July 03

Week 1: Posing Ain’t Easy

Week 1 of my very first competition prep season is already wrapping up! Throughout the course of this process, I will chapter each week with my observations, experiences, challenges and successes from the prior 7 days – careful to try to note every last little detail. Before electing to compete, I spent the last year following […]