• Reverse Diet

    Reverse Diet What is it? – Reverse dieting is the period after a calorie restricted phase where you slowly build/increase your caloric intake back to maintenance or above maintenance calories. What’s the purpose of a reverse diet? – When you’re in a calorie deficit for a certain amount of time, your body becomes accustomed to the amount of fuel that it’s taking in. If you start adding too much, too quickly, there will be overflow. Your body won’t know what to do with the large influx of carbs and fats…

  • Rebound Weekend

    It has been 2 weeks since the end of the 10 Week Challenge. And I did not stick to my plan… I had a reverse diet plan written up ready to go for the Monday following the end of the challenge. And I will say, I did stick to that 1st weeks meal plan pretty well. But I did have wine like every night, had Ben & Jerry’s, binged on Ritz crackers, and a few other things. Monday through Thursday, I did decently well, sticking to the plan throughout the…

  • WordPress Resources at SiteGround

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  • The Switch Up

    Alright. Training styles/routines/splits, whatever you want to call it…there are SO MANY. With varying amounts of training routines/splits that depend on goals, number of days, etc., it can be really hard to know where to begin. Since last fall and really even before that, my training splits have pretty much been the same. It’s been: I liked training in this format, mostly because I was able to focus on each muscle group. And it was a consistent schedule, I knew what days were what and when my off days were.…

  • Love Yourself

    As a personal trainer, competitor, daughter, friend, etc., I’ve picked up on something. And it’s nothing new, but I’m building a better understanding of it from listening to myself and those around me. The “it” is the idea of needing to fix things about ourselves that we may not be happy with. And that unhappiness is usually caused by outside sources creating standards or trends. A lot of this falls to the way we look at and feel about ourselves. All too often, I hear my clients, friends, family, and…

  • Building Habits

    Now 4 weeks post show — starting to not feel quite as lost anymore While on prep I had a consistent schedule. Now that that’s over, I’ve kind of been lost in my day to day life. And I became even more lost when I found myself without a job. I’m the type of person that needs some sort of outline for their day or week if I want to be able to get anything done. The last 2 weeks of competition prep, I seriously needed a distraction to keep…

  • Do's and Don'ts Post Show

    It’s been a week and a few days since my show and I’m back on prep. I have my 2nd ever show coming up in 17 days on April 14th. Super excited for this show 😀 I want to talk a bit about post show eating…some things to do and not to do. Let me set the scene for you — you’ve been prepping for the big day for 15-20 weeks, you’ve been training your ass off, sticking to your diet plan, and drinking a gallon+ of water a day.…

  • Do’s and Don’ts Post Show

    It’s been a week and a few days since my show and I’m back on prep. I have my 2nd ever show coming up in 17 days on April 14th. Super excited for this show 😀 I want to talk a bit about post show eating…some things to do and not to do. Let me set the scene for you — you’ve been prepping for the big day for 15-20 weeks, you’ve been training your ass off, sticking to your diet plan, and drinking a gallon+ of water a day.…

  • Bedazzling

    It’s so sparkly… Before I even decided to compete, I knew that I wouldn’t buy a pre-jeweled suit. Mostly because of the cost, but also because I wanted to do the jeweling myself. Which I did. I had originally planned on making my entire suit from scratch, but I didn’t really have the time to do so. So, instead my parents bought my suit as an early birthday present. I decided on a plain dark blue suit and went to work putting rhinestones on it. Below is the suit plain,…

  • Who's Hangry?

    This girl is and she has 15 days to go! I can’t believe that in 15 days I will be stepping on stage for my first figure competition O.O This shit is getting real! My calories and macros have changed yet again. I’m now floating between 1,350-1,400 calories per day, and still carb cycling. I’m kind of shocked with how well I am taking this calorie drop. I’m definitely hungry and have my moments of insanity, but I’m not feeling as horrible as I did last week. I have noticed…