Bikini Competition

Binging & Body Dysmorphia Post Show

Competing in a bikini competition was the BEST and WORST experience of my life.  Mostly it was the BEST experience of my life but I had no idea the long term effect it would have on me.  There are a lot of things people don't tell you about competing and the side effects of competing. … Continue reading Binging & Body Dysmorphia Post Show

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Healthy & Happy Life

What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

What Is Gut Health? The term "gut health" seems to be popping up everywhere these days!  When we talk about gut health we are usually talking about the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as digestion and absorption of food, and the absence of GI illness. Scientifically though, gut health is still really unclear on what it… Continue reading What’s Your Gut Got To Do With It?

Fitness Training, Weight Loss & Nutrition

Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?

The post-workout period is often considered to be the most critical part of nutrient timing. Just how much refueling is needed immediately post-workout and what makes or breaks your results? The anabolic window (also known as the metabolic window) is a strength training term (aka the BROcabulary) for the 30-minutes (give or take) period after exercise. … Continue reading Eating Within The “Anabolic Window” Just Brocabulary or BroScience?

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

The infamous "D-word" nobody wants to hear!  DIET! I personally hate using the word diet because usually, the word diet has a very negative connotation.  Usually "dieting" or restricting yourself from specific foods can lead to weight fluctuation which brings a host of related side effected that can harm your physical health. We all know… Continue reading Healthy Eating Habits To Change Your Life

Healthy & Happy Life

The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

As a gym cat who likes to lift, and lift heavy, I've spent a lot of time in gyms all around the United States.  I work hard at the gym and I lift heavy because I love it.  The stigma attached to going to the gym as a woman is ridiculous.  I'm not trying to… Continue reading The Gym Cat’s Pet Peeve List

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

I was recently getting ready for work when I was listening to the Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel's podcast on "Is Lean Protein Really Better For you."  It got me thinking!  As a bikini competitor and somebody who goes through the life "cut" phases to lean out, I obviously chose to eat really lean meats.  However,… Continue reading Lean Protein: Is It Just A Throw Back Term?

Healthy & Happy Life

Jump-Start Your Brain

Looking at giving your brain a quick jump start in the morning? Here are 6 morning habits you can try to wake up your brain so you can maximize your day! Whether you like to sleep in or jump out of bed and tackle the day these six tips can help you be more productive and… Continue reading Jump-Start Your Brain