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It took a little while to sink in…

Three years ago, January, I started blogging with My Glorified Journal. My first declared engagement was to compete in a Figure Competition in May 2012. I trained, I competed, I won. It was a great feeling and propelled me into the fitness industry to share my passion with clients. Changing their lives as fitness changed mine. … Continue reading


Gone are the days of having hours to dedicate to the gym, to meal prep and to a good night’s sleep. Reality has set in and it has been a struggle. My job has become, well less of a “job” and more of a “career”. I was very fortunate at the latter end of 2014 … Continue reading

Rest & Relaxation

A little R&R never hurt anyone, right? It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Between holiday travel, moving into my new abode, and the day-to-day I love so much, my training didn’t exactly get the attention it deserves. Horrified that it would ruin my progress, I have been beating myself up mentally about my … Continue reading

In search of greatness

Have you ever felt as if you were really good at a lot of things, but exceptional at nothing? I’m not quite sure what has prompted this little rant of mine. In fact, it is most likely an accumulation of things. I think it originated with the book I read on my train ride from … Continue reading

Am I Becoming Lactose Intolerant?

So, I think I may have made myself lactose intolerant. I won’t pretend to be a registered dietician, any sort of doctor, etc., but from my endeavors as a Figure Competitor, Personal Trainer, and overall fitness enthusiast, I’ve learned a couple things. Top of the chart would be manipulating my diet for results and some … Continue reading

The Perks of Personal Attention

Anyone who knows me or has followed my nonsensical babbling on here knows a few key pieces of info about me: 1. Some of my favorite time is the time I spend in the gym 2. I am a certified personal trainer 3. I am only human With all of the above in mind, I … Continue reading

When it Matters Most

Yesterday was nothing shy of a miserable day. It was raining all day. Work seemed to drag on and my daily afternoon nap didn’t seemed to help any. Still I had high hope that a workout would brighten my day. I decided to go to CrossFit. My shoulders have been in a lot of pain, … Continue reading

Om Nom Nom

Workout, workout, workout. Yes, gym time and cardio time are key when training for a competition. The time you spend reflects 100% in the development of your physique and overall strength and conditioning. But it’s not all about the gym. Diet, diet, diet. There is NO substitute for eating a clean, concise diet during your … Continue reading

Active Recovery

We often forget that letting our bodies recover is just as important as working up a sweat in the gym. I just started CrossFit this month at CrossFit Strong Island in Merrick, NY. While I don’t 100% agree with the overall philosophy, I have definitely missed the group workout environment. Having everyone else suffer just … Continue reading