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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

A long time coming…

I must apologize for my more than brief hiatus. Let’s catch up a little. I’m still living in New York and have not so surprisingly found myself jumping back into the fitness profession. The last few months I have acted as a Membership Consultant for a prominent fitness club, but February has me diving head … Continue reading

A week away from normalcy

I had the pleasure of spending this past week with my friend Stephanie while she was in New York for business. I bunked with Steph at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. While it was wonderful to spend so much time with a dear friend, it definitely threw my training for a loop. We went … Continue reading

Switching it up

Variety. While its not something I’m a huge fan of when it comes to my food, I am a huge supporter of switching up my workouts! I will forever have my favorite exercises that I love to hate (burpees, dumbbell push-up rows, Kettlebell swings, any form of cardio), but I do like to challenge myself … Continue reading

Putting Things in Perspective

My Figure coach the great Terry Stokes shared a post yesterday about one of his national competitors that just had a show this past weekend titled “Shut up… Become a Champion”. What a wake up call! It definitely made me realize a few things. I attacked this process with a different mindset the first time … Continue reading

“Cranky When Hungry”

I don’t know about other competitors, but I should definitely come with the disclaimer “Cranky when hungry”… The hardest part of training for a show is not making it to the gym. That’s the easy part. That’s the part we are all slightly addicted to. What can make or break a competitor (in my opinion) … Continue reading


So I admit I indulged in a few sweets Saturday at my friends birthday party. I didn’t have much and definitely no where near how much I would eat when I used to cheat on my diet… But nevertheless my scale is moving in the wrong direction. Anything but down is the wrong direction. Even … Continue reading

Get your booty moving

Good morning all! I know my recent posts have been pretty early… Did I mention to you all that I stared working at a fitness club? I open the gym a few mornings a week, so I’m up by 3am and at work by 4am. Safe to say my days seem to last for ever. … Continue reading

Competition Recap: C-Day Continued…

I paid a visit to Stokes Fitness for a massive butt-whooping this past Monday. During buffcamp Terry laid out my goal weight for fall shows… 116lbs. A few pounds lighter then when I did my show this past May. Not only did I have to drop the extra LBs… But I would have to drop … Continue reading