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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

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

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

Show Time in Toronto

Feeling a little nostalgic… This weekend was all about the 2012 IDFA International Championship near Toronto Canada. No, I wasn’t competing. But I will say that being there made me wish I was! I took the trip to support some of my fellow Stokes girls and help my friend Andrea calm her nerves and make … Continue reading

And the Judges Said…

So later this week I will be posting all about yesterday’s competition and then an overview of my journey, but for those of you who weren’t following my Facebook and Twitter pages I thought I’d at least let you know the outcome… 1st Place Figure Debut 1st Place Figure Novice Tall Overall Figure Novice 3rd … Continue reading


Today is the day! 2012 NGA North American Pro/Am in Schenectady, NY. I have been dieting and prepping for this day for so long that it felt like it would never actually come.  Like it was a dream that would never come to fruition and that I would always just be “in preparation” of. But low … Continue reading