Tagged with Figure Competitor

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

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

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

New Kicks

No show prep season is complete with out a brand new pair of gym shoes! I snuck over to Foot Locker on my lunch break today and picked up a sweet pair of Asics Gel-Fuji Racer sneakers that I’m so anxious to try out I’m actually wearing them at work! As you can probably imagine, … Continue reading

20 Weeks and Counting

Yesterday was the start of my 20 week Figure training period, so I can hop on stage at the end of September for the INBF Natural Mania – WNBF Pro-Qualifier. This year I’m hoping to win my pro card. 20 weeks is a bit longer than the typical training period, but I’m hoping that slow … 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