Tagged with Stokes Fitness

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 so it begins…

Today begins the start of my Fall Competition Training!!! My first show (yes I said first out of a handful I have lined up) is September 29th and is actually in the Buffalo area. 🙂 I’m back on track and starting with a new mindset. I know you have yet to hear about how the … Continue reading

Competition Recap – Saturday aka C-Day

Here is a crazy thought… Exactly one month ago I was super tan standing on a stage in front of a few hundred people in an extremely expensive suit that had less material then my beach ware! Saturday aka C-Day aka 2012 NGA North American Pro/AM 🙂 After my grotesque binging the night before I … 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

Travel Time

Sorry I missed my Final Countdown Day 1 post yesterday… it was quite a busy day getting things in order. Yesterday was the icing on the cake for me.  My spirit is revitalized and I feel amazing. I stuck to my meal plan during the day, got in a few “Last Chance” workouts as they … Continue reading

The Final Countdown: Day 2

Almost there 🙂 My meal plan is the same as every other no carb day and I have followed it to the gram! As far as workouts go I only got in two today… But I gave them everything I had. I rode my bike (rocking the 10lb weighted vest) to Stokes Fitness and worked … Continue reading

The Final Countdown: Day 3

Nothing is too outrageous with 3 days left for preparation… I rode my bike (for the first time in over a year) about 6 miles to the office this morning.  I was a vision in bright running sneakers, an under armour zip-up and dress pants.  And who could miss the oversized tote I decided to … Continue reading

The Final Countdown: Day 5

Yes… Once again I’m late in the day.  I apologize my mind is definitely elsewhere! I started off the day off well. Meal 1: 4 scrambled egg whites, 1/3 cup oats and 1 scoop whey protein Meal 2: 4 scrambled egg whites, 125g green beans and wait for it…. 45g sweet potato 🙂 Meal 3: … Continue reading

Day 6 in the bag!

Depleted.  Yep, that’s definitely the word.  I don’t feel like I can drive for more than a few minutes at a time.  I feel lethargic.  My life consists of an empty belly, headaches, aches, soreness and obnoxiously tight hamstrings. On the bright side I’m still putting in the work.  My diet went well today and … Continue reading

The Final Countdown: Day 6

Good morning Day 6! Sorry for no daily update last night, I kind of fell asleep… Yesterday went well… I stuck to my diet and got in most of my workout goals.  I skipped workout 4 or aka my second shift of cardio.  My legs have been so tired.  My hamstrings are so tight I … Continue reading