My first NPC bikini competition: The good, the bad, and the oily

New Years Resolutions or 2015 Yearly Goals? You gotta know what you’re working towards, or one day you’ll look back and 10 years have gone by where you didn’t accomplish a damn thing. LAST YEAR I competed in the bikini division of a fitness competition in June of 2014.  It’s taken me six months to put … More My first NPC bikini competition: The good, the bad, and the oily

I’M HURT! How to stay healthy and recover quickly with an injury.

Uh oh! A combination of coming back and hitting it hard after a three month hiatus, a *little* dehydration over Labor day weekend, and overall neglecting of how tight and overworked my muscles were at the time. So lifestyle can influence your body? Affect inflammation levels and make you more prone to swelling, pain, and bruising, … More I’M HURT! How to stay healthy and recover quickly with an injury.

First Triathlon Experience: I swam. I biked. I ran.

750 meter swim, 12.4 meter bike, 3.1 mile run.  No big deal. So I’m not the strongest swimmer, personally own a single speed, and am a seasonally, semi-dedicated runner.  This race kicked my butt. But it also invigorated, challenged, and motivated me to push myself beyond my limits of comfort, ease, and laziness. It ended … More First Triathlon Experience: I swam. I biked. I ran.

Stand Up Desk: Correct Standing Posture to Reduce Back Pain and Burn Calories

Did you know sitting is killing you?  It might not be AS bad as puffing on a nicotine stick, but being slave to a sedentary lifestyle is pretty much as bad as smoking. I sit at a desk all day long…. sitting for 8 hours wears on my back.  And my eyes.  And my poor … More Stand Up Desk: Correct Standing Posture to Reduce Back Pain and Burn Calories