10 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

So it’s that time of year again. Sweater weather, attending gatherings and parties with family and friends, stressful shopping… Pumpkin everything. Extra food everywhere. Some state that during the holiday season people gain between 7-10 pounds. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. It’s more like half a pound to two pounds for most people and varies person … More 10 Ways to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

Choose your own adventure workout: Part 6 – Core & Cardio

Whaaaa… we’re at the finale of the 6 part Choose Your Own Adventure workouts. Get it… it’s Friday and you know you need a damn workout before you start happy hour at 3 PM. DESCRIPTION This is the last of a 6 part choose -your-own-adventure style workout series. This one has it all… cardio, core, … More Choose your own adventure workout: Part 6 – Core & Cardio

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.