Day 7: Quickie but goodie

This is all I got today, folks. I got to work a little later than I had planned and I was slammed all day long. Before I knew it, it was 4 pm. I had about 2 hours and 45 minutes to hit the gym, take a shower, eat dinner and drive out to the … Continue reading Day 7: Quickie but goodie

Day 6: Tired & Sore

I wasn't feelin' it today.  I don't think there's a single part of my body that ain't sore. My shoulders, my triceps, my forearms, my back...my booty! Ugh! I was walking funny around the office today and could barely get out of my chair. I've really kicked butt this week and I was thinking this … Continue reading Day 6: Tired & Sore

Day 5: It’s only Day 5

Today was Legs Day. Yeah, that's in caps. Legs Day is always the hardest and it happens twice a week. I learned a few good lessons while kicking my own ass at the gym today. I started off strong. Despite feeling a little disconnected and self-conscious since I was trying out a brand new gym … Continue reading Day 5: It’s only Day 5

Day 4: Today I lifted 6,652 lbs!

That's right! Today I focused on my shoulders. I discovered a couple specific trouble spots after reviewing my "now" pictures I took a few evenings ago. Aside from the never-ending glute saga, I've got to start rounding out and building up my shoulders a bit and narrowing and tapering at the waist. I already have a … Continue reading Day 4: Today I lifted 6,652 lbs!

Day 3: Why in the hell am I doing this?

Why the hell am I doing this? Um, short answer: I'm not sure. I want something challenging - I want to compete - I want to win something. I told my parents yesterday at our disastrous pizza lunch that I entered this bodybuilding competition in February and the looks on their faces told me that … Continue reading Day 3: Why in the hell am I doing this?

Day 2: Awwww crap

So, yeah, I'm writing this on Monday 9/22 because I forgot to do my daily post yesterday. Crap - Day 2 was a disaster! Perhaps that's why I subconsciously forgot to check in. Let's review, shall we? On Sunday mornings, my boyfriend and I always attend a meeting with friends at 8 am. It's kind of … Continue reading Day 2: Awwww crap

Day 1: The video that started it all

Yesterday at work, while I was in a trance gazing admiringly at pictures of Amanda Latona, I started seriously contemplating the idea of entering my first novice bikini competition. I've known deep down inside that this is something I've wanted to try, but honestly - I really didn't think I could swing it. I can be plagued … Continue reading Day 1: The video that started it all

Dirty Hippy Cakes

I was going to call this "Banana Paleo-ish Protein Pancakes" and show off some fancy alliteration skills but really, these cakes are for some dirty hippies. New-age hippies who eat pasture-raised eggs. This recipe was born out of desperation: I watched every damn episode of The Killing, I had some spare time & a bunch of almost-too-ripe … Continue reading Dirty Hippy Cakes

Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie

Everyone likes pumpkin pie, right? Well, I do, but it makes my ass big & it can be loaded with refined sugar. So here's a (super) healthy version. This recipe is sadly not my own - I have to give credit to my awesome friend and inspiring Registered Dietitian Nutritionist David Wiss! Please check out his amazing … Continue reading Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie

Guilt-free (almost) meat

As a failed vegetarian who watched countless hours of PETA videos, I try to buy meat from pasture-raised farms that adhere to the Global Animal Partnership's 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards. Look, I know it's not perfect. Ideally, all of my meat would come from a local farm down the street where the animals roam free, … Continue reading Guilt-free (almost) meat