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Flying With Food

Flying With Food

PREPARATION I wrote this post while on a Delta flight to Atlanta. Final destination: Costa Rica for a 6-day vacay with my good friend, and fellow figure competitor, Barb. It’s November, off-season. My MOST IMPORTANT off-season, I’m prepping for Nationals next August, and my chance at that much coveted IFBB pro card. What THAT means … Continue reading

Secret to my Success

Secret to my Success

Tattoos and the art of tattooing has been around for thousands of years, and has penetrated just about every culture. Over the years, the taboo surrounding tattoos has diminished and has become more accepted. However, despite this widespread acceptance, in certain cultures tattoos are still regarded as “unacceptable”. The fitness industry being one of them. … Continue reading

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Greetings from Bonaire! Now that I’m nearing the end of my holiday here in Bonaire, I thought I would take some time out to share some highlights, and stresses, of being away and off-plan. Adventures on Bonaire The boy and I are not your usual vacationers. We don’t do all-inclusives – ugh, I shudder at … Continue reading

Onto the next one…

Onto the next one…

Bon Bini Hello my loyal followers, and new friends!! I’ve been trying my best to keep you all updated and keep the blog posts fresh. I was getting slack for not posting videos, and now I have fallen behind on posts. As I write type this, I am sitting on Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, … Continue reading

Toronto Pro – Post OPA Provincials

Toronto Pro – Post OPA Provincials

Hey guys, I’m posting this from sunny Bonaire! Just some post-competition thoughts and ramblings… And, it can’t be said enough, THANK YOU to Colleen McConnell of  The Crystal Suit for her amazing talent of turning my scattered ideas into one beautiful suit! Also, THANK YOU to Angie DiBattista for the amazing cover-up job she did on … Continue reading

Mike Davies Weekend

Mike Davies Weekend

A Right Proper Ass Whoopin’! This past weekend was spent working out. Not my normal routine of weights, followed by some cardio (no diss to Mindi O’Brien, trust me!) No, from Friday night, through to Sunday morning, coach to the pros, Mike Davies kicked me and 30 other girls’ butts by squeezing (what felt like) a month … Continue reading

Understanding rest periods between sets

Understanding rest periods between sets

I’m just over 5 weeks out from the OPA Provincials at the Toronto Pro SuperShow, which means my workouts are pretty intense. On top of weight training 6 days a week, I complete 35 minutes of high intensity cardio post workout, and another 35 minutes of steady state cardio later on in the day. My workouts … Continue reading