Tilapia Tacos

Tilapia Tacos

I figure it’s about time I start posting some recipes. You spoke, and I listened… I can’t count the number of times people have requested more recipes – well, here goes! I decided to call these “Tilapia Tacos” instead of fish tacos. Saying “fish taco” always makes me giggle. Yes, I know, immature. When I was in Edmonton … Continue reading

Muscle Music

Muscle Music

I love music. And, as anyone that knows me can tell you, I can’t live without it – especially while training. I’m also a self-confessed gadget geek. I love technology and the latest “toys”. A couple of years ago, in 2009, when bluetooth stereo headphones started appearing onto the market, instead of waiting for them … Continue reading

My Top 3 Supplements

My Top 3 Supplements

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP ME THROUGH COMPETITION PREP I am often asked what I eat, how I train, and what supplements I take.  Rather than give away all my secrets, I thought I’d share with you three of my top supplements that have assisted me in reaching my physique goals. Now, considering I’m a MuscleTech Ambassador, … Continue reading

The True Art of Sportsmanship

The True Art of Sportsmanship

With the 2014 competition season now in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to bring up a very important, and often overlooked, aspect of competing: sportsmanship. A LOOK BACK When I first entered the world of competition I can remember the immense loneliness I felt as I prepped for the big … Continue reading

Living With Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow)

Living With Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow)

LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN Over the last 10 months, I’ve been living with chronic pain in my elbow. It was formally diagnosed as lateral epicondylitis (LE), aka tennis elbow. I’m not sure what exactly caused it, but in almost every case it’s an overuse injury, much like carpal tunnel syndrome. The pain isn’t exactly debilitating, … Continue reading

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