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Dave Laus Photoshoot

Dave Laus Photoshoot

Here are a few choice pix from my recent photoshoot with the amazing Dave Laus. An extra special thanks to the talented – and mommy-to-be – Jill Fowlie of Polished By Jill, for my awesome hair and makeup.   A touch-up from Jill

Hello from Canada!

Hello from Canada!

Well before I started this blog, I wondered if it was worth it. I mean, I am busy… VERY busy. I thought to myself, who in the world would want read what I have to say, much less care. Boy, was I wrong. What started out as a very humble beginning, has grown into a … Continue reading

Bedtime meal

Bedtime meal

Huh, weird… I thought that this was already posted. And you guys didn’t say a word! Well, here it is… FINALLY! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup egg whites any seasonings you like. I usually use garlic & herb seasoning from Costco, with Mrs Dash Extra Hot and a sprinkle of sea salt STEPS Put egg whites in … Continue reading

What motivates you?

What motivates you?

No matter how much I tried to encourage myself to push through today, I just couldn’t find the motivation. I was up at 6am and did some early morning cardio after breakfast. I felt pretty good but then, as the day progressed, my energy levels dropped and my motivation went right down with it. I … Continue reading

Fri, 19OCT12 – Shoulders & Back

Fri, 19OCT12 – Shoulders & Back

Second shoulder workout of the week! Stop your moaning – let’s get ‘er done! ************************************************************************************** SUPERSET: Arnold press: 3 sets of 10-15 reps + assisted pull ups (watch your form!): 3 sets of 8-10 reps SUPERSET: single arm rear delt flyes: 3 sets of 10-15 reps + single arm seated cable rows; 3 sets of 10-15 … Continue reading

Thurs, 18OCT12 – Biceps, Triceps, Abs

Thurs, 18OCT12 – Biceps, Triceps, Abs

Ready? Okay… here we go! ************************************************************************************** **All exercises are 3 sets of 10-15 reps** SUPERSET: preacher curls + close grip bench press SUPERSET: standing alternating DB curls + single arm-cable pushdowns SUPERSET: hammer curls (both arms at the same time) + dips SUPERSET: close grip cable curls + reverse grip cable pushdowns (using the straight bar) ABS: 3 … Continue reading

Valuable lessons learned

Valuable lessons learned

As I near the end of the competition season, it’s time to reflect back on what I’ve learned, what I did differently from the past, and what I’ll do differently next year. First and foremost, I want to talk about expenses. The cost of competing is not cheap. But, this year, I’ve learned that saving … Continue reading