If you follow me on Instagram, Snap Chat, or Facebook, you already know that I recently returned from an absolutely mind-blowing two week vacation in Thailand. I tried durian ice cream… and really liked it! Made friends with an Asian elephant named Saxad outside if Chiang Mai… Took a Thai cooking class with… Read More Thai-et Breaks. Ok I’m Sorry For That One. This is About Diet Breaks.
Remember last year, after my first figure competition, when I started powerlifting and made it my mission to remain as lean as possible through the offseason? I do. This year, I chose to do things a little bit differently. After spending hours and hours and HOURS of my time reading and listening to… Read More A Different Approach to the Offseason
Gather ’round, boys and girls, let me tell you a story. I’ll narrate, for you, in explicit detail, the first time I attempted a water cut for a powerlifting meet. Meet day was Saturday, weigh-ins on Friday. All year, it had been my goal to get my elite-level meet total- 704 pounds with my bench,… Read More My Body is Good At Many Things- Cutting Weight is NOT One of Them
I realized that I haven’t spoken about my own journey in quite some time. I started this blog as a way to tell people what I’m doing when it comes to my sports, what I’m trying, what works, and what doesn’t, and I’ve gotten a bit away from that. So long, in fact, that I completed… Read More Programming Discussion: PH3 trainer
A while ago, I opened up my Snap Chat for a Q&A session, and received an absolutely shocking number of questions. I did my best to answer each one, with all but a few receiving responses. The response was phenomenal! I will definitely be opening up for more of these- with specific topics- in the… Read More Q&A: Supplements
I was recently contacted… and contacted, and contacted, one of the times by the wrong name… by YourTea.com, a “teatox” company that makes their money by selling teas that make some pretty lofty claims: “detox,” weight loss, assistance with cystic acne and eczema, help with endometriosis and PMS, enhanced libido, reduces stress and anxiety, and even lean… Read More Two Cups a Day: I Did a 30 Day TeaTox
This is the part II follow up to my original post, The One Thing I couldn’t Change: Satisfaction Through Surgery. Last month got pretty nuts for me, what with finishing my masters, and vacation, and all, but I had a mini-celebration during that time as well: officially, my boobs turned one year old. Happy birthday,… Read More Satisfaction Through Surgery II: One Year Post-Op
I’ve mentioned before that after the show, I had plans to reverse diet. Well, it’s after the show now, in case you missed that. Nine days after the show, to be exact. I posted a short video about reverse dieting, but I never really addressed what it was, or what it meant for me. Reverse… Read More Reverse Dieting: Plan Ahead!
I’m going to be honest- this week had been rough. So far, it’s been the roughest since I started preparing for this contest. Mentally, physically, emotionally, I’ve been pretty well wrecked. I’ve been stressed about deadlines for my masters thesis and work stuff and making sure I’m eating right and lifting hard and leaning out,… Read More Every Part of You is a Piece of the Whole; Listen
For some people, Sunday is about brunch, for others, about football (is there still football? Umm, Go Team!), and for still others, it’s about drinking all day (#SundayFunDay, right?) lamenting their inevitable return to work on the following day- because who doesn’t like to compound the drudgery of waking up early on a Monday by… Read More Hamburger Hamstrings: How I Came to Appreciate Rest Days