I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth- I’m still here! After months and months of brushing it off when people have suggested I start a YouTube channel, I gave it a try today. It’s nothing fancy- I have very few video editing skills, so, it’s just me talking. Like a spoken blog post,… Read More Today is NOT Show Day- The First SRS Vlog!
Preface This was admittedly one of the most difficult posts I’ve written to date. Much of it was written in my hotel room outside of Boston, two days prior to taking the stage for my pro figure debut, as I reflected on the preceding 22 weeks of contest prep. While some it may seem to… Read More Pro Show Shenanigans
This week, I acted like a massive asshole to one of my really good friends. In a fit of hunger and frustration, I acted like a jerk, and reacted in a hurtful manner rather than addressing my feelings directly with her. My friend is an incredible baker- like, should open a bakery kind of incredible… Read More I’m Sorry I’m Like This: Supporting Your Competitor
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.
Heading into my third consecutive bodybuilding season, and my third season coaching myself through the process, I found myself reflecting a bit on what it is I’ve learned. From the very beginning, from the day I registered for my first show, I’ve used this space to keep track of, make sense of, and share my… Read More How to be an Unsuccessful Athlete
I recently (loathingly) participated a not-uncommon, but annoying, interaction in which a complete stranger took it upon himself to send me a message. Silly me, I responded. You see, I always hope for the best- perhaps someone wanted my advice, or even to pay a nice compliment. Right? Wrong. He wanted to let me know… Read More Internet Fitness and the Pitfalls of Being Female
Every powerlifter has a first powerlifting meet. And like with any first experience, there can be a lot of anxiety surrounding it- how does it go? What will it be like? Will it be super obvious that I’m not sure what’s going on? Will someone explain this shit to me? I hate going into something blind-… Read More Anatomy of a Powerlifting Meet
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
It’s only a few days until Christmas, which means you’re already a handful of potluck lunches and holiday dinners in, if your calendar looks anything like mine this year. On top of the normal social gatherings that revolve around food this time of year, the teachers at my school host a week-long culinary orgy in… Read More Surviving Potluck Season
At the beginning of this year, I set two goals for myself and my body: Get my WNBF pro card… check Get my elite total for powerlifting And I was quickly running out of days in 2016. My home powerlifting gym, Deadweight Strength, hosted this meet, so obviously it was the perfect choice. I’ll… Read More Meet Report: Deadweight Strength Open