I spent the morning learning how to operate Final Cut Pro, experimenting with video editing, creating voiceovers, splicing together videos, adding titles and written commentary… though adding a background track underneath my speaking has thus far eluded me. Seriously. If anyone knows how to do that, hit me up, because my Google-fu was… Read More 2017 WNBF Worlds Prep- Now on Video!
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.
If you follow me on Snap Chat (SRShenanigans), you were privy to me, sans makeup, embarking on my second DEXA scan adventure. My first scan was completed at the end of January, at the top of what would be considered my “offseason,” when calories were high (slightly above maintenance) and I was competing in powerlifting,… Read More Stage Ready DEXA Scan Results
Peak week- the last week before you compete, during which time you try and optimize your appearance to hit a temporary “peak” on show day- is probably the most discussed, hated, and easy to fuck up piece of any contest prep. Glycogen depleting workouts, sodium manipulation, water loading and restricting, tilapia and asparagus for breakfast because… Read More Peak Week Part 1: Input
As of yesterday morning, I’ve officially been on contest pre for the LA Muscle Mayhem for 8 days, and am 7 weeks out from that contest. And I can already tell this prep might be a rough one. My last prep went well. Easy! Almost too easy. I should have known it couldn’t always be that… Read More This One Is A Little Different
Fifteen days. Ten airplanes. Five cities. Two continents. Two long-overdue flexies! I haven’t vanished! I’ve only gone out exploring the world- two exciting, and BUSY, weeks spent exploring Australia have me pretty exhausted. Vacation, or, “holiday” is great, but I am ready to be home-… Read More Fitness and Flying
Over the past year, I’ve embarked on two “bulking cycles,” but, like… not really. You see, nothing in my research has led me to believe that bulking, in the traditional bodybuilding sense- eating a bunch, gaining 10-20…30…40… pounds over a couple of months, then shredding down over the course of 20 weeks or so in… Read More The End of “Offseason,” and the Idea of It, Too