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
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
Oh my goodness I made it. In the last two weeks, I’ve faced death multiple times, and yet here I sit with the kitty, studying the doughnut menu for the day and making decisions over delicious coffee. I’ve made it. I mastered my masters, I had an awesome photo shoot, I slept on a forest… Read More The Sisterhood of Perpetual Deficit Eating
Sorry about the lack of post last week- I took a bit of a vacation. Remember that music festival I was “prepping” for? I ended up not really getting as lean as I’d have liked, due to, well, life. My master’s project kicked into high gear when I finally got approval to start my research,… Read More Bring On the Power!
So reverse dieting. It’s stupid hard. Especially when you don’t do it right because of reasons. Reasons being prioritizing photo shoots and idiot vanity. I’ve had photo shoots booked since the show (in various states of yam-ness… I’m totally back to normal colored as of this morning, though!), so I’ve been trying to stay… Read More Setting Up for Success if Pointless if You Ignore the Plan
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!
Three days out! Today was my last training day, well, technically. Today was the last day that I am actually following my lifting plan for the week. The next two days I will do short, full-body circuits with the primary goal of simply getting a pump and moving the glycogen around in my muscles, so… Read More The Carbs are a Lie: Three Days Out Reflection