Transformation Tuesday: Not what you expect.

This is a different kind of Transformation Tuesday post. And in it, weight isn’t going to be discussed. First, because for me, it’s never been about the number on the scale. It’s been about what I see in the mirror, how I feel every day. Even before pregnancy. I also hate that once a woman […]

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Workout Wednesday: Classes, LWF, and Cardio.

I did something I haven’t done in awhile this past Sunday – I worked out with my class. Right there, alongside them, for all five rounds. Typically, since getting pregnant and having that sluggish touch-and-go energy, I will demonstrate the full out exercise, a rep or two and give the modified versions of each, then […]

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Workout: Back to Basics.

This blog has only seriously been a million days in the making. Well, not really a million, but ten days. Seriously. Between a storm that knocked out power for three days, insanity at work (gotta love poll papers!), clean up from the snow storm, and life in general… It’s been a bit since I’ve been […]

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Workout Wednesday: New Shoulders & Back.

Mentally last week, in the gym for my leg day, I was at odds with how I wanted to approach the workout of the day. I wanted to do what I call an “eyeball” workout routine that day. Switch it up a little. But, sometimes when we’ve been at it in the gym for a […]

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It’s in the shoulders.

Call me stubborn, call me hard headed, call me anything you want that describes sticking to my guns on something but, leg day is on Wednesday and will always be on a Wednesday for me. Everyone at my gym does leg day on Friday. Thursdays I have classes and my regular day job, so I […]

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She ran a 5k.

I have two sisters. An older and a younger one. Smack dab in the middle I am. For the longest time, my older sister and I were super close (after 12 years of her hating my guts). I even lived with her for seven months of my life back in my 20s. We’re still close, […]

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Wednesday leg days.

I don’t think my legs are at their full potential. Yeah, they’re looking a hell of a lot better than they were 12 years ago, but they still need work. Apparently, I’m the only one that thinks that. If I had a penny for every time I got compliments in my legs or was asked […]

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Real people. Real bodies.

… It’s quite something really, how my mind works. In the middle of holding a rear delt raise for what felt like a million hours at a photo shoot today, my brain started kicking, as usual, into overdrive. I’m on a “vacation” and my brain just won’t shut off. What else is new, right? Never […]

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Competition Series: Part One.

It is no secret at all that my future will definitely have me finally getting my chance to compete in a figure competition. It has been something that I have always wanted to do, something I talk about a lot. But it’s not easy, and it’s not cheap. Finances, a job that is flexible and […]

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Shortcut to Size.

Unfortunately, it’s still a huge mindset that if a woman weight lifts, she’s going to to get big. Like Jay Cutler big. Despite more and more proof today that that’s false, it still somehow holds ground. Making women fear the weight rack or machines. Sure, there are women out there who quest to be bigger. […]

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