Part of my excitement around competing this year stemmed from the ability to track my transformation more scientifically. Using our commercial-grade Tanita scale in studio, I knew I would be able to demonstrate analytically what I had experienced countless times before: Transformation looks and feels different than conventional weight loss. While the what’s and when’s […]
Hunger Strikes. Over this past weekend, as if my body received the “Seven Weeks Out” notice, I start to feel the familiar symptoms of leaning out… Sunday afternoon My daughter, Desiree and I open her bedroom window to greet “Dada”. Home early from work, my husband is in the garage unloading groceries from the trunk […]
When you know the “why”, you make decisions from a place of empowerment… versus fear, anxiety, or desperation. #1 Meal spacing matters. How long do I have to wait between meals?” As I glanced down at the text message from my client, I was initially puzzled. Maybe she couldn’t do simple math? I mean, given […]
Over the years, there have been rumors, casting calls, and attempts to start a reality show featuring bodybuilding competitors. At this point in contest prep, I find humor in the concept – for a reality TV show about bodybuilders would be truthfully the most boring television show ever! The road to stage and, really, any serious […]
Don’t worry, Sarah, you were between two national level competitors.” I sensed her empathy as we wrapped up posing practice. A good coach indeed. I winked to reassure her I was ok. My ego was a little bruised, but deep inside, I knew I had asked for… and needed this. I jumped at her invite […]
If you’re striving to look like the cover model of Oxygen, but following a diet of chia seeds and coconut oil while not religiously lifting weights, the best you can expect was perfectly displayed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. For many women, the classic case of not being on the “right track” with the intended physique goal. […]
Watching the Summer Olympics, I am fascinated by bodies and talents. The telltale physique of a chosen sport is uncanny, intriguing, awe-inspiring, and occasionally, even disturbing, but, that’s when I acknowledge: the difference between athletes and fitness models… The best athletes have an irreverence toward their physique in favor of performance. With a gold medal at […]
There is a temptation to criticize the places we no longer enter. But, we must exit gratefully for greater existence.