Cheesecakes, and Oooey, Gooey, Banana! 

Who would have ever thought I would be happy with getting a set of measuring cups? Colorful ones to boot!

Throughout this whole journey, I made a promise to myself that I would not deprive or restrict food from myself or my family. We started off wanting to make better choices for our bodies and eliminate as much processed and sugary foods as possible and that is still our goal. We wanted to cook for ourselves more often and KNOW what was going into our bodies all the way down to the spices used. This doesn’t mean that we weren’t going to indulge every once in awhile.  I don’t want to feel guilty for indulging. I am a human being.  I want to enjoy food and what it offers us…fuel, sustenance, happiness, and a way to bring my family together while cooking and eating. Read More

Journey to the Stage: My First Figure Competition – Posing! 

I am a little less then 2-and-1/2-weeks out to my first figure competition! This past weekend, I went to my very first posing class! Honestly, I had no idea that posing classes were a thing before I began this whole journey!

Our posing teacher, Mr. Son, not only teaches male competitors how to pose but females as well! Let me tell you…he had the female competitor walk and pose DOWN! I was beyond impressed.   Read More

Journey to the Stage: My First Figure Competition 2 (Glutes)

I am roughly a little more than 3 weeks out to my first figure competition! Do I feel ready? Absolutely not. Although I have been prepping for this for the past few months, I am very much going into this as a big time learning experience! Physique wise, my biggest problem area has been MY BOOTY! I’m going to say it…my glutes have been the HARDEST muscle to grow.  I hate it when I ask for advice and all I get is, Read More

My Birthday (While on Prep)!

 My birthday was this week!  I have entered a new decade in my life.  Do I feel any different? Not really! To be honest, I was simply going to let the day pass.  I guess I was a little sad and melancholic.  I was going to treat it like a regular day BUT my family and friends made sure that wasn’t the case!

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I Love Cashews!

Okay, okay, I’ll say it…I love cashews! I may even be ADDICTED to cashews.  Maybe addicted is a strong word? You tell me. I was at the commissary and walking through the aisle where they sell all kinds of nuts and seeds: peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and of course CASHEWS! When I saw the bag of cashews, I practically gave them a kiss and hug (actually I think I may have). Read More

Journey to the Stage: My First Figure Competition 1 (Secrets Out)

I am about to admit something that I haven’t really told anyone in regards to my fitness goals BUT for the past few months, I have been prepping for my first figure competition! I said it! My first figure competition! You are probably thinking, “what’s the big deal?” But, if you know me, this is stepping out of my comfort zone…BIG TIME! I didn’t really want to tell anyone because although I was prepping for it, I guess I didn’t really believe that I was going to do it!  Read More