Feel Your Feelings.

[embed]https://flic.kr/p/8cpYTe[/embed] Push them down, bury them deep. Bottle them up and screw the lid on tight. Eat them, shop them, work them away. Get drunk, very drunk. Distraction tactics. Avoidance. Oh the things we do to just not feel. Your old wounds will fester your present moments. Your bottled emotions…

New Experiences : Yoga Inversions

In the spirit of new experiences and living as fully as possible, I have been challenging myself to step outside my comfort zone and try something new each month. So far, it has ended up being fitness related both times, but being active is a big part of my life,…
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Journey to the Stage 2: Mindset, Perfectionism and Knowing Why

This past month was a bit of a challenge for at my request, we did some playing with my macros to see how my body would respond to a higher ratio of fats to carbs. The first of the two weeks went extremely well and I lost 3lbs in one…
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Experiments in Life: Acro Yoga

As creatures of habit, we tend to fall into our comfort zones and stay there, doing the same things day in and day out. There is so much to experience, so much opportunity and variety in this world, it seems a shame to me to miss out on so much…
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Journey to the Stage 2: Halfway There

I (and Hubby) am now officially half way through this prep. Up until this past month, it was going very smoothly. Last month wasn't exactly bumpy, but I have certainly begun to feel the prep effects. With ever decreasing macros and a switch to volume training, my hunger levels have been…
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Your Perception, Your Reality. Taking Control of Your Own Self-Worth

Two Stories: 1. I was recently having a conversation with a friend about the influence of media on self-image and confidence. We both agreed that with the glorification of certain body types (lifestyles, belief systems, everything) there are populations (particularly youth) who are susceptible to develop body image (and related) issues…
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An Open Letter to the Women who are Struggling, From My Former Fat Self

There was a time in my life, about 6 years ago, when I hated myself. I often felt lost and overwhelmed, unsure of my purpose in life. I was overly reliant on my former partner for validation and a sense of worth. I felt trapped in a body that no…
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Journey to the Stage 2: Progress + Travelling and Holidays During Prep

As my husband is coming to realize on a personal level, the hardest part about prepping for a competition is the mental aspect. You have to be tough to compete; you have to know exactly what you want and be incredibly focused and committed to your own success. Lucky for…
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Journey to the Stage: Round 2

I am at it again. Competition season is approaching, with my next show just 5 months away. I have been prepping for 1 month with my coaches already, giving myself plenty of time to lean down as healthfully as possible. (above is my starting photos for this prep). I have managed…
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