Post-Competition Blues

You read all of these blogs talking about people and their journeys into bodybuilding and healthy living and those are fantastic! You get motivated and inspired and it’s a lovely sense of community in the bodybuilding and competition world. But once the competition is over, the blog posts stop completely or they change gears to…

CSI: Clean Snack Investigation

Hello again, beautiful minions. So my mom went to a breast cancer fundraiser (Ladies Out Laughing) on the weekend and brought back a huge goody bag of treats. In the bag there was a ‘healthy’ bar and I packed in my lunch today and decided to write about it, like I did for the Vega…

Did You Miss Me?

Ah, post-competition life. Super depressing, I’ll tell you that much! I wish I could afford to do more competitions but my work life and bank account could not manage any longer. Plus, I’m trying to move out of the old home nest, if you know what I mean! Anyways, my fave Aussie Skye recently wrote…

2 More Sleeps

Sorry I’ve been MIA – crazy past few days! I’ve been off work since Tuesday and it’s been a nice vacation – I’d prefer the beach, but hey. On Wednesday, I did my upper body circuit at the gym with my 60 minutes of morning cardio, followed by my last minute grocery shopping and meal…

Six Days

This is my 100th post! Unfortunately, I’m feeling very, very, very under the weather right now. I tried my just egg whites experiment this morning for breakfast and experienced little-to-no stomach pains. Yay! But. When I ate my 1PM meal of 6 egg whites + 1 whole egg…blegh. It took about 40 minutes to set…

Everyone Loves a Quickie

…don’t you? Quick update! I get two more days of carbs! Hurray! All of you fitness competitors out there truly understand and know the joy that comes from this underappreciated blessing of the sweet potato and the oat. Why do I get two more days of carbs? Well, dearest plum of a reader, my coach…

Dialing In: 2 Weeks!

THIS IS IT. My competition is three weeks away. I cannot even believe it. It seems like my six week mark was just yesterday! Some updates: Booked my hair coloring appointment for the Thursday before. (These roots ain’t stage cute!) Booked my two spray tan sessions at Gold Tan for Thursday and Friday. (I am so…

The Hurricane That Is My Life

It’s been 11 days since I’ve posted my last blog post. Miss me? That is how crazy my life has been. And it’s not slowing down anytime soon! Updates:  I’m four weeks out from my competition (my coach says it’s three. I think she’s not counting my days of zombiedom during the last week before…

No Carb Day: Dazed and Unenthused

It’s cold. It’s dark. It is: THE DAY THERE WAS NO CARBS. I’ve always had low carb days during the week. But I’ve never had a zero carb day until the past few weeks. Now that I’ve started dialing in, I have a few no carb days a week. But Sunday is probably the worst…

I’m No Yoda, But Here’s A Little Wisdom

So, obviously if you’re a religious (or casual) reader of my blog, you know that I am embarking on this fitness journey of competing in a fitness competition. On this journey, I read a lot of fitness blogs and follow a lot of fitness Instagram accounts. And in doing so, I’ve connected with some like-minded…

Let Me Clear My Throat

I think it’s been maybe a little over a week since I posted my last rant . I THINK IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ONE, BOYS AND GERMS. (Those caps were especially for DoomzTO who prefers bold lettering to caps lock when emphasizing words and/or phrases. What a witty kitty!)  Anyways, let’s talk about my favourite subject: food….

11 Weeks!

This makes me sound like I’m pregnant. Laugh out loud. I AM NOT PREGNANT. Unless I am giving birth to the second Jesus (sacrilege!!!!), this is impossible. Anyways, I’m 11 weeks out to my competition. Eek! My coach emailed me my food plan for next week, as it will be changing weekly from now on….