The Life of a Fit College Student Series: Preparing for the Semester

Trying to juggle being a college student, having a job, and living a healthy lifestyle comes with so many challenges. I am going into my junior year at Duquesne University as a Finance major. I will admit I do have it a little easier because I do commute to campus daily, I don’t live there … Continue reading The Life of a Fit College Student Series: Preparing for the Semester

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Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post  “Week 4 Recap: A Lot of Firsts”

Personally and professionally there were an awful lot of firsts this week. Let's start at the beginning. This past week kicked off the new block in prep: the volume block. Just like it sounds, the focus is on lifting more volume in reps. For me, this meant adding more super sets where necessary and focusing … Continue reading Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post  “Week 4 Recap: A Lot of Firsts”

Sarah Lynn Fitness Cookie Challenge: Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip 

Yep. She did it. Sarah threw three cookies into one. You know what, I ain't mad. This is the fourth cookie in my challenge and after a chocolate cookie, this was perfect. Filed under Classic Cookies, the almond butter oatmeal chocolate chip has a great flavor and texture where everything compliments each other instead of … Continue reading Sarah Lynn Fitness Cookie Challenge: Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip 

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 10 “Week 3 Mid-week Full Day of Eating”

The other day I said that if some of you were interested I would do a full day of eating during this week. Typically those in competition prep are cutting fat by steadily lowering their nutrition. So please keep that in mind when looking at this post. I am also toward the end of Week … Continue reading Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 10 “Week 3 Mid-week Full Day of Eating”

We rudely interrupt your programming…

Ignore the haters they say. They'll go away eventually.  Then you have those who actively will email you while you're pleasantly sleeping and dreaming about leg day  It's not an exaggeration that I get some pretty mean and nasty messages. So here's one I saw during my morning pre-leg walk.  Enjoy.  ❤ Cristina  #hatergonnahatehatehate 

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 9 “You will always have something to learn and relearn”

I've done this before. I've been macro counting since June 2014. I've been lifting since June 2014 too. However, until two weeks ago, for the past nine months I wasn't in control of my when my macros of workouts were adjusted. I did have the opportunity to suggest exercises to be included, but aside from … Continue reading Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 9 “You will always have something to learn and relearn”

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 8 “Is it Fall Yet? Where’s My PSL?”

Fun facts: First day of fall: Thursday, September 22nd - a little more than a month away First day Starbucks releases the beloved pumpkin spice latte: TBD, but last year was within the first week of September Massachusetts is in a drought. This week we were given heat advisories throughout the state. Temperatures were in … Continue reading Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 8 “Is it Fall Yet? Where’s My PSL?”