Category: Coming Home: Bikini Prep Series

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 18 “Homecoming Is So Much Than Coming Back For a Visit”

Lately, I’ve been having conversations with not only JP, but with a lot of people from social media about what I’m doing right now and how I’m trying to figure out the next thing. I do like being transparent because I think it’s important to show that it’s not all perfect and sunshine and roses, […]


Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 17 “Sometimes It’s Not in Your Head, Sometimes You Need to Remind Yourself That”

Last week was a good week. I felt different. I had more of my routine back. It wasn’t perfect and I’m still dabbling, but it’s getting there. I met with my therapist Friday and there was more clarity from that meeting. I know in August I shared with you that I was going to see […]

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 17 “Where Should We Put the Weight?”

Let’s not lie to ourselves. We measure are worth in so many different ways. We look at how much we can lift in the gym, we look at the scale in the bathroom. Really, these two examples should be looked at how can we defy gravity? Some of us even think about how much or […]

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 16 “No One is Going to Do It For You, You Need to Create Your Own Happiness”

This is something I believe in fully. It’s true for so many aspects of your life. You can’t go to a specific college to make your parents happy or have a specific course of study. You can’t lose weight to get someone to notice you. You also need to search hard and find what makes […]

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 15 “Gazelles Are My Idols”

Ok they’re not mine, but the metaphor I read was kind of nice. Something about them being free. The idea of that sounded like a fantasy. I’m currently writing this on my iPhone as we start our final dissent into Washington DC. That’s how the captain said it. Very official. One thing I do on […]

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 14 “The Adventure Within the Adventure”

I’d like to think that I’m pretty honest about the ups and downs in my journey. I believe that what it comes down to is that if you’re lying to strangers then you’re lying to yourself and ultimately you’re in denial that you ever have problems. The beginning of this week was stressful. It was […]

Coming Home Bikini Prep Series: Post 13 “It’s About Visualizing the Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Today is the last day of my 5th week of prep. I can’t believe it’s been 5 weeks already. Tomorrow starts the last day of my volume block and then I’m going into a strength block for three weeks, there may be an increase in cardio during these three weeks since I won’t necessarily be […]

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 […]

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 […]