Tag: bikini prep

One week out/first week of reverse dieting 

To celebrate the ending of prep, I went to brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend and got the most amazing pancakes ever – Blueberry Pecan and Mascarpone. I went with a large stack because YOLO and I ate the whole stack – no regrets! I did get egg whites on the side because protein is […]

Spaghetti squash two ways

Update: While I was in the weight loss phase of my journey and into competition prep, I eliminated grains that didn’t keep me full. Part of this was because they didn’t keep me full and the other part was to moderate my carbohydrate intake. During this time, I focused on increasing vegetables as a source […]

The power of having a support system

No matter the task you’re taking on, there will be challenges of varying levels. This is a given, nothing is easy. When I started my weightloss journey, I didn’t have a support system or any one person who had verbalized that they believed in me. It was clear to me that to be successful, this […]

Healthy choices, exercising and traveling: My trip to DC

Let’s not pretend that being healthy while traveling is easy. We all know there are many challenges we face. If we’re flying the questions you may ask yourself are: can I bring food into the airport? What restaurants are in my terminal? What snacks are served on the plane? Will I be able to drink […]

Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate + PB overnight oats

Updated – Like eggs, oats have a lot of diversity potential. I know that some the texture can be an issue and for others the plain taste can be problematic. This morning I made Mexican hot chocolate overnight oats, but I added peanut butter because peanut butter makes everything better. I used my basic overnight […]

Recipe: egg stuffed tomato

Updated – I love eggs. I think of them as a vehicle that helps me incorporate more veggies into my day. They’re also filling and for me, that’s always been a priority because I’ve always had busy days. Even when I competed, taking time to eat multiple times a day was challenging and thinking about […]

Recipe: Overnight Oats

Updated – I wish that I had explored overnight oats sooner. I started making them last month and I can honestly say this was from a thought distortion I had around oats. I started health coaching because my experiences led me to want to help others, so I will always be as honest as possible. […]

Competition prep check-in: 13 days in, 101 days to go

Before we begin with my check-in. Let’s take a look at a quick comparison. To the right are two photos. The left is me in June 2014, when I started my first prep for first show in November 2014. The photo on the right is the 7th day of my second round of prep for […]