10 weeks out Update

December 2014 and Today: Aug 2015 I'm 10 weeks from my UFE Show in Chicago. I snapped the above pic on the right today no filter. I am happy with progress.  I want to share a little about this process of being self coached and IIFYM. The pics above are about 5 pounds apart. My... Continue Reading →

Prep 911: Sugar Cravings

If you are cutting.. then you know about sugar cravings!  I'm no stranger to this! On my Bro-science prep, there were ZERO options for taming that. It was  cold turkey and it was tough. On Flex.. it's tight but you can be creative. My perspective on Flex/IIFYM prep I follow the guidelines of the original IIFYM protocol.  In a cut,... Continue Reading →

Meal prep Sunday: 13 weeks

I'm 13 weeks from Show #1.  I'm down another pound so I'm happy with my macros and workouts right now. I'm leaving for Vegas and feeling some minor trepidation. It's only 4 days and we have a suite with a full kitchen so I should be golden.  This will by my first Vegas trip without... Continue Reading →

IIFYM: How do you do “Fat”?

It's super weird when I give clients macros and they see how much FAT they have to eat. I hear things like " I don't want to eat fat because I'm already fat." "How am I going to eat all that fat?" "What's fat?" Fat: Whey do we need it? Just a few reasons! Essential... Continue Reading →

Meal Prep Sunday

um... well My lifestyle clients, brides and competitors are all macro counting. Doing flexible dieting is an amazing experience and for some of us, we have to be super tight with macros.  I'm glad I have more options in my prep but I'm still keeping my food very tight. Lots of veggies.  I love this meme... Continue Reading →

Prep Updates 15 weeks

I'm 15 weeks from my show!  UFE new federation for me but I'm excited to do this one! I've been slowly ramping up with a longer, slower cut.  I know I will bring my best package to the stage! In January 2015, I started  working with my coach, Lisa Nobels from Perfect Posing by Lisa. I've... Continue Reading →

Competition 101: Off season vs. Prep

Are you new to bodybuilding competitions?  Are you confused as to what "Off Season" and "Show Season"  "Prep" "Peak Week"  is all about? My goal with this post is to give you very basics for a better understanding of your competition strategies. Off season: aka: Grow season, bulking, Many athletes say there is NO Off Season.... Continue Reading →

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