My First Figure Competition – 3rd Place!

January 19, 2017 figure show

Finally! The longest overdue post in the history of long overdue posts… My first figure competition! Yep, I did it. It was a wild and crazy time but it’s over and I’ve had the few months to reflect on it. But first, photos! While I immensely enjoyed the training and the high fat, low carb diet, […]

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Dark & Hot Chocolate Protein Paleo Cookies with Four Sigmatic Elixirs

December 6, 2016
Dark & Hot Chocolate Protein Cookies

I’m a big fan of dessert. I’m also a big fan of being healthy so I pick and choose my sweet calories wisely. If I can have more dessert for healthier calories, I will. Especially if there’s chocolate involved and especially if they’re protein-filled, actually delicious, super gooey, rich and fudgey.  I’ve made these bad boy […]

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Best Way To Lose Fat & Gain Muscle at the Same Time – it’s possible!

October 14, 2016
Weight training for fat loss

Want the magic to gaining a body that blasts fat? A super high metabolism?  Cardio… What’s cardio? Let’s hit the weights! Here is my workout for my 12 week Figure Competition Prep – lift heavy in the 8-12 rep range, keep good great form and bring the intensity! Whether you’re training for a physique competition or […]

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Got a Goal? Why You Need More to Win…

October 8, 2016

“It takes really strong emotion to combat strong temptation.” This was a quote I heard while listening to one of my favorite health-related Podcasts and it instantly stuck around in my head until I decided it had to be written out. Change really only comes through a rich and powerful desire for change. You can’t half-ass a difficult […]

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Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Lemon Oregano Caper Drizzle

October 5, 2016
Weekly meal of protein and veggies

It’s a strange thing when you start eating pretty clean… Your taste buds adjust and change and suddenly even the simplest of foods tastes different. Taste better! And cravings signify what your body really needs in nourishment. And you can actually hear those cravings and act on them. For example, over the past few months of […]

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Getting Shredded and Losing 10% Body Fat in 9 Weeks (still 3 Weeks Out!)

September 29, 2016
figure competition progress

Ready for some real life stats from the past few weeks of figure competition training? Sure you are! Transformations happen everyday, constantly progressing and changing when consistency is the goal. Keeping diet, nutrition and consistency, my body has responded and I’m only 2.5 weeks out in a 12 week journey across the fitness lands. I could not be […]

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Kiss & Make-Up Salted Espresso Chocolate Cake

September 13, 2016
Kiss & Make Up Salted Chocolate Cake -

There are a few words, a story perhaps, behind this beautiful Kiss & Make-up Salted Chocolate Cake. I love to bake. I’ve said it many, many times before and posted countless baked goods (sometimes-paleo, sometimes not) recipes. And just because I’m on a sugar-less, figure competition prep diet doesn’t mean my love for baking has subsided. […]

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The Not-So-Impossible Fat Loss

September 6, 2016
Whatrunslori Figure Prep Before & Afters

Six short weeks out… That’s it! I’m currently six weeks out from my first figure show and could not be more excited! I’ve been working my ass off in the gym, the kitchen, and bed (sleeping, people! Get your mind out of the gutter). I’ve made quite a bit of progress in just a few short weeks […]

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