My super awesome, feminist sister showed me this adorable crop top, and I fell in love with it (plus it is only $14 on Amazon)! Something you may not know about me is that I am extremely passionate women’s rights and empowerment. While women’s rights are a huge topic and making progress towards true gender equality may seem daunting, every person can make an impact! You may think to yourself: “I’m not a politician, what can I do?” Well it is SIMPLE, support women!
Often, despite our best intentions, our first instinct is to not support other women. Instead, we compare ourselves with the women around us, rather than build each other up. Whether it is about appearances, relationships, careers, talents — these types of comparisons often bring about feelings of jealousy and create an unhealthy sense of competitiveness.
Here’s an example: I compete in bikini competitions where the other women are literally my competition. I could let this negatively impact my behavior towards them or myself. I could seclude myself backstage during a show and say “I’m not here to make friends, this a competition”. But instead, I choose to make friends with the women backstage and have been made many friends through competing.
I understand seeing other women as competition, especially in the fitness or blogging industry since it is so competitive. But before you are quick to judge, maybe think about reaching out and starting a conversation. If you do this, you will likely discover you have more in common than you think. And who knows it might lead to a beautiful friendship.
A couple weeks ago I competed at a national stage through Fitness Universe and placed 2nd! You can check out the full show day vlog here!
I know what your thinking right about now. What bodybuilding, that is for crazy super buff people taking steroids right? Let me clear up some misconceptions about bodybuilding.
Yes, unfortunately, a lot of people in the sport (men AND women) do steroids. I, however, compete in a natural competition and competitors are drug tested. I want people to follow my fitness journey and know that they can achieve their goals if they work out and follow a diet plan.
Other organizations you can win your pro card if you place top 2 at a national show (NPC), that is not the case for Fitness Universe it is only 1st place who gets their pro card and at some shows you have to win the overall as well.
The bikini division is compiled of 2 rounds. You have your bikini round and theme wear round. This is where you get to live your inner Victoria Secret model fantasy. Each round is an opportunity to show off your body but also your creativity and personality.
If you have any questions about doing a bikini competition let me know! Thank you for all the support. I can’t wait to compete again, and next time I’m going to get that 1st place trophy!
We have all day those days where we are running late and don’t have any food. In this blog, I will show you 5 high protein snacks you can pick up at the grocery store. I like to opt for higher protein foods because protein keeps you fuller longer. You can also tune into my youtube video HERE.
While this brand of granola has 10 grams of protein be sure you are measuring out the correct serving size. It’s easy to snack on this granola because of its amazing taste, but we don’t want mindless eating.
TIP: Get the greek yogurt and protein granola and mix together for 21 grams of protein! The granola adds a satisfying crunch to your snack.
With 4th of July just a few days away you are probably in the process of planning your patriotic outfit! But what are you going to eat to stay on track with your goals? Don’t worry I got you all. In this blog, I have outfit inspirations and healthy snack options for all your backyard barbeques.
This off the shoulder shirt is lightweight which is perfect for staying cool in these high temps ( Arizona will be 107!) You can dress this outfit up with bold chunky earrings or dress down to be more casual.
My unlimited favorite healthy snack is watermelon! Watermelon is 90% water so it is low in calories and keeps you hydrated! Also, watermelons are packed with Vitamin A and C! If you are looking or a high protein snack to bring with you, check out my youtube video! Going to a barbeque you have options to eat healthily, go for the protein to keep you full. You can also snack on veggies through the day! But life is about balance to enjoy a cookie or treat but all in moderation. 🙂
This red sexy one piece will make you stand out at any 4th of July pool party! And the best part is the price tag, only $21( and its prime so get TODAY and have for July 4th)! The bold red color makes for a perfect patriotic outfit! Now throw on some sunglasses and relax by the pool this holiday! I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July! Full outfit details down below.
Why have a gym bag? Having a gym bag is going to help keep you organized and accountable. If you have a gym bag all ready and packed you are more likely to hit the gym after work! And with this cute gym bag why wouldn’t you want to workout?
The trick to a successful gym bag is to plan ahead and pack everything you need the night before!
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this matching outfit from Calvin Klien! I love the floral patterns and my summer obsessions are sports bra crop tops.
I am a very practical person so I only pack what I truly need that way I won’t forget anything! My top 3 items would be headphones, socks, and makeup wipes! To see the whole list be sure to check out my youtube video!
I get asked all the time for more videos on abs! And I totally get it, who doesn’t want a nice toned tummy. My new video is not only about abs BUT also its a fat burning HITT workout. This way you will burn calories and strengthen up your abs. The lower body fat you have the more your abs will show.
For this whole workout you will work for 45 seconds then 15 seconds of rest times 4 rounds. This is a very go go go workout and the “rest” is really you just moving to the next exercise. That way your heart rate will stay high and burn more calories, which who doesn’t want that.
Watch the full video to see this great workout and be sure to subscribe to my channel.
Do you love lifting heavy? Do you not always have a coach or someone to spot you? Then you will LOVE the smith machine! The smith machine is on cables so it will stay in one place and if the weight gets to heavy worst case, you can drop it. Also its great when you don’t have a full gym to work with. You can still get a seriously great workout with just this one machine.