They say third time's a charm, right? Right! My third bikini competition was a charming experience, and then some! Today's article will tell you all about the weekend, why I had a blast and why I'm MORE than happy with "winning" 6th place ;) But ... [ Keep Reading ]
I make sense in my life by telling stories. I connect with others through storytelling. I live in stories. I feel that by sharing experiences of mine and of people whom I've encountered in life, we can all learn and enjoy.
You never know who you are going to meet and what they can teach you.
Last Friday I laid in bed preparing for my daily nap. I grabbed my phone to set an alarm and I had a SnapChat from my good friend Ryan Steenrod of Rebell Conditioning in Chicago. The photo revealed a nutritious lunch he was about to consume, with ... [ Keep Reading ]
Standing in the kitchen, moving slowly, still breathing heavy (post training session), my mom bent over to touch her toes. "Look!" She exclaimed. "I could NEVER do this before…." She then pulled up her shirt to show me her ... [ Keep Reading ]
The answer short answer is, a guy named Mauriciano, my first ever, tinder date. The longer answer is, passion-- it's so damn contagious. Let me tell you a story. It was Saturday night and I was texting Mauriciano--via Tinder. "On my way; ... [ Keep Reading ]
The workout may be simple, the guys may be nice, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Strength training at Hard Pressed is a far cry from easy. It is Monday and I am still feeling spent from a Saturday session with Nik Rodruigez, Co-Owner of ... [ Keep Reading ]
Watch this video to see how I was feeling the night before my first ever Crossfit experience. My new friend Blake Sama is a Crossfit competitor. He is a strong, able bodied guy who had a good foundation of strength before he began ... [ Keep Reading ]
Your weight loss or fitness journey should feel natural and sustainable, but it should not be easy. Anytime you are working towards a goal, you should be working. Weight loss is very similar to skiing. Here's how ... [ Keep Reading ]
It was late one Tuesday night in Chicago and I was determined to get some circuit training in at Lincoln Park Athletic Club. They have a lot of great equipment and all the tools anyone should need to fulfill their every fitness desire. Despite the ... [ Keep Reading ]
Watch this first to find out how I met Jordan Syatt: "Excuse me, Miss, I noticed your caluses….." **trap-bar deadlifts Check out Jordan here: http://syattfitness.com/week-in-review/syatt-fitness-week-review-8102014/ On a Monday, ... [ Keep Reading ]
Meet my friend Shannon, who loves pizza. Shannon is my age and we have been best friends since day one of college cheer try-outs at Miami of Ohio. She was a spindly little girl when I met her, kind of lanky, but stunningly gorgeous. In ... [ Keep Reading ]