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Competition Stage Bikinis and Costumes For Sale!

As I’m watching my body change daily and getting ready for this baby to arrive I’m cleaning out my closet. I put away all the clothes that no longer fit or wont while I have this belly I feel a mix of feelings. Mostly happy except when it comes to these beautiful bikinis! I’m sad… Continue reading Competition Stage Bikinis and Costumes For Sale!

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Meal Prep June 12th 2016

OMG what a weekend!! I’m still on such a high from the SAF and Physique Canada shows. They were all incredible. As a judge it’s really hard work but it’s amazing in so many ways. I’ll write another post about all the pros and cons and what I love most but one of the big perks is… Continue reading Meal Prep June 12th 2016

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It’s Competition Season! Athlete or Spectator: 10 things you need to know

Competition season is upon us! Typically fitness competitors compete somewhere between March through November. Serious About Fitness (Saf) currently runs 3 shows a year, April, June and October. During this time my social media feed is peppered with photos of meal prep, gym PRs, bikini poses and motivational quotes. It’s always exciting to watch the competition… Continue reading It’s Competition Season! Athlete or Spectator: 10 things you need to know

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Meal Prep April 3rd 2016

I was in the GTA this weekend for the SAF Spring Spectacular!  Once again on the judging panel which is not an easy job but so fun. I love seeing so many women committed to a healthy lifestyle.The thing I like best about saf is that we really look for a healthy look on stage.… Continue reading Meal Prep April 3rd 2016

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Progress, Goals & My Current Shape

I wrote this post originally on Instagram this morning and then went for a run. I often get inspired to write while training – maybe all that blood flow – and I started to expand on it in my head. Here I am back from hill sprints with the extended version of the full post.… Continue reading Progress, Goals & My Current Shape

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Bikini & Fitness Model Competitions – My Thoughts as a SAF Judge

In just about a week I will be heading to Toronto for the Serious About Fitness September show. Not as a competitor but as a judge – a task I find almost as challenging as the stage itself. This will be my 4th time on the judging panel and it’s not a job I take… Continue reading Bikini & Fitness Model Competitions – My Thoughts as a SAF Judge

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Progress Not Perfection

So as you know I was invited to shoot with the famed Paul Buceta a couple of weeks ago.  It was a pretty big deal for me and coming off of being sick it was amazing motivation to get back into the intensity of training I love. If you want to read a recap all… Continue reading Progress Not Perfection

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Balance: Lost & Found

Balance in life in something I cherish. It allows me freedom to be present and enjoy the moment. It helps me stay focused on my priorities and committed to my goals but with flexibility in my methods. There is peace that come with that balance and with that peace comes long term success and sustainable,… Continue reading Balance: Lost & Found

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What I Made Sunday Feb 8th 2015 {Meal Prep}

Big things happing this weekend! 🙂 My sister gave birth to a previous little bebe named Sawyer – totally in love! My hubby’s birthday – burgers and cheesecake were requested Shit got real at the gym. – some big goals are set…can’t share just yet but soon  😉 Other than all that excitement I put… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Feb 8th 2015 {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday Sept 14th 2014 {Meal Prep}

Most of this weekend was spent at the SAF Toronto show where I hosted the event. It was such a great time! I originally planned on competing in this show but with current stomach issues I just felt it was better to focus on my health from the inside. Like I’d mentioned I had to… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Sept 14th 2014 {Meal Prep}

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Are You Listening to Your Body?

If you’ve been following my blog and media posts you’d ll know if been suffering with some digestive distress.  It’s been about 6 months now with the worst of it in June. With having celiac I’m no stranger to digestion issues but I’ve had them under control for over 10 years now.  Something I did… Continue reading Are You Listening to Your Body?

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What I Made Sunday July 20th {Meal Prep}

So I’ve decided to change things up a bit. I’m still dealing with these (new) digestive issues as well as fatigue and a few other weird symptoms like intense muscle soreness. I’ve been following an gut healing protocol and it seems to be helping but I’ve decided to also dial back my training a bit.… Continue reading What I Made Sunday July 20th {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday May 4th {Meal Prep}

Hi! I have so many things to tell you about! Lots of new delicious on plan recipes coming, a newsletter in the works and some videos tutorials too plus I want to tell you about my juice fasting experience. Eeeesh never enough time. I’ll commit to getting that juice blog posted this week though! So… Continue reading What I Made Sunday May 4th {Meal Prep}

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How To Have Soft, Smooth & Tanned Skin Post Show and Avoid The Alligator Scales!

I got a spray tan for my photo shoot last week. which was awesome. It’s a must for shoots because the lights just wash you out so much. It was great and it usually fades nicely but then I decided to compete at the last minute and had to apply a competition tanning product called… Continue reading How To Have Soft, Smooth & Tanned Skin Post Show and Avoid The Alligator Scales!

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What I Made Sunday March 30th (& my last minute decision to compete)

Well I had an exciting weekend! As you guys know I went to Toronto for a photoshoot on Thursday. It went really well and I’m super excited for the results! While I was there I decide to compete in the Cobourg Natural bodybuilding show, in the bikini division. I’ve actually never competed in that category… Continue reading What I Made Sunday March 30th (& my last minute decision to compete)

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3 Simple Tips For Making Your Competition Prep Meals Delicious

Preparing for a physique competition or otherwise getting in your best shape ever doesn’t have to be all about restrictions. You do not need to live on tasteless, repetitive meals over and over, day in day out. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a gourmet meal that fits perfectly into your plan. 3 Tips for… Continue reading 3 Simple Tips For Making Your Competition Prep Meals Delicious

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What I Made Sunday February 9th

I may have gone a little overboard today…not exactly sure why, maybe the extra coffee I had this afternoon? Lol. My creativity was sparked so I came up with a few new recipes, only trouble is I didn’t write anything down! I have so many recipes already to share with you and I just can’t… Continue reading What I Made Sunday February 9th

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8 Chocolate Craving Busters for Fitbeauties!

Cravings. Sometimes they are stronger than others, sometimes they are worth giving in to, sometimes they are not. Sometimes you crave for hormonal reasons, sometimes for nutrient reason and sometimes it’s just mental. If you are in tune with your body you can often give it what it needs without excess and benefit from that.… Continue reading 8 Chocolate Craving Busters for Fitbeauties!

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What I Made Sunday January 26th

As you know I spent last week in the mecca of delicious food choices that is Toronto. That city just knows how to eat. There is an amazing variety of  delicious food everywhere and I really enjoyed my eats while there! I was exhausted by the time I got home Friday night and I was… Continue reading What I Made Sunday January 26th

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What I Made Sunday January 19th

Today”s meal prep was a little funny. I will be traveling this week and working in Toronto so I didn”t do my usual full prep. When I first started competing I traveled with a full cooler of a weeks worth of prepared meals in containers many a time but these days I”m much more focused… Continue reading What I Made Sunday January 19th