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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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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

What I made on Sunday

What I made Sunday Nov 2nd 2014 {Meal Prep}

HI! I’m back from a week away in Dominican Republic. So nice to lie in the sun and swim in the ocean. It feeds my soul! Speaking of feeding I wrote a mini post about my nutrition while away here on my instagram page. It was a bit tricky to navigate with my current digestive… Continue reading What I made Sunday Nov 2nd 2014 {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday July 13th {Meal Prep}

I got a new toy! After years of deliberation I finally bought a high end blender. I did loads of research and ended up deciding to go with the Blendtech. It took a long time to decide but the shape of the vessel was the biggest selling point. Easy to get the good stuff out!… Continue reading What I Made Sunday July 13th {Meal Prep}

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The Truth About Being Fit

Being fit doesn’t just happen. It’s a result of daily choices. Choosing to do a workout, choosing not to eat an extra spoonful of almond butter, choosing water over wine, choosing to get a good night’s rest, choosing to listen to your body when it needs a break. All of these choices add up and… Continue reading The Truth About Being Fit

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If You Love It, Live It

I read a great quote that is so fitting for so many of  us “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” When I started competing in 2007 I did all the things a good fitness girl does. I hired an… Continue reading If You Love It, Live It

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What I Made Sunday February 2nd

My goals for weekly meal prep are always this: Meets nutritional requirements Tastes delicious Includes variety Satisfies cravings, hunger and energy needs This week I was inspired by all the Superbowl foods going around so I made chili sweet potato fries topped with fresh cilantro. I  used ground chicken and omitted the beans plus made… Continue reading What I Made Sunday February 2nd

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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

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What I Made Sunday January 5th

My first Sunday post of the year! It’s one of those back on track kind of meal prep. You know after you’ve been out of your routine for a while it’s kind of of a ritual to get organized and back on plan. For me that means lots of water and pre planned meals during… Continue reading What I Made Sunday January 5th

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What I Made Sunday Nov 24th

And another weekend goes by….wow. Ok so today I stuck with the basics for meal prep. Sort of my go to meals. It’s what I’m craving so it’s what I went with. One meal will be baked sweet potato fries, roasted spiced chicken breasts and roasted zucchini. The other meal will be my fave chipotle turkey… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Nov 24th

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What I Made Sunday November 17th

Man those weekends just fly by! There is never enough time in the day for all things I want to do. Busy mind, busy body over here. Know what I mean? Today was a working day for me but I also got some meal prep done. Well that’s kind of like work too in a… Continue reading What I Made Sunday November 17th

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My Thoughts on ‘Diets’

nu·tri·tion  (n-trshn, ny-) n. 1. The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues. 2. The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans. 3. A source of nourishment; food. -TheOnlineDictionary There are… Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Diets’

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Progress…Patience…

I’m finally seeing some of the work I put in this year and I’m feeling excited about it! Building a physique is a process and takes time. There are many obstacles that can get in our way and really the only way to make progress is just be consistent.  Consistently working hard in the gym… Continue reading Progress…Patience…

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What I Made Sunday Sept 15th

Well what a nice weekend. I love this fall weather. I took my quick HISS cardio session outside on Sat plus hubby and walked to our dinner date and back. It’s also nice to be able to be at home and cook meals fresh rather than always eating out of a container on the go.… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Sept 15th

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Backstage Video at the SAF Show just before going on stage! EEEK!

This is a video of me taken in October of last year just about to get back on the SAF stage after an almost 3 year hiatus! So many thoughts going through my mind. Nervous, excited, full of confidence but also full of self doubt….interesting how our minds work. (by the way, regarding my makeup… Continue reading Backstage Video at the SAF Show just before going on stage! EEEK!

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2013 Fitness Goals

I have lots of ongoing goals always! Blog more (I’m working on this now!!), read more, take those courses I’m eyeing, keep my closet tidy, get my bookkeeping paperwork in better order, create, test and post more new recipes, post more makeup before and after photos, spend more time with friends, my husband, my pets, my family,… Continue reading 2013 Fitness Goals

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Fitness Model & Bikini Model Stage Make up

As I begin my own preparations for this year’s competition season my thoughts turn to ‘my look’. Putting together an overall great look is a combination of details and besides bringing a rockin’ body to the stage we need to remember our face! Make up for the stage is so important . Just as a… Continue reading Fitness Model & Bikini Model Stage Make up