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Wanna Fling Some Sand With Me?

Wanna Fling Some Sand With Me?

  Here’s a real time video, so grab your bag and let’s smash it! Try to do 4-6 rounds of 30 seconds work 10 seconds rest From one round to the next, you will alternate the side you did the previous leg on: lateral lunge dead lift with a rotational lunge stagger…

Paleo Mahi Fish Tacos with Summer Salsa

Paleo Mahi Fish Tacos with Summer Salsa

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter who is 10 years old today! Wow, how did I get here? Time really does fly. Some of the very best fish tacos I’ve ever had were in Newport Beach, CA. It’s also my favorite home away from home. These were inspired by…

Team Universe…Now What?

Team Universe…Now What?

When asked, “What’s next for you?”  I feel there is inevitably an assumption that I am headed to my next show.  I have, after all, just competed in four consecutive shows and it is my first real season of figure competition since I’ve had my third child.  Prior to…

Paleo Chicken Meatball & Pineapple Skewers

Paleo Chicken Meatball & Pineapple Skewers

Happy Friday! Wow, the weekend is here already. Been a super fast week for me. The kids are back in school and it’s actually a welcome change to get back on a schedule. Up at 6, make lunch, out the door, turn around get them and it’s dinner time. Lather, rinse,…

Paleo Sausage and Peppers

Paleo Sausage and Peppers

Happy Friday! I’m away from home and just trying to get some work done… It seems I’ve left my laptop charger at home, still plugged into the wall. Aargh! I’m so frustrated! Off to the Apple store we go. I’m always looking for something new to try out and this…

Last One?

Last One?

  I promise nothing, but leaning towards this being my last show of my season.  I am currently out in New Jersey competing at Team Universe, at what I hope to be my final show of the season.  It’s been a blast and I couldn’t have asked for more to date, but it’s…

Sandbag Burpees AMRAP

Sandbag Burpees AMRAP

Being serious is not my style.  Perhaps that needs no explanation.  I’d rather live a life of laughter and happiness than to take myself too seriously.  Playing with my kids on a Sunday afternoon is the most fun I have all week.  I want them to see fitness as being…

Banana Protein Pancakes

I realize I haven’t posted many new recipes lately and this one actually came about last night as a trial and error with a new flavor of protein I’ve just bought.  I love Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and use many different flavors of it to bake with and…

My Road to Nationals

My Road to Nationals

  Where do I begin? These past weeks have been nothing short of incredible for me.  The joining together of determination and hard work, have yielded an overall figure win at a very big show as well as two top 5 placings.  I couldn’t have anticipated the outcome…

Paleo Protein Ice Cream

Paleo Protein Ice Cream

This is one of my all time favorite healthy “cheats”.  I always keep frozen bananas around for this purpose or to add to smoothies (but mostly for this!)   I use my Vitamix Blender, which I love, and it turns frozen bananas into smooth, creamy ice cream that you can…

Paleo Sriracha Lime Shrimp

Paleo Sriracha Lime Shrimp

Want a recipe you can use as an appetizer or an entree?  This is it!  Using my favorite hot sauce of all time, I prepared these shrimp soaked in all the glory of it.  Warning, keep your guests off of these unless they are cool enough to handle the heat! Ingredients: 1…

Paleo Grilled Bananas

Paleo Grilled Bananas

Am I ever glad the weekend is nearly here.  I have been ramping up my training in preparation for my figure show this November.  I hurt like someone beat me with a bat, everywhere.  It’s fun, let me tell you.  I’m not going after it really hard for another 2-3 weeks,…

2013 NPC Jr. Nationals – Podium Baby!!

2013 NPC Jr. Nationals – Podium Baby!!

I finished 5th place at the 2013 NPC Jr. Nationals! Now, I’m off to the islands for a much needed vacation!! Thank you all for your support. Next stop…Masters Nationals on July 19 & 20th in Pittsburg!

Bev Francis Atlantic States Aftermath

Bev Francis Atlantic States Aftermath

If you haven’t heard, I WON! I took Masters, my height class and the Figure Overall win. What the what?  I could never have anticipated this win and I am still reeling from the excitement of that moment.  Wow is an understatement. I’ve been so eager to share my…

Homemade Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

Homemade Dark Chocolate Protein Bars

    I recently came across this great idea from Bodybuilding.com to make my own protein bars.  Now keep in mind, I had planned to wait until I could actually indulge in these for myself before making them, yet something happened.  I decided that I needed to…

Getting What You’ve Got…

Getting What You’ve Got…

Do you ever wonder why things just don’t go your way?  Do you feel like you are on a treadmill? The trapped kind, not the one where you’re just catching a great cardio session.  Have you ever stopped to question why this may be? Often times, taking a long hard long at…

Hot Summer Sandbag Workout

Hot Summer Sandbag Workout

    Workout: 5 rounds 10  seconds rest 50 seconds work Staggered Clean and Press Sandbag Weighted Abs Overhead Chop [embedplusvideo height=”253″ width=”450″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/c-F8K2OY9Tk?fs=1″…

Holy Guacamole!

Holy Guacamole!

I love avocados!  They are a great source of healthy fat.  Here’s one of my favorite things to do with them. A  simple recipe for fresh homemade guac. All you need is: 1-2 ripe avocados 1 small tomato diced 2 tbsp green chilies (optional) sea salt garlic powder 1/4…

Friendship

Friendship

As I approach my next show in New York, I realize my mind has really had to sharpen and focus much harder.  There are days I don’t want to do this anymore and I question myself and my goals.  Being the strong willed girl that I am, this really freaks me out.  Many of…

Paleo Spaghetti

Paleo Spaghetti

I’m heading off to Bombshell Camp soon and actually really looking forward to getting my butt kicked.  I will work with my coach on my training, diet and posing to help position me well for this season.  I could really use the heightened mojo right about now….

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