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4 weeks out | Figure Show Prep

4 weeks out | Figure Show Prep

We spent this past week in Newport Beach for my kids fall break. It was a really nice escape from a lot of the stresses I’ve been juggling. The weather was beautiful and much of our time was spent outdoors. The beach, the bay, the breeze; it’s my heaven. I love…

5 weeks out | Figure Show Prep

Anyone that knows me well also knows that if there is a sport I can compete in while wearing heels, you don’t have to ask me twice.  Figure was tailor-made for me.  My thoughts have become very clear in these past weeks.  I wonder if it has anything to do with…

Paleo Curry Meatballs

Paleo Curry Meatballs

This is a unique twist on your average meatball. As and appetizer or entree served on spaghetti squash, these are off the charts. The kids even liked them! Ding, ding, ding, score! The only difference between these meatballs and a non-Paleo version is that the…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

  Yeah, you heard me right.  Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it?  No offense to those pretty cook books with all things Paleo baked goods, but if I don’t eat sugar, I don’t want a pretend cupcake or faux cookie or anything else that emulates a baked good.  I’m…

7 Weeks Out-Figure Show Prep

7 Weeks Out-Figure Show Prep

Suit fitting today!  I’m very excited to see what it looks like since it’s a custom idea I had that my designer will bring to fruition.  Once you put that suit on, you become a figure competitor, which in my mind is kind of like becoming a superhero.  I can rescue…

Top Rated Vodkas

It’s no secret that I enjoy wine in moderation and clear liquid besides H20, the vodka kind.  Not so much currently because of my figure show prep, but any other time, bring it. The word Vodka comes from a form of the Slavic word water.  Isn’t that convenient?  It’s a…

Mini Fritatta’s with Chicken Sausage

I’ve made these a zillion times and a zillion ways. They are just too good to drop. I find that when I like something I make the heck out of it until everyone gets sick of it. I think I’m pushing the finish line with these. Forgive me, my creativity is dwelling at the…

8 Weeks Out-Figure Prep

8 Weeks Out-Figure Prep

It’s starting to feel closer, though it is still two whole months away.  Feeling great, feeling stronger and most of all, I’m seeing the results of my lifting beginning to transform the areas I’m targeting most.  If you need to change things, you have to get honest…

Week 9-Figure Show Prep

This week marks an important point in my training and prep thus far.  I hit a few road blocks early last week, but nothing that has any impact on where I will end up.  Only the part that impacts the way in which I will get there. I’ve said that I would be doing both…

Mindless Paleo Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

Mindless Paleo Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

Sometimes when I’m at a loss (let’s be truthful here, it happens frequently) I just instinctively throw some ingredients together that seem complimentary.  Sometimes it works and this dish is the perfect example of that.  These days my brain is working on overdrive to…

Finding Balance: The Key to Walking Life’s Tightrope

Finding Balance: The Key to Walking Life’s Tightrope

From the first time I read Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff… and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson 12 years ago, this is the main thing I’ve taken from it, “when you die, your inbox will still be full.”  This reminds me to try to balance my life a bit better and…

Raising Cavekids

Raising Cavekids

Do you put more effort into what you are going to wear for the day versus what goes into your kid’s mouths?    If you answered yes, it’s time to get serious and make more effort towards the health of your children. I definitely struggle with this myself.  In an effort…

Week 10-Figure Show Prep

Week 10-Figure Show Prep

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I enjoyed some downtime on Saturday, but that was about it.  I really needed the day off and listening to your body helps to prevent injury and over training. My observations this week are interesting for a couple of reasons:…

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

I’m so glad it’s Friday. I have visualized this day all week. I’m physically and mentally tired. The weekend allows for a bit less structure and more freedom from the everyday grind of training, lunch packing, backpack chucking, bus driving, chef, household manager…

Easy Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Easy Paleo Stuffed Peppers

I haven’t made these bad boys in quite awhile.  In fact, the last time I made stuffed peppers was PP, that’s Pre-Paleo if you couldn’t guess 🙂 In that case, they were full of bread crumbs and junk.  Not these  babies.  All good stuff and none of the filler….

Bullying, know when to fight back

Bullying, know when to fight back

Did you know that Michael Phelps was bullied in middle school?  I recently read an article about it and how it affected him.  I bet those fools are really proud of themselves now.Many of you have personal stories regarding bullying or know of someone that does.  That…

A day in the life of a mommy and figure competitor

A day in the life of a mommy and figure competitor

I’ve decided to step onstage again in the upcoming NPC Western Regional in November.  Once I made the commitment to myself to compete again, I’ve been very excited about it.  Yes, you must be a little off your rocker to be enthused by this sort of thing.  The select…

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

I know, I know, protein powder is not Paleo and it is certainly a hot button topic for die hard Paleolithics.  For me, it’s my 10%.  By 10% I mean it’s one of the few things in my diet that may not be considered Paleo.  There are way worse things than protein powder…

Raising Grateful Children

Raising Grateful Children

Let’s face it, many of us love to spoil our children rotten, but rotten children we do not want. It’s a fine line between being spoiled and behaving spoiled. It’s easy for it to happen, but not impossible to work on. I realized a long time ago that my children really…

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