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Protein – Everything You Need to Know and Then Some

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that protein should be an essential part of your diet. But what you may not know or understand is exactly how much protein you should be eating per day, where to find it and why exactly it’s so important. Why it’s important:  Proteins are the building blocks to our bodies which…
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Life During Bikini Prep – Weeks #3 & 4 Recap

Come Saturday I’ll have completed week #4 so today’s post is a combo of the last week and a half. I’m currently within 2-3 pounds of my starting weight depending on the day, however I’m definitely seeing physical changes everywhere. I’m still doing HIIT cardio 2x/week and macros have only been lowered just a touch…
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Life During Bikini Prep – Week #2 Recap

Week #2 is in the books and I’m down anywhere from 2-4 pounds depending on the day. The great news is we have not had to adjust my macros one single time since the first initial cut. Looks like that big 100 carb drop was well worth it after all! I had heard in the…
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Life During Bikini Prep – Week #1 Recap

After week #1, I’m happily surprised with how great I’m feeling! But first, I have to be honest and vulnerable here for a moment to give some back ground info… The last couple weeks before I was suppose to start prep I was really struggling…hard. With the stress of our big move, I was really contemplating on…
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Life During Bikini Prep – Day 1

Hey all! Well it’s that time again for me…time to start prepping for my next bikini competition! Now that I’m doing the blog thing, I thought it’d be fun to write a weekly/bi-weekly post about how things are going in order to show a little insight into what it’s like getting ready for a show…
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Why I Stopped Eating “Clean”

My fitness journey really started back in early 2012 when I decided to do my first bikini competition. Like many others, I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. Going into prep, I was told I could have a certain amount of carbs, fats and proteins per day. “Okay, simple enough” I…
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