Category: Fitness

I want to be fearless…

We’re 14 weeks out from the NPC Southern Idaho Showdown. Why, at this point in my life, would I feel the need to do such a thing? I’ll tell you. Because I’m tired of being afraid. Oh, there’s no denying it. I’ve whined and cried. I’ve threatened to quit. I’ve come close to turning my…

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The Magic Begins

I am officially into a brand spanking new chapter of my fitness journey. It’s so exciting, scary, exhilarating, and about as far out of my comfort zone as I can get. I often ask myself why I do these things. Why do I choose to do things that make me sweat with anticipation, anxiety, and…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

I went to bed last Sunday evening with the intention and expectation that the week ahead was going to be the best ever. I set my alarm for 3:45 a.m. and drifted off to sleep. When my alarm went off, I hopped out of bed, grabbed breakfast, and headed to the gym. As I pulled…

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Lift Heavy…

I didn’t get up this morning when the alarm went off. I woke up. But I didn’t get up. I feel like I should be disappointed. I’ve been so tired so I decided to stay in bed, under the warm covers, and rest. If it happens again, then I’ll be disappointed. But not today. I…

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The beginning…

There are 135 days until the NPC Southern Idaho Showdown and I want to compete. That’s my goal. There, I said it. Whew. What a relief. That was freaking scary, but now it’s out of the way and everybody knows. I’ve held off saying anything concrete because I’m a chicken shit and I want everything…

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Dear 2017,

Dear 2017, You came in just the same way you’re leaving…. like a bitch. I like bitches though, so there! You challenged my ability to handle stress early on. While I attended to the needs of others in my family, I let my own go and I suffered, physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was a…

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