Is HIIT Cardio Required? {Bikini Comp Q+A}


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a popular training method, especially with bikini competitors you see online. Is HIIT the cardio method required for competing? That’s the question I’m tackling in today’s video – does my cardio training move to mainly HIIT as I get closer to a show? You know I love my running […]

Why I Am Postponing My Bikini Competition


The first 13 weeks of the year I focused on gaining muscle. I tackled my first bulking season, which a lot less fun than I expected. The last 7 weeks have been focused on leaning out and preparing for my 3rd bikini competition. Coming down from the heaviest I have ever been, traveling the most […]

Why Do I Compete? (Bikini Comp Q+A)

EatingPrep (1)

I love honest questions. They make me smile, because not everyone will ask them (even if many people are thinking it). Today’s question was submitted anonymously, but I just love that someone asked! Why Do You Compete – Is there a Cash Prize?

What Do You Eat During Prep? {Bikini Comp Q+A)


Do you know what the most common question I hear when training for bikini competitions is? Yep – it’s all about the food! I get so many questions about what I eat that I was surprised to only see this question come up once. Maybe I talked about my diet enough the last few years many […]

How Much do Bikini Competitions Cost?


It’s time to answer another reader about bikini competitions – the third in the series answering your questions! This week I’m answering Amy’s questions – two questions actually: do you really need a coach AND how much do bikini competitions cost? Check out the video to hear my answers on this topic:

Time Commitment for Prep {Bikini Comp Q+A}


I’m back this week with the second video in my new video series answering your questions about bikini competitions. I’m so glad that you guys enjoyed the first one last week — I’m actually enjoying filming them more than I expected! This week I’m answering Morgan’s questions on the time commitment required for prep – […]

The Truth About Bulking {Bikini Comp Q+A}

The Truth About Bulking (Bikini Competition Q&A) //

It’s the first week of prep for my third bikini competition! After three months of bulking, I am incredibly excited to start cutting calories and start to uncover the muscle that I have (hopefully) built over the past few months. To celebrate the start of bikini prep (and because I thought it would be fun), […]

Legs & Arms Workout


It’s officially spring, but I am still in denial. I know I’m in the minority, but I’m not done with my snowboarding and snowshoeing adventures quite yet. The slopes here in Colorado are still open for another month, so I plan to squeeze every last drop out of winter. And remind myself that Spring really […]

Upper Body Focus Workout (Chest, Back, and Shoulders)


How is your “Spring Forward” adjustment going? I feel like it always takes me at least a week to adjust to the time change. I don’t miss the morning daylight and I really appreciate the extra daylight after work, but for some reason it’s just harder to get out of bed. That lost hour is […]