Live & Let Live

All I am, all I need is the air I would kill to breathe...

It Starts With Food…

It Starts With Food…

But it’s really about living.

It’s been 2.5 weeks since my competition debut, and as my 2014 NPC season has come to a close and I sit down to reflect on the incredible journey I have traveled this year, my mind can only wander towards what possibilities lie in 2015. That being said, improvement season started off with a bang! No really, I hit legs 3x a week – I literally can’t walk straight…ever.…

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Everything Else is Secondary

Everything Else is Secondary

Inspired. Wow, where to start?

My goal in life has always been to help people; it is my passion, my calling, my virtue, my blessing and my curse. I will burn myself to the ground trying to light the path for others, and just when I thought that’s what I had done with this whole contest prep, I am uplifted by so many.

It’s been a very humbling process to be so self-absorbed, and that is only…

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The Great Debate

We’re in the home stretch – exactly 2.5 weeks ’til competition time! I couldn’t be more relieved. To be honest this has probably been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done, not because I can’t eat the foods I want (I’m pretty creative in the kitchen), but mainly because I’m so tired of constantly judging myself…and maybe I need a beer…or three.

In a matter of 3 years I’ve gone from ED…

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I can’t wait to start counting MY macros…my creativity in the kitchen is bursting day in & day out. My baking skills have inspired me to help others create healthy alternatives. 

Protein packed mug cake. 

#contestprep #iifym #doesntfitmymacros #chocolatefudge #cleaneating #foodie #healthy #healthyeats #brownie #chocolate #molten #delicious #dietprobs #lowcarb #lowfat #macros #npc #sweettooth

I can’t wait to start counting MY macros…my creativity in the kitchen is bursting day in & day out. My baking skills have inspired me to help others create healthy alternatives.

Protein packed mug cake.

#contestprep #iifym #doesntfitmymacros #chocolatefudge #cleaneating #foodie #healthy #healthyeats #brownie #chocolate #molten #delicious #dietprobs #lowcarb #lowfat #macros #npc #sweettooth

Everyone’s A Critic

Everyone’s A Critic

Before I jump right in to today’s RANT: I hope you like the new look, and I added my social media to the right side – for those interested. I wanted to give my blog a more personal touch as I’m getting closer to the show (3.5 weeks), and I have a lot of big things happening in my life…so stay tuned!

So here I go…again. The thing about the fitness industry is that everyone is a critic, but…

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What Drives You?

I’m under the impression that there are three types of people in this world: Competitive and Self-Propelled, and as with everything else, a little bit of grey area. After reading a recent Facebook post from a friend and fellow athlete, I’ve been inspired to delve into the topic full force.

Competitive

People of a competitive nature, I find, are the ones’s driven by outside forces. They are the…

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Abby McDonald, Getting Over Garrett Delaney

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Abby McDonald, Getting Over Garrett Delaney

Strength Does Not Come From Physical Capacity

Strength Does Not Come From Physical Capacity

…it comes from an indomitable will. - Ghandi

Lots to update, lots to share, and frankly, it’s 7:45am and I’m on my 2nd cup of coffee, so I’m ready to write.

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We came, we saw, we conquered…in our own little way. Carlos and I ended up both placing third in our respective categories for the Times Best of Acadiana, which is pretty damn good if you ask me. Nobody at work cared, but I guess if…

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You Mean I’m the Zombie?!

I feel like I’m always writing about trials, or emotional breakdowns, or my pangs of competition, but apparently that’s…normal?

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I took a few days off of life to visit family and friends “back home,” and sort of recenter my focus.  I know I say that a lot, but is it important to stay centered? The world itself is so chaotic; people are always pushing and pulling you in different directions, while…

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Nothing is Really Work

Nothing is Really Work

Unless you would rather be doing something else…” - J.M. Barrie

This post has been a long time coming, but as with any great decision, it has been backed by great doubt.  Long story short: we back in this bitch! How could I let 6 months of (not so) hard work go down the drain? This has been my dream for 4 years, and I shouldn’t let one small hiccup ruin that again.

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First competition on the books…

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We’re getting comfortable in our new home #PuppyLove #pitbullpuppy #pitbull http://mob.li/_82qOR

We’re getting comfortable in our new home #PuppyLove #pitbullpuppy #pitbull http://mob.li/_82qOR