Category Archives: Fitness

Deconstructed Shrimp Roll….and a little gratitude

This was good.  Like, really good.  I’ve seen deconstructed egg roll recipes before but when I was home this weekend my stepdad was telling me about the deconstructed shrimp egg roll he made and that spoke straight to my soul.  I made a few changes from what he did but that’s just because I wanted…

Touch the Stove

My family and I ventured to East Tennessee for a week.  We’ve hiked, chased waterfalls, fished, swam, cooked, and sipped on wine.  I’ve laughed, loved, and slept.  Sometimes vacation seems like an alternate existence to me.  No work, no blood work to get done, no doctors, no schedule, no planning.  It’s been amazing. The truth…

Smoky and Sweet Turkey Burgers

If you haven’t noticed I’m really in to sweet and savory flavor combination. They’re like a match made in heaven. I just refuse to accept that healthy food has to be boring. So let’s keep the bland food for peak week only.  I’m two days away from a week in the mountains with my family.…

Sweet and Tangy Bison Steaks

So from my last post you all know there have been some female health issues I am working through. Becoming anemic has been one of the side effects-so I have been looking for lean sources of protein for this prep that are higher in iron. Bison has an average of 3.42mg of iron per 100g…

Because Highlight Reels Fade- You don’t have to be everything all of the time.

It’s really easy to live life in the highlight reel.  Just focusing on being the fun, smiling, fitness loving version of myself that I want to be.  What’s hard is when those moments fade and I’m reminded of the heavier things. The things I don’t share. The things I should share. I am not a…

Being a Rookie in the NPC- What I Learned

It is so hard to believe the journey of prep for my first show has come to an end.  To be completely honest I actually had a hard time right after- post show blues if you will. I learned so much that I’ve actually decided to do a second show to put those lessons to…