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My Road to a Healthy Mind and Body

My sophomore year of college, I gained 25 pounds (a solid Wisconsin winter coat!). At the time, I placed blame on the freshly baked pastries in the sorority house kitchen and the two-mile trek to the gym in frigid temperatures—seriously, it was a -20 degree walk to workout! But, let’s get real for a sec. There was more to it...
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Lessons From Bikini Prep: 5 Ways to Prepare for Showtime

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In 2016 I did something I never thought I would do—I signed up for a bodybuilding competition. Think sparkling bikini, a bronze tan, and 5” inch heels (walking in those took some practice!).  The experience was a 12-week physical transformation and emotional rollercoaster. I learned about macros, carb cycling, building a strength program, posing, and sacrifice. The day of my...
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Working Out is Me Time

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Working out is the best part of my day (in addition to spending time my husband and doggy of course). That hour is “me time,” 60 minutes of undisturbed sweat. Whether it’s in yoga, pilates, boxing, cycling, or simply going for a stroll around the neighborhood, I gift myself the opportunity to focus on me every day. When I was...
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