I am a virgin! First Time Ever Fitness Competitor.

A few years ago, I told my boyfriend at the time that I wanted to do a fitness competition. Guess what he said? “You couldn’t because you eat too much.” Yikes. That lead to a huge fight, low self-esteem, and broken dreams.

Today, I recognize that I was in a terribly abusive relationship (thank God I got out of that one)! Since then, I have been through a lot, I am sober now and in recovery. I am in a healthy and happy relationship. But most importantly, I love myself no matter what!
And once again, I thought to myself how much I wanted to do a fitness competition. An opportunity presented itself, and BAM! I am currently in contest prep and less than 6 weeks away from doing my first competition on December 5th.

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I am not going to lie, it has been really tough! I think I have now graduated to “ROBOTMODE” and I meal prep, exercise, work, sleep, repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

I am excited to share my journey with you because I want people to know that it is possible. Anything is possible really if you just believe in yourself and get ish done.

 

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A Great Workout Finisher and a Life Hack

I received the greatest life hack last week while I was shoe shopping. I’m not talking fancy heels, I’m talking sneaks! I own approximately 4 thousand pairs of running shoes. From Nikes to New Balance to those hideous Vibrams five finger shoes. My favourite pair is my Asics runners. They are big and white and wonderfully nerdy looking. Anyway, I went to SportChek to replace those oldies because they had a sale on and I found out the most wonderful news. I can buy the kids shoes size 7 and they are equivalent to a size 8.5-9 in women’s. FOR HALF THE PRICE! I know happiness is found on the inside, but seriously I felt happier after buying new shoes.

On another note, if you’re looking for a great workout finisher or just a sweaty quickie, try this:
Burpee and Box Jump Ladder!
10-9-8-7-6… Burpees
1-2-3-4-5…. Box Jumps
And then reverse and repeat. You’ll want to thank me and barf.

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Matcha Matchy! New shoes pre-workout face so I still look cute.
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