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March 26, 2014 | 5 Comments

Food versus Exercise

Which will provide the most benefit first: Changing how you eat or increasing the number of times you exercise? HINT: It’s NOT exercise!   Think about it… The average person eats MORE THAN 3 TIMES A DAY. That’s at least 21 chances you have to change the way your body feels each week. You can ALSO get AMAZING results by simply

January 14, 2014 | 1 Comments

Protein Powders

I like to think that there are quite a few things I could help people with when it comes to health and fitness. So it never ceases to surprise me that the MOST COMMONLY asked question I still get is … should I supplement with a protein powder and if so which one? I blogged about this awhile back but I wanted to elaborate further this time around. Before

October 1, 2013 | 1 Comments

The good ole #DIRTYTHIRTY

For the past few months I have been using the hashtag #dirtythirty and no it’s not some killer Crossfit workout! It was me preparing for my thirtieth birthday which is exactly ONE WEEK away! I always love when people come up with lists of lessons learned in life on their birthdays and I was definitely excited to create mine for this big year! I

April 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Rambling and a special thank you

So once again I find myself saying “Hi again, it’s been awhile.”The truth is I don’t feel like myself when I am not writing. One can never use the excuse that you don’t have time because you make time for things that are important to you.I just read an article A LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF that really spoke to me. Just

January 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Training the Trainer Part 1

It’s funny how when you are trainer you sometimes end up training everyone but yourself. When you get busy enough as we all do, it sometimes takes all the motivation we have to get our own training in. I watched it happen to myself. When I was competing I would work a 10 hour day that started by waking up at 4:45am, then drag my ass to the gym.

December 30, 2011 | 1 Comments


I have had this blog for about four years now.  It was awesome to stumble upon the title Progress Not Perfection and have it stick. Since I have been running my business out of South Boston Yoga I have a new theory on Progress not Perfection. To see Progress Not Imperfection Try this for January 2012. Love yourself.  Watch yourself get

August 9, 2011 | 1 Comments

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”- Bruce Lee

I love T-Nation,  but to your average girl or even guy the very appearance of the site may be intimidating.I have read a few of my favorite articles on this very site.  This one really hit home with me. Funny that I was just discussing this very same topic with a client the other day, even though I’m just 27 I’m getting used

August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The incredible edible EGG

AT LAST!!!! Three or more years ago I was diagnosed with a BUNCH of food allergies/intolerances. I eliminated these food groups and felt instantly better. I then decided to contest diet. I did a meat and egg free contest prep :0 Little did I realize what a toll this would take on my body. Four shows later I worked with an amazing nutritionist

April 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

“You’re going somewhere, but I’ve been to somewhere, and I found it was nowhere at all.” -Scott Abel This guy is one person in this industry who isn’t afraid to talk about the darker side of what can happen when you compete.  Make sure you understand that I am not saying this happens to every girl who steps on stage but

February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of my main goals for 2011 is to get healthy again. -to get back to the point where I have the energy to do all the things I love. -return to a place where I am comfortable in my body and can move freely without restriction. – have the time to try new things and step outside of my comfort zone. – spend more time with family and friends. The