How to Create Modular Meals

Modular Meal Planning How do you make any meal fit into your macro budget? I use a concept I call modular meal planning. I have a few staple recipes that I can modify to fit pretty much any macro budget. For example, I’ve found that most people love tacos. I could eat tacos pretty much every day. So to make …

Introverts’ Survival Guide to the Gym

I’ve had so many lovely ladies (and a few men) tell me that they are intimidated by the gym and that they keep delaying their fitness goals because of the fear of looking stupid or being out of place. Here are six tips for introverts at the gym: Partner Up!  Having a partner can instantly give you a confidence boost, especially …

How to Fall in Love with Yourself

Be grateful – Even in the smallest circumstance, practice gratefulness. If you’re stuck in traffic, perhaps instead of cussing (which I have been guilty of more than once), maybe I could be thankful that I wasn’t in the accident I witness as I pass by. Yes, perhaps I’m later to work than I’d planned, but I am safe and secure. I am not in danger. I am free. …

Mahhh! The Protein!

Protein is one of the macronutrients that bodybuilders concern themselves with the most. If you’ve heard of Arnold Schwarzenegger drinking raw eggs, you’re familiar with a culture steeped in a protein consumption obsession.  Protein comes from meats, fish, eggs, dairy, tofu, and protein powders often added to smoothies and shakes. Protein is favored to all other macronutrients due to its …

Cinderella

And so the day went, lining up, calling out numbers, announcing their lives in a 6 sentence or less paragraph. By the end, I had been on stage 3 times: Bikini Debut, Bikini Novice, and Bikini Open. I stand on stage for the 4th time that day as they prepare to announce the first set of awards for Bikini Debut. …