No one matters but you

Ok, listen up – I’m giving everyone reading this permission.  Permission to be completely self-centered, absorbed, and borderline narcissistic.  You are the center of the universe.  Block everyone else out.  Picture yourself, alone, on top of a mountain...
Packing for your show

Packing for your show

Ok – the dieting is done, you’ve completed your last workout on Tuesday or Wednesday, your peak week plan is in full swing, and you’re just about ready to take off for your show.  If the show isn’t in your home town, it’s highly...
2012 Charlotte Cup Recap

2012 Charlotte Cup Recap

This last weekend on April 28th I competed in the 2012 NPC Charlotte Cup at the Blake Hotel in downtown Charlotte, NC.  It was a phenomenal experience all around and I had a fantastic time. Pre-judging went well and I was pleased with how I looked going in – I...

The logistical pitfalls of competing

I love my parents, don’t get me wrong.  They are awesome and have done absolutely everything for me that they could possible be expected to, and then some.  When I moved across the country from Oregon to Asheville, it was probably a bit of a shock to them as it...
The First WPD Pro Show – What Happened?

The First WPD Pro Show – What Happened?

On Saturday, the 2012 IFBB Desert Muscle Classic was held in Mesa, Arizona.  While a very small show (as IFBB productions go), this show was very notable due to being the first professional show featuring the women’s physique division (WPD). WPD was introduced...
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