• Green Delicious Smoothie

    Alright! Time for another smoothie. And to be specific, a Green Delicious Smoothie. See what I did there? Not a red delicious but a green delicious (this smoothie has nothing to do with apples). Sometimes I try to be more clever and funny than I actually am. My Mom is the only one who thinks I am funny, thanks Mom. Anyways, I am continuing my smoothie kick because why not?!? I feel like when I want something sweet but know I shouldn't have ice cream a smoothie is a good substitute. It's cold and creamy and can satisfy that sweet tooth. I am always trying to find ways to sneak…

  • Sweat Log

    Monday: Crossfit Broadway workout. 6 Min AMRAP: 12 calorie row and 7 Devils press 6 Min AMRAP: 10 chest to bar pull-ups (I did kipping pull-ups) and 18 wall balls (14lb ball) Repeat 2x. OUCH. This was a tough one, I was sweating balls by the time I was done. I made it 3 rounds the first and second time on the first AMRAP and then only 2 rounds on the second part both times. I ended up ripping my hands pretty bad and they started bleeding from hanging from the bar. Tuesday: Armbrust Pro Gym leg workout with a girlfriend. We did a leg workout that was similar to…

  • What I learned from 5 Bikini Competitions

    I've spent a lot of time trying to decide how I wanted to write about my NPC Bikini fitness competitions. I have a lot of mixed emotions about my experience because each prep and show were extremely different. But I figured there is not better way to get started than to just begin writing- what am I waiting for, right? So I will take you through each of my shows, one by one and explain how they have shaped me into who I am today. It sounds cheesy, but I learned so much about myself from these experiences. At the time of my first show I was lightly immersed in…

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Cups

    So I first made these chocolate peanut butter coconut cups when I was reverse dieting from one of my fitness competitions. They satisfy the sweet tooth and you can make them in less than 5 minutes. Low carbohydrate and little to no sugar but they are still so delicious, I am into it. I found these great individual silicone baking cups and they work perfectly for a single serving size. They are also super easy to clean and you can toss them in the dishwasher and they are microwave safe which is a huge plus. FYI, one of my pet peeves is peanut butter with added sugar. I HATE IT.…

  • Natalie’s Orchard Island Juice

    I recently had the opportunity to work with Natalie's Orchard Island Juice Company, an all natural juice company our of Florida. I did a modeling project for them with J.Mo studio and created these beautiful shots along the art walk graffiti walls in Rino, Denver. Before I accepted the offer to do a modeling project for Natalie's juice I did some research on the company of course. The company began by a woman with a single vision: to create a bountiful product that was made simply by the best citrus grown in the U.S. Natalie's juice keeps it simple, so there are never more than 5 ingredients in each juice,…

  • Sweat Log

    This past week was a little bit slower than the previous week for my workouts. I worked a lot and was on my feet all day everyday, and as a result my workouts were not as intense because I was physically and emotionally exhausted. Nevertheless I still gave it my all and hustled to break a sweat. Here is what I did: Monday: ATO workout I only had one hour to workout so I made the most of it! I did a full body workout that left me out of breath and sweating in about 45 minutes. 4 Sets total: 10 calorie assault runner treadmill heavy carry (w/ 20lb dumbbells)…

  • Kale Lemon Pistachio Salad

    I love a good summer salad. Actually I am obsessed. When it's so hot outside I stay away from cooking indoors and tend to try to load up on fresh fruits and veggies. Any time I can make an excuse for adding various fruits and vegetables AND nuts into my salad, I am into it. Plus a little bit of fresh squeezed lemon?! Yes please. Whenever I go to the grocery store and day dream about all of the delicious recipe possibilities there are out. And I often find myself lost in the produce isle on Pinterest looking at recipe ideas. Anyone else? I feel like it is my life…

  • Peanut Butter + Berry Smoothie

    Berry smoothies are my jam in the summer! I love anything that has peanut butter on it and this smoothie hits the spot with its frozen berries and nutty taste. I used a chocolate peanut butter protein powder that hits the spot. I have been eating them for breakfast or for a post workout snack. And they are truly a great replacement for ice cream. I paired them with my favorite fiber GG Scandinavian crackers. These fiber crackers don't taste like much of anything on their own but they sure taste good with a smoothie and some added peanut butter. I like to buy big bags of organic frozen fruit…

  • Rise Nation: Becoming an Instructor

    My road to becoming an instructor at Rise Nation Colorado began several months ago. Back in April I stumbled upon a new gym being built in our neighborhood in the same location a little canvas and cocktails place used to be. It was conveniently located next to a Lululemon (which I have to walk past with blinders on), and just a few blocks from our house. I reached out to them and it turned out they were hiring instructors for not only that location but there were also two other locations in the works. For those of you who don't know, Rise Nation is a company and fitness concept created…

  • Sweat Log

    What a week. This week's workouts were a little more low key. I wasn't interested in lifting heavy and my body wanted more cardio, so that's what I did. It is also tough for me to be inside on warm, sunny summer days. Here is what I did this week:   Monday: Upper body high rep workout at ATO Fitnesss.  I worked out with a client of mine and we did several supersets of arms. Here is what we did: Seated neutral grip row x 25 reps superset with wide grip lat pull down x 25 reps for 3 sets Standing barbell military press x 25 reps superset with standing dumbbell…