@reebokone Here’s a different kind of transformation… On the left 👈 (March 2013) I qualified for nationals in my first #NPC show, but second competition. I was around 122lbs (I’m 5’5 3/4”) and about 14-15% body fat. That moment captured in this photo, I was on top of the world. The day of competition is amazing. It’s such an adrenaline rush being on that stage. But, please know that it’s not like that during prep, or at least the way I was prepped for that show. Do I get the itch to want to compete again? Of course! Will I ever compete again? The only way I will is if I do it the healthy way this time. None of that two-a-day gym session and feeling like it’s a chore, and certainly none of the chicken, tilapia, asparagus, broccoli bullshit every day with very little carbs. I’m talking 40-90g for 14 weeks. That included veggies and fruits, I might add…That’s insane and unhealthy! And I definitely won’t deplete myself of sodium or water. Anyway, the photo on the right 👉 (June 2014) was from a @reebokone photoshoot and I was 133lbs and around 18% bodyfat. I can tell you between these two pictures, I was feeling my best (despite having extra body fat) on the right. And guess what? I was still eating whatever I wanted… Meaning, I was eating about 80% of my meals whole, unprocessed foods with the rest being pizza, ice cream, chips, or whatever it was that I was craving during that time. You CAN be healthy and fit and still eat the foods you want. BE CONSISTENT IN THE GYM. WORK HARD IN THE GYM. ALLOW YOURSELF THE FOODS YOU WANT IN MODERATION!! #ReebokONE

@reebokone Here’s a different kind of transformation… On the left 👈 (March 2013) I qualified for nationals in my first #NPC show, but second competition. I was around 122lbs (I’m 5’5 3/4”) and about 14-15% body fat. That moment captured in this photo, I was on top of the world. The day of competition is amazing. It’s such an adrenaline rush being on that stage. But, please know that it’s not like that during prep, or at least the way I was prepped for that show. Do I get the itch to want to compete again? Of course! Will I ever compete again? The only way I will is if I do it the healthy way this time. None of that two-a-day gym session and feeling like it’s a chore, and certainly none of the chicken, tilapia, asparagus, broccoli bullshit every day with very little carbs. I’m talking 40-90g for 14 weeks. That included veggies and fruits, I might add…That’s insane and unhealthy! And I definitely won’t deplete myself of sodium or water. Anyway, the photo on the right 👉 (June 2014) was from a @reebokone photoshoot and I was 133lbs and around 18% bodyfat. I can tell you between these two pictures, I was feeling my best (despite having extra body fat) on the right. And guess what? I was still eating whatever I wanted… Meaning, I was eating about 80% of my meals whole, unprocessed foods with the rest being pizza, ice cream, chips, or whatever it was that I was craving during that time. You CAN be healthy and fit and still eat the foods you want. BE CONSISTENT IN THE GYM. WORK HARD IN THE GYM. ALLOW YOURSELF THE FOODS YOU WANT IN MODERATION!! #ReebokONE

Just came from the gym! Was going to focus on a full body workout, but decided to work on my weakest area: endurance! I took to the Stairmaster and performed a 30-minute high intensity interval session. It felt amazing; I am drenched and now I have that nice post-workout glow! 😊💪💦 Time for a shower and head to the trampoline park later! Fun Saturday! What are you doing today?? @ReebokONE #ReebokONE (at Health Club)

Just came from the gym! Was going to focus on a full body workout, but decided to work on my weakest area: endurance! I took to the Stairmaster and performed a 30-minute high intensity interval session. It felt amazing; I am drenched and now I have that nice post-workout glow! 😊💪💦 Time for a shower and head to the trampoline park later! Fun Saturday! What are you doing today?? @ReebokONE #ReebokONE (at Health Club)

It’s been 13 years ago today… Where were you when 9/11 happened? I was 17 and a freshman in college at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. I just came out of my English class and saw everyone standing in the lobby looking up at the TVs. I followed their gaze and watched as the second plane hit. I sprinted back to my dorm room and called my parents. The university canceled classes for the remainder of the day. I will never ever forget that and the events that soon followed. It’s amazing, despite the tragic events, how the entire country came together during that awful time. It felt as though people put their own differences aside to unite together as one strong nation. #NeverForget #911 #Remember

It’s been 13 years ago today… Where were you when 9/11 happened? I was 17 and a freshman in college at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. I just came out of my English class and saw everyone standing in the lobby looking up at the TVs. I followed their gaze and watched as the second plane hit. I sprinted back to my dorm room and called my parents. The university canceled classes for the remainder of the day. I will never ever forget that and the events that soon followed. It’s amazing, despite the tragic events, how the entire country came together during that awful time. It felt as though people put their own differences aside to unite together as one strong nation. #NeverForget #911 #Remember

The only thing I’m looking to do these days is be consistent with my workouts and stay in control with my food intake. I was talking to a friend earlier today and I confessed to her that I’m still struggling with nutrition… This comes a year and seven months after my last competition prep that royally fucked me up - mentally and physically. It’s weird, though, because when I was in it, I didn’t realize how bad it was until after my show. I was miserable and grumpy… Not pleasant to be around. Even after my show, when I rebounded, I thought that was normal until I kept reading and researching and saw how many people this has happened to. Then, I looked at the science aspect of it and what it did to my body. Not cool. Anyway, it’s a learning experience for me and has only made me wiser. When I think I finally have a good grasp on it, somehow, some way, I “relapse” and start bingeing… I know this is hurting me from getting me the results I want, but in that moment I am happy because I’m not restricting myself. It’s not until after that I feel really shitty because of the foods I ate… My stomach feels like shit and I do, too, because I feel bloated and unattractive. The #FlexibleDieting approach has helped me tremendously, but now it’s up to me be on track with it 100 percent, not just 80 percent. I always think setting some goal for myself like another competition will help, but as soon as I start thinking that way I immediately cringe and refrain from having those thoughts again. I really can’t wait for the day to come where I’m no longer obsessing over food and what I’m putting in my body. Like I always say, it’s all about a balanced approach. Even though I’m a fitness professional, I struggle with it on a daily basis. I’m human. I am not perfect. I only strive to be better than I was yesterday and I will continue to do that until I find my happy medium… And I will 😊 This brings me back to my first statement: I’m continuing to be consistent because consistency yields results and I fucking want results, dammit! 😜 Thank you for following my journey and always giving me positive encouragement. I love my followers! #BalancedIntake #Balance #ReebokONE (at Centennial Towers Gym)

The only thing I’m looking to do these days is be consistent with my workouts and stay in control with my food intake. I was talking to a friend earlier today and I confessed to her that I’m still struggling with nutrition… This comes a year and seven months after my last competition prep that royally fucked me up - mentally and physically. It’s weird, though, because when I was in it, I didn’t realize how bad it was until after my show. I was miserable and grumpy… Not pleasant to be around. Even after my show, when I rebounded, I thought that was normal until I kept reading and researching and saw how many people this has happened to. Then, I looked at the science aspect of it and what it did to my body. Not cool. Anyway, it’s a learning experience for me and has only made me wiser. When I think I finally have a good grasp on it, somehow, some way, I “relapse” and start bingeing… I know this is hurting me from getting me the results I want, but in that moment I am happy because I’m not restricting myself. It’s not until after that I feel really shitty because of the foods I ate… My stomach feels like shit and I do, too, because I feel bloated and unattractive. The #FlexibleDieting approach has helped me tremendously, but now it’s up to me be on track with it 100 percent, not just 80 percent. I always think setting some goal for myself like another competition will help, but as soon as I start thinking that way I immediately cringe and refrain from having those thoughts again. I really can’t wait for the day to come where I’m no longer obsessing over food and what I’m putting in my body. Like I always say, it’s all about a balanced approach. Even though I’m a fitness professional, I struggle with it on a daily basis. I’m human. I am not perfect. I only strive to be better than I was yesterday and I will continue to do that until I find my happy medium… And I will 😊 This brings me back to my first statement: I’m continuing to be consistent because consistency yields results and I fucking want results, dammit! 😜 Thank you for following my journey and always giving me positive encouragement. I love my followers! #BalancedIntake #Balance #ReebokONE (at Centennial Towers Gym)

Legs, chest, and core is what I worked on just now. I used @marksmellybell’s #slingshot to do my box squats to help keep my knees from coming in. My workouts are never the same. I always switch it up between heavy weight, light weight, body weight, high intensity, low intensity, etc. It helps keep me motivated and keeps things interesting. What did you train today? @reebokone #reebokone (at Be Fit)

Just snapped this pic… In three meals and about 3/4 of a gallon of water so far for the day. Not bad for having taken a week off from training, only working to 50% of my max last week, and only lifting weights, eating a flexible diet, and no cardio. It’s only getting better from here. Consistency is 🔑 No matter what you do, never quit. Keep pushing forward and continue moving. Baby steps is totally fine and believe it or not, you are still making progress. Get out of your own head and suck that shit up, work hard, and you won’t have to suck it in later. Get moving and make wise food choices! @reebokone #reebokone

Just snapped this pic… In three meals and about 3/4 of a gallon of water so far for the day. Not bad for having taken a week off from training, only working to 50% of my max last week, and only lifting weights, eating a flexible diet, and no cardio. It’s only getting better from here. Consistency is 🔑 No matter what you do, never quit. Keep pushing forward and continue moving. Baby steps is totally fine and believe it or not, you are still making progress. Get out of your own head and suck that shit up, work hard, and you won’t have to suck it in later. Get moving and make wise food choices! @reebokone #reebokone