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Is IIFYM or a bro diet better for getting stage ready? Is there a perfect diet? This is the story of Brittany Brinkman and Tara Baldouf who use IIFYM and why it works for them.

Bro Diet vs IIFYM (Part 2): Team Bro, Yo!

Whaddup my little fitties?! Today, I wanted to share my experience since I follow a strict bro diet and why I prefer that method for prep vs IIFYM. Before we get to the good stuff, you probably want to check…

Is IIFYM or a bro diet better for getting stage ready? Is there a perfect diet? This is the story of Brittany Brinkman and Tara Baldouf who use IIFYM and why it works for them.

Bro Diet vs IIFYM (Part 1): Team IIFYM

For part 2: Team Bro, Yo click here. I have to be honest and say that I don’t think competition prep nutrition is “one size fits all.” I want you to understand that what works for someone else, isn’t…

Reasons to Attend Posing Clinic

Are You Ready for Prep? 5 Questions to Ask Before Competing

In honor of my competition training starting again, let’s talk about starting prep! #ohmyquad I’m so ready to destroy this prep and my two shows Keith and I picked: Northcoast Championships and Jr Nats! Currently sitting at 132, no…

How to Deal with Your Fit Critics

“Don’t you get sick of eating salad for every meal?” “You’re so skinny, you need a burger.” “Girls with muscles are gross.” I’m not kidding.  People actually say this shit to me. As I started to change my lifestyle…

Meal Prep tips for the busy mom who wants to worry less, do more

Meal Prep Tips- Worry Less, Do More

Toddler mom. Police wife. Bikini Competitor. Social Media Manager. Personal Trainer. Blog Author. I think it’s safe to say I wear a lot of hats. Even though I am busy AF, I love it and wouldn’t trade it for…

Birds Eye Steamfresh teriyaki broccoli with Teriyaki chicken kabobs

Should I Count Calories or Macros?

I get soooo many questions about what foods I am eating and how many calories I eat per day to prep for my shows.  My trainer, Keith plans all of my nutrition and adjusts accordingly, but I can tell you…

14 ways competing transformed me beyond my physique

What My Husband Thinks About My Bikini Competitions

I recently became aware that people sometimes ask what my husband’s thoughts are about my job as a bikini competitor. “Isn’t it weird for you to see her in front of people in such a small bikini?  Doesn’t it bother you…

Bikini Competitiors are like drug dealers

Why Bikini Competitors Are Like Drug Dealers

  Say what?! Yes.  I compared myself to a drug dealer.  Not because I am constantly carrying around baggies of powdered substances and pills, although that is pretty funny, too. There’s a much bigger picture here and I feel…

Life as a bikini competitor: When The Spray Tan Fades

When the Spray Tan Fades the Real Battle Begins

I have been sharing a lot of behind the scenes binging that has been going on in my world now that I am off-season.  I like to keep it real.  I asked Ryanne, a fellow friend and bikini competitor,…

bikiini competitions what judges are looking for and scoring

What Are The Judges Looking For?

I am so excited to start this series True Life: I’m A Bikini Competitor!  I get so many questions about competing and I feel that it’s my job to help educate others about the process. I was once so…

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