Olympia 2015 is now over. Ashley Kaltwasser did in fact win the Bikini division for the third year in a row! Nicole Wilkins actually got beat. She took second place (which is still amazing!) while Latorya Watts took the top spot. This was her fist win and actually only her second time competing in the Olympia. Pretty impressive! [Read more…]
Happy Friday! Here are a few things going on in this crazy brain….
2015 Olympia : It is this weekend! The biggest bodybuilding competition of the year is going on now. I don’t follow very many male athletes, but I do know quite a few of the females competitors. I’m rooting for Nichole Wilkins! If she wins then she will have won the Figure Olympia a record five times! She won in 2009, 2011, and then back to back in 2013 & 2014. I follow her on Instagram and she is amazingly fit and strong. I don’t necessarily want to look just like her but she is very motivating! I also follow Ashley Kaltwasser who will compete in the Bikini Olympia. She has won the last two years now so this would be her third straight win! I would love to go to Las Vegas some time to see this. Even to just go to the Olympia Expo would be awesome! You’d get to see so many professional bodybuilders and so many cool fitness/nutrition companies. Fitness & Bikini finals are tonight and then I believe Figure finals are tomorrow. It’ll be fun to watch! [Read more…]
Two of the magazines that I have subscriptions to are Clean Eating magazine and Oxygen magazine (I also have a subscription to People StyleWatch… you know to cover my bases of food, fitness, and clothing).
I almost always get both Clean Eating magazine and Oxygen magazine on the same day, which is fine except I never know what one to start reading first! I’m telling you, the struggle is real (does this warrant a #thestruggleisreal ?!?). [Read more…]
Anything & Everything Friday’s are something I hope to continue each Friday where I get to talk to you about, well, anything and everything I have on my mind. See what I did there?!
I have a lot of random information that I find throughout the week or short events/topics that I want to bring up, without writing about each one in a different post. It is also a way to make my random thoughts seem somewhat organized. Organized chaos, if you will.
Here goes…. [Read more…]
Donny & I had a pretty relaxed Labor Day weekend. We did quite a bit of yard work Saturday morning, which wasn’t too bad because once we got that done we didn’t have anything else to do all weekend! We made sure to get all the yardwork done first thing so we could play.
After we were done with the yardwork we went to Denver. We did end up getting pedicures (yay!) and then went to Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs for our date! It was awesome. We shared three dogs and a half order of the fried mac and cheese. We could have gone with two dogs and the mac and cheese, but we aren’t exactly the type to order responsibly. [Read more…]
Well September is finally here… I completely lost August. I went from July 31st straight to September 1st. Or is feels that way. Labor day weekend starts tomorrow at 5:00pm (not that I’m counting….) and we actually don’t have a jammed-packed weekend of activities. [Read more…]
I have a new appreciation for people that do manual labor for a living. Donny & I spent between 6-7 hours doing yard work in our backyard this weekend and most of that was spent tearing out this concrete slab we had in the back. The people that we bought the house from bred dogs and they poured concrete back there to put their dog kennel on. [Read more…]
I went and saw Straight Outta Compton this past week. I’m not going to lie — I loved it! I honestly expected to like it, but I really liked it! I didn’t now much about N.W.A. and I didn’t know much about Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, or Eazy-E in general.
I thought they did a great job finding actors that looked a lot like the actual characters did when they were young. If you have seen the movie or previews then you know what I’m talking about but, holy cow O’Shea Jackson Jr. looks A LOT like Ice Cube. I know, I know…it is his son but still! I don’t look THAT much like my mom or dad. It was unreal. [Read more…]
I have to take a minute and brag about my husband. The last two years he has helped Brad, the dad of few guys Donny went to high school with, to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). You might remember last year in August when social media went crazy with the Ice Bucket Challenge….that was for ALS awareness. In fact, according to the ALS Association $115 million was raised in 2014 because of the challenge. Pretty impressive. [Read more…]
I’m not going to lie….I have done this glute workout twice now and it made me super sore both times. I love training my legs and glutes. It makes me feel really strong and I dig it!
I have been working on my squat strength recently. I have pretty strong legs, but it takes practice to get the hang of lifting really heavy. I am still getting the hang of using heavier weights for fewer reps. I tend to keep my reps anywhere in the 10-15 rep range, but I have been experimenting lately with lifting even heavier for more like 5-6 reps. I have to play with it quite a bit to figure out what I can do, but guess what? [Read more…]