During the last couple weeks of prep I found myself thinking more about what I would do afterwards, than about the actual competition itself. I was getting burned out...
There’s a lot going on in our lives right now. I’ll soon be on the job hunt, Brett and I are currently searching for a new apartment, I’m doing a competition this weekend, and Brett’s competing soon. Our flat is basically a hub of giant water bottles, preworkout and gym gear. Opening attempts In prep … Continue reading Final training week: My first powerlifting competition
Here’s your wake up call: It’s MAY. How many of you set “New Year’s Resolutions” and have completely forgotten about them? Do you even remember what they were? I set several goals in January, each related to a different aspect of my life: Personal, Career, Financial and Health/Fitness. No, I don’t keep them on a … Continue reading A no-nonsense approach to setting goals
I wasn’t much of an athlete growing up. I dabbled in ballet, running, cheerleading and soccer – and powerlifting is honestly the most effort I’ve put into any sport since my last dance recital in 2003 (and the awkward photos are still on display at my parents’ house). Training My boyfriend, Brett, coaches lifters from … Continue reading 8 Weeks Out: My First Powerlifting Competition
Since my family is over 10,000kms away (12, 827 to be exact), I have zero Easter weekend obligations. So, forget about Lazy Sundays – I’m all about productivity today. First on the list was a trip to the Victoria Street Sunday Market. I’ve lived in Wellington for three months now and can’t believe I waited … Continue reading Victoria Street Market + Balsamic Slow Cooker Roast
Have you ever had a product you love be discontinued? If so, you’ll know the agony I recently went through trying to hunt down L’Oreal Professionnel shampoo/conditioner for silver (i.e., blonde) hair. If you haven’t experienced this type of let down, let me assure you that it sucks. I still remember when L'Oreal discontinued the … Continue reading Review: LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo
In 2011 my sister and I were perusing the streets of Buenos Aires and I caught a glimpse into a basement. Down in the dungeon was a gym – people were draining their energy on spin bikes, sweating profusely in the blistering temperatures, with only a single fan to keep the sweat from dripping into … Continue reading My dungeon