NPC Texas Legends || Introduction

Hi everyone! I’m back for my second season of blog writing. After some time away from fitness blogging, I’m ready to get back into it full force. I’ve never stopped writing – I just had some other projects I’ve been working on. Before I start with my weekly check-in posts, here’s a little life update of what I’ve been up to during my off-season and so far into my 2017 prep:

  • I’m a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where I study journalism with an emphasis on professional writing. I’m also working towards a minor in nutrition to supplement my degree in Exercise Science. I really enjoy school and I enjoy learning. It’s taken up a very large portion my free time and I unfortunately had to sacrifice writing for the time being to focus on my school work.
  • For 6 months, I was taking part in a writing internship for an online community called Odyssey. Kind of like Buzzfeed or Society19, but smaller. I wrote over 30 articles for the website and I really grew as a writer over my time with them. Due to this hefty commitment, writing started to feel like a chore. Once I fulfilled my 6 months,  I was so done. I stopped writing for Odyssey to recover and rediscover my love and passion for writing. I finally feel like it’s back! I wrote several fitness related blogs which I’ll link below:

Why Food Isn’t The Enemy 

An Inside Look: Bodybuilding & Body Dysmorphia 

5 Lessons You Learn When You Don’t Achieve Your Goals 

Why Instagram Isn’t Real Life

From A Victim of Fit Shaming 

Your Body Does Not Equal Your Worth 


Beating the Guilt: Holiday Indulgence 

The Biggest Secret to Skinny 

To The Aspiring Bikini Competitor

(You should really read them or bookmark them for when you might need it. They are decent, I promise!)

  • I’m engaged!!! On May 21, 2017, my best friend got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of hundreds of people – my students, my family, and all my best friends. It was a dream come true and I’m so excited to spend my life with him. We’ve started to plan our wedding for October 2018.

I’m absolutely thrilled you’re here to read about my upcoming adventures to the stage in 2017. Thank you for coming back for yet another series of my prep blogs and I can’t wait to share my daily victories, struggles, and experiences with you all. Until the next!