Choices and Lifestyles


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Where do I begin? At 4 am at Kelly Oneils at the bottom of my 5th Johnny Black double? At the end of the worst relationship of my life? Leaving Vegas penniless 140 lbs and overweight? When is enough, enough? When did I decide to take my life into my own hands, charge forward and do the things I always talked about but managed to put on the back burner?

My life is a book, a movie Hollywood hit played by the deranged Angelina Jolie (the girl interrupted.) ok maybe not that dramatic… Because I found my way up.

If you must know a little bit about me. I ran away from home and spent most of my upbringing in juvenile detention where most of my misguided anger was directed at my parents. I had a child at the young age of 19, and have raised her alone, without a penny of child support for 12 years. After she was born, I got into the stripping industry. I don’t hide it, although most boyfriends would prefer I do, because you can learn great things from where I have been. Lesson one, you make the money, you don’t let the money make you. The majority of strippers have drug problems, daddy issues, or are single parents. Can you tell which category I fall into? I am the single parent going through school.

Although I do have a few stripper friends, I keep them to the minimal. Usually they are single parents, and we at least have that in common. I don’t judge if we go out and they decide to go to the bathroom to “powder their nose” they just know that I won’t be joining them. The same goes for me. While I’m prepping $1000 worth of clean food and they’re downing wine with their Bucca De Beppos, I made a choice, a lifestyle choice, that I want to be healthier. (;

Not only has training taught me discipline. I’ve learned to apply the concepts of success to all areas of my life. Create a goal, and charge forward, whether it be with school, a business plan or a weight loss goal. Last fall I found myself exhausted with 8 years in the night scene. In only 30 days I built a full time clientele personal training with my iHeart Fitness HI business. I charged forward without looking back and saw when I put my mind to it anything is possible.

2013 year was my first competition

at the Sting Rey classic 2013, I placed second place in tall bikini division.  I took 1st the following year.  I look forward to competing in 2017 and finally hitting the National circuit. Competing has kept me motivated. It gives me a reason to push beyond my limits. Find your why and stick to it. This isn’t a season. It’s a lifestyle change. After 3 years of living like this, I don’t see myself living any other way.

#fitlife

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Xoxo

Eat Healthy YEAR ROUND


The key to staying in shape isn’t starving yourself for 4 weeks before a competition or photo shoot.  It’s making the healthy choices and switching to healthy habits.  You think eating good is eating chicken and tilapia and brocoli everyday.  You can eat those things if you prepare it right, and it doesn’t have to be miserable dieting.  For example, I like to saute garlic in olive oil with lemon then toss fresh rosemary with my chicken breast and broccoli.  All of a sudden my mundane and blase’ meal became a little more flavorful.  You could even throw some whole wheat pasta in it to make it a full meal.  A small portion of fresh parmesan tops it off.  Be careful with dairy products and cheese.  Some can be high in fat.  But I switch to skim milk, greek yoghurts, low fat cheeses like ricotta and mozzarella, and frozen yoghurt icecreams. Also run down to Fresh and Easy or Whole Foods and look for whole wheat, oat and/or brown rice flour.  Experiment cooking with these instead of regular flours.  I tried making chicken with whole wheat flour instead  ofr frying it, baked it.

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in this case… chicken sausage from Whole Foods

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Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Whole Wheat Pecan Banana Pancakes with Sugar Free syrup.

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Whole Wheat Penne Caprese

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Brown Rice Fried Rice (with coconut oil) (:

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Greek Yoghurt with Berries

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Grilled Chicken Breast with Fresh Mango Salsa

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Fish Tacos with Whole Wheat Wrap

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Shabu Shabu

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TUrkey Meatloaf with Sweet Potato Mash

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Quinoa and Fetta Stuffed Peppers

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Brown Rice Sushi

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Green Tea (Cha) Soba

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Shiritaki (carb free calorie free) pestoImage

I just discovered Muscle Egg egg whites!

zero fat zero sugar low in calories

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Jazz up your oatmeal!

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Life is too short to eat egg white omelets with spinach and feta.

If this is boring at some turkey sausage, salsa and add a whole wheat wrap.

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Miso Garlic Ginger Tofu

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Fresh Soup.  You can put any beans, veggies or meat that you like and season it to your liking.  I like bouillabaisse, esp. if you have a lot of leftovers you need to cook. Just throw it in before it goes bad.  Fish makes a wonderful stock.

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Egg White Casserole

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I hated lentils growing up because my mom cooked it all the freakin time, but now I see how you can take a simply bland food and spice it up with fresh peppers and spices or change the flavors up with a classic American flavor with herb and mustard with salmon.

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I’ve been spicing up eggs and turkey burgers with fresh chopped jalapenos.

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TUrkey bacon wrapped asparagus

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Okinawan sweet potato mash with coconut

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Coconut Milk Tapioca with Chia Seeds

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Tendon?

I order it at Raku in Las Vegas.  It’s $1.50 for a piece of Yakitori.  They cook it for 12+ hours until it becomes a gelatinous piece of “mochi like” blubber, similar to the gelatin in osso bucco.  High in protein (38 grams) and virtually FAT FREE.  Don’t be fast to judge it like I was, after I tried it, it was amazing with a teriyaki glaze and became my favorite menu item.

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Ceviche

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Banana Nut Protein Bread

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Italian chicken or turkey meatballs

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Vietnamese Lemon Beef Salad

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Low Carb Lobster Boats (use low fat mayo)

anytime you want to replace a bun like on a burger for example, use a lettuce leaf.

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I also love to cook with fresh herbs from my garden.  It’s cheaper to buy $1.99 herb plants at home depot than it is to buy dried herbs (or fresh herbs at that matter) at the grocery store.  I always cook with himalayan pink salt and I found  cracked smoked black pepper I really enjoy from Whole Foods.

Experiment in the kitchen.

Did this make you hungry?

xoxo