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Less Than Two Weeks Out From Competition & Motivated As EVER!!! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

At this point I am crossing all my T’s and dotting all my I’s. Each of my training sessions have been methodically planned out. Typically Monday and Tuesday’s have been my one a day trainings. With back and cardio as the primary focus today and tomorrow legs and cardio. However, if you follow me on social media, you know that I took a sick day yesterday. I made it my one training day with the primary focus on delts, abs, and cardio. That is my typical night training for Sunday.With missing my day training yesterday, today I will add my 5×5 training to the back training that I already had scheduled. This way I won’t be missing anything.  I may be a bit under the weather, but I don’t have time to be sick. Everyday counts!!!!

On top of training, making sure everything else is ready as well. Things like my hair, skin, nails, suit, shoes, backstage bag, etc. Lots of things needing to be done. Today is the day to light the fire under my butt and make sure I stay on track!!!! Motivation Mondays are an awesome way to start the week! The perfect way to kick things off on a positive note and really get yourself rev’ed up for the week ahead!

As always, let’s kick things off with a little Lady Swole Monday…

Get out there and show everyone, including yourself WHO YOU ARE! Get out there and work harder for what you want to achieve! YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU CAN!!!!

Hope you all have a very happy Monday!!!

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Sunday Devotional: My God How Great Thou Art; Sharing His Love NOT Judgement

Goodness! I can’t believe I am two weeks out from my next competition!!! I have had many ask me how I stay focused, disciplined, and determined. To be completely honest, I leave it all to my faith in the Lord. When I feel weak, I ask for strength. God has always provided for me. No matter what obstacle I need to overcome, he has been the one to carry me.

I am always grateful for trials and difficulties. It is then, that I have learned to rely on his grace and love. I have learned to continue to praise him no matter how good or bad things are. He shines light and leads me through. With everything going on with my dad, finally speaking with my mom again, our financial issues that we have been overcoming, to just finding time to study and train. There are times in the gym, I feel so weak and my body/mind just want to give up. I kneel and pray. I pray for strength and guidance to push me harder. Then I get up and do what needs to be done! There may be tears running down my face, but God gives me the strength to push through. When I am studying and am so tired that I think I just can’t read another word. I pray. I pray for endurance, I pray for knowledge, I pray for concentration. He always provides.

I know he has me on a mission. A mission to build in his name. To be able to guide other to him through kindness and love. To be able to use our income to serve him better. To share with others the gospel. He wants us to set examples of his love. I have no need to talk to anyone about their sins or transgressions. I have no need to criticize anyone’s choices in their life. I personally think others who do so and claim to do it in God’s name are doing him a disservice. I feel they make many turn away from his love, instead of showing that he loves us ALL equally. HE is the ONLY one who can judge our transgressions. HE is the ONLY one we need to answer to about them. I know what my transgressions are, as you know what yours are. I pray to God for my own. I even pray for others, but I never criticize someone’s sins over my own. It is not my place. I sin, just as everyone in this world does. That is WHY I am a Christian! He loves me and YOU no matter what!

I encourage you to share in God’s love today. Take time to show a stranger kindness. Open a door, carry someone’s bag, even just a smile as you pass by. Share God’s love through your character. I enjoy these Sunday devotionals. They are a way of sharing with you how much he has opened my heart. I am far from perfect, but I praise his name, because everyday I am getting that much better and I owe it all to God and his unconditional love!!!!

Isaiah 41:13 – For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

1 John 4:10 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 15:9 – As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.


Pepped Up Protein? Yes Please!!! Nitrox Pro Protein Ice Coffee #GetRealResults @SatrunMuscle

As I said yesterday, these last 3 weeks of prep have me exhausted and hungry. I have been on a HUGE coffee kick!!!!

With that being said, protein is the only macro that hasn’t changed during my prep. Making sure my protein intake is adequate is important, because it is what helps me maintain muscle as I continue to lean out. When you are in a calorie deficit, your body is literally eating you alive.

Finding high protein treats that have little to no carbs or fat can be a challenge. Saturn Supplement’s Nitrox Pro Vanilla is my go to during prep. It is SO high in protein that I never worry about hitting my numbers and the flavor is on point, so it is easily mixed with all of my sweet concoctions!!!

My most recent fave is Protein Ice Coffee. It is a sweet treat that is also beneficial. It is perfect for post training. It gives me my second wind, so I can finish my other daily duties after my morning training, which lately has had me wiped out!


You don’t need much for this recipe, just a trusty blender, coffee, sweetener of your choice, ice, and of course Saturn’s Nitrox Pro in Vanilla. (however, I am sure this is delicious in all the Nitrox flavors chocolate, cookies-n-cream, and coffee flavored) 


First add ice. I did about 6 cups, because my coffee was fresh and still very hot! Then add your Nitrox Pro. I did a full serving, which is 46 grams.


Blend till ice is crushed down like snow 😉


Add one cup of your favorite coffee and your sweetener.


Blend a little more and pour into your favorite cup!


I drink this a few times a day ha ha Depending on how much protein I actually need, I do manipulate the protein amount. With one full serving of Nitrox Pro The macros on this cup were 41g Protein, 2g Carbs. 100% delicious!!!!

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Motivation Monday: Get Off Your Butt; Let’s Work!!!! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!! I am excited today! I am entering the last 3 weeks of prep. It is almost go time!!! The next few weeks are typically the hardest for me. Mainly because I am feeling weak, I am hungry, tired, and sore. I don’t allow these feelings to get me down. I am more motivated than I have ever been!!! As I have said several times during this prep, this year is not practice, this is the real deal and I am coming for number 1!!!!

Let’s get this week started off right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

Get on your way!!! Hope you all have an amazing day!!!

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Sunday Devotional: Seeing The Bigger Picture & Extending Love #TeamSBSC #AlwaysInHisName

Sometimes we forget to look at the bigger picture. We spend a lot of time judging other’s actions or words, when their actions or words may be linked to something else going on their lives. I am guilty of this. I tend to get angry at others for silly things like cutting me off on the road, giving me what I thought was dirty look, not paying attention to where they were walking, etc. Maybe instead of judging or being angry at them, we should be offering love and kindness. Maybe that person who cut me off was rushing to spend the last seconds with a dying loved one. Maybe the person who I thought was giving me a dirty look, was just given life changing information and that look had nothing to do with me. maybe the person who wasn’t watching where they were going was trying to keep themselves from breaking down because they just lost someone they loved. There could be a million reasons behind someone’s actions. One thing I have been learning myself is that this world needs a lot of empathy. We need to be more understanding of each other and less judgmental.

Our God is an awesome God. He has shown us light and love. He sent his only son to teach us how to love, then allowed him to die to cleanse us, protect us, save us. What an amazing God! Could you imagine loving someone that much??? Next time you start to have the angry judgmental thoughts, take a second and think about what might possibly be going on in that person’s life? I assure you instead of reacting with anger and just showing them a little kindness, will not only change their day, but yours as well. We are made to love. Change every blessing he gives us to praise in his name! If someone’s actions or words bother you that much, take that momeet to sit down and pray. Pray for them and for you!

Thank you for worshiping and praising the glory of god with me!!! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!!!

The Lord judge between me and thee, and the Lord avenge me of thee: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.
The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:


Nitrox Pro Cookies~N~Cream Protein Cheesecake #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Saturday was my birthday and today is my husbands. Zoe and I baked him a couple of cakes, which you all know I can not fit in my macros. Not being 4 weeks out from competition anyway ha ha. I really wanted a treat too, so I went to work in the kitchen! Cheesecake is something I have been craving the past few weeks, so I knew that it was something I wanted to try to develop. I honestly wasn’t sure if it was going to work or not, but ladies and gentleman we have a winner!!!!


I was able to develop a delicious high protein cheesecake. It’s actually a pretty simple recipe too. I used a 6 inch baking pan, two containers to mix (one for the crust and one for the batter), and a mixer.  You will also need Nitrox Pro Cookies~N~Cream Protein, Graham crackers, Oats ( I used quick oats and they worked great), One Egg (I used medium, but large would work the same), One ounce or 2 tablespoons of whole milk. You could replace with almond milk or whatever your choice is, and one package of Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees

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For the crust I started with 20g of oats


Then added 15g or half a serving of graham crackers


I blended these down together


I then sprayed my baking pan added the mix to it with one tablespoon of water. The crust is sticky and thick. Press it down the best you can. There will be gaps and that is no big deal.


Place the crust in the oven and bake for 10 mins. Now we can get started on the batter. First You need the whole package of Greek Cream Cheese. It is 224g for the brand I used.


Then add in 46g of the Nitrox Pro Cookies~N~Cream Protein powder.


Add in your egg and one ounce or 2 tablespoons of milk and blend till smooth.


Your crust should be ready to be taken out. It will be loose, but don’t worry about that. The batter will bind it.


Pour your batter in on top of the crust.


Place the pan back in the oven, this time for 30 mins. When you pull the cake out, let it cool to room temp before placing plastic wrap over the top and refrigerating. I refrigerated mine for 2 hours before eating.


Then, you can enjoy a sweet treat that won’t break the macro bank or having you feeling guilty.


One 6 inch cake makes 4 servings


When you try this recipe out, I would love some feedback on what you thought!!! Saturn’s Nitrox Pro is one of the most highly recommended proteins on the market. It’s quality, which surpasses most and the amount of protein per serving (41g) is remarkable and the two main reasons I choose to use it in my protein recipes!!! The amazing flavor doesn’t hurt either ha ha. When you place your order, be sure to use code 25YEARS to get 25% off your total order. Happy baking!!!

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Motivated For Monday #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Excited to start this week!!! We start at the new gym tomorrow. Would be today, but we have some work being done in our apartment and I need to be here for that, so I will train in the apartment gym tonight. We chose Las Vegas Athletic Clubs. It was WAY crowded when we took the tour, so hoping that the time of day that I go, it will be less of an issue. Zoe is thrilled about her new daycare. It has a HUGE play area with slides, a bounce house, among other things. Plus, they have computers and a ton of toys. She saw the room and was like this is amazing!!!!

I am 4 weeks out, so getting back into my routine is crucial!!! I love the fact that we are walking distance to the gym. it gives me that extra cardio ha ha. Let’s kick this week off right with a little Lady Swole Monday…

Let’s make the best of this week and give it all you got! Whenever your mind starts giving you excuses to quit, remember that YOU are in control. Keep pushing and keep going!!! You got this!!!

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Sunday Devotional: Loving Him From The Inside Out #ChristianAthlete #GloryInHisName

Been an amazing, but exhausting week! We made it safely to Las Vegas. The drive from Sal Lake City to here was just one of the most beautiful drives I have ever been on!!! Photos won’t do it justice, but if you are ever in this neck of the woods and get the chance to see this amazing creation from God, you will understand ha ha.

SLC to LV drive

I was in awe the whole drive. When I see things like the mountains, lakes, rivers, the ocean. I get a real sense of God and his creations. The wonder in his work of art. We are a part of that! He created us. One huge reason to take better care of our bodies. He gave us these vessels as a gift, to house our souls temporarily. We are to take care of them. One of the many reasons I love to be in the gym!!! For me it is a time to connect with God. My faith in him helps push me through difficult training sessions. Knowing he created this body especially for me and he helps me to see what limits I can exceed with it! We are wonderfully made. Our bodies are just as amazing as the mountains! posted this Friday on Facebook and I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! It says it all!!!

I aim to give God the glory he deserves everyday, but Sundays are special. To be able to lift up his name in worship and share with you all how much I am truly in love with the Lord means the world to me! For me Sunday Devotionals are a way of sharing my joy, my faith, and my love with the Lord with each and everyone of you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 😉 If anything, take away a smile and a little positivity to start your day!!!

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 6:20 – For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

1 Corinthians 6:19 – What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Enjoy the day and God Bless xoxo


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Saturn’s Women’s Whey Pro Advantage contains a host of vital nutrients such as Vitamins, Electrolytes, Minerals and contains the richest source of whey protein which allows for maximum Amino Acid + BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids) body-enriched potential. In addition, they added a 1500mg Nitric Oxide Blast per serving for enhanced cardio performance and health. Women’s Whey Pro Advantage is ideal for taking immediately following each exercise session as well as a meal-replacement packed full nutrition that controls cravings and fortifies the body with strength and energy.

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Moving Day Is Here, But Not Before Motivation Monday! #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Happy Monday!!!

I love every Monday, but today is extra exciting for me! Today is moving day. We are loading up and moving out. We are very excited to get to our new home!!! They are remodeling/renovating our apartment, so it won’t be ready till tomorrow. We decided to stay in Mesquite, Nevada for the night. It will be nice to split up the move. Being in prep has me tired and feeling weak. Loading and unloading in one day,especially from a 3rd floor apartment, is very tiresome and difficult. Shoot, it was difficult moving everything in when I was bulking ha ha. 3rd floor apartment stairs and heavy boxes and furniture are no joke ha ha. It will all be worth it! Phenomenal hikes, Grand Canyon, Red Rock, Mount Charleston, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Emerald Cave, a true desert oasis!!!

Today is another beginning for our family. We are off to new adventures and opportunities. I can not even describe the excitement and joy in my heart. God has been calling us and we are answering. We are on our way!

This week is gonna be VERY busy for me!!! I hope you all are as ready as I am to tackle this week!!!! As always, let’s get the ball rolling with a little Lady Swole Monday…

You don’t have to move to make a new beginning. You just have to change your mindset! Think about what you want, make a plan, the execute! This is YOUR new beginning; This is YOUR Monday! Let’s get out there and kick ass today!!!!

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Sunday Devotional: My Place In This World

I have been talking a lot about asking God what my purpose is and how I can better serve him?

Many of us go through life feeling discouraged. feeling like we have no real purpose here, but that is not true. We are each wonderfully and beautifully made by God. He made each of us. Whoever you are—whatever your life experiences, talents, physical ability, or role—you have a purpose.

We are created to know and get close to God. You do this through Jesus Christ. We are created for God’s glory, to praise and glorify his name. We are created to praise and worship his holy name. We are created to use the talents that he has blessed us with. Created to develop our gifts to share his gospel.

Our lives are a God given adventure. Take the time to learn, share, and love. God’s plan is for you to learn to develop your gifts to serve him in His time. Be patient and stay faithful. He will show you the way.

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Habakkuk 2:3 – For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Ezra 10:4 – Arise; for [this] matter [belongeth] unto thee: we also [will be] with thee: be of good courage, and do [it].


October Goals Are Ready To Be Smashed! #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse @SaturnMuscle

Happy October!!!

I am always excited for October 😉 It is Josh and my birth month after all ha ha. This is going to be a super busy month. Between moving, unpacking, getting settled into a new city, and contest prep, things should get interesting!!! I am ready to set some new goals and see what progress can be made in the next month. Let’s get these goals posted!

Goal One~ Get Moved, Unpacked, And Settled Into The New Place. This goal should be fairly easy, considering I am use to the process ha ha. I am in love with the new apartment, so getting settled in quickly, I am sure won’t be an issue. Josh and I have been discussing decor for weeks. The apartments are just stunning to say the least! 4 more days and counting….

Goal Two~ Join A Gym. Moving always means researching new gyms in the area. This actually was part of the deciding factor on our apartment. We decided to sell Josh’s car. It had more issues than we wanted to deal with. Here in Salt Lake, it is easy to go down to one car, because of the metro. In Vegas, not so much. So we made sure the apartment we chose was in a nice area and very close to a gym. We also wanted to find a gym that Zoe will have fun at. Being home schooled, we know that there are not always a ton of kids at the gym during the times I go. making sure that they have programs and things for her to do and keep her excited to go to the gym. We chose Las Vegas Athletic Clubs. They have a ton of locations in Vegas and one within minutes walking distance from the apartment. Bonus, they have a huge indoor playground in the daycare. Zoe saw the pics of it and was like “yep, that is the one!”


Goal Three~ Get Enrolled For My CPT. As soon as we arrive, I will get enrolled in my classes to earn my CPT. This is not only a way to help support my family, but also give back in God’s name. After all, all income we earn belongs to him! Helping people is what I am about. Working with the fitness industry the past few years made me realize my calling and what I truly want to do> Plus, it gives me the opportunity to continue to work from home and raise my daughter. I am excited and feel really blessed for the new opportunity!!! 

Goal Four~ Enjoy Our Birthdays. Originally, my competition fell on my birthday and 3 days before Josh’s. We had planned to celebrate right after. Obviously with the move, things have changed. I will still be in prep for my birthday, but am hopeful that I will be able to have my refeed on that day, so I can enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate 😉 

Goal Five~ Get Ready To Compete! This means buy all of the last of the supplies I need, make my backstage list, get my entry forms in, get Josh’ and Zoe’s tickets bought, and make the game plan on what time he will drop me off and pick up for pre-judging and the show. I am very excited about competing in the Las Vegas Classic. I think it will be an awesome opportunity! I am competing in Figure Open and Masters 35+ The ladies in the West bring in a much leaner package than the Midwest, so I have definitely had to up my game as far as what I am bringing to the stage. I am just over 5 weeks out, and I feel more than ready!!! 

Goal Six~ Get Your Pose On. My posing was my weakest asset last year. Crazy to think, when I went into the competition, I felt confident in my posing. After looking at my pics, I realized how far I really needed to go. I was WAY off the mark!!! At this point, my posing looks awesome. I just need a few more tweaks to my back pose. I work on it daily. Some days twice a day. It is MUCH harder and more technical than it looks. Many make it look so easy. You think you are nailing the poses like the pros, then someone takes a pic or video and you are like wait… what am I doing???? It is like I always say, i am on a continuous learning curve. I learn something new everyday. Posing is an art and I am perfecting my craft as much as I can! Note to the ladies who want to compete: you may be worried about how lean you come in, or how much muscle you have. You may already have the ultimate package, but if you can not display your hard work properly, someone else will be walking away with number 1. I am bringing the best physique I can and I will be displaying it properly this year! 

Goal Seven~ Pump Up That Confidence Level. This is something I have been working on a lot since my last competition. Losing all the weight did boost my confidence, but I was still lacking when I was up on that stage. Still timid, still unsure of myself. I can honestly say, this year i am a different person. I have studied, I feel more educated in the sport and the industry, most importantly, I believe in myself!!!! I have already had many who have noticed the change. This year, I have what i call my strut down ha ha I know I am something special and you will see it on stage this year!!!! 

Goal Eight~ Figure Out When Zoe Is Starting School. We are still undecided. I tried to call her online school about registering her in Vegas. they told me to call them once we get there lol, so I guess I will wait another week then. It’s like I said yesterday, if she starts this year, great! If not, that is fine too!!! I started at age 6 and turned out just fine 😉 

Goal Nine~ Get Out And Explore. This is always our favorite part of moving to a new city! Josh and Zoe have never been to Vegas. It’s been years since I have been there and to be honest, I was drunk the whole time and never left the strip. It was the old me who went to Vegas. So going back with a different lifestyle/mindset, with different people, looking for different experiences should be an awesome time! We are very excited about all of the activities they have there! 

Goal Ten~ Relax And Enjoy Life. Not gonna lie, this past year has been crazy! We have had some really high times, some really low times, but nothing in between ha ha. Learning with every circumstance. We are hopeful that once in Vegas we either have some high times, and or some mellow times. I need some time to just rest with my thoughts and enjoy the life that surrounds me. We have been so caught up in our financial situation, cars, moving, and training. Life has been chaotic and stressful. If we can take a day or two this month to just relax and enjoy, that would be a huge blessing!!! 

Hope you all have your list of goals ready! Write things out and post them somewhere to keep yourself accountable! This life is yours for the taking!!!! get out there and make those dreams come true!!!

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