A Happy Car Crash

A Happy Car Crash

A couple of weeks ago I was in a car crash. On a gloriously sunny Monday morning I ploughed right into another driver, crumpling my little car and prompting every airbag to inflate around me. Seconds after realising what had happened I crawled out of the drivers’...
The Fear of Fatness

The Fear of Fatness

I write this post nearly four weeks since I last stepped onstage, all bronzed and shredded at the BodyPower USN Classic. I now have a confession to make. A year ago, when I first started working towards my goal of competing, I told myself I would allow my coach to...
Is The Fitness Industry Toxic?

Is The Fitness Industry Toxic?

“You are one very bright, beautiful light in this very dark industry”. I received these words last week from a friend of mine. To be described as beautiful is lovely, and to be described as bright is even better as, if it were meant this way, intellect will always be...
No One Really Cares

No One Really Cares

The title of this blog post may sound negative. Sad even. But what I wish to discuss in this post is why the realisation that no one really cares – in the context of how I look, how I train and what I eat – has been integral to my recovery and wellbeing. Rewind to the...
Mindful Living, Mindful Lifting

Mindful Living, Mindful Lifting

When I started writing ‘Bite, Bench, Breathe’ I wanted to ensure that it wasn’t just another fitness blog, the kind that regurgitates the same old information about the importance of eating protein post-workout and what exercises to do for a ‘toned tummy’. What I hope...
Reflections On My Stage Debut

Reflections On My Stage Debut

The last time I put pen to paper on ‘Bite, Bench, Breathe’ I was halfway through peak week in the run up to the Miami Pro World Championships, where I was due to compete in the ‘Fitness Model’ and ‘Ms Bikini’ categories. If you follow me on social media you may have...