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The Rhode to the Pro Card

The Rhode to the Pro Card

“You’ve just won a trip to the most amazing place you ever wanted to go! Oh, and your plane leaves….NOW!” Cue me with “deer in the headlights” expression as my brain tries to process, “Wait! I have nothing packed and none of my laundry is done!” That’s how it felt winning my IFBB Pro Card(…)

Look, Ma, No Squeem!

Look, Ma, No Squeem!

“The only way to get your waist more narrow is to start wearing a squeem.” For those of you who don’t know what a squeem is, it’s a corset. Think southern belle, Gone With the Wind waspy waists cinched up until you can barely breathe. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard it since(…)

My Secrets to Staying Lean in the Off-Season

My Secrets to Staying Lean in the Off-Season

If you spend enough time doing just about anything, you’re going to get a reputation for something associated with it. Some reputations you strive deliberately to obtain, and others, not so much. Depending on which aspect of my life I look at, I can pretty much find I’ve managed to garner a “rep” in quite(…)

The Mystery Injury: Scar Tissue & ART

The Mystery Injury: Scar Tissue & ART

“Dear Lord in heaven!  Exactly how heavy WAS that piece of paper?!?”  Now you’ve done it.  Although, you’re not exactly sure what it is you’ve done, or how you managed to do it!  You simply bent down to eradicate a seemingly innocuous scrap of paper from the floor.  As you began to stand back up,(…)