Well hi there friends, how is everyone’s week going so far. Mine has been pretty awesome so far and a big part of that is because yesterday I celebrated my 8 year anniversary with my favourite guy.






We did lunch and a movie on Sunday and that evening Steve made me an awesome dinner.




Pizza! Plus these amazing cheesy stuffed pizza bites. There was a salad too but I was too hungry to snap a pic!
Pizza! Plus these amazing cheesy stuffed pizza bites. There was a salad too but I was too hungry to snap a pic!



Last night we just hung out and enjoyed each other’s company, it was kind of perfect. I am definitely blessed to have him in my life and love that we get to work together everyday. Last year I wrote up the story of how we met, so if you’re curious go check it out.






You may be curious about the other part of this post title, the whole 8 weeks out thing. Ya well, let’s chat about that. You see last week was a weird week for me. I was trying to get everything organized for my show (costume, tan, makeup, hair, suit, hotel room, figuring out where family and friends could stay, etc etc). On top of that we are heading to Ottawa the weekend of the 19th (1 week before the show) and Steve’s sister in law is expecting a cute little bundle of joy likely right around then.┬áThe stress of everything really started getting to me near the end of the week.



I wasn’t sleeping, I was anxious….I started to resent the show. I told Steve how I was feeling Friday morning and practically had a mini meltdown. Of course I still wanted to compete, I’ve worked really hard these last few months, but I also wanted to remain a sane human being for my sake and the sake of those around me. After talking it through with Steve (I really don’t know how he is always able to make sense of things for me) I decided to push my show back to the GNC Live Well London Show on November 23rd (this is the same show I did last year with the OPA).





It was a tough decision but as soon as I made it I felt a whole lot better, like a weight had been lifted. I was worried that in pushing the show back that I may be disappointing some people but was reminded that I am doing this for me and me alone. So as of today I am now 52 days out and am excited all over again. I spent Saturday coming up with a revised diet plan and am going to keep pushing forward!



I really thank all of you for your support and encouragement, it really does mean a whole lot to me and I hope you’ll continue to follow along on my journey to the stage!







8 Weeks Out & 8 Amazing Years
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3 thoughts on “8 Weeks Out & 8 Amazing Years

  • October 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Happy anniversary babe! 8 years is a wonderful achievement – and good on you for going with your gut and not stressing about trying to meet a comp deadline and doing the smart thing by pushing it out! ­čÖé
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  • October 3, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Good on ya Girl!!! Sometimes the hardest decision to make is to put ourselves first. I find your decision very empowering and motivating…and it also acts as a little reminder to reflect. Postponing your comp, will allow you the opportunity to truly shine…inside AND out!

  • October 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I switched comps and it was one of the best decisions ever! I felt nervous at the time but it all worked out for the best. Now, I know my type of comp is different to yours, but it is similar in that you should listen to your gut feeling and do what feels right. Having more time can only be a benefit, especially because you’re prepping in such a healthy manner and won’t have to worry about reaching a plateau.

    Congrats on 8 years!
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