I finished out my last show of the season with the best I've brought to the stage yet. I honestly could not have brought a better package this year... it was my leanest and best presentation to date. I've improved ever single time I've stepped on stage since my first competition in April of 2015. … Continue reading Mid Atlantic Classic 2016
This photo displays months of dieting and it IS an extreme-- being this lean is not maintainable and it took me about 3 months of a caloric deficit to get there. This look is for competitive purposes only and I don't strive to have this physique year-round (let's not forget the help from the super … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts
Well that was fun! 🙂 I am thrilled with my progress since JR USAs-- my posing is better, my proportions and symmetry are both better, and my previous weaknesses are slowly developing into strengths. 🙂 I've been working for months on glutes and hamstrings... countless hours of leg raises, deadlifts, squats, resistance band work, and … Continue reading Muscle Heat 2016
Hey loves! I hope all of you had a great week and are spending your labor day weekend doing something relaxing or adventerous. 🙂 I'm in the NC mountains this weekend with my husband for family time. We were overjoyed when we found out how splendid the weather was supposed to be (high 70's... #heaven). … Continue reading The Competition Life
MY FIRST EVER BLOG POST! I am SO excited! I'd like for this to be my introductory "this is who I am and what my blog's purpose is" post. So-here it goes! Hey, I'm Elyse-a small town girl from Wendell, NC . I'm 27 and have two cats (#proudcatmom). I've been married almost 4 years to … Continue reading Well hello there!