You can change your body composition with food and exercise, so think of food as an opportunity, not the enemy. This is the post I've spent the most time simmering on. I knew I wanted to do a post that helped people the most I possibly could, and as much as I love sharing my competition … Continue reading Where do I start with my nutrition?
Helllooo there and happy Tuesday! I wanted to post this video on my Instagram but it was too long 😦 It's just a little "get to know Elyse" video. Look for more videos and posts on my blog in the coming months about life stuff... how I stay motivated, nutrition and workout methods that I've … Continue reading A little About Elyse
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!