“What skin cream do you use? Your skin looks amazing!”
This is a common exclamation from women who admire the flawless skin of those who are either naturally dermatologically blessed or have been proactive about practicing good skin care. Perhaps you are one of the blessed individuals, but most women deal with acne, wrinkles, oiliness, hyperpigmentation, dry skin and dark circles under the eyes, all of which can be addressed with targeted products. If you practice consistent skin care with the right products, you will see improvements in the tone and quality of your skin.
As fitness professionals and enthusiasts, working out is as natural as brushing our teeth and tracking our protein intake. When the alarm goes off at 5 a.m., we put on gym clothes and do an inventory of everything in our bag before heading out the door. It is a routine we sometimes take for granted. We become so accustomed to going to the gym, that each workout is based on making gains—completing more reps, lifting more weight, running further and jumping higher. But what if all of these things came to a halt?
Happy November and Happy Pre-Thanksgiving to you and yours! I know I’ve been a little out of the loop, but here’s a Thanks for Giving workout that will challenge you while you’re celebrating the holiday festivities.
This is an Intermediate Workout, but for all of you!
All we needed was a cup of coffee to make this feel like a regular chat between girlfriends. That would probably be the most realistic way to look at and describe my exclusive one-on-one interview with 4-Time Ms. Figure Olympia Nicole Wilkins in Mississauga, Ontario, at Battle Arts Academy, where she was hosting a full-day seminar with Richie Keirouz owner of RichBody, for new and experienced competitors looking to take to the stage. No topic was off limits, no question went unanswered and no one left the event without a hug from Nicole, a smile and renewed sense of self. If the smile and sigh of relief from Nicole was any indication, I would say that she was pleased with the outcome of the day.
When I set out to compete from the beginning I had my eyes set on ultimately competing at the Olympia but I knew I had a long road ahead of me that is certainly going to take time and hard work. To help me stay on track as work my way there I set smart goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely. I apply smart goals throughout a variety of aspects in my daily life & from show to show.