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I was told that with my glasses, tattoos, undercut, and general use of sarcasm, that I am like a "punk-y Tina Fey". You guys. I'm not kidding when I say it made me feel like I'm doing life right πŸ™ŒπŸ» #punk #lowkeytho #nerd #nerdy #glasses #specs #undercut #undercutgirls #design #fade #tinafeyismyhero #goals #goalsaf #bitchesgetshitdone #funny #sarcasm #puns #jokes #humorismycopingmechanism #heyitworks
The Canadian tuxedo has entered my life. Does this scream high end fashion? No. But is it a great option when pretty much none of my other clothes fit? Also no. But here we are. #classy #classyaf #demin #deminondemin #canadiantuxedo #fashion #fashionable #highend #vogue #doingaheckingcute #business #businesscasual  #limited #wardrobe #bodybuilder #showprep #cutting #leanmachine #compromise
Yep. This is the same person. Came from the BOTTOM ... now we here πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ»
This #transformation is brought to you by eating right, lifting stuff, and is Sir Mix-a-Lot approved πŸ‘πŸ» Nutrition and training by @mel_fitnspire πŸ’•
#pleasedontlosethatbutt #squat #transformationtuesday #improvementseason #muscle #growth #progress #progressnotperfection #workhard #lift #eat #bodybuilder #bikini #gains #gaintrain #curves #murves #cut #hamstrings #shredz #humpday #everyday #calves #hahajustkidding #calvesdontgrow #sonofabitch #natural #nattygainz
Yep. This is the same person. Came from the BOTTOM ... now we here πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ» This #transformation  is brought to you by eating right, lifting stuff, and is Sir Mix-a-Lot approved πŸ‘πŸ» Nutrition and training by @mel_fitnspire πŸ’• #pleasedontlosethatbutt  #squat  #transformationtuesday  #improvementseason  #muscle  #growth  #progress  #progressnotperfection  #workhard  #lift  #eat  #bodybuilder  #bikini  #gains  #gaintrain  #curves  #murves  #cut  #hamstrings  #shredz  #humpday  #everyday  #calves  #hahajustkidding  #calvesdontgrow  #sonofabitch  #natural  #nattygainz 
When I used to look in a mirror, I would think of words that strictly reflected my physical appearance. Now, different words come to mind: Capable. Strong. Hardworking. Funny. Resilient.
Beauty is fun, but fleeting. What you can do and strength of character sticks around as long as you live ❀️ #sunday #selfie #selfiesunday #mirrorselfie #mirrorpic #mirror #reflection #reflecting #introspection #feels #mood #sundayvibes #beauty #temporary #character #strength #morethanskindeep #bekind #especiallytoyourself #strong #funny #capable #resilient #workhard  #getshitdone #therearenodaysoff #whenyourgoalsarebig
When I used to look in a mirror, I would think of words that strictly reflected my physical appearance. Now, different words come to mind: Capable. Strong. Hardworking. Funny. Resilient. Beauty is fun, but fleeting. What you can do and strength of character sticks around as long as you live ❀️ #sunday  #selfie  #selfiesunday  #mirrorselfie  #mirrorpic  #mirror  #reflection  #reflecting  #introspection  #feels  #mood  #sundayvibes  #beauty  #temporary  #character  #strength  #morethanskindeep  #bekind  #especiallytoyourself  #strong  #funny  #capable  #resilient  #workhard  #getshitdone  #therearenodaysoff  #whenyourgoalsarebig 
When the thing you most closely resemble is an emoji ... oh boy, what a time to be alive πŸ˜‚πŸ‘― #emoji #twinning #whatatimetobealive #bodybuilder #bodysuit #allblackeverything #prep #showmode #improve #lean #muscle #shred #legs #quads #sneakers #gamestrong #kicks #pumpedupkicks #specs #glasses #nerd #nerdygirl #pineapplebun #hairgains
She a lady
She have class
But she find cookie? SHE ATTACK 
#tbt to having all zee carbs. Now, back on plan, dialed in, and ready to attack the next goal 😼
#throwbackthursday #throwback #cookie #cookiemonster #refeed #bodybuilder #bikini #competitor #ilovefood #ilovecookies #cookiecookiecookie #carbscarbscarbs #feedme #hungry #imightbite #hangry #makeup #showmakeup #competition #feedmeandtellmeimpretty
Let's be honest - butts are awesome. But the body has great humps in other places too πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». #prep #mode #show #bodybuilder #gains #to #shredz #shoulders #delts #pop #quads #muscle #girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #lean #defined #built #humpday #strong #liftingmakesyoumanly #hahaha #bitchplease
I always find myself doing this after a show: looking at the contrast between two vastly different manifestations of my outward appearance. No, this is not the difference between one of these looks being more "me" than the other. If anything, I look at these two images and am so grateful that I DON'T feel conflicted by either. I am totally comfortable playing at both ends of the spectrum; a comfort that is drawn from a strong, internal locus of control. Regardless if I'm all dolled up, or sitting around in glasses, no makeup, and probably no pants (which, let's be honest; if I'm home, that's probably the case) ... I'm still weird. I'm still snarky, crack jokes, and speak in fluent sarcasm. That doesn't change, so I can easily let go of how my outward appearance is supposed to influence my behavior. No matter what style of my face you're talking to ... I can almost promise, I'm going to get awkward at some point. Good or bad, I keep it consistent πŸ˜‚ #tuesday #transformationtuesday #transformation #bodybuilder #show #showmakeup #beforeandafter #freshface #nomakeup #then #allthemakeup #bikini #competitor #look #image #reflection #introspective #shecandoboth #shecandoanything #itme #twosides #samecoin #weird #awkward #nerd #nerdy #nerdygirl #iwasnevercool #imstillnotcool #imokaywiththat
I always find myself doing this after a show: looking at the contrast between two vastly different manifestations of my outward appearance. No, this is not the difference between one of these looks being more "me" than the other. If anything, I look at these two images and am so grateful that I DON'T feel conflicted by either. I am totally comfortable playing at both ends of the spectrum; a comfort that is drawn from a strong, internal locus of control. Regardless if I'm all dolled up, or sitting around in glasses, no makeup, and probably no pants (which, let's be honest; if I'm home, that's probably the case) ... I'm still weird. I'm still snarky, crack jokes, and speak in fluent sarcasm. That doesn't change, so I can easily let go of how my outward appearance is supposed to influence my behavior. No matter what style of my face you're talking to ... I can almost promise, I'm going to get awkward at some point. Good or bad, I keep it consistent πŸ˜‚ #tuesday  #transformationtuesday  #transformation  #bodybuilder  #show  #showmakeup  #beforeandafter  #freshface  #nomakeup  #then  #allthemakeup  #bikini  #competitor  #look  #image  #reflection  #introspective  #shecandoboth  #shecandoanything  #itme  #twosides  #samecoin  #weird  #awkward  #nerd  #nerdy  #nerdygirl  #iwasnevercool  #imstillnotcool  #imokaywiththat 
In the end, this weekend didn't go exactly as we'd hoped. I placed, but not where we would have wanted. Oh well - these things shake out this way, sometimes. Bodybuilding is a subjective sport with a lot of really beautiful people. I'm still SO proud of the package @mel_fitnspire (who pulled triple duty as my coach, HMUA, and all around support system) and I brought to the table. It would be a lie to say that I was happy with how this weekend went. But it would also be a lie to say it's going to stop me. What remains to be seen is HOW I chose to manifest my energy going forward. It might not be how I've done things thus far. Things could look a little different next season. After all ... I'm a little less Barbie, and a little more barbarian πŸ˜‰βš”οΈ #motivation #mondaymotivation #fit #fitness #fitnessmotivation #bodybuilder #bikini #fitchick #strong #girlswithmuscles #girlswholift #fitandinked #tattooedgirls #show #showtime #competition #nofilter #fierce #slay #littlelady #bigattitude #beast #beastmode #bossbabe #ontothenextone #fullspeedahead
In the end, this weekend didn't go exactly as we'd hoped. I placed, but not where we would have wanted. Oh well - these things shake out this way, sometimes. Bodybuilding is a subjective sport with a lot of really beautiful people. I'm still SO proud of the package @mel_fitnspire (who pulled triple duty as my coach, HMUA, and all around support system) and I brought to the table. It would be a lie to say that I was happy with how this weekend went. But it would also be a lie to say it's going to stop me. What remains to be seen is HOW I chose to manifest my energy going forward. It might not be how I've done things thus far. Things could look a little different next season. After all ... I'm a little less Barbie, and a little more barbarian πŸ˜‰βš”οΈ #motivation  #mondaymotivation  #fit  #fitness  #fitnessmotivation  #bodybuilder  #bikini  #fitchick  #strong  #girlswithmuscles  #girlswholift  #fitandinked  #tattooedgirls  #show  #showtime  #competition  #nofilter  #fierce  #slay  #littlelady  #bigattitude  #beast  #beastmode  #bossbabe  #ontothenextone  #fullspeedahead 
Here's a bit of a mid show update. I'm holding off a bit on sharing many details because I really don't know how this show is going to turn out. I'd rather finish up, decompress, and get back to social media-blasting when I have some adequate calories in my system. Since the show outcome is still TBD, I'll instead share something I AM sure about, and something of which I am VERY proud: the conditioning @mel_fitnspire brought in for this show is a level of awesome I have never seen on my body. I worked so hard for this - and trust me, the road to get here was not easy or comfortable. But this body truly came together, and as cliché as it is, that in and of itself is a type of victory. Thanks for all the well wishes so far, I have read and appreciated every one, please forgive me I if I haven't responded yet. You guys are the real MVPs 😊#bodybuilder #bikini #athlete #abs #obliques #fordays #conditioning #show #competition #medcity #mn #red #fire #fireinmyheart #tattooedgirls #fitandinked #sparkles #omg
Here's a bit of a mid show update. I'm holding off a bit on sharing many details because I really don't know how this show is going to turn out. I'd rather finish up, decompress, and get back to social media-blasting when I have some adequate calories in my system. Since the show outcome is still TBD, I'll instead share something I AM sure about, and something of which I am VERY proud: the conditioning @mel_fitnspire brought in for this show is a level of awesome I have never seen on my body. I worked so hard for this - and trust me, the road to get here was not easy or comfortable. But this body truly came together, and as clichΓ© as it is, that in and of itself is a type of victory. Thanks for all the well wishes so far, I have read and appreciated every one, please forgive me I if I haven't responded yet. You guys are the real MVPs 😊#bodybuilder  #bikini  #athlete  #abs  #obliques  #fordays  #conditioning  #show  #competition  #medcity  #mn  #red  #fire  #fireinmyheart  #tattooedgirls  #fitandinked  #sparkles  #omg 
Of all the moments that could possibly happen this weekend, this is the one that will stick with me the most ❀️ Until I see you next, bro jam! #family #siblings #siblinggoals #siblinglove #brotherandsister #brojam #brudder #bro #babybrother #squadgoals #loyalty #fierce #strong #itrunsinthefamily #deployment #middleeast #airport #goodbye #bittersweet #imgonnaholditdown #noworries #wegotthis
I haven't posted a lot of public progress photos this round. The process last year was straight up discovery - new and exciting and weird and dramatic. This year it's been more about transformation and pushing my limits, and somehow has felt more personal. Regardless, I'm 2 days out, so why not give a little sneaksies peaksies of the peak week progress. Oh, and I've been rather inspired by @mari_hutchison and her commitment to not post altered photos of her body, so yeah. No filter. Just me, literally how I woke up. Sorry if you just ate. #peakweek #bodybuilder #progress #abs #abcheck #leanandmean #mostlymean #imhungry #hangry #gettingthere #2daysaway #show #showtime #readyornot #bodybuilder #athlete #fitchick #girlswholift #fitnessmotivation #muscle #girlswithmuscles #girlswithglasses #glasses #specs #sexylibrarian #catlady #catisnotimpressed #siamese #catbutt #mylifeisweird
I haven't posted a lot of public progress photos this round. The process last year was straight up discovery - new and exciting and weird and dramatic. This year it's been more about transformation and pushing my limits, and somehow has felt more personal. Regardless, I'm 2 days out, so why not give a little sneaksies peaksies of the peak week progress. Oh, and I've been rather inspired by @mari_hutchison and her commitment to not post altered photos of her body, so yeah. No filter. Just me, literally how I woke up. Sorry if you just ate. #peakweek  #bodybuilder  #progress  #abs  #abcheck  #leanandmean  #mostlymean  #imhungry  #hangry  #gettingthere  #2daysaway  #show  #showtime  #readyornot  #bodybuilder  #athlete  #fitchick  #girlswholift  #fitnessmotivation  #muscle  #girlswithmuscles  #girlswithglasses  #glasses  #specs  #sexylibrarian  #catlady  #catisnotimpressed  #siamese  #catbutt  #mylifeisweird 
Whew. This is going to be a big week for the feels. Besides having a show on Saturday, I'll also watch bro jam get on a plane headed to Kuwait, where he'll be for a year. 
If you know me, you know how much this dude and his ugly mug means to me. Please send your good vibes and well wishes that my favorite scotch and cigar buddy comes home safe to us, and the newest Grothe, Cato, when he makes his October debut. πŸ™πŸ» #family #brother #brojam #brudder #brotherandsister #brotherandsistergoals #squadgoals #loyalty #love #sarcasm #scotch #cigars #siblings #grothe #grothestrong #hesgonnabeadad #imgoingtobeanauntie #auntharderthanme #lowcaloriesgivingmethefeels
Whew. This is going to be a big week for the feels. Besides having a show on Saturday, I'll also watch bro jam get on a plane headed to Kuwait, where he'll be for a year. If you know me, you know how much this dude and his ugly mug means to me. Please send your good vibes and well wishes that my favorite scotch and cigar buddy comes home safe to us, and the newest Grothe, Cato, when he makes his October debut. πŸ™πŸ» #family  #brother  #brojam  #brudder  #brotherandsister  #brotherandsistergoals  #squadgoals  #loyalty  #love  #sarcasm  #scotch  #cigars  #siblings  #grothe  #grothestrong  #hesgonnabeadad  #imgoingtobeanauntie  #auntharderthanme  #lowcaloriesgivingmethefeels 
I've never gotten that sexy bodybuilder super-vascularity (except my ankles. I have super vascular ankles. WTF). So I was pretty jazzed to see these guys pop. Hey peak week, maybe send me a couple more ab veins while you're at it? A lady would appreciate it. #motivation #motivationmonday #peakweek #hungry #mood #vibes #push #grind #progress #almostthere #longroad #prep #bodybuilder #athlete #fit #fitchick #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #vascular #veins #veinspoppin #herewego
I've never gotten that sexy bodybuilder super-vascularity (except my ankles. I have super vascular ankles. WTF). So I was pretty jazzed to see these guys pop. Hey peak week, maybe send me a couple more ab veins while you're at it? A lady would appreciate it. #motivation  #motivationmonday  #peakweek  #hungry  #mood  #vibes  #push  #grind  #progress  #almostthere  #longroad  #prep  #bodybuilder  #athlete  #fit  #fitchick  #fitnessmotivation  #fitnessjourney  #vascular  #veins  #veinspoppin  #herewego 
Because it's #caturday and #peakweek starts today, so my only guilty pleasures are cat selfies and social media. Let the games begin. #catlady #bodybuilder #prep #show #finalcountdown #hungry #cats #catselfie #selfie #selfiesaturday #siamese #siamesecat #sealpoint #blueeyes #myboy #furbaby #siameseofinstagram #glasses #specs #sexylibrarian #eyebrowsonfleek #fitchick #fitnessnerd #nerd #doallthethings
I use the term "badass" a lot to describe admirable qualities in a person. I also think it's not mutually exclusive to being loving, kind, and supportive. In fact, the baddest of the badasses have mastered the delicate balance of doing no harm, but taking no shit. Anybody can be a jerk - throw shade, be "savage", or try and use force to prove a point. It's a lot of effort for shitty output; I've been there. I'm much more interested these days in seeing how much I can elevate my relationships and watch all ships rise with that tide ✌🏻 #badass #bad #casual #slay #friday #feels #mood #slay #frislay #goodmorning #goodgirl #grownwoman #love #loveyourself #lovepeople #kind #kindness #thatshitismagic #donoharmbuttakenoshit #savage #sometimes #nuances #details #grayarea #risingtide
I use the term "badass" a lot to describe admirable qualities in a person. I also think it's not mutually exclusive to being loving, kind, and supportive. In fact, the baddest of the badasses have mastered the delicate balance of doing no harm, but taking no shit. Anybody can be a jerk - throw shade, be "savage", or try and use force to prove a point. It's a lot of effort for shitty output; I've been there. I'm much more interested these days in seeing how much I can elevate my relationships and watch all ships rise with that tide ✌🏻 #badass  #bad  #casual  #slay  #friday  #feels  #mood  #slay  #frislay  #goodmorning  #goodgirl  #grownwoman  #love  #loveyourself  #lovepeople  #kind  #kindness  #thatshitismagic  #donoharmbuttakenoshit  #savage  #sometimes  #nuances  #details  #grayarea  #risingtide