Fit Life Category

VIDEO: DIY BCAA Gummy Bears

Looking for a low carb, low calorie, sweet treat?? Here you go!   Need: 3 Gelatin Packs (Unflavored) 1 Scoop BCAA 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Water Gummy Molds Process: Mix Scoop of BCAAs with 1/2 cup of water. Add 3 packs of gelatin and mix well. Pour mixture into a sauce pan and let simmer […]

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I Run My Body 365 Challenge #IRMB365 – May1st-May7th

Hey Goal Diggers! I have the privilege of being a featured coach for the I Run My Body 365 Challenge!! My goal is to help motivate you to do something healthy everyday! During the week of May 1st through May 7th I will be sharing healthy exercises , meals and snacks… much more than I […]

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VIDEO: FabFitFun Spring 2017 Unboxing

Hey Goal Diggers! I took the plunge and signed up to receive seasonal FabFitFun boxes and just received my first one for spring 2017! Video below of my unboxing as well as close up photos of each item; I can’t wait to try everything!! Here’s a list of everything that I received:  Briogeo Rosarco Milk – […]

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Muscle & Fitness HERS Feature

I am so happy to share my feature in this spring’s Muscles & Fitness HERS magazine! On stands now! Makeup: Jarel Arin – http://www.jlmakeupartistry.com/ Photography: JaQuayan (Roller Skate Photo) – http://www.jaquayan.com/ Chris Hayden (Competition Photo) – http://www.chrishaydenphoto.com/   Link to Online Article: “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~Tony Robbins  

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2016 Competition Schedule

I feel like time is flying. I feel like just yesterday I stepped on stage for the first time… but that was 2013 and here we are in my 4th competition season looking at my next 3 shows for this year. My current schedule is below. 2016 NPC SOUTH JERSEY CHAMPIONSHIPS   June 11, 2016 […]

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Compound Exercises

What are compound exercises? The short answer: Compound exercises are movements that involve multiple muscles and joints. Regardless of your primary fitness goal (weight loss, muscle gain, performance etc), compound exercises should make up the majority of your workout. Isolation exercises (exercises that involve only one joint/muscle group) do have their place in training and […]

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Detoxify Yourself

I have often been asked for my opinion on juices cleanses, detoxes, colonics etc and I have always stated that I believe that striving for good nutrition everyday  is way better than a temporary fast, cleanse or detox program or procedure. 

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Thankful!

This 2015 season has been tough and amazing all at the same time. I’ve had struggles from figuring out what division to compete in, from being lean but not lean enough, from waking up early for cardio and staying up late to finish a workout, from eating low carb week after week after week…from physical fatigue and mental […]

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Getting To Know Fit Girl Nikki

Getting to know you, getting to know alllll about you…. 🙂 I’ve been interviewed a few times formally and informally and I always love answering questions. I decided to compile some of my favorite questions and post them here! If you can think of any other questions you would like me to answer feel free […]

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Last Competition of the Season – Aug 15th

Before I get into it, I realize I haven’t been posting as often as I used to. I apologize!! Posting frequency will increase after August. Thank you for your patience!   I hope you have been able to follow my journey this season on Facebook or Instagram; I’ll give a quick update for those who are […]

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Competition Schedule – 2015

Hey Everyone! I am so excited to be in my 3rd season of competitions! I started competing in the bikini division in the fall of 2013. I am happy to share with you all that I will be making my debut in the figure division this month on May 23rd. For those who are not […]

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LifeHack for Deodorizing your Water Bottle

I know I am not alone; we’ve all sniffed our water bottle or shaker cup at one time or another and decided to toss it and buy another one because it could never be clean enough again!! This can get expensive!! I have a possible solution for you: If your shaker cup/water bottle is still […]

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LIVE Interview Tonight! Dec 16th 9PM EST

Hi All!   I have the pleasure of joining the hosts of the Renew Show tonight for a LIVE interview. I will be sharing my journey and answering your questions LIVE! I hope you are able to join me! I can’t wait!!   Tonight Dec 16th 9PM EST YoutTube.com/RenewShow Click the following link to access […]

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Big Cat Classic – Oct 4th Competition

This is an update to my Peak Week Post from last week (click to read). This past Saturday I competed in my first body building contest of the season, my 4th competition overall. I cannot say enough good things about how the show (Big Cat Classic in Allentown, PA) was organized and run. I said […]

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The Countdown

It’s Peak Week! Getting to this point means a lot to me. I had planned to compete in August but I wasn’t ready… my body wasn’t ready.  Prep for this competition season was much harder mentally and physically than last time. Imagine doing all the right things, being even stricter on your “diet” than before […]

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Fashionable Fitness

I’ve been working on something for a few months now and it’s finally ready for the world! Have you ever wanted something so much that when you could not find it in stores you decide to make it yourself? Well that’s exactly what happened with me. Personally, I have found some cute, motivational fitness/casual apparel however many […]

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After the Off Season: 5 Tips for Success

The other day I met with my coach to discuss the plan for the next few weeks. My off season is officially over! After my last competition in November 2013 the plan for “off season” was to put on more muscle in preparation for 2014 competition season. Now, its time to see what I did […]

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Never Forgotten – Farrad L. Harding

From elementary school science partners to much much more, Farrad Harding will always be missed. Today marks seven years since Farrad left; April 6th 2007 he passed away unexpectedly after suffering from cardiac arrest. This was such a tragic moment in my life, but I have allowed this pain to help change, drive and motivate […]

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Disclaimer

I am a certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist and licensed esthetician (skin care professional), however the suggestions, workouts and recipes I post may not be right for you. Please speak with a medical professional before making any changes to your current routine. ❤ Nikki

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Run Forrest… RUN!!

…I love that movie… (Forrest Gump) 🙂 Anyway, when I began my fitness journey in 2010, I started running, well, more like walking with seconds of running mixed in. My goal was to lose weight, eventually complete a 5K distance run and perhaps compete in a race. Over the past few years I have learned […]

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SHREDucation

In my last post “Against the Grain”, I spoke about the Paleolithic, Paleo, or Caveman Diet and why it makes sense to me. Essentially the Paleo diet is a clean eating approach that helps to remove guess-work on what you should or should not eat. In this post, I wanted to talk more about fat storage […]

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Go Red!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States and globally!! Today is National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association began this 10 years ago to help raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. Show your support by wearing red today!!

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Against the Grain

An Overview of Eating Clean and the Paleolithic Diet aka Paleo or Caveman Diet (Disclaimer: I post this, not to state that one method is better or more correct than another however I primarily want to highlight how important it is to make thoughtful choices when it comes to what we eat especially when thinking […]

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Fab 4 Model Search – Cardillo Weightbelts

Hi guys! I’m in the running to become a spokesmodel for Cardillo Weightbelts! How exciting!!!! Please vote for me by liking and/or sharing my photo on their FB page… click here or the photo below! Thank you so much!!! xoxo ❤ Nikki

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Goal Digger

Happy New Year!! Growing up (and still to this day), my mother always encouraged me to make plans and set goals. She says, successful people write things down. I attribute a lot of my success to being goal oriented and a planner. I was once told that if I was in charge of planning a […]

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2nd and 3rd Competitions– 2 Peak Weeks Back to Back!!

Hello! What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been! Right after my first competition on Oct 26th I was right back in the gym prepping for the 2nd and 3rd competitions which were 2 and 3 weeks immediately after, respectively!! It was tough but I was determined to get better and better each time. […]

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1st Competiton – Gold’s Classic Paterson NJ

… I feel like the time between deciding what competiton to compete in and show day FLEW BY! My first show was last weekend and it was amazing! This journey for me has been so much more than just  lifting weights, sweating and a physical transformation. I have had a mental transformation as well which […]

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On my way…

As you might have read on the main page or even on my “About” page, I began my fitness journey in 2010. I began training with running and light weight/strength training. Currently I am lifting heavy 4-5 times a week and cardio every single day in preparation for my first competition. Here is my progress […]

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Olympia!

I cannot even contain myself! I will be at Olympia this year and have the opportunity to meet so many of my fitsporations!!!

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