"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."
-Amelia Earhart

Friday, June 24, 2016

Eat this now! Protein Ice Cream

I have been playing with protein smoothies and protein ice cream for quite some time.  Then, thank you Instagram, I came across this gem of a recipe!  Obviously, I cannot take credit for this masterpiece, but it is deee-licious!  It does make quite a bit of ice cream, though, so you might want to have a friend handy to help you eat it all! 

Thanks to @katielynnbutler for sharing!
2 Scoops chocolate protein powder (she suggests Orgain, which I've used and is super yummy, but I chose RawFusion)
1T dark cocoa powder
1T Stevia
1/2 t hazelnut extract (however I didn't have any on hand, so I used almond extract and it was fab!)
2 1/2 C ice

Use a high powered blender like my beautiful Vitamix and blend all the above ingredients, then add 1/2 t xanthan gum (this is what gives it that creamy ice cream texture, so don't skip it!)

This protein ice cream is so delicious, that, with a little added love it even makes an awesome "cheat" or as one of my clients says, "treat yo-self meal!"

What are you waiting for!?  Go make this now and don't forget to share your joy on social media and tag me!
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Facebook @ReneeYeomanCPT

Thursday, June 23, 2016

My Second Figure Competition

I did it!  My second figure competition!  I competed in the Salt City Championships (the same show as last year).  It was SO fun and I am thrilled with my placings!  I brought home trophies in all three categories I entered.  
2nd Place in the Masters
3rd Place in the Novice
4th Place in the Open (the toughest, and the trophy I'm most proud of!)

Here is a bit of the behind the scenes.... 

The night before.  ABS!
 Getting ready to head to prejudging.  My darling son, with tissue stuffed up his nose.  At least it gave me a good laugh!
 My awesome kids!
 In the truck on our way!  Jeff is the best coach on stage day! 

 Got my number at the day of, competitor check in. #70
The line up! These are in numerical order.  That's how we file onto stage.  

 Jeff, touching up my tan and getting me oiled up!
 It's really so much fun to be backstage with such an amazing group of women!  So many inspiring stories and so much love and support go around!


 Competition day happened to be my 40th Birthday!
 My friend and massage therapist, Alisha, right after I came off stage with my final trophy!  I was in tears!  So much joy!
 My coach, Jerry Shannon
 SkillPT trainer, Natalie and I.
Katherine!  Love this girl!
  I didn't quit grinning for about three days!  :D
 Last order of the night---> Birthday cake!

Thank you to everyone who supported me and encouraged me along the way!  Your kind words and support meant so much! 
Special thanks to: 
my husband, Jeff 
my three children, Kurtis, Lila, and Clarissa
my coach Jerry
team SkillPT trainers Kenzie & Natalie
my sister from another mister, Katherine
my mom, Lois

Thursday, May 5, 2016

FitCon Inaugural Fitness Model Search 2016

FitCon Utah Fitness Model Search photos by Carbon Imagery with backstage photos including my friend and co-worker, Natalie! What a blast!  I had such a fabulous time!  Thanks to all who sent me messages, phone calls, emails, and came to cheer me on!  Your support means the world to me!